Friday, December 12, 2014

Emmett: 5 Months

Weight: 14 lbs 9 oz (21st percentile)
Height: 26 inches (58th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.5 inches (96th percentile)

Milestones: Emmett is rolling over more frequently and has a hilarious belly laugh (that kind of sounds like a grunt). He tried rice cereal a few times, and still isn't a huge fan of spoons. Hopefully that will change soon! He stands up while holding someone's hands for a really long time- he would rather be standing than anything else. Good thing we have an activity bouncer so he can play in there while we get other things done around the house. 

Sleep: We're still waking up 2-3 times a night for feedings, which is starting to wear on mama and daddy a tiny bit. Dad usually wakes up for the first shift/feeding and gives him a bottle, then I feed him for the remainder of the evening. 

Favorite Things: Playing in the activity bouncer, standing up to see the world, putting everything in his mouth, listening to Christmas music.

Health: Emmett has had a cough and runny nose for about a month now, which is super frustrating because we can't give him any meds. But he is very happy and doesn't seem bothered by the coughing. He's still gaining weight at a steady rate, which makes us happy. 

Feeding: Emmett still eats 2-3 times at night. We supplement with 1-2 soy formula bottles every day. He eats between 4-6 oz per feeding. We've added more rice cereal to his bottles to try to make him more full (we really can't tell much of a difference! Ha!). We plan on introducing veggies soon. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Not You- It's Me.

Hello my loves,

I'm sure that some of you have seen this coming based on the frequent, quality posts that I have been publishing lately (sarcasm).

I need a little blog break.

To focus on my family. To survive these last few weeks of the semester. To get some happy side projects ready.

That means that Mama Mondays are on hold for now. I'm SO thankful to the beautiful ladies who have been linking up with us. I talked to Logan about it, and she is super supportive of the decision to step away for a bit.

Weight Loss Wednesdays are still going to happen at home... I am still measuring, weighing in, exercising, and making better food choices.

I will still post about Emmett's monthly milestones... Pinky promise.

I might even still post about random happenings every now and then.

But I hate the feeling that I get in the middle of the night, remembering that I didn't finish a blog post that's going to be published in a few hours. It's just not fun, man.

THANK YOU for all of your support. You are all the best.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Emmett: 4 Months

Weight: 13 lbs 7.6 oz (22nd percentile)
Height: 25 inches (73rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (75th percentile)

Milestones: Emmett laughed for the first time a few weeks ago (of course, it was at his daddy). He also rolled over for the first time the other day! He loves grabbing toys and his paci. Emmett is also a talker! There are times where he will talk, gurgle, coo, and squeal for about 10 minutes. It's the best, sweetest sound in the world. Emmett also grabs his feet and folds his hands together (a lot).

Sleep: We're still waking up 2-3 times a night for feedings, but I honestly don't mind. You might remember that he was having issues with weight gain last month, so the fact that he is getting nutrition makes me not feel any frustration about waking up often. I keep telling myself that I can sleep when I'm dead. ;)

Favorite Things: Playing on a mat or bouncy chair, standing up to see the world, putting his hands in mama's mouth, chewing on his fist, bath time, lights, music, and FaceTime-ing with his family.

Health: We found out that little E has silent reflux and he is either lactose intolerant or milk protein intolerant. Either way, that means that mama has cut out most dairy out of her diet (goodbye, ice cream and cheese...). He started gaining weight once we figured that out, so we're all happy about that! He got his four month shots yesterday and had a 103-degree fever, which was so sad for mama and daddy. But he's already feeling better now!

Feeding: Emmett still eats 2-3 times at night. We supplement with 1-2 soy formula bottles every day. We've added a teaspoon of rice cereal in some bottles, and he doesn't really seem to know the difference. He usually eats about 4-6 oz per feeding!

Weight Loss Wednesday

Note: Emmett's 4 Month post will be up later today, due to the fact that he had a 103 degree fever when we were going to take pictures... Those shots are the worst, man. :(

I wish I had the time to write about the past couple of weeks, but alas, I only have time for a quick check in. I'm telling you- blogging has been challenging for me over the past month. Sorry, guys! I promise I'll get back into the swing of things soon! And I can't wait to share the steps that I'm taking to be more proactive on my journey to a happy, healthy life! :)

Weight lost this week: 1.5 lbs
Total weight lost: 36 lbs
Inches lost this week: 0 (since the last time I posted, I gained a few inches, but I've lost them again)
Total inches lost: 15.5

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mama Mondays

Leslyn's Lovely Life

November 9th, 2013 - My 26th birthday. This picture was taken about 3 hours after I took 4 positive pregnancy tests. And we had to keep a secret and not tell any of my best friends who came over to celebrate (the secret-keeping was pure torture, I assure you). Side note: Emmett was born on DJ's 26th birthday. I'm telling you- year 26 was a good one for both of us. :) 

November 9th, 2014: My 27th birthday. At the park with my loves. 

I don't think it gets any better than this. I am so thankful for these two. :) How was your weekend??

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