Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Emma

Just a quick update on the #1 girl in my life. I wish she could stay this age forever! She is SO much fun right now. Everything is new and exciting and she LOVES to learn. She is little miss chatter box and loves to make us laugh. She will do just about anything to get a chuckle from Daddy. Her list of words has probably doubled since my last update...we really just have to ask her to say something once and she's got it. She is just amazing.

Our bedtime routine has always been the same. We go upstairs at 7:30 p.m. Brush teeth, read two books (second one always being Good Night Moon), turn on fan, turn on bubble machine and turn off light (which Emma does..and loves doing). Then we rock in the rocking chair. Well, the past few nights she has talked my ear off in the rocking chair. Normally it takes me 20 minutes--30 minutes MAX to get her to sleep...well, with all her talking...we are going on 45 minutes or so. I actually don't mind it because she is SO darn cute! She will point out my parts on my face and tell me what they are, she will say kitty cat and meow over and over...but the cutest thing is she will hold her buddy (blanket made by Gram for all the grand babies--Emma sleeps with it) and say buddy, buddy, buddy over and over and LOVE on it and hug it. I am going to try to record our bed time routine one day and get all this chatter right before bed. Finally she has started asking for her juice right before falling asleep. She will look at me and say juice, juice, juice (sounds JUST like juice--"s" and all) until I get her some (everything in her sippy is juice...be it milk, juice or water). So she will gulp down a whole sippy and then she is ready for sleep. She is so cute I tell ya! Also, since she was three months old, Emma has slept through the night...that lasted until she turned 1 year. Since turning 1, she will wake one to two times a night 4-5 times a week. I did not know why she was doing this...but just went with the flow. She always woke up happy and well-rested. Well, the last three nights she has slept through the night! I never thought I would be so excited about her sleeping through the night after accomplishing it at 3 months of age....but the same thing I keep telling myself...it's a PHASE! Everything is a phase with kids I am finding out. I will take PHASE'S any day...as long as I have my baby in my arms...not many women get to say the same thing. I am blessed!

Well...that's it for an update..short but informative...right?

Here are a few pictures:

Can you see the molar :)
Daddy gave emma a mohawk using the food grease she put in it from dinner and his spit! How nice :)
I guarantee you she was looking at the kitty cat saying "KITTY, KITTY, KITTY....MEOWWWW!"
Emma and Bella lovin'...they have a love/hate relationship :)
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5 comments:

Wilson Ramblings said...

i love the mohawk and the tights! Yeah for sleeping through the night!

GinSpaghetti said...

Any chance you have insight on 2-year old dogs? I'm hoping Nola is just going through a phase but I'm not so sure it is... sigh...

Emma is so cute! I should probably tell you that I watch her "Hi" video at least once a day! It is the funniest thing to me. Then, of course, I find myself repeating "hi" the same way she does because it's so funny! I wouldn't mind hanging out with her extra long at bedtime either!

She's such a cutie!

*jess* said...

adorable! love that she still wears baby legs too. :)

Rachael said...

She is so adorable! I love the picture of her and Bella.
I can't believe how big our LOs are getting. Happy and sad.

Bryna Rodenhizer said...

Nothing beats a buddy at bedtime:)