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!