I can’t believe how much this little girl has stolen my heart, she is so sweet and cuddly. Her personality is so different from what I remember Cannon being like at this age. Emerald is very sweet and sensitive, you have to earn her trust but once you do she will give you the best smiles and looks at you like you are the best thing in the entire world. Cannon was much more outgoing, he would give away smiles to everyone and was fiercely independent. It’s so fun to already see so many differences in these two special kiddos.
At four months Emerald is 25.25 inches long (83% although doctor said she is 94%) and 14 lbs 13oz (64%). Just like Cannon she is very tall.
Not much has changed in terms of eating for Emerald. We are mostly still breast feeding and supplementing with formula about 4 oz a day. Our pediatrician suggested we wait until six months to introduce food to Emerald at her 4 month appointment so we are going to go with her suggestion and start Baby Led Weaning in October.
Emmy is doing so well on all of her developmental milestones, at her 4 month appointment she was ahead of all milestones. We are extra excited since we had a little scare with her eyesight at 2 months.
So many fun new things this month for our family! Emmy got to cheer for Grammy at a triathlon, I am certain that Emmy’s support is what helped my mom win her age group.
We then packed up half the things we own and headed to Oregon to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday. Last minute we decided to skip the flights we had paid for and drive instead. It’s a complicated story, but it mainly centers around our dog. It wasn’t easy driving a baby, toddler and bulldog but the kids were SO good I was seriously shocked. we drove overnight so the kids would sleep in the car and stopped a lot at parks to play and eat. Emmy and I also became pros at nursing in stopped cars and park benches.
The trip was really tiring but I really loved showing Emmy some of my favorite parts of Oregon. We spent time in Portland, Cannon Beach and Sunriver (near Bend).
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