Sweet Emery Rose turned 5 months old on January 5th!
Emery is getting more active each day. She does well sitting up, but we still keep a boppy pillow behind her in the event she will fall back. She loves playing with her toys and is always entertained by her big brother and sister. They love her and ALWAYS greet her after she wakes in the morning and after her naps. They currently call her 'femo,' 'demo,' and 'emmy.' Emery loves playing with her feet while laying on her back and she is really starting to enjoy her exersaucer. Her favorite place to be is in our arms though and prefers to be held all.day.long.
Emery is getting herself on a pretty good schedule. She takes 2 naps a day. Usually a 45 to 1.5 hour nap in the morning and a longer nap in the afternoon. We occasionally have to rock her back to sleep during her long nap in the afternoon. I know we probably shouldn't, but I live for that long nap!! She is typically in bed by 7:00 or 7:30 at night. We usually have to stick her pacifier back in during the night a few times (but she actually does great at putting the pacifier in her mouth by herself….just can't always find 1 of the 6 in her bed). She usually sleeps with a pacifier in her mouth, and 1 or 2 in each hand. We keep 6 in there, so she is sure to always have one! She isn't as consistent for wake time though. The other night I nursed her at 4:30 in the morning….she went back to sleep... and I had to wake her up to leave at 8:30. There are mornings that I nurse her at 5 and she goes back to sleep and we also have mornings where I don't feed her until 7:00. Emery is really becoming a great sleeper!!
Emery is eating about 25 ounces each day of milk. She isn't eating solids as well, but seems to enjoy prunes. We continue to try different solids in the hope that she'll transition quicker to the spoon. She does pretty well drinking water out of the sippy for her age.
Emery continues to experience stranger anxiety with everyone and is happy just to stay with Scott and I. She's a sweet little girl and we love having her with us!!
And here is her photo shoot….
Happy 5 months sweet girl!!