Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Yesterday Michael & I took Emma in her wagon to the park with our neighbors...their son is exactly one year older than Emma. They both had such a great time!! Emma is fearless right now and LOVED swinging!!! We had a great time playing out there and I could tell by Michael watching our neighbors that he can't wait until he's able to chase Emma around like they chase their son!! It won't be long now, though - she's going to let go of the table any day now and walk on her own!! Then he'll really HAVE to chase her around! Ha ha!!!
The walk to the park was nice, too! There was just enough of a breeze that it wasn't too hot at all. We've been trying to walk in the evenings as much as we can, but when it's muggy and nasty outside is the last place you want to be! Maybe we'll go again tonight - it rained earlier, but doesn't look like it is going to again. It could change any minute, though. This is Houston after all!!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
My baby girl had her 9 month check up today. It's a week or so until she's really 9 months old, but the appointment just fell this way. She is tall for her age...in the 90th percentile! Her weight is in the 60th percentile, though - so maybe that means she's going to be tall and thin. On my side she could get that from my mother and my papa maybe...Michael's brother is tall and thin, too - so she's really got the genes on both sides!! We know she didn't get it from me or Michael - we're the shortest of all of our siblings! Ha! Ha!
Emma didn't have to get any shots today, but she did have to have her finger pricked to test for anemia. The nurse put a band-aid on it, but b/c Emma was chewing on it and I didn't want her eating the cotton we had to take it off...that wasn't good either. Her finger just kept on bleeding, so I had to put another couple bandages on it and just watch to make sure she didn't pull it off. When we got home I took them off and it seemed to be fine...then a little later I looked at her activity table and it had blood all over it. Poor baby's finger was STILL bleeding. I couldn't believe it. I cleaned it all up and checked her finger again - it had finally quit, but it had got on her little dress, too. I still can't believe her little finger bled so much. She did okay when they stuck her, though. She only cried a little bit. The worst part of her check ups is when they want to look in her ears. She hates being held down and starts screaming. I think next time I'll ask if they can look while I hold her up on my shoulder.
Well, I need to finish cleaning up around here before Michael gets home so we can get on the road quickly to go see Steven, Jamie, and Katelynn!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I won't give the details - I'll let the new mommy do that when she feels up to it, but I do want to say Congratulations to the new parents and welcome to Emma's new baby cousin Katelynn!!! She is so tiny and precious! I can't wait for Emma to meet her! The hospital where Jamie had Katelynn doesn't allow children under 12 except for siblings to visit, so Emma had to skip the trip last night, but she'll see her soon enough when Jamie & Steven bring her home!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I don't know if she'll be here today or tomorrow, but I'll keep ya up to date!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Otherwise, we had a great time this weekend. Saturday we celebrated my niece's college graduation and new job. Sunday after church the family all got together again to celebrate Grannie's 93rd birthday. After lunch all the little ones got stripped down and were given the water hose to play with! They had a blast!! Even though Emma is the only one not walking yet she still kept up with them all & had so much fun!! The water was a great break from the heat. I have pictures, but haven't uploaded them yet...I'll definitely post them when they are up!!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Otherwise, life is still crazy!! School starts back the 23rd, so I am enjoying each day I have left before I REALLY get busy - like I'm not already, right?!? At least I'll only be in class one night a week since I'm doing another independent study this semester, so that means less nights away from Michael and Emma. One more semester! One more semester! Emma is moving faster and faster everyday - last week before we knew it she was on the 3rd step of our stairs!!!! Gotta get a baby gate & quick! She is also pulling up on everything - she is going to be walking soon I bet!! Michael is gearing up for football season...ready for Fantasy Football actually! Ha ha! I think they have two football drafts this month!
Well, gotta keep this one short - I have a meeting in about 12 minutes!!