Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a good day...

I decided to let Emery cry it out last night. It was kind of hard to just let her cry. I'm glad it only lasted for 45 minutes. The funny thing is when she stopped crying, I felt the impression to go get her and hold her. Even though the point of letting her cry it out is so I don't have to hold her every night...

So I fed her at 10. Tried to put her to bed. Let her cry it out 10:45-11:30. And then she slept until about 4:45. Almost 7 hours...longest she's ever gone. I knew she could do it. Hopefully in 2 more nights of letting her cry, she will be an expert sleeper. Like Mason, maybe? Jealous.

I gave her her first big girl bath today. She loved it, kicking her feet and flailing her arms all over the place, and there was waves. She liked being free I guess. She kept turning her head and getting water all in her eye and mouth. But she learned. We'll see if she has to re-learn that next time. It was nice because I got to do my hair and brush my teeth and la-dee-da while she was in the bath. What a big girl.

And now she is napping. She is growing so fast, I can't decide if I'm glad or sad. A little of both I guess.

Beth is going to watch her for me today while I go get an hour massage at Massage Envy. It will be amazing. Tonight I am going to be in the greatest mood ever. So, if you need any favors...call me tonight. PS: My therapists' name is Jeannette, but probably not spelled like that. Cool, huh. It's so weird to me to meet other girls with my name. I'm not used to saying my name out loud I guess.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scoot, Scooter

This is my baby girl. She can scoot to wherever she wants to be. In this case, she was getting to the camera. But, it's funny because you can see her progress. She's awesome.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Bleh. That is how I feel. Chris was sick this weekend and now I am starting to feel it. Last night my throat started hurting and my body was getting weak. So last night when we put Emery to bed, well simply, she wouldn't have it. She started crying and I thought about letting her cry it out...but then I thought that if she really is teething right now, it would be mean to make her cry it out in pain. So I went in to console.

Usually when I go get her and rock her, she is fine. But she was screaming still. After a while, I didn't know what to do so I went back and laid in bed and Christopher took a shot. No deal. So eventually I got up and got her again and decided I would sleep on the couch because I could hold her and be slightly propped up. She went to bed about 11:15 but not really a deep sleep. She was fidgeting a lot and I was sleeping horribly because I'm sick. Eventually I got on the floor with her (around 3) and then she got up at 7. Luckily, she is pretty good at entertaining herself. I let her crawl around while sleeping a bit more. And now i'm up, exhausted, feeling horrible, but atleast she is happy just crawling around.

Well, I hope I feel better like...after I post this. Yea right, but I'm just so dang tired and weak and it's hard to take care of a baby when you feel horrible. Hopefully the day will go okay. When my hubby gets home from work, we are going to my ma's. He is going to fix their jeep and we are going to have dinner. So atleast I don't have to make dinner.

Last night I had the missionaries over for dinner and I made honey lime chicken tacos. But I also cleaned the house. So atleast while I don't feel well today, I'm not additionally stressed out by a dirty apartment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Re-doing my Blog

So I'm trying to pimp out my blog. And I don't really know what I'm doing. And at the moment it's plain because I messed everything up. So it might take a while to make it pretty again. Hopefully I can get this all figured out.



I think Emery is teething. I'm not quite sure. She has been fine during the day but having rough nights, and from what I read it seems that she is. Last night however, she slept good for me. 5 1/2 hours. Then 3. Then 2 more hours and she was ready to get up. I'm expecting to see those teeth sometime soon.

She is learning to crawl. It's so amazing to watch. More and more often she moves around actually taking her tummy off the floor. It's amazing how fast she is growing. I have a basket of her toys in the front room and she always gets herself to it and empties it out and plays with the basket. She is so funny.

Her hair is growing in well. It's so soft. Well, she's so soft all over. It's hard to imagine one day she won't be a soft little baby anymore. I can't decide if I want her to grow up or not. Of course I want her to accomplish new milestones and enjoy the things I can enjoy, but I know that I am going to miss the heck out of her baby stage.

When she is with someone else and wants mommy, she will move towards me and reach out her arms. Or if she wants to get picked up. Its so freakin' adorable. I need to upload pictures from my camera, but I need to get pictures off my computer first. There is no more memory which is why I haven't uploaded in a long time.

I think next week Beth is going to babysit for me so I can get a massage. I am anxiously awaiting.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patricks Day

So, Emery and I had a pretty good St. Pattis Day. We went to Elk Grove and went to music makers. She is obviously a little young to be able to participate in everything but I thought she would enjoy playing with other children and listening to them sing. And she did. I also have to get out sometimes for my own sanity.

I really liked it. I think our ward should have it personally...it's just an hour once a week for toddlers at home to be able to come visit with other children in the ward, sing songs, play around, and do some activities. Yesterday they sewed paper shamrocks. Not my Emery, but the others. =) I also got to see Brandi, and that was neat because I never get to see her anymore!

I decided to make green cuisine for dinner. It was a late dinner because Christopher was out doing ward missionary visits, and Erick and Amelia were coming over after Erick got out of school so we ate close to 9. But it was worth it. I made spinach fettucine (green pasta) with pesto sauce and garlic bread with parsley on it for green. We also had a green french vanilla cake with confetti frosting. Both stores I went to were out of green food dye! Should have done my shopping earlier I guess....but I put green sprinkles into the batter and it worked well.

To top it all of, we watched American Idol of course. =]

It was a good day. And I'm glad I stuffed my face late last night because today Christopher and I are fasting. Our ward is doing a 40 day fast for missionary work. Different families can sign up for one day, and today is ours. It's only 10 in the morning and I'm already hungry, but I'll get through this.

Monday, March 16, 2009

5 month update

So tomorrow Emery will be 5 months old. It is insane how fast time flies. The days go slowly but the months fly by. I weighed her Saturday. 18 pounds 13 ounces. My monster.

She is getting around. Some might not call is crawling but I do. She can get to wherever she wants to be. She doesn't always pull her tummy off of the ground, but sometimes she does.

She also has been sticking out her tongue. She will mimick me when I do this raspberry thing with my tongue out. Or she will try. We got it on Christopher's video camera. So cute!

Everything has been going wonderfully. She is growing so fast!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cousinly Love

Emery and Vincint hanging out. They are about 3 months apart in age.

She kept attacking his feet, but he kept attacking her head.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Emery laughing at her cousin Raigne

Laid Back Babe

I started taking pictures of her because she was laying with her hands behind her head and I thought it was so cute. She doesnt do this often, it was only this day...
Doesn't she look just so laid back?

Geez, I love her. I know...I dont look very good here. But I dont do my hair and make up until I actually leave the house. You can't blame me!

Emery at the park