Wednesday, January 29, 2014

15 & 16 months of Emerson...

You have learned and grown so much in the last few months.  You went from crawling to walking, running and climbing.  You went from only saying mama and daddy to being about to say over 20 words.  You have grown into such a little boy.  You have a mouthful of teeth and you definitely have your own opinion on almost everything.  You are so smart and friendly.  You are so mischievous and lovable.  You are so much fun.  You light up our every day!

You like:
* Pushing the garage door button whenever we go on walks or go on errands
* Kitchen utensils
* Tearing the flaps out of your flap books
* Collecting sticks at the park
* Saying hi and bye to choo choos on our walks
*Playing in our room & on the balcony while mama does chores
* Anything that makes a loud noise - trains, trucks, leaf blowers
* Climbing on things - the rocking chair on the balcony, your high chair and ladders

You dislike:
* Having your teeth brushed
* Having your diaper changed
*Having your face washed off after you eat
* Having anything taken away from you
* When anything that makes a loud noise drives away

Our favorite things about you are:
* The way that you walk with your hands behind your balk like a proper English gentleman
* How you give wonderful kisses when you're being rocked to sleep - I'm pretty sure this is a stalling tactic
* The way you say "oh no!"*
*How adamantly you sign the word bath
* How you add an "s" to the end of hi and daddy
* When you walk up to mama, grab her face in between both hands, and plant a big kiss on her.  

Weight: 21 1/2  lbs

Length: 32 inches

Clothing Size: All 12-18 month   

Diaper Size: Still a size 3

Eating:  You still nurse for about 5 minutes in the morning and about 15-20 minutes before you go to bed.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2 snacks a day.  Breakfast is usually the meal you eat the most of and you aren't really a big lunch eater.  You usually eat dinner pretty well too.  You drink anywhere from 10-20 oz of cow's milk in the morning and then have water and a smoothie during the rest of the day.  You love waffles with cream cheese and jam, freeze dried edemame, freeze dried mangos/apples/peaches, spaghetti, kiwi, pear

Sleep: You sleep from 6:45/7-7/7:30.  You take a morning nap around 10:30 and that is around an hour to an hour and a half long.  Sometimes you take an afternoon nap from around 3-4. We are in the process of transitioning you to one nap.  So far the one nap has been about an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours long, but you've started waking up earlier in the morning.  We'll keep working it on for a little while longer.

Milestones: You now have 12 teeth!  You took your first 3 steps on November 5 and started walking really well right around Thanksgiving. You are the king of tantrums.  Sometimes I feel like we've already hit the terrible 2's. You can run and climb.  You can point to your eyes, noise, mouth, teeth, ears, hair, toes, fingers, belly button and penis :)

Words that you can say:
Mama
Daddy
Aunti Mimi
Emma (Emmie)
Apple (appigah)
Banana (nanie)
Hot hot hot - you say this every time coffee is being made or when you know I'm cooking in the oven
Oh No
Papa (Baba)
Gabby (Babby)
Cheese
Yuck (ck)
Riley (Rahrah)
Bib (bibie)
Good
Beep Beep
This-dis
Lovie (love love)
Tickle tickle tickle
Yes
Edamame (emmie)
Hi
Bye
Ball-baba
Baby-bebe
Up-uppa
Lamb-mamie
Puppy-buppy

Words that you sign very well:
Please
Bath
ChooChoo
Dog
Bird
Milk





We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

12 month photo dump












12 months of Emerson


You are officially 1 year old.  It seems like yesterday we were heading to the hospital to be induced, only to have my contractions start while we were waiting to be checked into our room.  I knew that when you decided to stay inside of me for an extra 2 weeks that you would be a boy who did things on his own terms.  That has stayed true during this first year of your life and I pray that personality trait of yours sticks around into adulthood.  I see so many character traits in you that I know will make you into a strong and confident man.

Emerson, you are friendly, you are funny, you are spunky, you are strong willed, you are a perfect mix of sweet and sass, you are constantly on the go, you are SO VERY SMART!  This last month your intelligence has just blown up!  You amaze me everyday with something new that you learn how to do.  

You like:
* Climbing at the park.  You climb up and down the stairs and even the slide.
* Sliding head first down the slide.
* Birds
* Choo choos
* Snacks

You dislike:
* Leaving the park
* Having your diaper changed

Our favorite things about you are:
* How you smell like strawberries after you eat them.
* How much you light up when you see a dog or a choo choo on our walks.
* How curious and unafraid you are of trying new things.  You often blow by other kids that are a lot older on the play ground as you climb up anything and everything.

Weight: 20 lbs

Length: Around 31 inches

Clothing Size: In shirts you wear anything from 6-12 months. In pants you wear 12 months.  In jam jams you wear 12 months.   

Diaper Size: Size 3. 

Feeding:  You are only nursing 3 times a day now.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and then have 2 snacks throughout the day.  You also drink a little bit of cow's milk and lots of water.  You have entered a little bit into the picky toddler phase of eating.  One day you'll like something and the next day you'll throw it off of your tray.   

Sleep: You go to bed around 7-7:30 and wake up around 6:45-7.  You go down for your morning nap like a champ and we're slowly starting to figure out your afternoon nap again...I think!  I started putting you down later for your 2nd nap and this has helped...for now :)

Milestones: You now have 7 teeth.  You can say "dada, mama, dog, all done, hi, no-no" and I think a few other words.  You can sign "all done, more, please" and "eat."  You can pant like a dog and every time you see a dog on our walks you pant.  You can point out the kitty in one of your books.  You say "no-no" and even point your finger when you know you aren't supposed to do or touch something.  You wave at everyone you see.  You can point to you nose, mouth, belly button and ears when asked!!

Adventures: We had your birthday!!




We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

11 months photo dump
























11 months of Emerson


One more month until you are no longer considered a baby.  I will still think of you as my baby though.  You have started to assert yourself more and more this month, throwing quite a few tantrums.  I can really see your strong will and independence coming out.  You are the perfect balance of sweet and sass.  You are so smart and always want to play new games.  

You like:
* Spatulas and BBQ brushes
* Chasing Samson and Lucy around with spatulas and bbq brushes
* The swings
* Playing on the balcony
* Making a mess wherever you go, especially in the kitchen.

You dislike:
* When Samson and Lucy jump on the top of the couch or run up stairs when you're chasing them with spatulas and bbq brushes.
* Having mama brush your teeth.  You only want to do it yourself.
* Having anything taken away from you

Our favorite things about you are:
*  Your sense of humor.  You know that you are silly and you enjoy making people laugh.
* How friendly you are.  You love waving at and flirting with everyone at the grocery store.
* How strong willed you are.  Right now it can be a little frustrating, but I know it's going to make you into a great adult.
* How active, curious and smart you are!

Weight: 19.5 pounds

Length: Around 31 inches

Clothing Size: In shirts you wear anything from 6-12 months. In pants you wear 12 months.  In jam jams you wear 12 months.   

Diaper Size: Size 3. 

Feeding:  You are only nursing 4 times a day now.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and then have 2 snacks throughout the day.  You also drink a little bit of cow's milk and lots of water.  You have entered a little bit into the picky toddler phase of eating.  One day you'll like something and the next day you'll throw it off of your tray.   

Sleep: You go to bed around 7-7:30 and wake up around 6:45-7.  You go down for your morning nap like a champ and we're slowly starting to figure out your afternoon nap again...I think!  I started putting you down later for your 2nd nap and this has helped...for now :)

Milestones:  You are quite the cruiser now.  You have 5 teeth and have been working on a few others for quite some time now!  

Adventures: We spent 4 days in Sacramento doing a lot of things with family. You had a lot of fun staying at Auntie Maggie and Uncle Colby's house and playing with cousin Riley.  You and daddy also stayed home by yourselves while mama had some time to herself with Auntie Hannah.  We went to the Oakland Zoo with Adrianna and Xavier.


We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013