We took Emma out to the pool recently. She didn’t hate it. View a video of the first dip here.
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So a lot has happened in the past month! Emma officially turned 3 months old on March 30. As of yesterday, she is 12 lbs. and getting bigger. (Her official 2-month weight was 11 lbs. 5 oz., even though it was a couple weeks into her 2nd month when she was weighed.
In the past month, we’ve had a lot of visitors including Sam and Derick.
Aunt Ashley, Uncle Josh and cousin Jayce moved into our house while they get themselves settled here in the Lowcountry. We celebrated Emma’s 3 months by going to Palmetto Bluff and taking pictures.
Since Feb. 28, Emma has been growing every day and continues to learn and explore and absorb everything around her. She started going to the library regularly. She had her first Passover. She likes to kick a lot and she grabs toys now. She also likes to play with her hands and has been trying to suck her thumb. Emma has her first beach day with friends this month (even though it was a still a little cold outside). She also celebrated her first St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah and saw her first parade. Yesterday, she went to her first baseball game (the first of many). This has been a big month for us all.
Emma is two months old today (because February has only 28 days). We packed away the newborn clothes this week. She is now 23 inches tall and 10.6 pounds.
She’s had a big month with a lot of exciting adventures and she’s grown so much since her one-month birthday. We went to Indiana and Ohio at the beginning of the month. We celebrated Valentine’s Day and Purim. We went to the beach for the first time.
She has started being more active, kicking and grabbing things. She can pick up her head and almost has complete control over her neck.
Emma loves music. She falls asleep to hard rock in the car. She likes to look at herself in the mirror on her activity mat. She also likes to kick the rattles. Video of Emma kicking her rattle In fact, she likes rattles and bells and anything that makes noise like that.
Emma likes to watch people. She was fascinated with all the people in costume at Purim services. She also went to her first yoga class and first play date.
We expect Emma will bring tons of fun and surprises this next month.
We were lucky to have Grandma and Grandpa Kerman visit the week after Emma was born, but we decided to take the baby on her first road trip the first week of February to meet more of her family. It was a very full, busy week. We wish we could have spent more time with everyone, but we’re glad we got to see so many people! Some pictures from the week:
Emma surprised us about a week ago with an early arrival! She was 3.5 weeks early, but came out a whopping 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
On Dec. 30, I awoke to some sharp back pains at 5:15 a.m. I called the nurse on-call to ask about the pain and she suggested we head to the nearest hospital, which is Hilton Head Hospital. She called back a few minutes later and suggested that if I thought we could make it, to try to get to Savannah Memorial (where we planned to give birth) and to bring the labor bag. (Side note: we had just packed the labor bag the night before. Dustin thinks I subconsciously knew I was about to go into labor.) We thought it was just a false alarm until we noticed consistent heightening in pain on the way to hospital, about 5 minutes apart.
I was in labor for about 8.5 hours with a 2-hour nap in the middle. (After I was given an epidural, the nurse asked if I wanted to push or wait until the doctors got out of a chaotic surgery. I opted for the nap.) Emma was born at 2:53 p.m. at Savannah Memorial Hospital.
We named her Emma to honor my grandmother Irma, who is as strong-willed as they come. Lynn is in honor of my great aunt Lynn, who has achieved so much in her life and is a great role model of an independent woman.
Emma was released from the hospital on Jan. 4 after some issues with her biliruben levels. Other than that, she was perfect (at least in her mother’s eyes). Here are some pictures from the hospital. We will post more of her at home later.
First, Dustin and I would like to thank everyone who came to our baby showers. We are so blessed to have so many people who care about us and our future child in our lives.
For those who were not able to attend, the first baby shower was on Nov. 24 in Indianapolis (really Carmel)… We had a blast playing games and catching up with people we don’t get to see very much. A big thank you to my aunts Gail and Carol, my cousin Michelle and my mother for putting on such a great party.
The second was on Dec. 1 at our house in South Carolina. Our friend Sarah kindly hosted the co-ed, evening party. We enjoyed some chili and lots of food from Sarah and her dad. We also spent most of the night playing Cards Against Humanity, a more adult version of Apples to Apples.
We’re about two weeks until the third trimester of the pregnancy. We have signed up for a birthing class that will also give us a tour of the facility in Savannah we’ll be using. We also are starting to work on the nursery, but won’t have that done until much closer to her birth.
A little bit about the baby:
- She’s a little more than a foot long and weighs more than a pound.
- She can hear and likes rock music (or at least she moves a lot when I’m listening to it).
- She moves the most in the morning.
- She craves tangerines.