Monday, August 12, 2013

Emsley at 2 Months

Whew! Having 3 kids ages 4 and under has really kicked my boo-tay! I'm tired every day and have very little time for/to myself these days. I really hope to find the time to blog more than once a month again some day. ;)

That being said, to be fair to Miss Emsley I have to at least document each month of her first year since I did for Elliana and Ethan.

Emsley, you are TWO months old now!! I simply can't believe how fast the last two months went. 

~At 2 months old, you weigh 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and you are 21.75 inches long. 

~You are in the 16th percentile for height and the 10th percentile for weight. You are officially our biggest baby, which is crazy considering you are our only preemie.

~You're still wearing newborn clothes, but are just beginning to wear 0-3 months in clothes.

~You're wearing size 1 diapers.

~You are still nursing and/or taking a bottle every 3-4 hours.

 
 
 
~This was a big month of milestones for you. The biggest milestone that we celebrated was that on Friday, July 19th you were officially taken off of oxygen! We were so happy to see that you were healthy and strong enough to breathe on your own. :)

 


~You smiled for the first time at me (Mommy) at a little over 4 weeks old. It melted my heart and made me happy! You are now smiling on a daily basis. Most often you smile at me, Ellie and your cousin Devyn. :)
 
 
I still haven't been able to capture one of your big smiles on camera,
but these pictures are pretty darn close. :)
 
 
~You sleep about 16 hours in a 24 hour period. Some nights you even sleep through the night! On the nights you don't sleep through the night, you only wake up once. We are so thankful to have such a good night time sleeper on our hands.
 


~However, we have not established a good nap time or daily routine. Your daytime sleep is very inconsistent and varies quite a bit. You do seem to like to nap in the morning the most. 

~Over the past two weeks you have started to coo, blow raspberries and "talk" to me and the rest of our little family.
 
 
 
~I'm still trying to figure out your little personality. You are very happy if you are well fed and rested and... if you're in some one's arms. :) Maybe this means you are an extrovert? You often fuss to be held even if you are well fed and rested. You don't mind being passed around, in fact, I think that's when you are happiest. You also seem to be easy going.
 
~You have just begun to become more expressive and make many faces. Here's just a couple:
 
 
 

 
~Your sister and brother adore you, but they show it in different ways.  Ellie likes to help take care of you. She loves to hug and kiss you and I often have to tell her to be give you some space. Ha! Ethan likes to come over, rub your head and call you "CUUUTE!" and then "remind" me that you need your pacifier. After admiring you briefly he likes to run off and play. You sometimes don't love how loud both of them are and every time they scream near you (which is too often) or begin crying, you instantly start crying. I can't wait to watch your relationships develop with both siblings.
 
 



We love you so much Emsley and we already can't imagine life without you. You are the perfect addition and completion of our family. I'm so looking forward to watching you grow and develop into your own little person!

P.S. All of the professional pictures in this post were taken by my BIL and SIL Nate and Amanda. They have their own photography business called The Shalom Imaginative. I adore these pictures and will treasure them forever! Thanks Nate and Amanda!

 

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.

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Sisters
We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.

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