Emily is growing and changing and learning so much right before my eyes! She watches everything so carefully and soaks it all in, you can almost see her mind working and making sense of the world around her.
She is playful and funny; her smiles and her giggles are everything to me. She is feisty, stubborn, determined, and already opinionated- a true Scorpio. Emily's nickname has been honey badger since she was only a few days old...the nickname fits her perfectly. I swear my mom is looking down on me laughing and saying, "I told you you would have a daughter just like you!".
She loves to talk and there are times I swear she knows what I'm saying and answers me in her own language. She is rolling from her back to her belly all the time but is now refusing to roll from her belly to her back. Instead, she lays on her belly and screams bloody murder until someone comes to rescue her. She is sitting on her own and wants so badly to crawl- she gets her legs moving but doesn't get anywhere. She is grabbing (and smacking) our faces, yanking on my hair, reaching for the cats....she is in constant motion.
|Sitting on her own, April 15, 2012|
She just got her helmet to fix her flat spot that was caused by torticollis and she has been such a trooper. She is still doing physical therapy once a week to work on her neck. Her head tilt has gotten a little worse over the last month but her therapist says this is normal because she is sitting now. Our biggest challenge is trying to get her to hold/push herself up on her elbows or hands while on her stomach and lifting her head to look up. She tends to want her arms pushed back and her back arched.
Her schedule is still changing a little bit day to day. She eats a 7oz bottle every 4 hours and gets fruits and veggies for breakfast and lunch. She is taking 3 naps almost every 2 hours and sleeping about 11.5 hours a night from 7:00pm-6:30am, waking up once to eat at about 2:00am (she started this about a month ago and we are working on eliminating this feeding). She weighs 19.8 pounds and is 28 inches long. Her hair is light brown and her eyes are still blue. She is in size 3 diapers and her clothes are 6-9 months.
|I know you're watching me mom!|
I have to give so much credit to Steve. He is a wonderful dad and so great with Emily. He is helpful and involved- more than I could ever hope for. I am so grateful to him for working so hard to allow me to stay home with our little girl.
Happy 6 month birthday Badger, we love you more than anything and we are so happy to have you in our lives!