Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7 Months!

Typically, when we take these monthly photos, it's nearly impossible to get a smile out of Emme Clare.  She gives me that look- "this is ridiculous" and might give a small little smirk, if anything (see past monthly posts for examples).  Not today.  Today, she was all smiles and big grins! 

If only, we could have turned the camera the other way.  Jeremy and I looked like zombies!  This little pumpkin was up at 4:45 this morning!  So much for the whole "doing great with the time change" thing.  Clearly, it did not affect her good mood!  She was having a ball in her crib at 4:45am. 

This past month has been a delight!  EC has been a complete joy as usual.  As of this past Saturday, she is exclusively drinking formula.  She also has an evening meal.  So far, we have tried avocado, zucchini, pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, rice cereal, carrots, and turkey.  Her least favorite has been turkey.  She seems to really like pears and zucchini.  I think it might have something to do with texture.

Over the weekend, we finally put away all her 3 month clothes.  They were getting just a tad snug.  However, most 6-9 month outfits are too big.  She's kind of in between right now. 

She absolutely loves being in her jumperoo (still can't quite touch the floor, but that's what a big book is for!).  And still loves watching Winnie, but now, she really wants to pet Winnie.  And by "pet," I mean grab a fistful of Winnie's fur and pull really hard.  Winnie is handling it all like a champ, but she's definitely learned.  I see Winnie jerk back anytime EC's hand comes toward her.  Win is in trouble when EC learns to crawl/walk.

EC still doesn't turn over from her back to her tummy and rarely does it from her tummy to back.  She's content to lay on the floor and play with a toy.  She's sitting up really well, but we still need to work on the rolling over. 

Overall, she's doing fantastic.  She's making more and more noises and I love watching the world through her eyes!

Sweet Emmeline-

You are precious!  We are so proud of you and we love spending time with you.  You've been off of your schedule a few times this month and you've taken it all in stride. 

Daddy and I work all day and absolutely love coming home to your precious smile!  You're still a little stingy with your laughs, but that's ok- we like a challenge.  And we sure look silly trying to get you to laugh! 

Your personality is showing more and more.  I think you are going to be a very opinionated little girl!  You aren't shy about letting us know if you don't like something. 

Sometimes it seems like time is just flying by and despite our best efforts to hold on to these moments, they are slipping away.  You woke up so early this morning and mommy and daddy were exhausted.  We did everything to get you back to sleep, but you just wouldn't have it.  Finally, I gave up and sat down with you in the rocking chair and started singing.  You stared into my eyes and listened to me sing.  Eventually, you fell asleep for a few minutes and I stared at you and your little hands, your little eyelashes, your little nose, your little mouth.  And I prayed for you.  Prayed that you will know the love of Christ, that you will be a Godly young woman, that you will know how much you are loved by your parents and your Heavenly Father.  And I thanked God for the miracle that you are.  For letting us have a little piece of this Heaven.  Despite all my tiredness, these are the moments that I love and I wouldn't trade them for the world (or lots of sleep!).

Oh little- I love you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.  You are such a blessing in our life and we adore you!  "Hold to Jesus, because he's holding on to you!" 


Your mommy

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