Thursday, September 6, 2012

Emerson at 8 months

What can I say?  This girl just makes me smile.  She has such a sweet personality and goes along with whatever is happening around her.  Pretty much the only time you will hear her cry is when she is hungry.  Emmy loves her food!  It doesn't matter what it is, she loves it all.  And I think she must have a second stomach because I'm not sure where she puts it all.  For example, this morning she ate an entire banana, then drank 4 ounces of formula.  She seemed content, so I made myself some oatmeal.  As soon as I sat down to eat she saw the bowl and got excited.  She makes a funny coughing sound when she wants food and if you don't respond to the coughing then she starts crying.  So she crawled over to me, pulled herself up on my leg, and started coughing.  She then proceeded to eat half my oatmeal. 

Emerson's favorite food, though, is dog food.  If you put her on the ground near the kitchen she will immediatly crawl as fast as she can towards the dog bowl.  All 3 of the girls have eaten pet food at one point or another, but with Addie and Charlotte they were content with just one taste.  Not Emmy.  This must be chocolate flavored dog food or something.

She pulls herself up and cruises along furniture.  She can even walk with holding onto just one hand.  Charlotte loves to "dance" with Emmy.  This consists of Charlotte holding onto Emmy's hands and making Emmy walk in cirlces until she falls down.  Emerson loves her sisters!  She gets so happy to see them in the afternoon and is so content to sit in the toyroom and watch them play. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Our family is getting lots of new teeth this week.  Emerson is getting her two front bottom teeth.  They are both coming in at the same time.  This is a first for our family.  Addie got her first tooth when she was 9 months old, it was one of her bottom front teeth, but the matching pair didn't come in until she was well over a year old and had many other teeth.  Charlotte was almost 10 months old and her first tooth was an upper lateral (usually don't come in until 6 other teeth have popped through).  Anyway, so far she seems to be sticking to the standard eruption pattern. 

Adeline is also getting some new teeth.  About a week ago she was complaining that her teeth hurt.  When I checked, I found that they were slightly wiggly!  A few days ago I checked to see if they were getting any wigglier.  They aren't, but I did notice that her two permanent teeth are starting to peek out behind her baby teeth.  Her mission is now to wiggle those two bottom teeth as much as she possibly can so that she can get them out before we have to get them pulled by the dentist.  I don't have high hopes for them, though, they are barely wiggly and she doesn't seem interested in wiggling them.