Thursday, January 17, 2013

Five Months.

Dear Holland,

I can not believe that it has been five months. I'll be honest, the first couple of months you were here went by REALLY slow. But now time is FLYING! I just want it to slow down! Your dad and I are having a blast watching you learn and grow though so I guess you can keep growing up. This month was eventful because you got to go to AZ again to see your Uncle Angus get home from his mission! You were the sixth niece/nephew that was born while he was gone and there are two more on the way. It was fun to dress all of you kids up in shirts with your names on them so that he knew who you were! It was a fun week home with the Olmstead family and you did okay on the flights. You just think that you need to be moving around all the time {at night mostly} so the flight back was a little rough. Everyone loves to see your smile though so no one got too mad at you for being so rambunctious. I am so grateful for your smiles because you are not always the easiest baby. You don't sleep much at night and refuse to go down for the night until one in the morning. Crazy girl! {We're hoping to work on the whole sleeping thing once we finally get into our own place--we're not sure when that will be just yet} You don't like to sleep too much during the day either. You definitely like to be out and about and I can tell that you just need a change of scenery a lot of the time. Hopefully when the weather gets a little warmer we can start taking you to some parks. I know that you would just love to watch the kids play!

This month your dad and I have noticed these exciting things about you:

-You fake cough and it's also kind of a laugh and it's hilarious. For the longest time we thought you were actually coughing but on Christmas day you were "coughing" all day and then laughing about it. It's pretty funny!
-You still stick your tongue out all the time. Especially when you're doing your silly fake cough.
-You like to hit your mom while you're nursing. Oh, and scratch. It's not my favorite.
-You talk to yourself a lot. I love to catch you talking to yourself or your toys. Once I took a video of you talking and then when I showed it to you you talked at the video. Pretty funny stuff! Now I just need to get a video of that!
-You somehow know when I am reading a book or using my phone while I'm nursing you and you try to turn all the way around to see what's going on.
-Your cousin Madison cracks you up. You love to watch her dance to her movies or just play. One day she was throwing a pair of your socks and then running and picking them up and you thought it was a hoot! It's so fun to watch the two of you together.
-You started grabbing your toes and trying to eat them. I didn't realize this was a "stage" kind of baby thing--I just thought some babies did it and some didn't so I was so excited when you started doing it because I think it is stinking cute!
-You have started playing with your ears. I think this is something you may have inherited from me because I have always loved playing with my ears. I think it is so cute when you just hold onto your ear while you are nursing. {But as you can see from all the bullet points above I think pretty much everything you do is really cute!}

You have been a joy in this fifth month and I look forward to this next month with you! Having you around makes your dad and I so happy!

We love you Holland girl!

Mom and Dad

Four months.
Three months.
 Two months.
One month.


  1. I know I say it all the time, but seriously, Holland is THE cutest! I don't know that I'll ever get over it.

  2. those top few pictures are THE cutest ever!

  3. I love the second photo!

    How is the job hunt going? I miss seeing cute outfit pictures of the Momma :)

  4. I love these posts. Someday she is going to be so grateful for all of these memories! And, of course, she is BEAUTIFUL.

  5. Next time you are in AZ we have to plan a baby play date! (Which is really just an excuse for us to meet!) I love her pictures from this month. Her faces are so expressive!

  6. She is so precious! Those eyes...I love how expressive she is. She's going to have one heck of a personality when she's older!!

  7. Her eyes are GORGEOUS!! I love the second picture! She is so adorable Emma! I want to meet her! Your family is so cute!

  8. emma you have the cutest little one EVER. her eyes melt me. hope youre doing well .. we still need to skype or something. i miss our chats.


  9. I love that first series of photos! It's so fun watching her grow alongside Jake...speaking of, I really need to catch up on his monthly posts before I get too far behind.

  10. Emma,

    Do you have ridiculously good lighting in your apartment or do you have a high grade camera to take amazing pictures wtih?