Friday, May 9, 2014

Four Months

April 28, 2014
Happy Four Months of Life Emilia!  You are the most beautiful baby in the whole freaking world.  Seriously, your face just kills me.  And your sassy personality.  Oh man.  You are my bff, girl.

We have a saying in our house these days, don't bite the boob that feeds you.  We say this, well, because it's not nice to bite mommy.  Exclusively breastfeeding a four month old is a total game changer.  Amirightladies? I call this stage, the easily distracted nurser.  Because this is the face I get about every 30 seconds during snack time.  Every noise.  Every sight.  Anything.  Pops right off and makes this face.  She clearly has a future in C-list horror movies.  She is great at being shocked.

Four months old has definitely been my favorite stage so far.  I can put her in her jumpy for extended periods of time.  Long enough to actually keep my house in a somewhat picked-up state. However, don't be too impressed, because I definitely have been working on finishing this post for two weeks now and just ate a funfetti cupcake for lunch. That's my secret to getting into pre-baby shape.  You are welcome.

Emilia will do anything for a laugh... wonder where she gets that? Hmmm...  She's really into fake coughing and fake crying right now.  She's very convincing at both. Remember, she has a future in low-budget film?  Emi is also really into her hands and feet.  She rediscovers that she has hands like 20 times an hour.  Each time it is a big deal.  And each time it is hilarious to watch.  Emilia also loves to be standing.  All. The. Time. Everyone keeps telling me she's going to crawl so soon.  But I'm pretty sure to learn to crawl, you have to be on the ground for more than 2 seconds at a time.  She seriously hates being on the floor.  But, she doesn't really believe she's a baby, so this doesn't really surprise me. 

We had a very exciting month! We took another trip down to my parents this past month for Easter.  It was the most amazing trip! So many fun firsts for Miss Emilia.  First, Dan and I drove down in my Passat with Emilia, Boris, and Simon. We left at 4 AM so Emilia would sleep most of the way. This lovely plan was thwarted when the 99 was closed both ways for hours.  We sat in between two exits for two and half hours people.  With two bassets.  And a baby.  Let's just say we watched a lot of Sofia the First on YouTube. Parenting win. I actually think Emilia has PTSD from driving that long, because she now refuses to get into her carseat by arching her back and yelling at me. Yeah, we are flying again next time.

Are we there yet?--Simon Gluvers
The highlight of our trip was definitely Emilia's very first Angel's game! I am a huge baseball fan.  Growing up, we went to a ton of Angel's games and I was seriously so excited to take Emilia!  We got all dressed up in our Angel's gear and it was so, so fun! Thanks to our dear friend, Emilia's name was up on the big screen as the Halo's welcomed her to her first game.  Bright lights, loud crowd, and a three and a half month old? No problem for us! Emi adored the excitement. OK, she fell asleep for a while, but when she was awake she actually watched the players. It was so cute!

Don't worry, people, she's still giving her signature dirty looks.

OK, I'll admit it, baseball can get a bit long ;)

We celebrated Emilia's first Easter at my parent's too.  The Easter Bunny brought Emi two adorable, and almost identical baskets.  I am literally turning into my mother as I type this.  We seriously got her the EXACT same things, but amazingly, in different patterns.  I'm not exaggerating.  This kid got two personalized beach towels. In different patterns.  Two sun hat/diaper cover sets.  In different patterns. Two of the exact same bunnies. In different colors.  We are that good.

OK.  So here are her 4 month stats for you guys:

Weight: 12 pounds, 13.5 ounces

Length: 24 1/4 inches

Sleep: Bed at 8. Up at 12, 2, 4, 6, 7, and awake at 8:15. I read a lot of interesting news stories in the middle of the night.  And then I wake up and share all those very interesting news stories with Dan. I'm sure he wants to kill me because practically every sentence that comes out of my mouth starts with, So I was reading this really interesting article last night...

This is Emilia mocking me as she sleeps and I don't. Ever.

BREAKING FREAKING NEWS PEOPLE!!!! Napping is finally getting better though.  I am attempting to sleep train this baby girl into napping successfully in her crib and she fell asleep in there on her own for the. first. time. ever. as I am typing this! 45 minutes of talking to herself later, my child is asleep in her crib.  PTL, as my mom likes to type, PTL!!!!!

Proof. Also, she totally covered herself up with her blankie. So talented, Emilia. So talented.

Favorite Song:  Sofia the First Theme Song.  Here's a moment of mommy truth for you.  Sometimes we watch an episode of Sofia the First on Disney Jr.  And I may or may not have picked out some Sofia themed Christmas gifts for her already.  

Favorite Thing to Do: Definitely jump in her jumpy.  She's obsessed with this thing.  See her face.  Obsession.

Highlight of the Month: Emilia figuring out that there are two furry things that roam around our house and they are hilarious.  Watching Emilia crack. up. at the puppy brothers during the day has got to be the cutest.  In fact today we were petting Mr. Simon and Emilia was laughing so hard I can pretty much guarantee that she peed her pants.  Which is OK. She's a baby.

Well, we are flying down to my parent's yet again next week to meet some more of Emilia's great grandparents.  I am praying that she will be as easy on this plane ride as she was on her first.  Otherwise I will be buying the whole plane those teeny little wine bottles. 


  1. So adorable and I so enjoy reading your comments. Dave says I am obsessed with Emilia. . .and I say, "So
    What!!!" Lots of love and hugs!

  2. my sister-in-law said the same thing about distracted nursing. she ended up using a nursing cover/blanket every time (even in the house) so that my nephew would be less distracted and focus on eating, i don't know if you've tried that yet. she's so cute, caitlin!!