May 20, 2011

A Month...Already?!

Here are 4 little pictures taken from our family session that we had done after Emerson was born. I have a great photographer that I have used several times and I love her.
She is the sweetest ever and she loves my kids.
I think I am allowed to use this on my blog since they have her mark on them...if you are reading this Lerin and I am not...just let me know and I will take them down. ha!
It's not my fault that her work is so good and I want to share!! :)

Miss Emerson celebrated her one month birthday yesterday. I can't believe a month has already gone by...I feel like we have adjusted quite well.
We have learned so much about little Emmy over this past month.
She is definitely her own person, and is nothing like her sister.
Emmy, you are such the sweet little snuggle bug.
I have not slept in my bed for an entire month because you will not go to sleep unless you know momma is right beside you. We are definitely working on this...but I love the fact that you want me right there.
You have had a little issue with reflux lately (as every baby seems to have now a days) and the doctor advised that you have some rice cereal in every other bottle. This has worked...and it is allowing you to go a little longer every other feeding. Right now you are a teeny tiny little thing...but I have a feeling once this rice cereal picks up...your weight will pick up as well.
You are very chill. Very. Which I like to think you get from me.
Except when something makes you made and oh girl, do you have a temper. You get that from your daddy. Nothing that I do will calm you have to calm yourself down.
You are doing quite well on your schedule. We eat every 3-4 hours, and you are awake for 1-2 hours at a time.
You are currently eating 3 and a half ounces at a time.
You enjoy bath time, and you love your paci. We have had an issue with you keeping your paci in your mouth, but every day you are getting stronger and stronger.
You have the biggest lips on a little girl that I have ever seen, and I love it so much. You let me kiss on them, and even though I know you aren't really giving me "kisses" you kiss back...which I love.
You have to be swaddle or else you will NOT sleep...and you love to go to sleep listening to some sort of sound. You do not like it quite...thank goodness.
You have a little stork kiss (birth mark) on your right eyelid. The pediatrician said it should go away soon, but it keeps getting bigger and darker...I guess this is your special little mark.
The one thing that I am worried about is the fact that you HATE the car. This is a little bothersome as we are going to make a 5 hour road trip next week home to visit you Lalee, Pops, Uncle Tucker, Super Nana, Super Poppy and Great Grandma...and a lot of other family. Hopefully you will just sleep, but I have a funny feeling that you are going to make yourself known in the car, but that's ok...we will just have to deal with it.
It's so funny, but I honestly don't remember our family without you. You just fit right in. What a perfect balance you are. I love the fact that you are so go with the flow...and just so calm. You definitely are my little blessing and we thank God every day that He chose you to be a part of our family. Even though I am sleep deprived I wouldn't take it back for a moment.
I can't wait to see what the next month has in store for us.
We love you little Emmy....and to us, you are perfect.
(I am still going to take monthly pictures of Em by the frog...however, I am trying to take other pics as well..I am still in the process of perfecting them.)

For Emerson's one month birthday momma and daddy took her out for a little birthday lunch celebration. It was nice to be able to go to lunch with just the 3 of us. Not that I don't like going to lunch with Eloise, but...this was a nice little change. :)
I guess being a teacher my entire career you definitely forget that other people actually do get a "lunch break." I was completely surprised by how many people actually go to a restaurant for lunch...and that they actually have time to do this.
Maybe we will make this a monthly honor of our sweet little baby love.

lunch was too much for was time for her to take a nap.

Your sweet daddy is so happy to say that you are his daughter. He is so proud of his girls.
Have you ever seen a hotter daddy? Yeah...I didn't think so.

You have brought me so much joy.
You haven't brought me a lot of sleep...but the joy definitely outweighs that! :)

Here is Miss Em with her newest little toy. The WubbaNub helps her keep that paci inside her mouth...thank goodness for Murphy the Monkey!!

and in Eloise's world...
she has a little water mat that we have played with lately...
because it is so hot
and humid
here in Houston.
But...E loves to play in the water, and has had fun in the afternoons soaking up the sun...
and the outdoors.
She is such a little ham.
a little ham, with a rather large belly.
But... we all love this little belly, don't we?


Ron and Mindy said...

That might be the cutest bathing suit ever...probably because Eloise has the cutest tummy ever! I could just eat her up. And Emerson's lips...I just want to give her big smooches! I need to see these girls...and you of course! I miss you Mere!

Ron and Mindy said...

Oh and I am going to find me one of those Wubbanubs for cute and anything to keep in the paci!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest bikini I have ever seen!