Sunday, May 5, 2013
I love reading about other baby’s favorite things for their little ones, so I thought I would share some of our favorites! Also, if you have any great ideas of things your baby liked at this age (or coming up), please share! I am always looking for new entertainment options!
Believe it or not, Emmy has a preference when it comes to her pureed foods. She loves Ella’s organics and Earth’s Best. I have to tell you, though, I think the Ella’s branding is super cute. She will suck these baby’s down and I also love the ones with the rice or starch because she sleeps awesome! I usually also give her some “real” food from the table if we are having something she can eat.
Baby girl now pulls her headbands into her eyes, so we have moved on to bows to keep her hair out of her face. (I use the word “we” liberally. Tommy does not care about her hair, I am sure.) I had my friend who owns Teal & Co. make her some clips with no embellishments (cute pearls and such) because when she gets tired she will pull the bow out and start eating it. I also think she is starting to twirl her hair like I still do. Sigh. :)
This walker is one of Emmy’s favorites, especially the phone! She uses it a lot. Just like her mama!
This is Emmy’s other cell phone. She is a huge fan of it! Ha! Early baby communicator? I think so.
These balls have provided endless amounts of fun. She shakes them and when you put them on the ground and she grabs for them, they roll forward (by her push) making her scoot even more. They are pretty cute, too!
My sister gave Emmy this Baby Einstein music table for Christmas. We still don’t have the legs on it, but she loves playing the piano and has figured out how to roll the little ball in the horn and she gets so proud of herself!
My sister-in-law was nice enough to loan us her exersaucer and Emmy just loves it! I can put her in it and it really does give us 30 minutes of play time. It’s also super cute because she will see me in the kitchen working and will just give me the biggest smile.
I am sure there are other favorites, but I totally still have mommy brain, so I will update when I remember!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 10:12 AM
Saturday, May 4, 2013
My little girl is now closer to a year than she is to a newborn! (I realize I am stating the obvious, but it is so hard to believe!)
She is really getting a little personality! She is 99% sweet and 1% diva. The diva part can be explained when I am trying to get her to take a nap and she takes the pacifier out and throws it at me. She does the same with food when she is through eating. Ha!!! I have a feeling her toddler and teenage years will be nothing short of interesting.
The other times she is laughing, cooing, blowing raspberries and just smiling! She really is a sweet, sweet baby.
This month has been a busy one and full of lots of fun firsts!
Baby girl had her first swing ride. She seemed to like it. I bought her one for our backyard, so I am eager to get it up!
Precious girl wasn’t feeling so hot when we went to cousin Max’s 5th birthday party. This is her on her way – rocking her signature serious face.
Stopping on our neighborhood walk to smell the flowers.
Emmy has also really taken notice of Carter this month! He isn’t allowed on the bed, but one stormy morning he made it up there to Emmy’s delight. He looks huge in this picture, but only weighs about 45 pounds.
We had a play date with our baby friends. Emmy and the baby on the right were born the same day and the baby on the left was born in January. They will all be in the same class in school (like their moms) and will just have so much fun growing up together!
We took Emmy on her first zoo trip! She LOOOOOVED it! She was screaming and squealing the whole time. We went with her cousins, so it was double fun for her!
Sweet, sleepy face!
Feet in the grass…not sure what she thought about that.
Now that Emmy is sitting up she has had new experiences like sitting in the high chair at a restaurant (pretty sure our eating out days are limited) and riding in the cart at Target. This picture was taken between her whipping her head around to look at everything, but she absolutely loved the freedom of the cart!
Our eating adventures are still ongoing. Emmy loves cauliflower, squash, zucchini, hummus, guacamole. She has tried chicken salad and it was met with mixed reviews. She also has a hankering for cheese! We are doing pouch purees and she can suck them down like a champ. She still doesn’t know how to use a sippy cup, but enjoys playing with it. She also enjoys yogurt melts, mum mums and puffs.
Our sweet girl is wearing mainly 6 month clothes, size 2 diapers and can still squeeze into some 0-3 month clothes (as we had to do with our crummy cold weather this week)!
She is scooting all around, turning in circles on her tummy and can bring her knees under her, but no real crawling yet. She is able to army crawl on our carpet.
Her favorite toys are her Sophie the Giraffe, her two pretend phones, her walker that has a toy on the front (including a phone) and her exersaucer.
Emmy loves bath time still and squeals when she is in there. She has gotten much better at being laid down for a nap and going to sleep on her own and has moved to two long naps a day.
She is a girl of a million nicknames – Emmers, Emmer Bemmers, Boo, Boo Kitty (Tommy’s former boss had a cat of this name and for some reason it has stuck), Kit Kat (a nickname for a nickname, obviously), Kit Kat Bar, of course, sweet girl is still one of our favorites.
Emmy is still so happy to see us in the morning and gets so excited. I am kind of her favorite right now, which I love. She reaches for me and when she catches my eye, she gives me the sweetest, biggest grin.
We love to watch her learn new things and she gets more and more fun each and every day. We just love our precious girl!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 12:31 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 4:54 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013
It is so hard to believe my baby is six-months old. She is such a sweet, happy girl. She has had so many milestones this month!
- We started eating baby food this month. I am doing a combo of baby-led weaning and pouch purees, which she is totally not into. She much prefers to feed herself. Her favorites so far have been hummus, avocadoes, bananas, squash and zucchini. My sister had to fish a piece of chicken out of her mouth and I kind of got scared, so we are sticking with softer foods for now.
- We are still breast-feeding round these parts. I thought I would give it up at six-months, but I think we have gotten into a groove that suits us both. During the days she gets pumped bottles and in the morning/evening, I feed her.
- Emmy is now sitting up pretty well on her own and is turning from back to front.
- Last night she rolled onto her tummy and, though she slept through the night, I was freaking out because she had her face so close to the mattress. Sigh.
- Emmy is also starting to reach for people. It is so sweet, especially when she wants to see me! :)
- She is definitely more aware of strangers this month. She doesn’t give them her big smiles, but gives them a very serious face. Those she knows still get lots of big smiles and squeals from her. She is also a HUGE fan of daddy. I tell him all the time she is president of his fan club (limited membership ).
We had her six-month appointment last week and Emmy did great. She had three shots, but was still so fun afterwards. She was 13 pounds, 15 ounces, and 25-inches long. She is in mainly 3-6 month clothes and is about to move up to size two diapers.
Her favorite things are baths, walking around with mommy looking at things and doing chores with me, laying on her back and having people play with her. She is also loving the exersaucer. Tummy time is not loathed anymore. She also will sit and play with her little piano. Sophie the giraffe is still a huge favorite around here and she is loving her crinkly elephant and Lamaze dog. I think we also may have a baby doll lover on our hands.
Sweet girl is also vocal. She loves to talk, squeal and just make noise. It is very cute. I am sure she will be a talker just like her mom.
I am sure the next month will be full of much more activity! We love our sweet baby girl!!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:33 AM
Sunday, March 3, 2013
How is it possible that five months have already flown by? (Pretty sure I will say this every month. In my defense, February is super short.)
Sweet Emmy just keeps getter sweeter and happier every month. Our month was really busy with traveling, parties and work, but Emmy just went with the flow and was so easy!
Emmy’s favorite thing in the world is bath time. She is so, so happy and she kicks and kicks her little legs! We call her our little kicker!
I took this picture on February 15th, which was the day we had our first ultrasound a year prior. I took this picture for comparison. (I am not pregnant.) It is just amazing how she went from our little rice grain to our big girl!
On the 15th it was also cousin Tatum’s birthday! She was so good at her birthday party. Emmy loves, loves, loves watching other kids. I don’t worry too much about taking her out because I am pretty sure she will be content just watching.
I forgot to post this earlier, but how cute are the favors Allison gave out at the party? Custom aprons for each guest!
Emmy is still in size 1 diapers, and wearing some 0-3, but mainly 3-6 month clothes. And dressing her is so super fun! I may have a problem.
Other highlights this month were her first plane ride, her longest nap ever at 2.5 hours and some major chewing/drooling going on. And mommy had her first night away from her for work. So sad! I actually had a head cold and major headache, so it was probably for the best. When I got home the next day Emmy didn’t recognize my voice because I had lost it! She got a mild cold, just some congestion.
Her favorites are her Sophie the Giraffe, her play mat and her Lamaze brand dog to chew on.
Emmy is also spending a lot more time on her tummy (when she doesn’t immediately roll over). She can scoot and pull her legs up under her. She hasn’t rolled from back to tummy yet, though she is trying.
Her feet have officially made it into her mouth. She is kind of into them.
I think we have had some giggles. She makes a giggle sound, but doesn’t have a full on smile with them?
Emmy also loves being in her Bjorn, walking around and seeing new things and has been so good when we take her to church – just looking around. Sweet girl.
Emmy was sleeping about 9 hours a night prior to our trip to Charleston. When we returned it went to about 8-9 hours. I am not complaining, but hoping with the time change, we can move the 6:00 wakeup time to closer to 7. Here’s to hoping!
I love seeing all of her sweet changes and cannot believe she will soon be a 1/2 year old!!!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Well, I have totally been neglecting this blog, but I wanted to let you know that we survived our trip to Charleston! We actually had a great time and little Em was an A+ traveler! Now, don’t get me wrong….I have no intention of taking her on another plane ride any time soon. I don’t want to press my luck.
I will say – bringing our moms on this trip – best.idea.ever. Also, I think I have shared this little gem with my Tulsa readers, but if you fly American to Dallas, you can upgrade to first class for $45. It pays for itself if you check more than one bag as checking two bags costs $60, but if you fly first class you pay $45 and can check up to 3 bags. Obviously, a win-win. Now, this first class isn’t very glam, but worth it when you are traveling with a baby! (Though I am certain everyone else in first class was holding their breath waiting for our sweet four month old to burst into tears and ruin their lovely morning.)
The only picture I got of us on the plane ride there.
We ate a lot. I, of course, had to try a cupcake – the caramel apple!
We did several plantation and home tours and the weather was amazing.
Sweet girl spent a lot of time in the Bjorn and she just loved being able to look around. She was even able to sneak in a nap or two.
Happy girl ready for a big day!
One of the things we enjoyed most is taking a carriage ride of Charleston.
All in all, a really great trip! We are now trying to decide whether to go to a wedding in April with the baby. Just thinking about it makes me tired!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:03 PM