I’ve been a little behind on posting Bryn’s monthly updates and I want to kick myself. However, I wasn’t a complete fail … I did actually manage to take her 4 month photos for my own personal memories but I didn’t get around to posting them. OOPS. But I am here today to share her 5 month update with you guys!
Grow Baby Grow!
At 4 1/2 months old Bryn went in for her check-up. She weighed in at a whopping 18 lbs 1 oz! She is also 26 inches long. Girl has rolls for days and I love every single one of them!
Clothes: 6 months, 9 months, 6-12 months
Diapers: Size 3
I am super excited to report that Bryn is still exclusively receiving breastmilk. I am nearing 6 months of pumping for her and my supply hasn’t decreased at all. Currently she nurses first thing in the morning around 5AM and then takes 4 40z bottles of breastmilk at school throughout the day. I am currently pumping around 7AM, 10:15AM, and 3PM. At home she nurses 1-2 times before bed and occasionally around 10PM for a late night snack but that is less frequent these days. I am so very thankful that our breastfeeding relationship is going strong and my supply is obviously meeting her needs. You don’t get that chunky when you’re underfed 😉
Oh goodness! Bryn has blessed me this month. She currently goes to bed between 6:30-7:30PM. Sometimes she is pretty wiped when she gets home from “school” and it’s closer to 6:30PM. Other nights, like bath nights, we push it a little later. She has recently started sleeping from bedtime until right around 5AM when I wake up. I am LOVING the uninterrupted sleep! Her naps at school are a little sporadic but when she is home she is typically ready to sleep around 9AM, 12:30PM, and 3:30PM. Fingers crossed she keeps it up!
Oh my goodness friends, Bryn is seriously just the sweetest baby. I could gush on and on about her because she is truly a wonder. She is ALWAYS happy. My friends have even started picking up on it. One of them was over (hi Jessica!) and went to get Bryn from her nap. When she went up to get her Bryn was all smiles and Jessica asked “is she always this way?”. I can honestly say yes! Bryn gives her smiles frequently and freely (now if that could rub off on Emmie …). She has this deep belly laugh that Chris can elicit out of he. At the same time she is calm, gentle, and observant. The only times she is even a little fussy is when she’s hungry, tired, or wet. I feel like God knew I could only handle SO much with our current situation and blessed me with an amazingly loving and easy baby. #Blessed
We had some big firsts this last month! For starters, Bryn is now rolling from back-to-front with ease. This also means that she has taken to sleeping on her belly which makes me nervous but I got over it. Em was the same way. Once they can roll you just can’t keep them off of it! She also cut two teeth! She got her two bottom teeth in before hitting 5 months old. And wouldn’t you know it … my sweet girl didn’t even make a peep. In fact, Chris only realized she had them when she bit him on the nose! HA. We also went to the zoo, celebrated her first Easter, and have made some great family memories.
Oh sisters. Every single day Emmalyne embraces her role as big sister a little bit more. She loves to pat Bryn on the head and say, “aww baby cute!”. She is also the first one to alert us when Bryn is unhappy with ‘mommy, baby is crying!”. She is referring to Bryn as baby less and calling her by her name more. She tells people how Bryn is her baby sister. Em is incredibly gentle with B for the most part but I have definitely had to swoop in a few times 😉 My heart feels like it’s going to explode when I see them together. They don’t even know how lucky they are to have their best friend already.
I am reminded every single day about how very blessed I am. I have the two best girls a mother could hope for. Mother’s Day is this weekend and I am so very thankful that these are the two beauties who made ME a mommy.
Dear sweet Bryn – I love you so very much. You and Emmalyne are my sunshine.