Monday, April 30, 2012

Emmedid send you some Monday...

Hope you have a happy start to your week!
This little lady has been full of smiles lately.
I just can't get enough of her!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Emmedid turn THREE and FOUR weeks.

Week THREE photo shoot. 
Week FOUR photo shoot. 
Sleepy Emme. Screaming Emme. 
Mommy makes it all better. 
 Emmedid grow.
-You are still a perfect eater and continue to finish each feeding with gigantic spit-ups. We typically go through 5-6 burpers and 3 outfits each day. 
{Mommy does LOTS of laundry!}
-You have amazingly established your own eating-sleeping schedule and I think it is pretty fabulous. Typically you get hungry every 3 hours during the day and 4-4.5 hours during the night. At your 2 week appointment the pediatrician said it was not necessary to wake you up to feed you at night since you have been steadily gaining weight. Thanks for being such a PEACEful little baby!
-You are sleeping great in the bassinet next to our bed and I am even starting to sleep better as well. Shocking. 
-Your umbilical cord fell off a few days before you turned 3 weeks old and we are now giving you real baths in a mini-tub thingy. You still don't find them relaxing by any means!
-On the weekends Daddy will get up early with you so I can sleep a few more hours. You all sing and dance to music on Pandora. Daddy says the Bruno Mars station is your favorite. He is also superman and can distract you from getting hungry/fussy for an insane amount of time. I know you both love this special father-daugther time!
 -Mommy could hold you all day and kiss you millions of times. And she does!
-You have become so much more alert during these 2 weeks! Your facial expressions absolutely kill me and we think you are going to have quite a BIG personality. 
-Around week 3 you were having 4+ "blow-outs" a day. We thought it was our diapering skills, but we ended up moving you up to size 1 diapers and that fixed the dirty problem. 
-Mommy had a NP board review course for 3 whole days and Daddy and Glamma did a fabulous job of taking care of you. I am sure being separated was more traumatic for me than you! 
-You are an absolute angel during shopping trips with Mommy. You will stay sound asleep in your car seat for hours!

 I'll finish this post with a little verse from my song to you...
 You are the most precious girl, little Emme.
And we love you! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Emmedid have firsts. {1}

Like any new Mommy, I want to document every little thing Emme does for the first time. 
I am predicting I will have a few hundred {or more!} of these "firsts" posts. 
Yay for a camera happy Mommy!
Here are the special firsts during Emme's first few weeks of life. 

First family walk.
First car trip alone with Mommy. 
We went to Glamma and Papa's new house. 

First sponge bath later that day. 
Glamma helped us clueless first timers!

First trip to Target.
We went after your two week appointment at the pediatrician.
You were perfect. Mommy needed the babysitter!
She lost and {thankfully found!} her phone.
First sunset at Glamma and Papa's new house.
First St. Patty's Day.
 It was a hard day of partying.
First shopping trip with Daddy. 
{We went to DSW.}
First bottle feeding. 
I let Daddy give it to you since you are all mine during the usual feedings. 
First crawfish boil and dinner at Lomontes.
First Mommy-daughter walk together. 
Daddy was out of town on his first business trip since you were born.
We successfully made it at home alone together for 3 days!
Sharing in these firsts has been the highlight of my life! 

We are headed to your first Graduation ceremony today!
Momma is graduating with her Masters of Science in Nursing.
When I was pregnant with you, Daddy always said mini-Martin made me even smarter.
I couldn't agree more and I am SO happy we did it together!
I love you, baby Emme!!