Monday, June 29, 2015

Evelyn {10 Months}

So the problems with backposting these updates with a 3rd child is
1) My memory doesn't go past 5 minutes ago
2) My memory is all that I've got b/c I have failed miserably at putting pen to paper and documenting Evelyn's first year.  Sorry kid.

Eat: Every day is a bit different at school, but we nurse in the morning and then she takes around 15-20 ounces at school. She essentially eats everything that we eat.  We never did baby food and went to large chunks of food around 6.5-7 months, now we are able to cut it up into bite size pieces.
Sleep: Nothing has changed here- Hmm, again- you never know with this girl.  She's almost always asleep by 630pm and wakes by 630-645. Since Evelyn's naps at school aren't so great, we try to get her to bed early, sometimes as even early as 545. Most days she has one 1-1.5 hour nap or two 30-45 minute naps. On a bad nap day, she might fall asleep on the way home from school. At home she will take ~2hr morning nap(2 hours after waking) and an ~1.5 hour afternoon nap (3 hours after waking from 1st nap)
Shoes: Size 2-3 but we never wear them
Clothes: 12 months+
Diapers: Size 4's and 5's.  I like the 5s better for night time
Trips: We did Easter up at my parents.
Likes: throat gurgling, standing at the window by the door at school so that she can see out the hallway, waving hi and bye, babababababababa all the way home, walking along the fireplace (neither of the older girls did this...ever!), eating dum-dums
Dislikes: sleeping through the night, when Emmy picks her up with a choke hold, wearing sunglasses or shoes
Milestones: lots of crawling to an object and then pulling herself up, waving, just starting to cruise along objects
Health: Another ear infection, imagine that. Saw the ENT on 4/23 and had tubes put in that next morning.  Isn't our ENT awesome?  She failed her hearing test miserably..as in, if she were an adult- she would need hearing aids.
Other: Her nose is always snotty, her ears are always full, her daytime sleep tank is always empty- but this girl is happy.  We are so blessed by this little smiley.  The big girls love her so much and even though their approach isn't always the most effective, they want to be helping/entertaining her all the time!



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Evelyn {9 Months}

Eat: Every day is a bit different at school, but we nurse in the morning and then she takes around 15-20 ounces at school. We also feed her any and all table food (as long as it's not loaded with dairy).  Some of her favorites include toast, Chick Fil A waffle fries (carbs of any kind really) and really just everything!  I know she will get pickier later in life, so I am enjoying this phase.
Sleep: Nothing has changed here- Hmm, again- you never know with this girl.  She's almost always asleep by 630pm and wakes by 630-645. Since Evelyn's naps at school aren't so great, we try to get her to bed early, sometimes as even early as 545. Most days she has one 1-1.5 hour nap or two 30-45 minute naps. On a bad nap day, she might fall asleep on the way home from school. At home she will take ~1hr morning nap, ~1.5 hour afternoon nap and occasionally a 30 min catpnap in the late afternoon.
Shoes: Size 2-3 but we never wear them
Clothes: 9-12 months
Diapers: Size 4 (we sometimes use Nora's size 5 and those work fine too)
Trips: No trips this month!!!
Likes: playing with toes, pulling up on everything, fake coughing, sitting at the table at school in a real, big girl chair, and holding her bottle while on the bottle,
Dislikes: THESE ARE ALL REPEATS FROM LAST MONTH! long sleeps at school, sleeping through the night for more than 2 nights in a row, getting in her carseat (but then she's fine as soon as you hand her a toy), Nora yelling in her face and Emmy constantly right on top of her
Milestones: going from crawling to sitting to standing back down to sitting and crawling again, just this past week she slept through the night for a whole week!!! (but that ended abruptly from an ear infection- diagnosed at her 9 month appointment)
Health: Another ear infection, imagine that. Setting up an appointment with the ENT
Other: Evelyn survived her first tornado!  It hit Sand Springs and traveled north of downtown. We were at dance and she snoozed right through it in the Tula.  Evelyn continues to be our happy, smiley little baby.  I just wish she slept better :(




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Evelyn {8 Months}

Time to play a little catch up!  This is so cliche, but seriously- time has flown by.  Evelyn is 9.5 months old and I swear it feels like she was just a little slug baby that we were dragging around to swim lessons in the heat of the summer.  What happened?  

Eat: Every day is a bit different at school, but we nurse in the morning and then she takes around 15-20 ounces at school. We also feed her any and all table food (as long as it's not loaded with dairy).  Some of her favorites include cheerios, puffs, roasted broccoli, strawberries...actually, anything, the girl loves to eat.  She's not really holding her own bottle yet, though.
Sleep: Hmm, again- you never know with this girl.  She's almost always asleep by 630pm and wakes by 630-645. Since Evelyn's naps at school aren't so great, we try to get her to bed early, sometimes as even early as 545. 
Naps: Most days she has one 1-1.5 hour nap or two 30-45 minute naps. On a bad nap day, she might fall asleep on the way home from school. At home she will take ~1hr morning nap, ~1.5 hour afternoon nap and occasionally a 30 min catpnap in the late afternoon.
Shoes: Size 2
Clothes: Pretty much 9 Months or larger
Diapers: Size 4 (we sometimes use Nora's size 5 and those work fine too)
Trips: True to what I said on last month's updated, we have decided to take 2 cars when traveling to my parents.  This month, we had Hays and Hollis' birthday party.  I went up with Emmy and Evelyn on Friday night and Chris and Nora met us at the party Saturday morning.  The trip was MUCH better.
Likes: Going from all fours to sitting, putting anything and everything in her mouth, nursing to sleep, laying on her belly and flapping arms and legs at the same time like she's flying, 
Dislikes: THESE ARE ALL REPEATS FROM LAST MONTH! long sleeps at school, sleeping through the night for more than 2 nights in a row, getting in her carseat (but then she's fine as soon as you hand her a toy), Nora yelling in her face
Milestones: Took a world record nap of 3 hr and 45 minutes on 2/15/15! Lower right central incisor came in on 2/15.  On 2/22 she was able to go from her belly to sitting and on 2/28 she started CRAWLING!  She is by far my earliest crawler.  She's making "baaa", "muh" and "yeah" sounds.  She loves playing with her toes and does a really good down dog.
Health: Another ear infection, imagine that.
Other: We had family pictures taken this month and also had Evelyn's dedication at church.  It was a family thing so our whole clan was up at the front.  Emmy and Nora did well.  Emmy stayed right by us and Nora climbed up the steps and just watched herself on the side screens.  We had a nice Valentine's day.  We also had enough snow to actually play and sled in it!


Friday, February 6, 2015

Evelyn {7 months}

Eat: Every day is a bit different at school, but we nurse in the morning and then she takes around 15-20 ounces at school.  We she has also tasted some apples, broccoli, saltine crackers and a few baby food squeezies (we are mainly doing baby led weaning)
Sleep: Hmm, again- you never know with this girl.  She's almost always asleep by 630pm and wakes by 630-645. Since Evelyn's naps at school aren't so great, we try to get her to bed early, sometimes as even early as 545.
Naps: Most days she has about two or three 30-45 minute naps. At home she will take ~1hr morning nap, ~1.5 hour afternoon nap and a 30 min catpnap around 4.
Shoes: Haven't even tried.
Clothes: Pretty much 9 Months or larger
Diapers: Size 4
Trips: We went up to TFL to see my family in early January.  We went in the truck and it was AWFUL.  Nora would scream just to keep everyone awake, Evelyn had a terrible meltdown b/c she just wanted to sleep.  We vowed that until Nora gets better in the car, we are taking 2 cars.
Likes: baths, trying to get up on all fours, rolling over whenever she's supposed to be on her back, her teachers at b'nai, looking at her sisters, licking boogers, still LVOES the doorway jumper
Dislikes: long sleeps at school, sleeping through the night for more than 2 nights in a row, getting in her carseat (but then she's fine as soon as you hand her a toy), Nora yelling in her face
Milestones: Can sit alone, cut lower left central incisor on her 7 month birthday (the other one is really close), can get up on all fours, is starting to push herself backwards on tummy time.
Health: Reflux is being managed well and we are still going to OMT appointments.  Ear infection recently that we decided to treat since she had been coughing/wheezing/stuffy nose for over 2 weeks.
Other: The months are going by too fast, the sisters are still getting used to us being a family of 5 and they are still adjusting to sharing a room (more on that later).  Nora cries most days at drop off and Emmy is backtalking quite a bit.  Chris still enjoys work and I just survived layoffs at work (lost 20% of our workforce).  Life is busy but we are so blessed.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A letter to my 5 year old

Dear Emmy,

There is nothing eloquent about my writing (that's what you get when your mom has a math degree), but I wanted to write down a few things to let you know how much I love some of the seemingly mundane things that happen in our day to day:

·       You love to sing: real songs, made up songs or just gibberish.  I see lots of choir concerts in our future.
·       You are so confident in your decisionsNEVER lose that quality
·       You color the most beautiful pictures, I can tell that you take your time and work VERY hard
·       You love having your nails and toes painted in fun colors with lots of glitter.just like me!
·       At dance and at gymnastics, you give 100%.  Your teachers always tell me that you are a very hard worker!
·       Your kind heart shows me that you think about others
·       You have the best memory, how do you do that?  I cannot remember anything anymore!
·       You have joy in your heart.
·       Even though it’s really hard being a big sister sometimes, you try your best to be a good example and a first time listener so that Nora will do the same thing.

I love you sweet girl.  Always stay strong.  Always remember that I love you and only want you to be the best person that you can be.

Love,

Mommy