She is such a happy and easy baby! We are so lucky and I’m so glad I get to be her Mama. Here’s some 5 month highlights (get ready for a photo-heavy post, people):
Four month check up! This was before all the shots (four to be exact).
We got a visit from Auntie Kim (visiting from North Carolina) and Auntie Shan!
Someone got spoiled over Christmas…
Classic hungry tiger face.
Baby selfie. Not really.
She also found her tongue and gets in modes where she just keeps it out. Especially when Grandpa is egging her on. 🙂
New Year’s Eve party animals.
She’s a pretty cool chick.
Did I mention she hates tummy time?
Cheering on her Grandpa’s favorite team! Go Ducks!
Did I mention the drool? 🙂
She loves her puppies. She especially loves to watch Brody. She is fascinated with him, even when he’s across the room.
She also loves to fly!
Bath time with Daddy is always fun…
It has been such an awesome season seeing her grow! I have to say, since Emerson was born, the Seahawks have been awesome! I think she is the best good luck charm! 🙂 Below, Em at 2 weeks and 21 weeks – same jersey!
Cry-it-out (within reason). To us, this meant putting her down with the normal bedtime routine. If she woke up and/or started crying we would wait 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, then 15 minutes (increasing every time) then go into her room, pat her on the head/tummy gently to soothe her and put her binkie back in her mouth. No picking her up, no talking to her except for some shushing.
About the same as above, gradually getting better with less wake ups.
Moral of the sleep-training story – it is the best thing ever. For this tired and cranky Mama it was a life saver. The main thing that helped was just making a plan and staying consistent. Same bedtime and bedtime routine each night, consistency with the sleep training method, and feeding her before we go to bed helped SO much (having a full tummy helps her get through the night). It was also really important that Zach and I were on the same page with how we were sleep training and what the routine is. The routine is now sacred in our house. It needs to happen every night! We have veered off it for a couple nights here and there (you need to have some flexibility) but then hop right back on. It makes me not want to travel ever again so we won’t disrupt the sleeping schedule! Haha. I’m sure we will, and when we do hopefully the bedtime routine, etc. will still help with her sleep through the night.
Yay for sleep training! I would highly recommend it.
Thanksgiving family time!
She may have fallen asleep sucking her thumb during tummy time.
But she was all ready for black friday!
…and the polka dot chair.
That smile. 🙂
She’s definitely a Boehme/Kane.
Cuteness. Pure cuteness.
Love her smile.
This might be my favorite picture ever. I just love it.
Her usual smiles…