E is 9 Months Old

2.21.2012

Dear Emerson,

 Every month I struggle as I write these letters because it is practically impossible for me to put into words what you mean to me. Although you have only been with us for a short nine months, it's hard to remember what life was like before we had you. I do know for sure that it wasn't nearly as full of joy as it is now. You have brought a peace and contentment to our lives that could never be matched and just when I think I can't love you anymore than I already do, my heart expands with a thousand times more love for you. Your smile is the sweetest I've ever seen, your laugh is infectious, and you are an absolute joy to be around. There are times that I look at you and I just can't believe that you are mine. You are the most precious gift I have ever received and I am so thankful that God has trusted me to be your Mommy. I know I am not perfect but I promise you that I will do my very best for you all the days of my life. Thank you for begin so patient with me when I smother you with thousands of kisses and take endless amounts of pictures. They say that it is our job to teach our children but I have learned so much more from you than I could ever teach you.

I love you to the moon and back precious girl!!

Love,
Mommy


We had to find a new location for your monthly pictures because you kept trying to crawl right off of your white chair! Crazy girl!

9 Month Stats:

Length- 28 inches (65th percentile)
Weight- 18 lbs (35th percentile)

You are wearing 3-6 month and 6-9 month clothes and Size 3 diapers. You nurse about every 4 hours and you are eating 3 meals a day and sometimes an afternoon snack. You love having oatmeal, fruit, and yogurt for breakfast. You have tried lots of new foods this month including pasta, eggs, strawberries, kiwi, freeze dried fruit, and cheese. There really isn't much that you don't like but your absolute favorite is still sweet potato. You are getting very good hand control and love to eat finger foods- especially Cheerios, puffs, cheese, and yogurt bites. You still love water and would drink it all day long if I would let you.

You have developed so many new skills this month! On January 29th you pulled yourself up in your crib for the first time. You were so proud of yourself but then you didn't know how to get back down.


Since then, you have become an expert at pulling up and you love to pull up on everything! Momma can't leave you alone for a second these days because you are all over everything. You are able to cruise around the coffee table and you have even gone from the coffee table to the couch a few times.



You still love to play at your musical table. It's definitely one of your favorite toys.


When you are ready to get down from standing, you just let go and fall down. It's pretty cute!


You are able to walk behind your push toy but you like for Mommy or Daddy to be right there next to you.

Your favorite things to play with are things that you are NOT supposed to play with. Shoes, remotes, cords, and cell phones top the list.


You are getting very fast at crawling on your hands and knees but you still occasionally do the low crawl.You love to crawl over to your books and pull them all off of the shelf.

You also love crawling between the furniture- especially the dining room table. You've gotten a few bumps and bruises along the way but you're a tough little girl.

You have 4 adorable little teeth- 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top. You have 2 more coming in right now but you have done surprisingly well with teething. You have had 2 nights of rough sleep but other than that you have been the same sweet baby.  You love to grind your new teeth together and you constantly have your fingers in your mouth.


You are starting to get a bit more shy with strangers. You will look at them and then turn and bury your face in my chest. You are also starting to push them away when they try to touch you. Mommy likes this because it keeps so many people from touching you all the time.


You said your first word in context: bye bye. You also wave when you say bye-bye. You love to wave hi to people too and will wave at everyone as we are walking through the store. You have successfully mastered the sign for milk and will use it when you want some! You also recognize the sign for more, eat, out, water, Mommy and Daddy. You haven't repeated any of them back to us yet but you do move your hands a lot when I sign to you so I know you understand that you can "talk" with your hands.



You moved to your big girl car seat and you seem to love it. You fall asleep almost every time we go somewhere so I think it must be pretty comfy.


I can't decide if you are a Mommy's girl or a Daddy's girl. You love cuddling with Momma but boy do you love your Daddy too. Your whole face lights up when he gets home from work and you two love being silly together. You also love waking him up in the morning. If he is still sleeping after you eat, you roll over and start yelling at him and climbing all over him. It's the most adorable thing I've ever seen. I guess for now we will say that you are a Momma's and Daddy's girl! :)



Happy 9 Months Princess!






Andrea said...

Happy 9 months pretty miss E!!! The picture of her in your shoes is the cutest!

Meg G @ Pugs, Kisses, and Bumblebee Wishes said...

She is beautiful! And so well dressed for 9 months old! You are doing a great job!

Ashley said...

she is just beautiful! I can't believe she is already 9 months!

Mrs. Mama said...

happy 9 months sweet precious child. Elli REFUSES to say bye-bye. She just laughs at us!!

KellyDiane said...

I love reading these posts. She is possible one of the cutest babies! Love all the pictures of her- they are adorable!

Courtney B said...

What a BIG girl! Oooh but she is SO precious! I just want to squeeze her :)

Michelle said...

Happy nine months Miss Emerson! I LOVE the pink Polo dress!

Mallorie said...

She is just too precious! :-) I love her little ralph lauren dress, we have the same one!!! Where did you get her big pink bow?! I love it!!!

Joeylee said...

Happy 9 Months E! You are to cute. That picture of her with her daddy standing in the shoes is adorable.

Natalie said...

9 months?! I just can't believe it!!
Sounds like SUCH a fun month with lots of new milestones!! Happy 9 months sweet Emerson!

Mom said...

She just gets cuter every day. All of the pictures are beautiful. She has grown so much since we left. So glad you blog so we see how she is growing and learning. Love you.

The Jeffcoats said...

Happy 9 months sweet, precious Emerson!! I cannot believe that sweet little girl is already 9 months old!!! I love all of her adorable pics, especially the last one! :)

SushiMama said...

She is such a pretty baby! Time seems to be flying!

Mateya said...

9 months?! Goodness gracious where is the time going??? She is so adorable :)

ajs {of MN} said...

cute! Happy 9 months Emerson! i love reading this, it's a glimpse into what lays ahead for us :) i love the last photo with the text- but what will you use after picnik is gone!? or maybe it's not picnik??

aBout Ry-Lee said...

I can't believe she's already 9 months, and I'm sure you cannot either! She is so precious! I love all of her pictures

J and A said...

She is so cute with those big shoes! Adorable as always. :)

Amanda said...

oh my goodness....this makes me cry! i can't even begin to imagine what that is going to feel like to be a mommy and watch my little girl grow up! she is beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love to read about E because our girls are doing so much of the same stuff at the same time. She is precious!!

Michelle said...

What a sweet post! I can't believe it's been 9 months already! Those pics are just too cute!!

Gabriella said...

Happy 9 months Miss Emerson! The picture of her with the tennis shoes on is too much! She is adorable!

Natalie said...

Happy 9 Months to your sweet girl! She looks like such a joy to be around!

Megan said...

She is just the absolute cutest thing!! Happy 9 months!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

She is just the sweetest!!

MICHELE said...

What an absolutely doll baby you have. I love that shoe pic. My Lo girl does that to this day and she is 3 now. {tear}

anyway, I remember a while back you were talking about getting actions for your photoshop, for free. :) the best kind. Anyway I stumbled on this blog and she has lots of free actions and thought I would share...maybe you already knew this.

It is http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/
Have a great day!

Crispin said...

ummm ca i steal her wardrobe!?!? adorable?

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