Monday, September 29, 2014

Evanna | 5 Months

Pink Headband + Tutu courtesy of @mummyslittlelamb // Stripped Bamboo Blanket in Mocha courtesy of Max + Moose

Oh Evanna, I can’t even begin to describe how much joy you bring into our lives. You make me smile every day, and daddy is always rushing home to see his little girl. You’re now 5 months old and starting to show some personality and sass. The next month will be one of the hardest for our family, but it will only make us stronger and closer together.

Weight: 12lb 6oz

Height: tba

Clothing size: You’re still in 0-3 month clothes, but I think you’ll be in 3-6 month by next month!

Diaper size: Size 1

Feeding: You eat about 130-175mL, 5 times a day. Feeding you is kind of funny. When you see the bottle, you do this little freak out. You’re dad and I think it resembles a baby bird (you flap your arms and move your mouth trying to get the bottle) and we laugh when you do it.

Milestones: You’ve made a lot of progress this month. You finally handle being on your tummy pretty well – just in time for when we have to keep you off it for the next 6 weeks lol. Due to this, you are now a master of ROLLING OVER! Within moments of putting you down, you’re rolling over onto your stomach, and end up off your activity mat in a matter of minutes. You’ve also started giggling. It’s not a full on belly laugh, but we welcome the giggles all the same. You sit up so well in your bumbo seat now, and we’ve begun to start putting you to sleep in your own nursery. Daddy was very reluctant to this, but mommy needed her sleep! However, I still come get you in the morning, and you sleep for the last hour in our bed with us.

Loves: You love sleeping in your swing, rolling around, playing on your activity mat, gurgling, walking around with daddy and sitting up looking around. You talk all the time and sometimes we’re sure that you’re telling us off! You still don’t mind being swaddled for naps, and your soother is wherever you are.

Dislikes: You still dislike the same things – cold milk and getting overtired.  

Adventures: This month has been a little quieter than in the past. With your surgery coming up, we wanted to make sure you remained healthy, so we stayed home a little more often. At the beginning of September, we had our ward corn bust, and mommy actually made the chili (daddy is surprised that mommy cooked too!). Then Great Grandma and Grandpa came especially from Fort MacLeod to spend the day with you. We saw our heart friend Lily and her sister Hannah, which we always enjoy. Next time we see them, you and Lily will have matching scars, and they will have a new baby sister!
Other than one little oxygen check, we didn’t have any medical appointments this month! Mommy definitely enjoyed that little break. We had a couple of lunch dates with friends and another games night with people that love you dearly. Last weekend we had an awesome family dinner at Grandma Sandy’s house and stayed out until past midnight! Thanks Aunt Megan for being an awesome host!! This past week we just stayed home and started packing for Edmonton. Lots of people called, texted and messaged me asking how you were doing and promised that you were in their prayers. Like I said, it was a pretty calm month, but we need all the rest we can get to prepare for next week.

Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: Prayers, support, the bottle warmer, swing, activity mat, and your soother.

1 comment:

  1. i love reading post on baby Evanna.
    im glad that she is doing well and fighting this battle.
    she is the absolute cutest thing ever.
    i will be keeping her in my prayers as she enters her surgery next month.
    hope all is well.