Our Family

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

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Emma's Seventh Month

Emma can sit entirely on her own. She creeps around on her belly. She learned to slap my hand when I say "Gimme five". If you take something away that she isn't supposed to have, she cries and throws her whole body back in a tantrum. She said her first word on April 30th- Mama! It actually comes out more like "Mom-Mom". She usually only says it when she needs me, so more than ever she has me wrapped around her little finger. On May 21st she said Dada, which of course thrilled Jim. She waved and said Bye-bye twice, but isn't so good at that one yet.

My first Mother's Day was very special. I told Jim all I wanted was to spend time with the two of them. Emma and I joined him in Orlando for four days for a conference. We had a great little vacation, and spent most of our time splashing in the pool. This was Emma's first time in a pool and she loved it! When we got back, my Grandma and cousin came to visit for a week. Emma went to the beach for the first time on the 18th. She didn't like that so much yet since I wouldn't let her eat the sand, but she sure did look cute in her bikini! That week she also learned to kiss and say "Ay!" (yay) and clap her hands. We saw the Pediatrician on the 11th and she weighed 16 lbs. 7 oz. and was 27 in. long ( 75th percentile for weight and length). Her sleeping issue has gotten better, but isn't perfect yet. She still cries when it's time for naps and bedtime, but not for quite as long. Otherwise, she is a perfect angel!