Our Family

We hope you enjoy our family website. Emma Katherine was born on October 26, 2006.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Emma's Fifth Month

Emma now pushes her entire body up while on her tummy. She rolls from her back to her tummy all the time. She sleeps on her tummy now, too. If you try to flip her back, she goes right back to her tummy! She scoots her upper body around to follow things and reach for toys. She squeals when she is happy and babbles a lot.
Her teething is getting more painful now, she chews on things alot and sucks on her lower lip. She really started watching us eat and drink. She especially loves water bottles. She reaches out for them, opens her mouth and leans in to have a sip. Of course when she takes a sip it ends up down the front of her shirt, so we usually just pretend! She started grabbing my face with both hands and nuzzling when she is tired, which of course melts my heart. She still loves bath time and now kicks her feet in the tub to splash. We saw the Pediatrician on the 14th and she weighed 14 lbs. 9 1/2 oz. and was 26 in. long. When she was born, she was in the 80th percentile for both weight and length, now she is in the 60th for weight and the 90th for length. Maybe she will be a basketball player like Uncle Tim!

The doctor told us we can start cereal, so Emma had rice cereal for the first time on the 16th! She had it all over her face on the first day, but by day two she gobbled it up. She also tried oatmeal and bananas and loves those, too. After our Indiana visit, Grandma Debbie came to visit us on the 26th. She said she couldn't resist now that she is eating fruit and cereal! Emma is such a big girl and changing all the time. Soon her little teeth will poke through and she will be crawling!


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Indiana Visit March 2007

Emma and I visited everyone back home for a long weekend in March. We flew alone, which I was a little concerned about, but Emma was great. I worried that without Jim's help I may have my hands full, but she had an 8 month old buddy on the way there and back that kept her company when she wasn't eating, sleeping or playing with Mommy. We visited Grandparents and Great-Grandparents, went to a Fish Fry with Great-Grandma and Grandpa Meegan, went to Uncle Tim's basketball game, and went to Lowell for the day on Sunday. Mostly, we just played and showed off all she learned to do since Christmas!


Friday, March 02, 2007

Emma's Fourth Month

Emma's fourth month was a busy one! We had some friends over for the Super Bowl, and we had fun cheering on our 2 favorite teams. Jim got permission from his company to work remote, so we are working hard to get our house ready to sell and move to Indy. We can't wait to be closer to our family and friends, but our friends here will be missed. Emma celebrated her first Valentine's Day! Daddy took his girls out to eat, then we came home and opened presents. That night, Grandma Debbie, Grandpa Jim, and Great-Grandpa J.J. came to visit for a week. Grandma Debbie, Mommy, and Emma went to the zoo on the 19th. Emma enjoyed her first time at the zoo. She slept for half of it, but woke up to squawking flamingos and watched them run around for a long time. She also loved to watch the manatees swim by in the aquarium and the stingrays flop around in their pool. On the 22nd, Great-Grandma and Grandpa Meegan came to visit. We went shopping and out to eat.

She is getting really good at holding her head and body up while on her tummy, and she can now roll from tummy to back. She giggles when we play and can bring toys to her mouth. She started teething, she drools and chews on things a lot. It doesn't seem to bother her so far, we can't wait to see her smile with her little teeth when they come out! She weighed just under 14 lbs. at the doctor on the 9th and 25 in. long. The evening colicky episodes are coming less frequently (thank goodness), and she is getting better at consoling herself. Emma is developing quite a personality and is a pretty happy baby!