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Everly’s Fifth Month

Well, if you’ve followed our story on social media, you know that the end of Evy’s fourth month was a bit interesting with the news of her hip harness! Whew! We are still navigating through all of the changes that it has presented! However, overall, this past month has been one of my absolute favorites with her! She’s so interactive and funny and joyful! She loves to scream, squeal and unfortunately… SPIT. But hey, it’s just a phase, right?

I think the biggest lesson I’ve learn in motherhood this past month has been learning to TRUST. I’m sure I’ll spend the rest of my life learning to trust the Lord with her life, but this month really challenged me. When something isn’t quite right with your baby… all you can do is pray for wisdom and healing and patience. It’s a hard balance to TRUST GOD and still act on the “motherly instincts” that I am noticing more and more.

I love being a mom. I love this season of our life! However, what I didn’t realize about becoming a parent was the hard reality that when you LOVE someone so much, it physically HURTS to see them hurt! I love Michael with all of my heart, but the love we have for Evy is different. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. Sometimes I actually feel like there is a small ACHE inside of me when she’s screaming her head off, or when I think about her being frustrated and restrained in her harness. It’s a deep love, and it’s the most rewarding love.

So, I’m currently sitting at the JFK airport because we’re taking our now FIVE MONTH OLD to SCOTLAND! I’m shooting an engagement session over there and then we’re traveling with our friends to see this amazing country! So because there are currently two babies to keep happy in the Delta Sky Lounge for 4 more hours before our flight, I’m going to cut this short and leave you with some things that I don’t want to forget about from her last month!

  • Hopefully this isn’t TMI, but she currently stops nursing for a second, and looks up at me and just SMILES!…. And then proceeds to bury her face into me like she’s shy! The sweetest thing!
  • We started feeding her REAL FOOD! She currently loves carrots, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes,  and prunes! We tried in the middle of June, but then the most successful eating started in July!
  • She has TWO TEETH!!!!! What?! I cried when I noticed the first one! I thought she had some spit up in her mouth and then I felt it!! YIKES! She bites HARD! The second one popped through within the next two days!
  • She got her hip harness for her hip dysplasia… not the best day of our lives, but we’re SO thankful it’s not a SPICA cast, and we’re praying this harness will work and keep us out of the operating room!
  • Her hair is out of control! It’s just barely long enough to do a mini-Whale-Tail!
  • She loves gurgling, spitting, squealing and ROARING!! It’s VERY entertaining! Just not on an airplane!
  • She went to the Lake for the 4th of July with friends and to Florida for a family vacation!
  • She met her Great Aunt Cindy and Great GREAT Aunt Faye and Uncle Bill!
  • She LOVES to HUG BIG!! When you pick her up, she WRAPS her arms around your shoulder and melts into you. I’m going to be sad when that changes!

A visit to meet her Great Nanny Alsop!

Evy and Knox! 

Thanks Jilly for the pics! 

Fourth of July at the Lake with Knox and friends! 

So glad we got some pool time pics before her harness went on! Thanks Ty! 

“If I’m having a bad hair day so are you daddy!”

First Pony Tail!!!!

First day at the BEACH! Siesta Key is so beautiful! 

It was a litttttle hot! 

And MICAH showed up!!!! Couldn’t love this little guy more! 

First time in the OCEAN! 

Hanging with the grandads!

Oh my goodnesssss! 

She LOVES Aunt Susan’s pool! 

Aunt Sarah snuggles! 

Oh I love this! 

Cousins!!!

Bath time! 

Not thrilled! 

Isn’t he just the best!?

Great Aunt Faye and Uncle Bill! 

Married 71 YEARS!!! How incredible is that?!

Evy slept through these!!!

Sooo… I got a new lens…. I’ll blog about it soon!

So sharp and so fast! 

The spitting! Ah!

I took these right after we found out about her hip situation!!! Love these rolls! 

Our new and improved EVY GIRL!!!! What a sweet girl!

xoxo, Katelyn
18 Comments Blog, Personal
  1. Erin reply

    Ugh love these photos!! They are all so amazing and the one of envy in the towel with messy hair needs to be printed and hung up it’s sooooo cute!!! I also love that little dress , bow, and onesie at the end!!!

  2. Molly Stillman reply

    she is so beautiful, katelyn!! love these pictures!

  3. Kalina Duck reply

    Great pictures, beautiful family and of Course your daughter and Nephew are the Stars of the moments!!
    May God keep blessing you and your beautiful family always!!

  4. Natalie reply

    She’s adorable! What lovely photos of a happy, happy girl!

  5. Susan Krohn reply

    Yes, she so precious, harmed and all. Blessings and prayers that it does the trick.

  6. Chelsea reply

    These are so beautiful! I hope I can document my first baby’s life as well as you have! You’ve really inspired me!

  7. Joanna reply

    Awwwww sooo sweet!!
    Praying for Evy!

  8. Nicole Conner reply

    Katelyn!!! I am seriously gushing over all the love and family your surrounded by! You have such an amazing support system and their is just so much love!! Thank you for sharing! We have a little guy just a month younger than Evy so it’s fun to watch your sweet little girls milestones too!! Keep sharing we love it!

  9. Barb Scarborough reply

    I love your blog ! Evy is just too cute! don’t know how you ever get anything done. Motherhood becomes you Katelyn; you are absolutely glowing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful and blessed life with us.

  10. Katie reply

    Such a cutie!!! She must be a photographer’s daughter because she is a pro at looking at the camera :)

  11. Jamie reply

    beautiful photos… love the family love. and Micah — his faces are the best!
    thanks for sharing your life with your audience… it’s refreshing to see truth. and struggle. and the joys. because the joys make it all worth it. God Bless you!!

  12. Marie reply

    She’s getting more and more prettier ! your post made my day ; – ) Enjoy your trip to Scotland

  13. Megan Kelsey Photography reply

    The cutest! I love that you take so many pictures and capture so many sweet memories!! #goals

  14. Dana reply

    Katelyn! Every is such a doll baby.
    I was wondering if you’d consider doing a blog post about your clothes I’m 2 months postpartum and nothing in my closet fits. Can you do a blog post about where you shop for your everyday clothes? You always look so cute in your outfits :)

  15. Ashley Ziegler reply

    That fourth generation photo is wonderful!! I love seeing photos like that. Also, she’s just so darn cute and growing up so fast!!

  16. Kristina W. reply

    What a fun month you all had!!! I love all the family vacation photos!

  17. Shelley reply

    Evy is so adorable…she is always so happy in every photo. Reminds me of my daughter when she was this age as she looked a lot like Evy and always smiling. The funny thing is my son (my daughters twin) reminds me of your sister’s son Micah when my son was a baby. This age is so precious and full of excitement…oh how I miss this season of life. Mine are 17 now and it is such a busy season for us…seems life was simpler when they were younger!!! Hold on to this time as it goes by fast!! Thanks for sharing you beautiful family!!

  18. Rebekah reply

    I love the ones in the sink. So cute!

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