Oh, my sweet girl! My heart is so full when I look at her. It may sound totally crazy, but I’m starting to feel like we have a little human and it’s really cool to think about. Like I said, that might sound crazy, but oh well! This past month has been a really big one for us in many ways, and I’m so excited for this month and everything to come this summer.
First and foremost, if you compare this month’s photo with last month, you’ll see that we’re starting to see some positive changes in the hemangioma! We spent the majority of March in Tennessee visiting family and several people said they could tell the color is getting lighter. The comparison of those photos is proof that it is! I think it’s gone down just a little, too. My best guess is that it’s going to go away slower than it appeared, but we’re feeling grateful that things are starting to improve on their own so quickly.
Like I mentioned, we spent the majority of March in Tennessee and that means we had two really long car rides with this little girl. I dread the drive to Tennessee every time we have to make it because it’s about 10 hours, but Emma did really well. On the way up there she slept the majority of the time. We came back home on Easter, and it was a little tougher, but I blame that on gas. While we were there she met 10 family members and 5 family friends, and she did pretty well with that, too. The only downside to being out of town with her was that she wasn’t sleeping great at all. Her naps were shorter, and I let her sleep on the bed with me to help her sleep better at night. However, now that we’re back home things seem to be improving.
In the last month we’ve also started trying baby oatmeal and she had a little bit of avocado. I’m in no rush to push her to solids, but I know it’ll be time soon so we’re slowly trying the oatmeal. Funny enough she has definitely(!!) been showing interest in our food and drinks, so I’m pretty sure she’s ready to be trying new things even though the official recommendation is to wait until 6 months to start.
Lastly, we’ve officially started sleep training (just for going to sleep – not overnight yet). As I write this, she put herself to sleep for her nap, and man, that’s just heaven. We’ll be going back to Tennessee at some point later this month / early May, so my goal was to try to get sleep training done before we go back in hopes that she’ll sleep better when we’re back there. Fingers crossed all goes well!
- Weight: Roughly 12lbs 12oz // Our at home scale seems to be pretty close to the one at the doctor’s office, so I’m confident in what we got here. It’s hard to believe she gained a whole pound in a month, though!
- Wearing: 3 month clothes + size 1 diapers. I’ve officially retired all of the newborn clothes, and gosh, that hurt my heart a lot more than I thought it would. I’m happy she’s finally grown enough to move up to the next size, though.
- Sleeping: Touch and go! We have some good nights and some not so great nights. As of writing this, she only woke up twice in twelve hours last night, so here’s hoping that continues.
One funny thing
While we were in Tennessee she learned a new trick! She was scrunching up her face and taking a few deep breaths through her nose, which made her look and sound like she was grumpy. It was the funniest thing in the world and we all laughed every time she did it. She hasn’t done it much since we’ve been home, so I haven’t been able to catch it on video.