Wednesday, February 9, 2011

10 Months (Picture Overload)

I know I'm including too many pictures, but I wanted to demonstrate Emma's constant mobility- plus a few cute ones interspersed!









Okay okay, I know I've been really bad about blogging. So if anyone actually still follows this blog, I'm sorry. Emma's 9 month check up went really well. She's just over 28 inches tall, putting her in the 70th percentile, her weight is at 18 pounds 15 ounces- dropping her to the 40th percentile for weight and her head was in the 45th percentile. So basically I've been trying to feed her a lot. I love chubby babies- because they run in my family, but Emma was never very chubby, and now that she's down to the 40th percentile- I'm trying to over feed her! We want to get that weight back up! On a more fun note- she's totally mobile- she prefers her feet, but she crawls to anything she can pull herself up on, and then walks around. I think we need to get her one of those push toys, cause the other day we found her pushing a kitchen chair (see picture with purple shirt) around so she could walk where there wasn't any furniture for her to hold herself up on. We love our little Emma, she likes to wave, splash, and turn pages of books. Her favorite toys are the piano, her maracas, and basically anything she can use to make noise. She loves knocking down anything we build out of cups or blocks. She's fed up with the carseat- I'm pretty sure it's because she has to face backwards, because she always turns her body to the side so she can watch me drive. So we're probably going to move her up to a forward facing as soon as she turns 20 pounds (when it's legal). I'm trying to think . . . I don't know I just can't believe we have a 10 month old. And that a year ago she was in my tummy, and we didn't even know her. And how we're so in love with her now! Oh also- everyone must see fish face picture- we LOVE this!

I guess to update you on James and I. James is in his last semester of his masters program. He'll be done the beginning of May! YAY! Which means right now we're in the midst of the job search. We're trying to stay positive despite the limited jobs right now. But, sometimes it can be easy to get down. I'm staying home with Emma, which can be quite the task. Anything I do takes at least twice as long now, and she's not much of a nap taker, so there isn't much time for other things. We're pretty sure we're moving this summer, we're just not sure where- so Emma's room has become my packing room. I'm going through basically everything- and selling what we can do without. Speaking of which- my services are available if anyone wants me to sell something for them on ebay. I'll only charge a small percentage. Or if you're looking to buy something more expensive, but don't have the time to wait for a better deal- I think I have buying things cheaper on ebay down to an art form. But, that has been a big part of my life lately- listing and selling on ebay- I've made a fairly good amount of money and will probably continue to do so for another few months. other than that. We're just trying to keep up with Emma! I'll try and post pics

6 comments:

Elisabeth said...

So cute! I can't believe how big she's getting. Great to hear an update on you guys.

Marin said...

YEAH love the UPDATE and all the pictures!!! OH Erin she is sooo precious!!! I LOVE the fish face! She is just the cutest little girl! You have got to get her a push toy!! I wish you guys were in Sacramento (I hope you get a job here)! Then you guys can come over all the time and Emma could play with our push toys!!! I love to hear Carden say, "Look Mom baby Emma!"

As for packing and trying to stay hopeful about jobs, well you sound just like us! I am trying to sell stuff on Craigs list. I don't know how you'd sell big furniture things on ebay?? do you do that or just small stuff like books?? But anyways yeah we are trying to downsize since we have no clue what we are doing! But we miss you and it was so fun ichatting!!

Eric and Lindsay said...

Have you ever thought about posting anything on ksl.com under the classifieds? I know that is where lots of people go to buy and sell. Just an option!

Chris and Ellie said...

She's getting so big and so adorable!!!!

Rachel said...

There can never be too many pictures!!! I especially love the one of her in the green dress with the green bow. She is so adorable! Can't wait to see you guys more and spend more time. Love you Erin!

Katie said...

I LOVE that fish face....every time I look at it I smile. I can't believe how old Emma is looking! I'm so excited that we'll get to meet her in person in a short little while. I also can't believe how soon you'll have a 1 year old!!!