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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2 Months

Momma's a little late with this post, but I got around to it eventually.

Miss Emerson Kate, you turned 2 months old on July 24th! Time is flying by, and you are growing and changing more and more each day.

You haven't had your 2 month check up yet {your doctor's on vacation}, so your measurements are exact. We are pretty sure you weigh about 12 pounds and are about 23.5 or 24 inches long. You are wearing 3 month clothes and size 1 diapers {they're getting snug though}. You take a 5 ounce bottle every 3-4 hours. You started off this month sleeping about 5 hours a night. You then went to 7, and now you're up to 9. You still take 2 good naps each day. I think a combination of genetics and Baby Wise has given us this gift of sleep.





You can hold your head up really well now. You roll over and scoot in your sleep, but I don't think you've realized you can do it when you're awake. You love to snuggle. I've found you several times the  past 2 night snuggled up with the bumper on your crib. Luckily it's a mesh bumper to keep you from hitting your head on the bars. Otherwise Momma would have a heart attack. You talk and smile at us a lot now. You're favorite person to talk to is the baby in the mirror. You're enamored with her. You grab things with your hands and bat at at the toys on your playmat. You have a little bug that music plays on whenever you rock her. You've discovered that if you touch her she makes noises so you try to reach her all the time when you're playing on the floor. {You're actually doing that as Momma types this!} 



You had lots of visitors this month. Early on, your Pappaw Joe and JoJo came to see you all the way from Austin. They loved you so much, and you loved talking to them! A few weeks later, your cousins Laine and Bowen came from Ft. Worth. You had a blast with them! They taught you to play Peek-a-Boo, fed you your bottle, and Bowen became one of your favorite people. You were always so calm and happy when he was holding you. You get to see them again this weekend at their house!


Some of your favorite things are:

Playing on your mat. 

You will stay here for the longest time now. You love playing the piano with your feet and talking to yourself. Momma's happy that you love it because now she doesn't have to wait until nap time to do everything.


Going places. 

You get the biggest grin when we put you in your carseat. You've been shopping, out to eat, and to visit family in town. You get to take your first road trip this weekend. 


Bath time. 

Taking a bath seems to still be a favorite with you. You lay back and kick your right leg out of your little tub. Afterward, you coo and smile while I rub lotion on you. You used to hate that part, but now it seems to make you happy. We usually sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. I'm sorry if I'm teaching you the wrong words on the non-head/shoulders/knees/toes part. You can correct me when you're older. You smell really good too. :)


Momma and Daddy's bed.

You sleep in your own crib at night and for naps, but I will sometimes lay you in our bed while I get ready for the day or while I sit and read. This picture is how you look every single time. You stretch out and get the biggest grin on your face. If I let you stay there,  you will take the longest naps. Momma's too paranoid to do that unsupervised though. I'm sure this is just a glimpse of things that will come as you grow up. 


Hanging out with Daddy.

At first you were a total Momma's baby. You're becoming more and more of a Daddy's girl though, and that is just fine with me. It makes my heart so happy to see you two together. He makes you laugh, but Momma laughs even harder when he makes you do the Stanky Leg {look it up when you're older} or Ninja Baby. 


You are one loved little lady, Emmy Kate. You have brought so much joy and laughter to all of our lives. We thank God each day that he chose us to be your family. You are such a sweet, happy little girl. I can't wait to see how you grow and change each day. We love you Doodle Bug, to the moon and back. :)

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