Wednesday, October 27, 2010

8 Months

Today you are 8 months old, Emma. My, how the time goes so quickly. Everyday you amaze me at how beautiful you are and remind me how blessed I am to have you in my life.

This is how I found you when you woke up this usual...about 6:30am.
You are still not sleeping through the night. In fact, many nights you wake up twice to eat. Your pediatrician says you shouldn't need to eat during the night anymore. I think you would disagree with that if you could speak.

You spent the day with Bunga, Daddy's mom, today while we were at work. You go to her house every Monday and some Saturday's. Today I asked her to record your 8 month birthday in pictures. I think she did a wonderful job!

You are sitting up now, very steadily. You roll wherever you want to go and twist your body around in a circle. You now lie on your belly with hands and legs flailing, trying to go somewhere. It's fun to watch you try to figure it all out. I never know which position I am going to find you in when I come get you out of bed.

You LOVE your lovey and blanket. Gotta have those to go ni-night! You are usually very easy to get to sleep...

You are a great eater as well. You are now eating any veggie or fruit baby food, as well as baby oatmeal. Tonight I pureed some veggies to try tomorrow. I usually don't do the home-made baby food thing, but I thought I'd give it a whirl. We'll see how you like it! We're also going to start yogurt and some other new foods soon.

You are such an "easy" baby! You love to watch the world around you. You love music and enjoy dancing with Mommy or Daddy. You always enjoy being outside, especially for our evening walks around the neighborhood. You don't say much among the craziness of the house. But when it's quiet, you babble a little or scream your "happy scream."

Oh, how you love your brothers! You love to study Dominic and all his hair. You can't get enough Connor action. He is always running all over the place. You are content to just sit and watch him play. He is always kissing and hugging you, not very gently, I might add! And you are patient with it all. Connor calls you "My Emmies" and "Precious."

I came home from work today and found you hanging out with Daddy. You are definitely a Daddy's Girl. When he is in the room, you can't take your eyes off of him!

I gave you your evening bottle. Mommy doesn't have much milk anymore in the afternoon and evening, so you get formula as well. You always put your hand or your lovey over your face when you are falling asleep.


Usually you don't fall asleep in my arms, but you were a tired girl tonight! I LOVED it! You go to sleep anywhere between 6:30 and 7:00pm.

I wish you slept longer. Mommy is certainly sleep-deprived! Between you and your brother, there isn't much sleeping going on lately.

You are an amazing little girl. I am so thankful that the Lord chose me to be your mother and I pray everyday for you and the life you have ahead of you. I love the new dynamic that you add to the family.

Happy 8 month birthday!


  1. Awwww! She's such a big girl already!! How is it possible that she's 8 months old already??

  2. Awww is right! So, SO cute! And I agree, how is she possibly 8 months old?? It's going too fast!

  3. I can't get over how much she looks like Connor! Such a cutie. :)

  4. Emma has so many looks...One minute she looks like you, the next pic Jeff, the next pic Connor....So cute!