Dear Emily (aka: Ems, Badger, Badgey, Lil' Tiny),
When did you get so big?
Your dad and I are always asking each other, "What happened to our little baby?" I think we will do this for the rest of our lives, it must be a parent thing.
You are growing so fast physically and mentally. You are standing up all the time, cruising on the furniture, crawling at the speed of light, and climbing over anything in your way! We got you your first pair of walking shoes on Saturday and you don't like them very much right now, but I know you'll get used to them soon.
You can say mama, up, baba and zsa zsa (dada). You play hide and seek behind furniture or corners and then poke your little head out, it's the cutest thing and you giggle every time!
You give kisses and hugs when we ask for them and you have started waving bye-bye. You are very interested in our mouths and teeth (daddy thinks you're going to be a dentist). You love lifting my shirt to see my belly and attempting to blow raspberries on it. You can find your ball, your stuffed seal, and Grandma Bonnie's teddy bear if we ask you where they are.
You are still quiet around other babies and in group settings. We had a couple of play dates at our house this month and you didn't like the other kids playing with your toys. You love music class but you like to sit back and observe before you start interacting with anyone right away. You dance anytime you hear music and grin from ear to ear. You still like being outside, going for walks, and swinging.
Sometimes Daddy holds you upside down or swings you around in his arms and you squeal and giggle.
You are taking 4- 5 or 6 oz bottles a day and you are a pretty picky eater (just like mommy was). Your favorite things to eat are raspberries, strawberries, bananas, avocado, cheerios, puffs, yogurt, cheese, waffles and graham crackers. You aren't a big fan of veggies and meat right now but we are working on it! You are starting to get the hang of your sippy cup and you love drinking water.
You are taking two naps a day usually an hour and a half each and you are sleeping at night from 7:00pm -6:30am.
It seems like you are getting a new tooth every time I turn around! You have 2 top teeth (with a couple of bumps showing new teeth coming) and 5 bottom teeth. Your amber teething necklace has helped a ton with fussiness from teething pain. You don't seem bothered by new teeth as much anymore (thank God!).
We are all very excited to have some visitors this month! Aunt Niki, Uncle Alec and Grandpa are all coming to see us in a couple of weeks are we can't wait!!
Sweet girl, you make mommy and daddy so happy and proud every day. You are the best thing that has every happened to us and we love you more than you will ever know!