Emerson is 7 Months!

12.19.2011

Baby girl,
You are the very definition of joy! Sometimes I still find it hard to believe that you are mine! What a lucky Momma I am! In the last month you have become so curious and determined. If you see something you want you will get it one way or another. You still have the sweetest little spirit and you just love people! You have not developed separation/stranger anxiety and you will let anybody hold you. I know I’m your Mom so I’m a little biased but I just can’t get over how beautiful you are! You look just like a little baby doll and you have the sweetest smile in the world. You are so much fun to be around and I find myself getting up in the middle of the night just to check on you. It’s during those times that I can just sit and watch you sleep forever. 7 months later I am still 100 percent smitten with you! You, little girl, amaze me every single day and you are my biggest blessing. It’s impossible to be unhappy when you are around.
Your Daddy and I love you so very much.
Happy 7 months munchkin!
Love,
Momma
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7 Month Stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz- 35th percentile
Height: 26.5 inches- 50th percentile

This month:
You are wearing Size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes. You are still nursing every 3-4 hours and you are eating solids very well. You’ve been eating dinner for about a month and this week I added oatmeal and bananas for breakfast. You love it! This month you also tried peas, asparagus, butternut squash and mashed potatoes. You are not a fan of peas or asparagus- in fact you started gagging when I fed them to you. The good news is that you will eat them if they are mixed with your favorite: sweet potatoes! You have decided that you are big girl and that you need to drink out of a cup instead of a bottle. You always try to get a drink of water from Mommy or Daddy’s cup or water bottle. You actually drink out of both quite well.
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You are getting better at sitting and can sit for several minutes at a time but I still can’t leave you sitting by yourself because you will just randomly fall over. Your absolute favorite place to sit is in front of the coffee table because you LOVE playing with the handles on the drawers.
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You are also able to sit in the grocery cart and highchairs at restaurants now. After about 30 minutes of grocery shopping you get tired and lean over to rest on the side of the cart.
Although you have a quite a few toys, your favorite things to play with aren’t toys at all. You love water bottles, paper, boxes, the wipes container, and your laundry basket.
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You still love to stand up but you haven’t tried pulling up on anything just yet. If we stand you up in your crib you will hold onto the rail for several minutes. You will hold onto our hands and stand forever.
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You started low-crawling and have discovered that you can get into anything and everything. You have made your way over to the Christmas tree a few times.
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 You love to grab the presents and the ornaments.
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Crawling all over Mommy and Daddy is one of your favorite past-times and you are such a wiggle worm these days. It is almost impossible to keep you still for a picture.
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You love to talk and squeal. Several times we have heard you say what sounded like “hi” but we haven’t recognized any other distinguishable words yet. With all the talking you do, it’s only a matter of time!
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You have a cold for the second time this month. You absolutely HATE having your nose wiped or aspirated and it is the only time you will really throw a fit. It’s been a battle to keep your little nose clean. Despite a runny nose and little cough you are still so sweet and happy.
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You met one of Santa’s helpers at a Christmas party and you weren’t afraid at all. In fact, you were more interested in the little girl that was standing nearby.
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You still put your fingers in your mouth all of the time but you don’t have any teeth yet. Last night during dinner you started sucking your thumb. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen you do that since you were a newborn. You did it two or three times but haven’t done it again since.
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Your laugh is the best sound in the world and Momma does lots of silly things to get you to laugh. I have no shame if it means you will give me one of those adorable giggles.
Sweet little E- this month has been one of the best ones yet and I look forward to continuing to watch you grow and become the little girl that God has planned for you to be. Thank you for bringing so much joy into our lives!
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I love you so, so much!
Mrs. Mama said...

look at that sweet face! happy 7 months mama and E!

Meredith said...

So cute!!!

J and A said...

Ah what great photos!

Jamie said...

She is sooooo cute!

Mateya said...

So cute! Is that little Christmas outfit she is wearing on Santa's lap from Mudpie?? It's sooo cute!

Mom said...

I am a little biased as well. I have to agree that she is such a cute and sweet baby . The only thing better than seeing her on video and in pictures is seeing her in person. Soon we will be there. Love you all

Ali said...

what a SWEETHEART! I love all of her Christmas outfits :)

Rachel and John said...

She is so cute! Henry loves to play with cardboard boxes too...and then last week he got a paper cut from one on his cheek!

ajs {of MN} said...

7mo!? craaazy! shes beautiful!

Joeylee said...

Happy 7 months Miss E.
She is just to cute for words and I'm loving all of her Christmas outfits with the bows, so adorable! Keira has those same stripped and polka dot xmas leg warmers too

Gabriella said...

The video of her laughing is adorable! Your little girl is gorgeous! Happy 7 months, Emerson!

Kelly said...

No way! Maggie has a cold again too!! Our girls are on the same schedule I guess.

Sweet post for an even sweeter girl!

The Jeffcoats said...

I love this post! She is such a doll! Love all of her outfits and bows!! She and AE will be 2 peas in a pod when they meet!! Happy 7 months Emerson!!

Lyndsey said...

Happy 7 Months E! She is cute as always in all her pictures and I love the giggling video! Liam has had two colds recently as well - they are no fun!

Natalie said...

So cute!! I am totally coveting all of her little christmas bows...and the outfits are adorable too! Where do you get all of her bows and clothes??
happy 7 months emerson!!

Michelle said...

Happy 7 months Emerson!!!
I just love all of her bows and headbands. The on ein the last picture-I must have!!!! I love it!! She is such a doll :)

Paige said...

What a beautiful girl Emerson is! She is doing wonderful with already wanting to drink from a cup and bottle! That is wonderful! Her Christmas outfits and big bows are so stinking cute! I just love it! Having girls to dress up is so fun =)

The Shamblins said...

She is growing up so much! Walker is right along with her on most of those things (except we still aren't mobile!) That laugh is adorable. Isn't it funny how we have no shame as parents!?

Rebekah said...

7 months already?? That's crazy! E is just a beautiful little girl!

Allison said...

Emerson is seriously soooo pretty! Her little chubby legs are too much, so cute!!! :)

Anna & Kirby said...

Can I just eat her up! I love, love, LOVE the first picture!

Lauren said...

She is such a cutie. I can't believe how big she's getting. I love the first pictures, so adorable. All the bows are adorable.

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