Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Emsley at 11 Months!

Like many of you, our May is CRAZY busy! Between end of the school year stuff, graduations and graduation parties, chasing and raising 3 little ones and running them where they need to be, housework, co-planning a retirement party for my in-laws (more on that later), and making decorations for the party, I have very little time for much else.

That being said, I had to squeeze in some time to document Emsley and what she's like at 11 months old. I can't even believe that our baby girl is already 11 months old. What? How did that happen? Only ONE month left of her babyhood! :(

Emsley, this is what you were like at 11 months of age:

This was another big month for you with lots of firsts!

-I'm guessing you weigh around 17-18 pounds and are around 28ish inches long! You continue to be our biggest baby.

-You are wearing size 3 diapers, only one size smaller than Ethan (although we're hoping he's out of diapers soon). I have a feeling you will get into the biggest size we've ever bought before you become potty trained.

-You are wearing size 12 months in clothes and most of the clothes you are wearing your sister was wearing at 18 months! I wonder if you will be our tallest child.

-You eat mostly table food these days. I'll occasionally give you some baby food to make sure you're getting enough fruits and veggies, but for the most part, you eat what we eat. Sometimes you'll get angry if we don't give you what we're eating.

-A first this month was your first chocolate chip cookie! I think this smile says it all. :)

-You still take a bottle first thing in the morning, right before bed and between some meals. You take about 4-6 bottles a day. This month we will begin weaning you off of formula and introducing cows milk.

-For the most part you're a great sleeper. You typically take a short nap in the morning (about half the time) and then every day you take one long nap (2+ hours) in the early afternoon. You sleep in the pack n play in our room at night and you will sleep 12 hours through the night there. Occasionally you'll end up in our bed in the early hours of the morning. :) If you don't get enough sleep it really changes your temperament.

-You now have FOUR teeth! THREE more came in this month! You now have your two upper teeth and your two lower teeth. Even Ethan and Ellie comment on how much you're growing and changing!

-Your hair is long enough now that we gave you your first "Pebbles" ponytail this month. :)

-You now have a handful of words. You can say "Mama", "moh (more)", "hi", and occasionally "Dada".

-You crawl so well that you get around very quickly! You're using anything you can to pull yourself up and cruise (walking holding onto furniture and other objects). I can tell you can't wait to run around with Ellie and Ethan.

-You still love baths but you don't like to sit in the bumbo for baths anymore which is a problem because I don't think you are steady enough to move around the bath as much as you want to. I have to keep a close eye on you!

-You are very social and happy (when you're well rested and fed). You remind us a lot of Ellie when she was a baby. You love to be with people and you're full of life, energy and smiles!

-You are very ambitious and you want to take on the world (another trait that reminds us of your older sister).

-You and Ellie have a mutual adoration for each other, and you and Ethan have a love/hate relationship. Nobody can make you laugh like Ethan, and he can be so sweet to you at times, but at other times he is quite a bully and he'll take things from you just to get a reaction. We are working hard with him to make him stop bullying you! It will be fun for us to see your sibling relationships grow and change over time.

Nicknames- "Em" is still the most used nickname, but Ellie and Ethan have come up with a few of their own this month. They like to call you "Ems-a-bee" and "Ems-a-baby". Ethan hardly ever calls you by your "real" name.

Emsley, you are such a joy and we all adore you! We can't imagine life before you now. I can't believe your first year is already almost over. I'm excited to see what the future holds for you our sweet baby girl. 

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

Husband, Caleb

Husband, Caleb
Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

Our 1st Miracle

Our 1st Miracle
Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

Our 2nd Miracle

Our 2nd Miracle
Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

Our 3rd Miracle

Our 3rd Miracle
Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


We fight one day and then the next day we're fine. We're always loud and crazy when we get together. We're very passionate. We've been through it all together, lots of ups and downs. We're eachother's biggest supporters.


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