Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Emmy Six Month Pics

I have definitely been an MIA blogger. The phrase "ain't nobody got time for that" has taken on a whole new meaning! I now know why bloggers drop off the face of the earth when they have a baby :). I am trying to document Miss Em's milestones, though, so you aren't totally rid of me.
 
My sweet friend Addie let me do a trade with her for some amazing pictures of Emmy. She did such a beautiful job and the subject was in a great mood and a super ham the entire time. My main goal with these pictures was to capture her "milestones:" sitting, feet in her mouth, pushing up from her tummy, etc. and she did them all with a smile (minus the very end)!
 
Prepare yourself for pic overload! (And I edited them down to just these!)
 
We took her newborn pics with his bear. It is so fun to see how much she has grown! (And sad, sniff-sniff!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And this is her sad face.  You have to admit it is pretty cute!
 
 
Thank you so much, Addie, for the amazing pictures!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Emmy Six Months

It is so hard to believe my baby is six-months old. She is such a sweet, happy girl. She has had so many milestones this month!

Some highlights:

- We started eating baby food this month. I am doing a combo of baby-led weaning and pouch purees, which she is totally not into. She much prefers to feed herself. Her favorites so far have been hummus, avocadoes, bananas, squash and zucchini. My sister had to fish a piece of chicken out of her mouth and I kind of got scared, so we are sticking with softer foods for now.

- We are still breast-feeding round these parts. I thought I would give it up at six-months, but I think we have gotten into a groove that suits us both. During the days she gets pumped bottles and in the morning/evening, I feed her.

- Emmy is now sitting up pretty well on her own and is turning from back to front.

- Last night she rolled onto her tummy and, though she slept through the night, I was freaking out because she had her face so close to the mattress. Sigh.

- Emmy is also starting to reach for people. It is so sweet, especially when she wants to see me! :)

- She is definitely more aware of strangers this month. She doesn’t give them her big smiles, but gives them a very serious face. Those she knows still get lots of big smiles and squeals from her. She is also a HUGE fan of daddy. I tell him all the time she is president of his fan club (limited membership Smile).

We had her six-month appointment last week and Emmy did great. She had three shots, but was still so fun afterwards. She was 13 pounds, 15 ounces, and 25-inches long. She is in mainly 3-6 month clothes and is about to move up to size two diapers.

Her favorite things are baths, walking around with mommy looking at things and doing chores with me, laying on her back and having people play with her. She is also loving the exersaucer. Tummy time is not loathed anymore. She also will sit and play with her little piano. Sophie the giraffe is still a huge favorite around here and she is loving her crinkly elephant and Lamaze dog. I think we also may have a baby doll lover on our hands.

Sweet girl is also vocal. She loves to talk, squeal and just make noise. It is very cute. I am sure she will be a talker just like her mom.

I am sure the next month will be full of much more activity! We love our sweet baby girl!!

 
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