weight & height: 22 pounds and 29 inches long. Wherever we go people comment on how I'm such a tall baby, so I guess that means I'm growing quickly! eating & sleeping: Solid foods are getting more and more fun for me, and I love being able to feed myself. Deli Turkey, string cheese, and different fruits are some of my favorite things to eat with my meals now, and I still love a lick of ice cream when mommy will let me have one. 😉I've also gotten a little bit better at staying in my crib at night, mommy and daddy got me a sound machine that helps to block out any fun going on outside and it seems to be helping me sleep at night without waking up. exciting firsts/milestones: Although I haven't started walking yet, I've slowly started being able to balance standing up on my own for a few seconds before falling down! I've also started walking along the furniture, and mommy and daddy are thinking that walking on my own has got to be just right around the corner! things I love: My absolute favorite thing in the world right now is playing with my friends and family members. This past month we got to spend a couple of weeks in Utah with family for Tia's wedding and I LOVED all of the time that I got to spend with my cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents! Coming back home was just as fun though because it meant that I got to see H & S, along with all of my awesome dental school baby friends! I also love being outside and putting EVERYTHING in my mouth that I can, and I've recently found a new love of crawling around the house naked, and will constantly try to escape a diaper changing so that I can have the chance to be free. 😜 things I don't enjoy so much: For the longest time last month I didn't really enjoy wearing shoes very much, and until my nan practiced keeping them on with me in Utah I would kick them off every chance I could get! I also have started to really dislike being buckled into a grocery cart while out running errands, and much prefer being able to either sit in the big section of the cart, or crawl all over the front part, making mom constantly worried that I might fall out. mom & dad's biggest parenting lesson so far: This past month I caught my very first stomach bug, and it was not very much fun at all. Anyone that knows my mommy knows that she is a HUGE germaphobe when it comes to anything throw-up related, so dealing with me being sick was REALLY hard on her nerves. Daddy was on the opposite end of the spectrum which was helpful while I was sick, but then ended up coming back to get him about a day later when he got sick too from giving me too many kisses and loves while I was contagious. Like with all challenges though, both mommy and daddy were able to grow a lot from the experience once it was all over. Daddy said that he learned that he's not completely invincible when it comes to baby sicknesses, and Mommy learned that there's only so many times that she can bleach and sanitize the house before it just becomes excessive, and that she really just needs to chill out and know that things like this are quickly passing and that everything in the end will be ok. 😅
Ah the 11 month mark!! I have to admit that it made me a little sad typing this up and realizing that we only have one of these updates left to do! Our baby girl is growing up so fast, and before we know it she'll be our little toddler and no longer a baby! As sad as it makes me to see this baby stage fade away, Kyle and I are absolutely loving every second of watching Emery grow and develop into her own little person. The best is truly always yet to come!
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