Emma Update

Monday, February 18, 2008
Today I thought an update on my precious baby girl was in order! She is 14 1/2 months old now and running all over the place!! Friday evening I discovered that she also has two more new teeth. They are on the top - one on each side. I guess these are molars. She's going to be eating all kinds of stuff now (not that she isn't already)! She's pretty good about trying most things, but will quickly let me know if she doesn't like it...as it comes right back out and into my hand. Yuck!

She has also learned to climb up on things - as I have already posted about. Anything she can get on top of she will - last night it was the unopened box of pampers we had just bought! Size 4, btw. We just moved up to those! According to the doctor she's on the skinny side - only in the 25-50 percentile for her weight, but in the 90's for height. So, it took us a while to get out of the size 3 diapers. Honestly, I don't think she's skinny!! She's got plenty cute to squeeze!

Something new she started this weekend is saying "Uh Oh" and crossing her arms! I don't know where she picked up the arm crossing from!! It's very cute, though. I tried to get a good picture of her doing it last night, but I guess I'm going to have to video it b/c she'll cross her arms and then off she goes and is just a blur on the camera! That's what most pictures are of her these days b/c she is on the go so much - just an Emma blur! I'll try to get a video, though to post of her crossing her arms. As for the "Uh Oh" I'm sure she picked that up at the baby-sitter's! It's cute too, of course!

She also says "No no no" quite a bit...hmmm, I just wonder where she heard that before! I've been trying to speak positively to her instead of just saying "No no" all the time - like when she opens the kitchen cabinets I'll ask her to close them and when she does there are lots of applause. She loves this so now anytime she sees something open (dishwasher, cabinet, fridge) she closes it - no matter if I'm still using it! However, we did have to resort to childproofing the cabinets that had cleaner in them in the kitchen. Too much risk as last time she pulled out the little dispenser I keep bleach in and proceeded to put it in her mouth like it was a sippy cup. Luckily it had a lid and I caught her right away.  She can't open that door anymore, though! Anyway...I digress - she has heard "No, no, no..." a few times obviously from us and now loves to tell us "No, no, no..." as well!! Guess she thinks she's big enough to do that and cute enough to get away with it. Oh wait - she is!!

We took her to the zoo a couple weeks ago - she had fun, but honestly I think she enjoyed watching all the other kids rather than the animals. Typical! She does love being outside, though. We don't have a huge park in our neighborhood, but she always has so much fun when we go out there. She loves to swing! We need to get her swing hung up at home since the weather seems to be improving around here now.

Another new thing Emma enjoys is the webcam! We talk to my parents online and she gets the biggest kick out of seeing them on the monitor. She blows them kisses and tries to give them bites of whatever she has and touches their faces on the screen. It's cute. She also is developing a great imagination. She loves to feed her babies w/ the spoons & cups & bowls from her little kitchen set. And she has started picking up imaginary "stuff" from inside things and giving it to us. I don't know what she is imagining that she is giving us, but it must be delicate as she pinches it with two fingers and places it in our hands - the she pats on top of it in our hands - guess she has to make sure it stays there! LOL!

I can't believe how big she is getting and how much she is learning. It's so much fun just to sit back and watch her work! Oh, speaking of work, that's what I better get back to!