Our Family

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Emma's First Birthday

Emma's birthday was October 26th and she had lots of fun! Grandma Debbie and Grandpa Jim came down, and we went with Emma's 2nd cousins Taylor and Kait and their Mommy Natalie to Chuck E. Cheese. The girls enjoyed watching the show and playing, and the big people did, too! On the 27th we went to Grandma and Grandpa Sharp's to visit. On the 28th she had her big party. About 50 people came to share her big day, and she was spoiled with lots of goodies. Everyone loved watching her smash her cake all over her face! Everything was perfect and we all had a great birthday weekend. We have a lot of special memories from her 1st year, and we look forward to every exciting, wonderful moment of her 2nd year!
Keep an eye out for more pictures in a few months!

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Emma's Twelfth Month

Back home in Indiana! We (finally) moved to Fishers on October 1st! We started the drive on September 29th and stopped in Georgia that night and Kentucky on the 30th. Emma slept quite a bit during the trip, and played with Mommy or had snacks to pass the rest of the time. She has acclimated well to her new home, but babyproofing is hard with boxes everywhere! We have finally put most things away, but it is still a work in progress! We are so happy to be back home. We love that we can see our family and friends any time we want.
Emma's first cold lasted 2 weeks. She had a runny nose and her eyes got really swollen for a few days, but otherwise she didn't seem to feel bad. We saw her pediatrician for the last time on the 28th. He said she is doing well, she weighs 19 lbs. (25th percentile) and her length is 29 in. (60th percentile). We will miss him, he was a great doctor! We see our new pediatrician for her 1 year shots on the 29th. Hopefully they will be as wonderful as Dr. Meyer! She learned 2 more signs, light and all done. She also learned to say eat ("Eee") and all done ("Ah da") when she is signing them. Now instead of saying "Uh oh" all the time it is "All Done"! She has been saying "Dat" for cat, dog, and duck, and now she can say fish ("Fsh")! She learned to make the doggie noise on the 7th and Grandma Sharp taught her to make the duck noise on the 13th. She does her noises very well! She tried whole milk for the first time on the 3rd and now drinks it 3 times a day. She only has breastmilk before bed. I am going to completely wean her from breastmilk after we get the OK from the doctor on the 29th. She eats a lot now! She is pretty picky, though. Of course, she loves anything sweet, so fruit isn't a problem. Meats and veggies don't go so well. I have been sneaking her veggies in the form of sweet potato and zucchini bread! Occasionally she will have a little meat, but I have been giving her peanut butter for protein lately. It is difficult to make sure she gets all the nutrition she needs, but I think we are doing pretty good. She now walks really well. She was only taking occasional steps last month, but on the 4th she walked across the entire living room! Once she realized she could do it, she has been all over the place. She is wobbly, but she is getting pretty fast! We went to Coulter's Pumpkin Patch in Westville with Grandma Sharp, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Tim, Grandma Debbie, Grandpa Jim, and Great-Grandpa J.J. on the 13th. She enjoyed looking at all the pumpkins. We tried a pony ride and but she was scared of it. Grandma Sharp taught her to blow kisses when we were leaving to come home. She still waves and says hi to everyone everywhere we go! She is such a sweet little girl and we are having a great time watching her learn and grow.

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