Okay, last time I said that time was going by so fast, and this time I need to tell you guys that it’s actually going too fast. Seriously. A month ago when I was thinking about what this next milestone would look like I was totally thinking that Emma would still be this little baby, but I feel like she has grown so much. It’s exciting and wrecking me all at the same time. If that doesn’t make sense, I both want her to grow but I also want her to stay little forever. If THAT doesn’t make sense, wait until you have a little one of your own :)
This past month has been pretty exciting. One of the coolest things that happened was Emma rolling herself over one morning while laying on her play mat. I’m absolutely certain it was an accident, but it was really amazing to see. I immediately starting going, “Whoa!! Emma!! Oh my gosh!!” and Zoey ran over to make sure she was okay. It was very adorable. It’ll be interesting when she starts rolling on purpose.
The other nice thing that’s been happening is slowly transitioning her to getting some naps taken in her crib. I’ll admit I let her nap on me and in her swing more often than I should, so it’s been a process to transition her to napping in the crib, but last week she took an entire 1.5 hour long nap in there. When she’s in there sleeping, I literally have no clue what to do with myself.
Speaking of sleep – I’m pretty sure we’ll be transitioning to the crib sooner than I would have liked, which is a bummer. I know a lot of parents are eager to get their babies out of their bedroom as soon as possible, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, I was planning on keeping Emma in her bassinet until closer to 6 months. That’s definitely not going to happen because she’ll outgrow it way before then. I’m also not looking forward to moving her because I have anxiety on how it’ll go, and I know that I’ll be waking up a ton worried about her. It’s not going to happen this month, though, thank goodness, so that’s a problem for “future Kory” as my husband would say.
In some less exciting news, this past month she’s experienced congestion for the first time, which wasn’t fun. We also learned from our pediatrician that she likely has a hemangioma right in between her eyebrows. It started showing up around mid-December and it’s growing at a decent rate, so we’re supposed to be going to see a dermatologist soon about it. I’ve read lots of other experiences with these, but I’m still anxious about how everything will go.
- Weight: 9lbs 3oz
- Wearing: She’s officially filling out all of her newborn clothes and diapers. I’m thinking we’ll transition to size 1 diapers once we’re done with the box of newborn size we have now. I tried a 0-3 month onesie on her recently, and it was still big. She’s still fitting into most of the newborn onesies pretty well, but the footie ones will probably have to go before the regular ones!
- Sleep: Pretty good most nights. We’re starting to get random stretches of 4ish hours, which is the longest she’s slept at one time.
One thing I learned:
There is something really crazy about being a mom when your little one is under the weather. I literally cried talking to my husband one morning trying to decide whether or not to take her to see her pediatrician about her congestion (I had convinced myself it was something much worse). I would give anything to be able to snap my fingers and make her feel 100% all of the time.
What I’m looking forward to:
We’re headed back to Tennessee to visit with family for a bit this month, and I’m excited for Emma to be able to meet more of her relatives. As far as my in-laws, she only met my mother-in-law and one of my husband’s cousins after she was born, and I know the rest of his immediate family are eager to see her for the first time. I’m also anxious to see if she gets to experience her first snow while we’re there!