Emma is growing by leaps and bounds and right on track for a 15 month old. I swear she is learning new things every single day!!! She waves bye bye, has been for a while now...claps her hands, know certain songs, dances to them, she can tell you what a dog says, she knows her nose, her eyes. She knows where "mommys baby" is and kisses and hugs her soon- to- be here baby brother. She has a grand total of 5 teeth with the 6th on the way and should be here any day now making 4 on top and 2 on bottom for quite the little grin. She is into everything... all the cabinets and drawers in the house. She likes to pull EVERYTHING out of every drawer... and she's really good about putting it all back when you tell her to. She can crawl up the stairs in a minute flat if you chase her. STILL working on the walking thing... She is the biggest joy in our lives...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
So we have seen our growth and development specialist for our one year check up. In the office is a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist and a dietitian along with the doctor. THEY ALL have agreed that Emma is at a 11 month old level... almost caught up and very quickly!!! The doctor was very impressed and said he would like to see her one more time before discharging her from his care which is awesome. She is saying momma now but it is usually in a whiny voice and dada is always a happy voice... We finally have a tooth!!! Just one and on the bottom but it's here so we are excited! At the last check which was yesterday she is weighing right at about 18lbs!!! We are working on her confidence in walking because she has the mechanics down she just doesn't trust herself yet... Moms goal is by Christmas but she always has her own agenda...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
WOW!!! What a year it has been. Such a roller coaster ride in the beginning and now it's a new adventure with Emma everyday! She is getting so active, crawling EVERYWHERE, talking up a storm- mostly baby babble but she does say dada... working on momma... She is a bundle of fun and energy. At our last check she weighs 17lb 6 oz. No teeth yet but any day the bottom ones are gonna push their way through. She is such a social little butterfly, anyone we see when out and about she feels the need to call out to, mostly because she knows she will get attention and a smile that way. These last few weeks have been so emotional for me, just remembering all we went through a year ago, knowing we are soooo blessed by GOD for this miracle baby girl with no residual problems. She is just awsome.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Hey guys!!! For anyone out there that still might check this blog to see how Emma is doing she continues to do amazing!!! It's been a while!!!! Let's see.... she's smiling like crazy now, babbling like a pro, trying to mimic anything you do in front of her... I thought we had some time on this one! She can stand up while holding our fingers and she LOVES it! She has a little temper (she gets it from her momma...), is grasping at her toys, LOVES her furry puppy friends at our house. At our last MD appt 2 weeks ago she was 12lbs 4oz and 23 inches long. She is so fun to have around the house!!!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Well we had a pretty busy week with appointments just about every day. Sunday was Easter of course and we did the whole Robert's family then my family routine with Emma just along for the ride. By the end of the day we were all pretty exhausted. We received great news after our eye exam on Monday... Emma's blood vessels are fully grown and there is no need to go back to have the exams!!!! We will follow up in a year with a regular opthamologist to make sure everything is still going smoothly. This was such a blessing because the exams are brutal and very hard for Emma and myself to go through!!! We had occupational therapy with no new news, she received her last shot for RSV as the season is coming to an end, we had ECI- early childhood intervention evaluate Emma to see if we qualify for additional therapy through them... the more help the better!!! Mommy finally sat down today to look over some of baby girl's medical bills with GOD again providing for our little family. When I called on one of the bills- which was a few thousand dollars- they informed me we owe a $0.00 balance!!! I called on another bill, also a few thousand dollars, which came out to a $51.20 balance. GOD continues to bless us in every way and we give HIM all the glory for his unending love and providing in ways I never even imagined!!!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Emma continues to grow and excel at home. We have discovered the park less than a mile from the house and have been going just about every other day!!! Just yesterday she has started to smile on occasion in response to seeing mommy which just melts my heart!!! We had a really rough few days last week with lots of fighting- fighting for her to take a nap, fighting with her to eat, fighting to stay awake in the evenings... FORTUNATELY these last few days have been much much better!!!! It's amazing what a little prayer and a nap in the mornings can do!!!