Friday was a lot of firsts for Emmett. He started sitting on his own and we gave him some peas for the first time. Of course when he is sitting on his own there are a lot of pillows surrounding him! As for the peas he didn't seem to mind the taste but actually swallowing them was a different story haha. Most of them went in and out again but at least we are trying, at some point they have to learn.
We also had a guest come to dinner with us. Rebecca from NZ ( the family I use to nanny for and good family friend) was in town for one night and was able to go out to dinner with us. It was so great to see her and get to catch up. Next time hopefully we will get to go to NZ and Emmett can meet Sybilla.
The first bite of peas was sooo funny. His face went from yay grown up food to What the hell is this?
I have a feeling everything we introduce will be this way, it must be very hard to be introduced to this weird world lol.
Little Emmett looks a lot like I did as a baby! So fun to compare pictures and see what I was doing compared to what he is doing at this age. Emmett just started sitting on his own (with lots of pillows around him). There are pictures from when I was the same age and I was walking pushing my own walker lol! I have a feeling he is at least a month away from that, but I need to start thinking of baby proofing the house!
I have noticed a few of the pictures I take lately of Emmett remind me of pictures I have seen of Grant from a similar age. I thought I would compare a few of them to see the similarities and differences. Little cuties!
Most of the time when I look at Emmett I don't really see us in him, cause he has his own look about him, but when you have a photo its easier to see. There are times when I look at his little face and think I am looking at a photo of when I was little and other times I just see Grant in him. Its so weird how they go through stages looking like us, a weird concept to have a little person who looks like you lol!
Emmett is officially 5 months old. He is a happy baby who loves to constantly be entertained and or held. We are working on allowing him to entertain himself. I am personally really starting to love this stage, I found the first 3 months to be extremely difficult and exhausting.
We have hit some major major mile stones in the last few weeks.
Last night he slept through the entire night! I mean he did not wake up at all from 8pm till 6am when I had to go in and wake him up! This is the first time this has ever happened. (he was always good at waking up in the night just to eat and going straight back to sleep)
Emmett is now eating a little cereal and by eating I mean it goes in his mouth and back out onto the bib, but we are working on it.
He now sleeps in his crib in his room! For the first 4 months we had him in a crib in our room and I am happy to claim my room back!
We are now on a pretty good schedule. This seems to have happened pretty naturally. He wakes up at 6am eats, back to sleep at 830am till about 10am. Second nap at 12 up around 1 or 2 and third short nap at 4pm, sleeping for the night at 8pm.
For food we are still feeding on demand and of course right when he wakes up in the morning and right before he goes to bed. I would say about every 2 to 3 hours.
He just started talking (babbling) making da da ma ma ga ga noises and he can do this for an hour or more at a time if he feels like it. If you think you can make him talk forget it, my mom calls I put her on speaker and he goes completely silent till the phone goes off.
He is also now laughing, this is also hard to get him to do. Although sometimes he will stare off in space and just chuckle hahhaa I think he is like me, its pretty hard to make me laugh but when I do I am on the floor crying.
He loves to smile and loves to cuddle
He looks soo much like Grant in this picture...CRAZY