Friday, March 26, 2010


Thought I would write down some of the funny things we notice Emily doing these days.

--The girl loves to growl. She has been doing this for a few weeks and it totally cracks us up.

--Emily is starting to imitate our sounds. We can speak in a high pitch squeal and she squeals back. We can make a low growling sound and she imitates that. We keep trying to get her to say dada or mama, but hasn't happened yet.

--She likes to look at her Precious Moments quilt that is on the back of our rocking chair. She smiles and laughs at the little girl in the quilt. (Memommy Meisel made it for her.)

--She is easy to console and easily distracted! One minute she can be crying for me to stop doing something (a diaper change, a nose wipe, etc) and the next second she has stopped crying as soon as I pick her up or stop messing with her. It is amazing how quickly she can turn off the water works.

--She really notices and appreciates both her Mama and Daddy. If I'm playing with her in the room, she will often look down the hall for her daddy. She really notices our creaky hallway wood floors and looks to see who is coming.

--She smiles with her mouth wide open!

--She loves changing into her PJs. Actually, I think she just loves being naked! Before she goes to bed, we take off her day clothes and put on the PJs, but not before we spend some time making her laugh and kissing that belly. Jeremy usually gets her to laugh out loud the most and I just like to watch them be silly.

--Emily still prefers sleeping on her belly although now I don't worry about it since she can flip back and forth so easily. She likes to sleep with her butt up in the air. The past week or so I've noticed her sleeping curled up on her side which is almost as adorable.

--She hates peas. We have to chase it with something else if we eat them at all. LOVES avocado and banana, apples, pears, peaches, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Tolerates green beans. Just introduced stage 2 combos like apple/strawberry, blueberry/apples, sweet potatoes/corn and she like all of that. We have tried rice, oatmeal and barley cereals and she seems to like barley best.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 8, 2010: Jeremy is 34 and Emmy is 7 months

Funny how we just realized that Emily is born on the same day of the month as Jeremy. Kind of obvious, but didn't really think about it. On March 8th, Jeremy celebrated his 34th birthday and little Emily turned seven months old! Emily and I got Jeremy a nice video camera for his birthday. It was more than our usual birthday budget, but we needed one and I knew Jeremy would love it. (Our old video camera has been very unreliable and inconvenient.) Hopefully, we will be able to add videos to our blog really soon!

I took off work on Friday to take Emily to the doctor. I totally thought that she only had a cold, but since she was having disturbed sleep, I figured I should have her checked out. I was hoping she didn't have an ear infection. She didn't have an ear infection, but she did have RSV. Basically, it is a really crappy cold that lasts about two weeks. (It is a virus, so antibiotics don't help.) Sometimes, it leads to ear infections, pneumonia, etc. I'm crossing my fingers that Emily is almost over it now. Last night she slept through the night, but for several nights Jeremy and I were up numerous times clearing her nasal passages, holding and comforting her, and trying to make her more comfortable. Throughout her illness, Emily has been a good baby. She has still been her usual playful self during the day--smiling and laughing even through the occasional coughing fit!

Saturday I was able to visit some old college friends at DeSha's in Lexington for a surprise shower for Mrs. Sarah Pearce. Sarah is expecting triplets! Prayers are with the Pearce family during this whole crazy journey. One prayer has already been answered in that she is expecting TWO girls and one boy.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I love my toes! (02/02/10)

Jeremy and Emily (01/30/10)

Chillin' in my crib (1/28/10)

Sleepy baby girl (01/25/10)

First U of L game (12/19/09)


This week Emily has a new game. Now that she sits at the dinner table with us in her big girl high chair, we often will give her a toy or two to occupy her time while we finish our meal. She has taken to hurling the objects to the floor as soon as she gets them (or soon thereafter). It is actually comical how fast it ends up on the floor. She used to play with her toys for several minutes on her tray table, but now it is more fun to throw them. So far, she hasn't been crying for the toys that she just threw down, but I'm sure it is only a matter of time before she figures out that they are still on the ground and she wants them back!