Had a few people recently ask how Everly is doing these days. I guess it is time for a mini update.
We have noticed a bit of a decrease in her spitting up which has been really nice. Though we still go through a lot of bibs each day. Poor girl is also dealing with teething and drool. All seemed well until the other day when she exploded what seemed like her whole bottle across her room right before I was going to put her down for bed. Ended up having to yell for Jason to come upstairs and help me. I am so thankful for the days he can work from home, it always seems to be perfect timing that he is there. Everything was soaked, the carpet, her bed, the laundry hamper, and her. We had to do a quick clean up and change her pjs, and change her bed. Thankfully she settled right down for the night like nothing had happened. We ended up borrowing the carpet cleaner from church the next day to help clean the carpet more. We might need to invest in one of those, but I am to the point where I want to take out the carpet and instant different flooring (I can dream right?). She sadly did this again last night while I was out for dinner with all of the ladies from my church. Jason ended up calling me and asking me to come home right away, thankfully it was at the end of my meal so I was able to leave quickly. He had gotten most of it cleaned up, I just had to get her settled in for the night again.
We called to get her chiropractor last night and left a message to see if we could get her in the next morning. I was woken by a phone call at 8am, which was amazing because Everly hasn’t slept in like that for awhile, and was able to get her in at 8:50am. That took some crazy running around the house and rushing to get out the door. Sure enough her neck and back were out of alignment again, but not by much. We are starting to be able to notice when its gone out, as she has much worse days when its happened. Everly had a lovely long nap after her appointment.
We are extremely thankful that Everly is such a happy, content little one. She rarely complains, but when she does oh you know it. She will go for a good long crying stretch and there is no making her happy. This is a really fun age, she is full of smiles and giggles. She did not go down for a nap right away today, instead I could hear her babbling away as if she was having a conversation with the elephants that are on the mobile attached to her crib. I love hearing her little voice. Still waiting on the highly anticipates “first word”, she only makes an “m” sound when she is upset. Every now and then when upset it sounds like she is putting together “maaaa maaaa”, so we’ll see soon I’m sure if mama will be her first word. We have not heard a “d” sound yet.
She is starting to respond to her name. Which we’ve realized we need to use her real name more often, as we tend to use nicknames more often when talking to her.
Everly is also trying to be mobile, She will roll over to her stomach or back, and sometimes rolls around the room. She will also roll onto her tummy in the mornings and try to move, but being in a sleep sack does not help her efforts. It seems she can only push herself backwards, she often pushes herself back into things, like the corner of her crib. We are sure she is going to be mobile very soon. When she does become mobile, there won’t be much stopping her as she seems to have a very determined personality already.