Audrey Roloff has giant news to share about her daughter.
And we mean this literally…
… because Ember is practically a giant!
We’re just paraphrasing the Little People, Big World star herself here, as Audrey just shared the very cute picture above, along with a lengthy caption that provided the photo with an important backstory.
“We took this chunky girl to her 6 month check up today! NO WAY has it been 6 months (in 10 more days technically) since we labored through the night and brought our precious baby into this world,” wrote Roloff.
“I am honestly so thankful for those wristband rolls, plump checks and squishable thighs.”
If you’ll recall, just a few months ago, Audrey opened up in detail about her breastfeeding struggles.
She wrote candidly about a condition known as mastitis, which caused EXTREME pain for the new mother any time she offered her child sustenance.
Back in November, Audrey said doctors told her a few days after Ember that the child would “[have] trouble gaining weight and they were concerned” because Roloff’s milk supply had dried up.
As you might expect, Audrey was very worried.
But she persisted. She embraced her breastfeeding journey… and here is Ember is today!
She’s nearly six months old and, as Audrey is about to explain, the bundle of joy could not be doing better.
“With all the issues I endured in those first few months, we were told that we’d never be able to exclusively breastfed,” Roloff continued in the caption for the first image shared in this article, continuing:
“Yet here we are hitting the 90th percentiles on pure mama milk!
“This post is not to discourage anyone whose journey looked different than mine, I’m simply praising God for fulfilling this desire of my heart.”
The 90th percentile?!?
Wow. Way to go, Audrey! And Ember, too, of course.
Audrey concluded by offering words of encouragement to other parents out there.
“Rock on mamas,” she wrote, adding:
Don’t compare your story to mine or anyone else’s. “Consider it joy” for wherever God has you on your motherhood journey.
Tag a mama who you admire in the comments and tell them why.
Audrey and Jeremy (pictured above with his wife) have consistently shared updates on Ember and photos of Ember over the past five-plus months.
They’ve also been very honest about what life as a mother or a father has meant to them so far.
For example, Audrey summed up her journey to date with just one word a few days ago: Grace.
Where did this come from? Allow Roloff to explain…
“When I realize I’m not the kind, patient, and loving wife intend to be, grace. When I get down on myself for working too much or not enough, grace.
“When I haven’t checked anything off my to-do list, grace. When I’ve worn the same outfit 7 days in a row, grace.”
LOL, we love it. And we agree with it.
We’re so glad to hear that Ember is happy and healthy and that Audrey has successfully overcome those early obstacles to end up in such a content place as a mother.