Saturday, July 30, 2011

A lean, mean, rolling machine!

Well just as I suspected, as soon as she figured it out, we can't stop her!

Every day we give her time on a blanket on the floor with some toys, to just stretch her arms and legs, along with her vocal cords! For the longest time she would roll on to her tummy, and Lord, let me tell you how much she hates to be on her tummy! So she would start to fuss, which would gradually turn into a full on meltdown if we would let it. We would go over, turn her onto her back again, she would smile, and then in a couple minutes we would repeat again.

She had managed to roll back if someone was there to give her a little momentum, but this week she rolled back to her back all by herself. I was there to see it, and I cheered her on clapping my hands, then Andre came over and started cheering her too. She was a little confused as to why we were cheering like idiots, but was happy with the attention at the same time.

Her newest trick is also wanting to sit up like a big girl. Gone are the days of reclining back. She has to sit up in her swing, her highchair, stroller, everything. We've tried her in her exersaucer a few times, and she LOVES her Bumbo too. It's so exciting to see her growing up, but it breaks my heart at the same time to see my little baby slipping away a little more each day.

The last few weeks in pictures

The last few weeks have been a little crazy, trying to adjust to my return to work, but we have tried to not let that get in the way of our picture taking!

Here is a little taste of what our little one has been up to.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

4 Months Old!

I know I'm a little late, but her four month birthday also coincided with my return to work, so my spare time has been slashed dramatically. We did do a little photo shoot though!
She has changed so much over the last month. She is a lean, mean, rolling machine now! She will roll all over the floor now. So much so her little exercise mat is a little too narrow for her, so she spends more time on a blanket on the floor exploring that way. She is discovering her voice more and more now, and has found an octave that is so loud, it kind of hurts your ears. It drives her daddy BANANAS! He comes running every time she does it thinking something is wrong only to have her just playing away, completely happy. Sometimes I swear I see this proud look on her face when she discovers a new sound she can make.

Emilie also giggles like crazy. It's the best sound in the entire world. I have a couple videos on our camera, I'm going to try and upload them onto YouTube, so it's easier for non readers of this blog to watch them as well.

Emilie is still teething, and has been for the last month or so. She'll be a drool monster for a few days, and a little cranky pants, then it will pass, and then start up again about a week or so later. I keep hoping that those two little teeth under the gums will pop through already, but no such luck as yet. She's really taken to the little teething toys we have, as well as any fingers or knuckles that get within sucking distance of her mouth!

Here are the official stats from her 4 month well baby visit:
Weight: 13.1 lbs putting her at the 50th percentile *
Height 24 inches putting her at approx the 60th percentile *

*According to the growth calculator in my copy of What to Expect the First Year.

I will end with a few pictures from her four month photo shoot. Time is passing a little too quickly!
-Our Little One is four months old!
Oh Momma, that camera is so cool!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dear Emilie

Oh Emilie, you have come so far. I remember that day when you were two days old like it was yesterday. The day we brought you home. So naive as to what was to come. You sure had us fooled sleeping all the way home. We had no idea that you would scare us with your weight loss, and show us repeatedly that you would rather sleep than eat. I had no idea how hard, and yet how wonderful it would be to be your Mama.

You amaze us everyday with a new discovery. Things that we take for granted, you find fascinating. Your little smile can brighten our day, and your laugh, well there is no greater sound. We still find ourselves staring at you, unable to believe that we created you, this beautiful, perfect little human being. You may never know the depth of our love for you,  but we will spend the rest of our days trying to show you.

Your Mama

Monday, July 11, 2011

We have a roller!

The exact same day that I posted about Emilie taking her time with things, the 28th of June to be exact, was the day Emilie decided to roll for the first time! I guess she decided that was as good a day as any.

She has come close again, but I guess she'll do a sneak attack for the next rolling adventure she has. Luckily I had time to yell for Andre to come and see what Emilie had done, and grab the camera before she had enough of being on her tummy.

Here is the proof in pictures:
Mommy, Daddy, look what I am doing!

How did this happen?

Some time with daddy after all her hard work.