Sunday, January 09, 2011

Emily 3 year Checkup

We had Emily's 3 year check up on Jan 3rd. The Dr was very happy with her progress and she seems to be meeting all her milestones with flying colors. She was 36.5" which is the 30th percentile and she was 27lbs 6oz which is the 16th percentile. She somehow grew 4 inches this year and gained all of 2 lbs. She is small for her age, but the Dr is not concerned. He said she's growing fine and to continue making sure she eats fruits, veggies and meat.

Sometimes, I think back to being pregnant...
Me - 9 months pregnant
...and I think about how difficult my pregnancy was due to a lot of things going on in my life at that time. Yet, deep down, I knew I would be ok. I knew we would be ok. I knew that having a baby was going to make our lives better.

Sometimes, I think back to the day you were born....
Emily Kaslyn Marion - 12/26/07
...and I remember that special day with a big smile on my face. I was surrounded by a lot of love that day and you were brought into this world with so much happiness....and nervousness all at the same time. I love sharing your birth story with other soon-to-be mom's.

Sometimes, I think back to your 1st birthday...
1st birthday party at our house
...and I remember how quickly the first year went by. I remember learning how to be a good mother. I remember the difficult decision daddy and I had debating on whether to get you a helmet or not (we did, good decision!). I remember waiting for you to start walking and talking.

Sometimes, I think back to your 2nd birthday...
2nd birthday party at Rossario's for spaghetti on the board
...and I remember thinking you were growing up too fast. A lot was accomplished that year including walking and talking. You really started to develop a personality and show how your temper comes from Daddy but your independence and stubborness comes from Mommy. We were learning how to discipline our sweet little girl.

And we are at your 3rd birthday...
3rd Birthday party at Bouncy Town USA
...I think a lot about how different my life is now. How your priorities naturally change and being a mother is now the most important thing in the world. You think about the things you've given up to become a mother, and realize, none of that really mattered anyways.

Emily, We are so proud of the little girl you have become. You are smart, funny, caring, appreciative...all the things we hoped for in a daughter. You can be a little spit-fire, but we like to think that will be a positive trait as you grow into a young woman. You have so many people in your life who love you and who will be there for you, no matter what. We can't wait to see what the next year holds for all of us.

Happy 3rd Birthday Miss Em!!!

1 comment:

Cori said...

Very sweet!!