Saturday, June 12, 2010

Princess Emery is 8 months old!

Sweet Princess Emery,

Today you are 8 months old!! 8 wonderful, awesome, can't believe we are so lucky months old!! You have grown by leaps and bounds this month and every day seems to bring something new. I wish time would slow down a little, but I know that won't happen so I'm enjoying it as much as I can.

This past month you completely mastered sitting on your own and can sit for long periods of time without any problems. The only time it gets tough is when you start to lean and lose your balance, but even that doesn't happen often! Along with the sitting, just last week you learned how to get up into a sitting position on your own. No more laying around for you, you are a big girl and want the world to know it!!

Rolling is now like a piece of cake and you can easily roll anywhere you want. We turn our heads for a second and you've rolled across the room. You make it look easy! ;o)

You aren't "belly off the ground" crawling, but you are army crawling. This pretty much means that if we move you away from something (like the cords, etc.) you immediately go right back to them and fast. If we move you again, you just get mad and more determined. Repeat this and eventually you just scream at us to let us know that this is going to be a never-ending battle and you feel you should win!

You are babbling a lot and it's really cute. Chase is determined you have said Bubba and even I've heard it a time or two (I'm sure it's just a sound that's come out, but I like it). Last week you started saying, "dadadadadada..." Let's just say your Daddy is over the moon with that one! You've also started blowing raspberries and clicking your tongue. And putting your feet in your mouth, you've been trying to do that for a while, but now they actually get there!

You have mastered pulling yourself up to your knees and have almost gotten to the point where you can pull yourself into a standing position. I'm guessing we'll need to lower your crib soon!

Speaking of cribs, you are actually sleeping in yours! Well, sort of sleeping in it. You fall asleep in our arms (I know that's bad, but hey, you're only little once!), then we put you in your crib where you will sleep until some time between 1:30 and 2:30 when you wake up for a bottle. Then you spend the rest of the night cuddled up next to me in Mommy and Daddy's bed. What can I say, I'm a sucker for you. In fact, I'm pretty sure that you wake up just because you know you get in bed with us. That's OK though, you'll sleep through the night eventually (I hope).

On a sweet note, just tonight we put you in your crib and you started fussing. Big brother was already in his bed and was very concerned about you. He even came downstairs to check the monitor and then said that it was making him cry. He so wanted to come get you. It makes my heart want to explode to see how much he loves you and wants to make sure you are OK!

You have four teeth as of this week! Your two middle teeth on the bottom and your top two eye teeth. It's quite adorable! You have been working on your chewing skills and are doing really well. Two weeks ago you would gag on puffs and now you can eat them like a pro! And you love them. In fact, you love lots of foods and will try anything. If you see us eating something, you want it and make it known!

Oh my sweet little princess, you are growing entirely too fast. These months are flying by. We all love you so much. I'm so thankful that you and Chase love each other so much and still can't believe how lucky I am to be ya'lls mom. You've brought so much laughter and love into our lives and oh how blessed we are!

We love you baby girl!
~ Mommy

What you talkin' 'bout Momma!

Isn't she just the cutest thing ever???

The handsome big brother!

I hope they always love each other this much!

Our beautiful blue-eyed beauty!

Trying so hard to crawl
****I am grateful for
1) 8 wonderful, awesome months!
2) weekends, love 'em
3) new mattress
4) good movies
5) siblings


madrecita said...

So adorable! My guy doesn't sleep through the night either- it will happen eventually right?!? Oh well they are just so darn cute I guess we can deal with it!! LOL!