Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas and Such....

This post is dedicated to my grandmother, Dorothy Smith. Today is the one-year anniversary of when she went to be with her Lord. Miss you, Grandma. Thanks for looking down on us.

It's been a while since I've posted and a lot has happened. I've been sick with ear/sinus infections, Emma started day care today, and we had Grandpa and Nana for a visit! But most importantly, Emma had her first Christmas AND was baptized. Everything was wonderful. We spent the first part of the day with Aunt Cyndi and Uncle Josh in Raleigh. Emma (and we) received lots of fun toys. Then we went to Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw's house for dinner and more great gifts. Below are lots of photos to help explain the past week or so.

Here's Emma all dressed up for Christmas Eve service at church. Thanks to Kaycee at PrissyMiss Boutique and Life As A Mom at 21 for the headband!
Our family Christmas picture. Emma was clearly not feeling the camera.
Here's Emma looking at one of her new books she got for Christmas!
Here's what Emma gave her mommy and daddy for Christmas...she HELD HER OWN BOTTLE for the first time! YAY! :)
With Aunt Amy...
Playing with my new piano from Aunt Jen, Uncle Tim, Jaden and Dillon:
Emma was baptized on Dec. 28 while all our family was in town. Emma wore a dress my grandmother made for me when I was a baby. Here we are with the Grandparents.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our Brave Little Girl

We took Emma for her 2 month check-up (even though she's technically 2 1/2 months old). She's looking great! She's up to just under 11 pounds and almost 22 inches long! That sounds huge since she was only 6 lbs. 13 oz. at birth, but she really is quite petite we think.

The big event for today's visit was getting her first round of shots. She took one orally that must have been quite tasty (her first taste of sweetness) because she gulped it down. Then she got three shots, one in one leg and two in the other. She cried of course, but was very brave and did great overall. A good friend recommended we wait and give her a bottle after the shots to help comfort her. We did that and it helped a bunch - she was asleep by the time we left the doctor's office! And so far today she hasn't been too extra fussy. Just extra tired and maybe a little more clingy.

Here's a picture of our brave little girl with her three a random cute one and a rare shot of me and Emma - just for kicks.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Best

Had to share this precious moment. This is Emma completely zonked out after church this morning....shows you what hard core praise and worship can do!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Daddy's Little Tar Heel

This posting is for Eric. I married into a Tar Heel lovin' family. But Emma has it in her blood! Here's the proof...ready to cheer on Hansbrough, Lawson and all her boys in Carolina blue...making Daddy proud.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Two Months Old!

Can you believe Emma is two months old today? Me neither! Here she is sleeping in her swing tonight with the Christmas tree in the background and her Carolina Tarheels bib on in honor of the big game tonight.

A lot has happened in the last week of Emma's life. She had her first to meet Great-grandpa who came to visit from Florida...helped decorate the house for Christmas (well, she slept through most of it, which was a BIG help - HAHA)...AND I went back to work. I was pretty sad about going back to work after two glorious months home with my baby girl, but it's time to get back to reality and settle into a schedule. Things have gone pretty good so far. I haven't cried (a small miracle) and Emma has behaved pretty well for both Eric and Judy, our great family friend who is helping to watch her through December.

Oh...and here's the best news of all. Are you ready for this? Emma is sleeping 9-10 hours a night. Yes, you read that right....TEN HOURS!!! She goes down around 9pm and sleeps until usually around 7am!! We know that this could end any day, but it sure is nice while it lasts. The only down side is that she tends to be a bit fussier during the day and is hard to get down for naps. Still, pretty awesome, huh?!

Here is Emma with her Great-grandpa and sleeping in her Christmas pants.