Thursday, May 17, 2012

Banana Baby

Emery tried her first food the other night...a yummy banana. We can't really tell if she liked it or not, but we'll continue trying new things. We are skipping "baby food" and going a less conventional route called baby-led weaning.

 "Hmm...let's see what this tastes like."

 "This might take both hands."

 "Not too sure I like this in my mouth."

 "I think I will get it out."

 "What, mama? I tried it, didn't I?"

 "Ok, ok...lemme get some more of that."

 "MAYBE, I will like this banana...."

 "I sure do like this water though."

"Nom, nom, nom."

"Hey, cup! Get back here!!"

She's definitely a fan of her sippy cup, and is always try to reach for what we're eating. I think next we'll try avocado, sweet potatoe, and broccoli. Yummy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Emery-6 months old

So hard to believe my baby girl is already 6 months old! That's 1/2 a year! We are halfway through her first year, and while I'm so proud of her when she grows and learns new things, I keep asking her to slow down, because it's going by so quickly. I try to treasure each and every moment. I don't mind waking up with her in the middle of the night. I know one day soon, she won't need me to wake up with her. I don't mind carrying her (even though she's heavy), because before long, she won't need me to carry her. I'm treasuring each moment and milestone, and yet, I love to see her learn new things. So, at 6 months old, these are Emery's stats.

-18 lbs. 3 oz.
-27" long
-no solids yet, but is learning to hold/use her sippy cup
-wearing 3-6 month clothes, but not for much longer
-no teeth yet, but working on them
-sitting up unassisted for brief periods before toppling over
-loves her exersaucer, and loves to bounce
-so VERYCLOSE to crawling, it's scary
-mostly sleeps through the night, with a waking 1-2 times to eat
-flew on a plane for the first time this month
-saw MANY, MANY exciting things in our nation's capital
-says "mamamama" when she cries...cutest thing in the world
-plays "bashful" when someone talks to her

Emery's first 6 months...

Can't wait to see what the next 6 months brings for my girl!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Emery hasn't ever really hated baths (except when her memaw gives her one in the big bathtub with the water running), but she hasn't ever acted like she really enjoys them either. Tolerates is probably accurate. However, during her bath the other night, she finally figured out the splashing thing, and ended up having a blast! The place was a mess, I ended up soaking wet, but it was so much fun to see her enjoy it!

Monday, April 30, 2012

8 months....

Is a REALLY long time to not write a blog post! SO MUCH has happened in the last 8 months, some great, some not so great, but regardless, the 'ole blog got put on the back burner. It's time to get back at it, and without skipping over the last 2/3 of a year, I'm going to randomly post catch-up posts.
  • October, 2011--the first three weeks were spent preparing for the arrival of our baby girl. I had to have a few non-stress test's done to make sure she was still good in there. My sister and her family came to help welcome Baby Girl, and once they arrived, we waited, and waited, and waited until, finally....
  • October 20, 2011--Emery Rae McKenzie is born! I will post her birth story soon.
  • November, 2011--I went back to work (already!), Emery's First Thanksgiving, and I had surgery for a umbilical hernia (belly button), and went back to work, again.
  • December, 2011--Emery's First Christmas, where she was given her first gun, a pink .22 rifle, thanks to her daddy.
  • January, 2011--Time to get back to the house-hunting...ready for our own home! Until....
  • January 11, 2011--I get a phone call at work, not long after I got there. Wade's boss tells me there's been an explosion at work, and they are taking him by ambulance to the emergency room. I'm told to meet them there, and Wade gets on the phone to assure me he's alive. More details to come.
  • February, 2011--Still working on finding our new normal in many ways, with a fairly new baby, an injured daddy, and a full-time working mama/wife/nurse.
  • March, 2011--Weekend getaway to Destin as a family of 3, and Emery's first beach trip to St. George Island.
  • April, 2011--Emery's First Easter, and first time flying, as me and Em went to Washington, D.C. to visit my sister.
I think that about catches us up. Will write more on some of these events.