5 months

Dear Emmaus-
    You are 5 months old today! I can hardly believe it has been that long! You have continued to be a delightful baby. You are extremely content most of the time but definitely have formed an opinion in the last month. You love to play with toys that hang off your play mat. You are getting so much stronger on your belly and even flipped from belly to back last week! You love it when we read and sing to you. You are a very verbal little girl. You love to blow raspberries, chatter, shriek and laugh. If we blow a raspberry at you, you will return the gesture and blow one back at us. It is very cute and it makes those around you very happy. People say you look like your daddy, but I think you have expressions like me. You are usually scowling or smiling but there is very little in between. You have found your hands in the last month and will entertain yourself with them for long periods of time. We started feeding you cereal and some foods this month. We try to feed you at least once a day and you have had banana, avocado, and sweet potatoes. You are getting the hang of using the spoon and are liking meal time more and more. You nurse about every 4 hours during the day. We put you to bed around 11 and then you nurse around 4am. (Mommy would like you to stop eating at 4am)
Sitting in your highchair ready to eat!
You are a BIG baby! We took you to the Dr this week to get your 4month shots (Yah- we are a bit late, but oh well) You weighed 16lbs 10oz (87%) 26.5 inches long (95%) and your noggin was 43.5cm (91%). So at least you are an evenly big baby! Your seizures have slowed down some and are only happening 3-5 times a day.  They don't affect you too much but we still hate when they happen.
We moved you to your own room last week. We were able to buy a monitor that has an apnea alarm. This  truly made the move possible. We have been worried about missing a long seizure during the night and this alarm would at least alert us if you started having trouble breathing. You seem to love being in your own bed. The change of address has gone smoothly for everyone.
Little one, we love you so very much. You are a wonderful baby and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. You have taught us to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.
We pray that your seizures would stop, that you would continue to grow strong and develop well. But mostly we pray that you know the overwhelming love that Jesus has for you.
You are very loved Emmaus!


  1. I don't say she looks like her daddy! She at times looks exactly like you did as a baby and at times looks like Dan! She is delightful!


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