Happy 5 Months E!


These months sure are sneaking up on me! Case in point, I took these pictures Saturday, thinking it was the 15th, when it fact it was only the 14th. I don’t think I’ll ever fully get my brain back.

5 months

But here we are, 5 months out…and she’s changing so much. She’s grabbing and reaching for toys now and cramming them in her face. She can’t get enough of chewing on stuff…I’m hoping she’s not my earliest teether. I just love that gummy smile. She’s already so chatty, and has found this super high-pitched squeal. Good grief, she is loud. And, big and adorably cute…and still not back to consistently sleeping through the night. Fingers crossed we are almost there again.

5 months old

I’ve been trying to be good about these monthly pictures. I honestly don’t remember if I did them consistently with the older two. But, they have tons of pictures, so we are probably good. I do wish I would have had something to take a picture of them with every month. Something that I could see their relative size and how they are growing (some people do bears, bunnies, etc). We never did that. But, I’m now seeing a future trend with this birth announcement pillow. It will be so cute to see how she changes each month in comparison…I only wish I had one sooner (and I would have found something like this for her older sisters). I love that it makes her look tiny again, too, but I know in a couple months, she’ll be tackling it, and eating it (thank goodness the cover slips off and is washable!)

This is definitely one of the most unique baby presents I’ve ever seen. It’s perfectly customizable down to every detail! I sent Sarah, owner and creator at Three Lil Stitches, pictures of my nursery, and she sent me a draft and coordinating fabrics within about 30 minutes. I was able to chose which fabric I liked for the back, and ask for edits (I wanted a different font and lowercase letters). She got it changed and had it right back to me. She was more than accommodating and very easy to worth with.

Before I knew it, a beautifully wrapped gift was at our door.

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You know how you know something like this is awesome? Your husband sees it (I just put it in her room) and comments on how cool he thinks it is…then, he gets all sappy and said “I can see her taking this off to college!” That’s a good gift! Of course, the older sisters loved seeing their names on it, too. (She’s a much better photographer than me, so I borrowed these two images).

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She’s way trendier than me and schooled me in the “ombre” fabrics. Apparently, they are all the rage. I know nothing of fabrics. Fortunately, she led me in the right direction.

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E’s room is intentionally dark, but I wanted to get a non-flash picture so you could see the colors matching. It’s perfect for her bedding and her room.

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This will make an awesome baby arrival birthday present. It’s a wonderful keepsake, but also something you won’t want to hide away with worry of it getting dirty. Three Lil Stitches also has adorable personalized minky blankets that are custom made with a little ones’ name on it. If you are headed to a baby shower, or have a friend with a baby on the way, go check out her shop…serious cuteness! And, 100% positive feedback!

*I received a pillow to facilitate my review. Thoughts are my own.

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  1. I am in love with these I am headed over there now I have a friend having a baby soon and this would be awesome to give her. Thank you for the info

  2. Happy 5 Months!!

    I LOVE the pillow. My aunt and uncle are expecting their first and this is definitely going to be their gift from us 😉

  3. grandma Pat says:

    This pillow is a great baby gift idea. Definately something they can have for all their life.

  4. Oh my goodness, yes, that pillow is a wonderful gift! But nothing compares to that smile!

    And also, this way (with the pillow) you won’t forget her stats. I get my three kids’ birth details mixed up ALL the time! ha!

    1. I really, really, meant to put that in the review. I totally thought the same thing. I only remember her weight because she was sooo much bigger than the other two. And, no idea what time she was born or how long!

  5. love love love the pillow!! seriously love!!

    and lower case letters huh?


  6. Wow that’s really awesome! That’s an excellent gift idea for any expectant mom. I wish somebody gave me that when I was pregnant 🙂

    1. Well, probably you’d have to wait until the baby got here:)

  7. Your baby is darling. That birth announcement pillow is really neat and would make a great baby shower gift for someone.

  8. That is a good idea. I never did anything like this with either of mine. Matter of fact, we were still working on film when #1 was born so I don’t even have a lot of pictures of him as a baby. I just did a bday shoot with a little girl who got this 5 foot tall giraffe for her birthday. It’s a perfect yearly photo idea to see how she grows!

    1. Oh, a giraffe…what a cute idea.

      Our wedding was on film even though digital was out…I wish it was digital:)

  9. what a cute pillow!
    And these pictures are SO sweet. Her gummy smile is absolutely adorable 🙂

    1. And, the gummy is almost gone. She’s just recently cut her first tooth. Mama is super sad!

  10. She is SO adorable! I wish I had done the monthly pictures with Princess Nagger – such a great idea. And I LOVE that pillow!

    1. The should’ve, would’ve, could’ves of being a mom! We’ll never be completely happy with what we did!

  11. She is just adorable! And always smiling! What a sweetie!
    Love that pillow! What a great idea. 🙂

    1. I need to compile a post of her not smiling. It definitely happens:)

  12. The pillow is so neat! If I knew Riley, zoE, Leroy and Madelyn’s info I would get one for each of them! Four legged babies need birth announcement pillows, too! I’d love to gift this to someone for a welome home baby gift!

  13. Oh my goodness she is adorable and so is that pillow! I want one!

    1. It’s one of those things I wish I would have thought to do.

    1. Thanks! I get to take a little credit on the type:) I requested that font:)

  14. So so so cute! My baby is turning on in a few weeks. I know how you feel!

      1. It happens WAY too fast!

        (Maybe I should say two or to so you don’t feel bad about leaving off the “E”:)

  15. Happy 5 Months baby girl! 🙂 What a cute memento!

    1. Thanks! They are growing up way too fast, aren’t they?

  16. What a fun pillow! I absolutely love that smile!!!!!

    1. Thanks! Her smile is edible…okay, well, not really, but you know what I mean!

  17. Gosh…can’t believe it’s already been 5 months! And she is just a beauty.

    That pillow is perfect! I have a good friend who is due in August and I am totally getting this for her!

  18. That pillow is absolutely adorable! I wish I knew someone pregnant just so I could get them this as a gift LOL! That little baby is growing so fast!

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