Friday, September 26, 2008

9 Months Old...already!

Here's a video of Em in the bathtub last week. I really think we have a swimmer on our hands!!

We took Em to the Dr today for her 9 month check-up. Can't believe it's been 9 months already. Everything went well - no shots today! yay!! She weighs in at a quite small 17 lbs 8oz (27%). She is 27.5" long (50%) and her head circumference is 45.2 cm (83%). Now - as you can see her head is MUCH larger compared the rest of her body. The Dr said he normally in this case - would say she needs to have more calorie intake - but because of her plagiocephaly (i.e. helmet issues) her head circumference is different than most normal kids. So he's not too worried about her small size. Especially because she seems happy and is sleeping well and meeting all of her development milestones.

She has really started talking like CRAZY in the last 2 weeks. You would not believe how much she has to say. I think she got her mom's gene in that one :) She's so funny. She has this stuffed puppy dog with rabbit ears (it's from Easter!!) and the other morning she was carrying on a VERY serious conversation with the dog and then all of a sudden she stopped and looked at it...and bit it's nose! I never laughed so hard!!!

She has learned how to get from a sit to crawl and just about figuring out how to get from a crawl to a sit. She isn't walking around the furniture quite yet - but is close. She just doesn't know how to pull herself up yet (and I'm quite happy about that!!). So for now - she's still a floor duster.

Here she is eating her veggies:

We have lots of photos this month. She started swim lessons, she went to Texas and did lots of other fun things this month.

Here's the photo link:

Hope everyone is doing well!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Swim Lessons

Emily started swimming lessons 2 weeks ago. She goes on Tuesday nights to Prairie Athletic Club. It's so much fun!! She loves the water and is a great little swimmer. If you want to come watch her swim - let me know and we can arrange it.

Auntie Tina came last week - so we got some pictures. Thanks Tina!!!

Baby Derek

Our friends, Scott & Melyssa Schroedl had their baby on Tuesday.

Derek Micheal Scott Schroedl
10 lbs 3 oz 21 inches

What a cutie!

Congrats Melyssa and Scott! Can't wait to meet the little peanut.

Our Trip to Texas

Emme went on her first airplane ride. We left on Sept 10th and came home on Sept 14th. Here we are at the airport in Milwaukee. She was such a good little girl. I'm pretty sure everyone at the gate was thinking "oh no - not a BABY on our flight". But by the time we got off - people were stopping me to say how she was such a good girl and that they didn't even hear her on the flight.

Here she is on the actual plane with Auntie Cece. Thanks for helping us!!! She ate her bottle on the way up, then slept for about an hour and then played the rest of the flight and had her bottle again on the way down.

Here is Mikaiya all ready to swim in Texas. She is so cute!!! She had to wear a hat because cousin Emme had a hat on - too funny!

Here we are getting ready to go to lunch before the Dallas World Aquarium. It was so much fun. The girls loved it. Baby Braenna is behind Mikaiya - so you can't see her - but she came along too!

Mikaiya loved to read to Emme. Em liked to "Eat" the book and Mikaiya would get so frustrated. It was too funny.

The whole reason we went to TX was for Braenna's baptism. She was such a good little girl. Aunt Cece is her godmother and Jeff's brother John is the godfather. It was a great ceremony.

Here is Emily getting ready to grab Braenna's face - which it what she liked to do - so you had to watch her really close. She really liked when Braenna had a bow in her hair. Emme would just rip it right out!!

Here is little Braenna. What a sweetie!

My Cousin Jeanna's Bridal Shower

Just had to post a few pics. This was a few weeks ago - Emme's first bridal shower!!

She loved it. Jeanna looked adorable. Thought I would share with everyone.

Jeanna and Rob are getting married in Jamaica soon! Have fun guys!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Emily and my truck

I brought my semi home last weekend and took some pictures with Em.

Here she is looking at herself in the center cap of my wheel.

My little peanut fits inside my wheel!

Daddy's first post all by himself :)