Friday, May 9, 2014

Emelia-5 Months Old

Emelia Michelle,

Even though I am still writing all of these at 6 months old(see 3 month old for my apologies) I actually do remember last month!!

You are becoming SO SO happy. The baby I have dreamed of is here! You still won't sleep, I swear you think it will kill you! You are a rolling machine, you get across the room in a second, you love to get your head stuck under the tv though. Sissy thinks it is so funny that you can move around the room.

You are sitting up more and more. You can do about 10-15 seconds without falling over.

You are in 3-6 month clothing but still fit in a lot of 3 month stuff. You have the chubbiest cheeks and everyone just loves them!

You wear size 1 and 2 diapers, we could really use size 1.5!!

You have a babysitter named Grace that comes over to help me out. You LOVE her, you don't cry at all, Sissy loves her even more!

Keep growing my bug...maybe if you get bigger you will decide to start sleeping :)

Love you lady bug!

Here are your 5 month photos from Shone Foto, you are getting so big!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tattooed Babies

Our favorite photographer, Meg, from Shone Foto offered a photo shoot to benefit a local charity. The theme was "tattoos" as she partnered with a local tattoo shop for this charity event. All of the money went to The Torch, a local food truck that delivers FREE food to those in need. 

You know I couldn't pass up an opportunity to have adorable pictures of the girls plus help out a great charity! I volunteered my time to help Meg out with all of the shoots, it was adorable seeing all of the kiddos! I had only planned to have Eliza take part but when I saw a baby doing it, I knew Emelia had to join in. 

I just love these photos, so different from what we usually do and such genuine smiles from Eliza. Meg can always get those out of her! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Emelia-4 Months Old

Emelia Michelle,

You are now 4 months old...and well, refer back to the writing of 3 months to be caught up...I am a bit behind.

But you became a much happier baby at 4 months, still didn't sleep through the night but your happy smiles and giggles through the day made up for it all!

Love you lady bug!!

Here are your 4 month photos from Shone Foto! Look how much you are smiling!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Emelia-3 Months Old

Emelia Michelle,

3 months old...ok I'm going to be honest, I am posting this after we just got home from your 6 month pictures. Yeah, I am a bit behind. I don't really remember what you were doing at 3 months old now, but I am sure you were a handful!!

Back then you had your reflux, I am thinking around this time we switched your medication which definitely helped. You slept through the night a few times at this point, you still don't do it very often so don't get too excited. 

You were probably chubby back then, just like now, you are an eater!! Newborn to 3 month clothes, size 1 diapers and lots of hours of snuggles.

You rolled over for the first time around 3 months old, we got it on video...somewhere. Welcome to the life of a second child.

But guess what, whether I wrote this when you were 3 months old, or today, my love for your is as strong as ever and THAT is what matters!!

Here are your 3 month photos from the fabulous Shone Foto. 

Love you lady bug!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Little Dumbo

I am unsure why, but I have always had a deep love for elephants. A gentle giant, their intelligence, their ability to show emotion. It is beautiful. 

When I designed Emelia's nursery I revolved it around elephants and I knew I wanted to incorporate it in her newborn photos too. 

I came across this ADORABLE Elephant Crochet Set from Pink Poppies Studio on Etsy. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Swingin' In The Sunshine

I have done it!! I have loaded some of Emelia's newborn pictures!! As always, we used Shone Foto. I am in love with this gorgeous swing! It is so versatile and we will be using it for years of photos! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I Just Want To Feel Better!!

This has been 2 of the toughest months I have had in a long time. I am not sure if it is because of being so tired or if it is the extreme winter we have had, but I can not stay healthy.

Over the last 2 months I have had an allergic reaction to the medical tape they used in the hospital, a sinus infection, pneumonia, I am just recovering from the flu and I now think I might have mastitis.

Seriously, it has to get better soon, right? I am so behind on so many things, especially the blog.

I had plans to post all of Emelia's newborn pictures this week(she is 2 months old already) but I was barely able to get out of bed. Mark took time off of work so I could at least get some rest to try to fight it. I found myself nursing less because I just felt so ill and I think it caused me to develop mastitis.

If there has been anything good to come from this week, Emelia is on new reflux medication and so far, it has been amazing.

The first night she was on it, she slept 11 hours straight, she is usually up every 2 hours screaming. I think her poor body was just so exhausted from fighting that she just passed out.

I am finally seeing the baby that I knew was always in there, but just struggled to come out.

I have longed for this smile for 2 long months.

Eliza has even noticed a difference, "she smiles at me mommy, she is so happy!"

This little beauty has been a dream these past few days. I have had so much fun with her. Emelia takes so much of my attention it was great to have some one on one time..even if it was at the grocery store.

I promise I will get caught up soon. Mark has tomorrow off work so I am going to lock myself in my room to get some posts done!!