Monday, April 20, 2009

Quick Pics Before Bed

So I feel like we have come a long way in this last month.  Emma will be seven months old in a couple of days and she has been growing fast.  Here is what we have been up to lately...

We had a picnic in the backyard for dinner tonight.  Emma loves being outside and playing in the grass.  We were given a backpack carrier for Emma and she loves hanging out in it.  We have gone for many walks in it and it is also a favorite of Gramma and Grampa Hunter.

As you can see she is growing well.  I think I said that she was over 17lbs at her six month check up.  Lately she has felt heavier.  I was talking to my coworker Mandi and she described this phase as being dense and that is the best way to describe it and it seemed to have happened over a weekend.  On Friday it was easy just to sweep her up into our arms, now there seems to be a bit more resistance.  

Have I mentioned she loves being outside?  We went for a walk to a local park and she went down the slide with Poppa and we played in the grass for a while.

Easter was fun and she looked too cute for words.  Thanks to G-ma Calhoun for the dress.  Emma and cousin Kayla had matching dresses.  Who would have thought you could find the same dress in a size 12month and 7.

So, we don't like carrots... or sweet potatoes.  But we like avocado and bananas.  Go figure.

Well, that's it for now.  It is way past my bedtime that is for sure.  Until next time!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Name is Emma and I'm 6 Months Old

We've made it!  6 months old and everyone is still alive and we are all happy.  Last Saturday we were playing with Emma on our bed wishing we were still sleeping.  With a sly smile Jeff said "I don't think I have slept in in six months".  With an even slyer smile I said "I don't think I have slept through the night in six months..."  Hee hee hee, I win!  I win the pleasure of seeing Emma multiple times in the dead of night.  It is a fabulous prize.  Definitely a motherhood prize.  Yeah for phases!
 Emma is really active and so wonderful.  People ask me how she is doing all the time and the answer is always "She is wonderful".  She is rolling over and sitting up by herself.  We have had a couple of good head bonks but nothing serious.  I finally started sticking her in a laundry basket with a blanket and some toys while we are doing chores just to make sure she doesn't launch her self to the floor.

I have been back to work since mid January and it is going pretty well.  We are truly blessed to have a group of folks taking care of Emma which makes it way easier on me.  It was a little bit of a transition but I know Emma thoroughly enjoys her new friends and the chance to get out of the house.  We have successfully beat our first ear infection and I think we are on the way to seeing some teeth soon.  

We have officially started rice cereal and she gobbles it up.  These are pictures of our first foray into solid food.  We will be trying some new flavors after our 6 month check up.  We have let her suck on a cucumber and apple and she got very excited about it so I think introducing solids will be full of fun and laughter.  Until next time!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our Growing Girl!

Our little girl is getting so big.  Looking at these pictures I am reminded how fast she is changing and that two months is far too long to not have posted anything and for that you have my sincere apologies.  Right now Emma is over 16 pounds and just around 25 inches long.  She is doing well holding her head up when on her belly and we are fine tuning our ability to sit up by herself.  Her newest enjoyment is getting mommy squeezes.  When I leave for the day I pick her up and give her some quick hugs while saying "squeeeeeeeze, squeeeeezy, squeeeeeeze!"  She just laughs and smiles.  

She has quite the personality for such a little body.  She is getting very vocal and you just can't teach a 4 1/2 month old the difference between our outside voices and indoor voices.  She laughed for the first time when we were out at Camp of the Cascades with our high schoolers.  We got some of it on video and I might be able to persuade my wonderful hubbin to help me post it for you all.  Until next time!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

First Bath at Gramma H's

Emma has had a number of first this week.  This is her first bath at Gramma Hunter's.  The other day I was home alone with Emma and needed to give her a bath so I decided to try and see if she would tolerate going into the bathtub by herself.  So I put a small amount of water in the tub and went for it.  By the end of the bath she was so happy and was able to lay in the tub and the water only came up to her ears which worked beautifully.  We tried it again this time and I think we have a winner.

Emma has started wanting to stand all the time.  And when I say stand I really do mean stand.  All you really have to do is help her balance and she does the rest.  She tried standing in the tub and as you can imagine slipped all around. 

Look at all that hair!  You can fully appreciate the amount of hair this child has when it is wet.  When she lays in the water it floats out from her head like a halo.  Right now it is light brown with beautiful red and gold highlights.

This is how our bath times end.  You would think this is how they would start or something but no, when we pull her out of the tub she is always disappointed.  It doesn't matter if the bathroom is warm or if we have a towel waiting to dry her off she always looses it when bath time is over.  Perhaps we have a swimmer on our hands...

Emma's First Ferry Ride

Emma has now officially ridden the ferry.  Yesterday we went to Seattle with Jeff's mom, dad, big bro Jeremy, and sister-in-law Lindsley.  We had a wonderful time and wore Emma out in the process.  She has been very sleepy all day today.

We entertained ourselves on the ferry ride taking photos of Emma.  She was very obliging and we had quite a few giggles out of her.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Computer Geeks

Okay, so I guess we are starting a little early but Emma loves anything with a screen. She has been having some tummy troubles and feels better when she is on her belly. After I fed her Jeff took her off my hands but I still wanted his help to figure out some file issues on my computer before he left for a meeting at church. He took care of both at the same time. When I turned around I about died laughing because Emma was totally into what Poppa was doing. Yesterday I found out that she loves black and white movies and can "see" them from much farther away than anything else.

It is pretty comical because she will pick out a screen (computer, tv etc) anywhere in the room. A couple weeks ago we were at the Hunter parent's home and we started iChatting with Jeff's bro Jeremy. We showed Emma to him and she was mesmerized by him. They sat for a while making faces at each other.

As a side note, Emma is now 12.5 pounds and 23.5 inches. My little girl is getting so big!

Emma's First Christmas Tree

Our house is almost completely decorated for Christmas. There are a few things that won't go up this year but I am happy just to have the tree up and decorated. Emma was pretty happy to hang out with Poppa in her front pack.

This is the first year that we have the tree in front of a window that you can see from the street so we decorated it all the way around. I always thought we had a lot of ornaments and we do if you are only decorating one side. I will be hitting the after Christmas sales for some fun ornaments this year to make sure we have enough for next year. I like to put tinsel on the tree as well but that may have to wait until next year. As you can see fun was had by all. ")