WOW. My little baby is less than one month away from being a big girl. I’m not ready! This has been the quickest year of my life, I really have no idea where it went. We are in the thick of party planning for next month, how is this possible?!?
Emma Kate looks and acts so grown up, and her personality cracks us up daily. Everyone tells us how funny she is and that she is going to be a little comedian. We are happy to learn from her teachers that she does great with other kids, aside from stealing the occasional pacifier (she doesn’t even take a pacifier!)
We still have a great sleeper and I know how lucky I am in this regard. She sleeps 11.5-13 hours per night, and usually goes to bed around 6:45. Her naps are stretching out a bit, and she takes two naps, which are usually an hour, sometimes two hours a day. She is still doing great in her crib, and we are about to lower it to it’s lowest setting since we are now cruising!
Emma Kate is constantly standing up cruising around on anything she can find. She shocked me yesterday when she started walking behind her toy that you walk/push as you go, and she went all the way around the living room in a circle—fast!
Her newest favorite thing is opening the cabinets. I have ordered baby proofing for them, and we are just waiting on them to come in. She can crawl REALLY fast, and loves to go into other rooms away from us, so I am constantly shutting doors.
Eating is going great, and boy does she love it! She eats pretty much anything we give her, and have been giving her small pieces of whatever we are eating in addition to her baby food. We are dropping down to three bottles now, and most days she doesn’t even finish them. She is all about the solids! Emma Kate LOVES cheddar cheese crunchies and banana vanilla yogurt melts the best.
We have been trying to get to the park some, and also walk in the stroller. Emma Kate loves to swing and be thrown up high in the air by her daddy.
She is into everything, and couldn’t care less about her toys. She just wants to play with anything new, any kind of household object she can get her hands on. She is climbing stairs too which is terrifying.
We talk and sing and babble a lot, as well as wave and attempting to snap her fingers. She will say “ya” when I ask her a question, and still mainly says “mama” and “baba” but lately we have gotten an occasional “dada” (finally).
Emma Kate Loves:
-standing up and cruising
-aggravating the dog
-pulling books off her bookshelf
-music/songs on tv
-did I say eating?
Emma Kate foes NOT like:
-having her diaper or clothes changed
-When I take away something she isn’t supposed to have
-keeping bows in her hair
-when she can’t reach something
Emma Kate still wears a size 3 diaper, but is now in 18 month sleepers, she is so long! She can still wear a few 12 month things, but mama needs to go shopping! I can’t wait to see how much she weighs and how tall she is next month at her appointment.
We are seeing more and more of a little girl in Emma Kate, and it’s bittersweet. But I know as she can do more, we will have even more fun!
QOTD: Did you have a first birthday party for yourself or your child?