Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nothing's Wrong Just Testing You

Okay...okay...alas, I know you are here for the pictures of Emma. Here's a couple of quick pictures of Emma. You will note a few things:
  1. She is no longer sleeping completely on her wedge. She prefers to move, aka turn not toss, at night.
  2. She is using a big girl binky. We have transitioned her from her beloved green soothie binkies to Avent binkies which will grow with her. Her new favorite is the Pinky Binky she has in her mouth in the picture.
  3. Yes, the onesie is one of our favorites. It states "Nothing's Wrong Just Testing You"
  4. And yes, she is getting bigger. She's growing too fast.

Wanted: Freezer Space many of you have read, I express "moo juice" for Emma frequently on a daily basis. This pumped moo juice is then dumped into plastic bags to be frozen to be defrosted to then be dumped in her bottles. We shall call this the "pump and dump" process.

Well, currently I have pumped enough milk to be dumped for 2 weeks. Now, officially this is not enough moo juice to supply Emma's demand, but a beneficial ratio of moo juice to formula.

Therefore, freezer space is devoted to moo juice.

But that's not all. This past Memorial Day weekend, I spent time making Emma baby food. Emma helped in the kitchen (basically, she sat bouncing herself in the bouncer and amusing herself while Mom was busy). So....we made.....
  • Butternut squash
  • Acorn squash
  • Calabaza squash
  • Applesauce
  • Pears
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Sweet Potatoes

So here is what the freezer currently looks like.

Her pediatrician wants us to wait until Emma is 6 months old plus 10 weeks (Emma's adjusted age of 6 months) before we begin baby food. Quite honestly, I can't see us holding out that long. She is already taking approximately 30 ounces per day. If we wait as long as her doctor suggests, we will not be starting solid food until October. Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.

1000 Hits...

Okay...not quite as big of ordeal as Biggio's recent record, however, I find it very impressive.

If you look at the number of hits since Emma came home, we have hit the

1000 mark.

Oh, how I regret and wish I would have put the counter up sooner.

Thank you all for making it happen!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Long Awaited...

Well...I know it's been a long time and a lot has happened.

The first pictures you'll see are from May 16th. Darren and I renewed our vows. Emma slept the entire time so there aren't any cute pictures of the three of us. She was, however, up long enough for us to snap a few shots, the best being Emma with her great grandma. I am hoping the two other cameras in attendance will have better pictures.

Mickie presented me with a beautiful bouquet.

And Mom made a wonderful wedding cake that tasted as awesome as it looked.

But I know what the blog readers really want and that is pictures of the Ladybug. So here you go....

I can be cute.
I can be mischievous.

I can be cute.
I can make you laugh with me.
But then I can be serious.
But get cute again.

And again...

It's hard to believe that Emma is 4 months old already. It's hard to believe that I actually celebrated my first Mother's Day. It's hard to believe I have a beautiful, wonderful, absolutely precious daughter of my own. It's hard to believe I have a husband that is so supportive, always there, and always making me feel loved. It's hard to believe my life is as fulfilling as it is.

It's hard to believe all these things...unless you believe in miracles. And I ask, with the proof that I have, how can you not?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Quick Post

Emma had her four-month wellness exam yesterday, so...

Emma Estimates:
  • Weight: 11 pounds 3 ounces
  • Length: 22 1/2 inches
  • Head circumference 40 1/2 cm

I will post more details later...