Monday, June 22, 2009


Emma had so much fun with her rattle socks that her Aunt Tonia bought her a pair of wrist rattles to go along with them.  The first thing Andy said when he saw them was that they were like maracas.  Which gave me an idea...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day, Andy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Two Month Checkup

Well, today was the big day.  Emma had her two month checkup and six immunizations.  Her checkup went really well.  She weighs 10 pounds 13 ounces and measures 22 1/4 inches. Everything else looked good and the doctor said she was perfect.  

She's filling out quite nicely
Then the shots happened.  She had three injections and one immunization was given orally.  After the first injection, she screamed pretty badly and cried for five minutes straight.  Her cry was one that I had never heard before and never want to hear again.  She finally calmed down and spent the afternoon napping.  The doctor said that she might get irritable tonight, so we'll see how she does.  So far so good though.   

She was so happy BEFORE her shots

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wild Child

We had a little fun with Emma's hair the other day.  She's got a wild personality so we thought we'd give her the hair to match! 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Emma's Baptism

Emma's baptism was yesterday and it was wonderful.  Despite my fears, Emma didn't scream, cry, or poop on our pastor.  She was absolutely perfect (deep down I knew she would be) and slept through most of the service.  She only woke up when the water was poured over her head, and even then, she simply opened her eyes and looked up at Pastor Bob.  I think he's as charmed by her as the rest of us are. Afterward, we had a BBQ at our house to celebrate.  Our parents, sisters, Andy's grandfather, and our friends the Roberts and Beckners all helped us celebrate Emma's big day.  

With Pastor Stelter
Looking like an angel in Mommy's old dress
Emma also had a big day of "firsts."  When our friend Brad was playing with her, she gave her first giggle.  Luckily, we were all around to hear it.  I can't wait to hear more.  I've been doing everything but standing on my head to get her to do it again.  Maybe I'll try that next.

Last night, she slept through the night for the first time.  She went nine hours in between feedings and slept for six and a half hours.  She woke up to eat and then fell right back to sleep for another four hours.  I hope that she wasn't just exhausted from all the attention and that this is a preview of what is to come.  I'm starting to feel normal again!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

 Our friends, the Hearons, took a trip to Germany and brought back some goodies for Emma.  One of the gifts they brought back were a pair of ladybug rassel-sockchen (rattle socks).  I've tried them on Emma before, but she hasn't really understood that she's the one that causes the socks to rattle and could care less that she had cute little ladybugs on her feet.  Today, the lightbulb went off and once she realized how to make noise, there was no stopping her.  She kicked up a storm for about 30 minutes, having a blast.  For those that don't know, 30 minutes in baby world= 2 hours adult time, so this was MAJOR fun.  Look at her go!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gym Time

Emma still doesn't like her tummy time, but she loves playing in her gym.  It's filled with rattles, and other noise-making toys.  Lately, in addition to kicking and swinging at the hanging toys, she has started talking to the characters that are printed on the sides of the gym.  Here's a few pictures of her playing and a video of her conversation with a snail. 

Listen to me talk!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Sibling" Rivalry

As you may know, we have two cats.  One cat is Sophie, who is two and is an outside cat.  The other cat is Sasha.  I got Sasha when she was four weeks old twelve years ago.  She's sweet, gentle, and a great cat.  We never worried about her reaction to Emma, and so far, our predictions have been correct.  She mostly stays away from Emma - her crying and flailing arms scare her.  She even  stays away from all of Emma's things (and trust me, Emma has a lot of things!).  Until now.  Admittedly, we have neglected Sasha since Emma was born.  A demanding newborn is much more of a priority.  And I think Sasha got tired of Emma having all the attention and fun toys because this is where we found her yesterday:

I can almost hear her saying, "Well, that kid can't have everything!"