Monday, June 29, 2009

The Giraffe didn't see it coming

Recap of Growth
March 27th, 2009
April 27th, 2009
May 27th, 2009
June 27, 2009
I was trying to have the giraffe sit beside her each month to show her grow but Emerson disagrees. This month she decided attacking the poor giraffe would be more fun. 
What? Is this not what you wanted?
I think I'll just lay down for this one. Thanks.

We had Emerson's check-up today and she weighs a whopping 10lb 12oz and is 24 inches long. Her weight gain has been so on track the past few months, at almost a pound exactly each month. I had to take a 4 month development assessment and Emerson is achieving all her goals. Why wouldn't our little wonder baby? Oh, and by the way she rolled from back to tummy this morning. So she now is able to keep going. Dangerous for us, fun for her. This month has been entertaining for us. Emerson has started to laugh and really seems to enjoy our company. She always smiles at me first thing in the morning when we wake up. Such a morning girl. ( She doesn't get that from me! ) Even at 6am I feel some eyes staring at me so I wake up and she is grinning from ear to ear like, "Oh good you're up!" It's the best feeling in the world to have your baby be happy you just looked at her. This month she has also been super grabby. She pulls her toys, or pretty much anything in her perimeter and puts them in her mouth. She even pulled a dress off the clearance rack at target. I like to start shopping training pretty early. Emerson has two favorite toys at the moment. Her yellow duck, and her Blue Octopus which plays music that will drive an adult nuts but entertain a baby for "minutes" on end. It's hilarious to see her get so excited at her toys and bring them in for a little hug and nibble. I have also found Emerson to be a dog lover. She stares at Mia and babbles. Today she even reached out at her and started laughing. Mia's reaction was, "Oh crap, she is after me now!" Emerson also loves music of any kind, and silly singing. Mark sings to her in spanish. I think he forgets speaking english is also favorable to children living in the US. :) But, all in all she is the perfect baby. I still insist she is super easy to take care of, rarely cries (If she does there IS a reason), and is a pleasure to be around. Right now I'm holding my sweet baby while she recovers from her vaccines. She's a trooper!


Nichole said...

I love that she's still not 11lbs, the beast was 121bs by his 1 month visit, she is such a petite little girl!! And about the blue octopus, we have a blue singing octopus that I can only assume is the same one, and it makes me crazy!

Amy and Mark said...

Yeah she in 50% for height but only 5% for weight. Ha. So pretty skinny although she looks chubby to me. It's a Baby Einstein toy. I didn't even know it played music ,bc we got it at consignment, until we accidentally hit it.