Emerson is Nine Months

Monday, October 30, 2017

Emerson was born on Friday the 13th with a full moon in the sky. She also turned nine months on Friday the 13th and I just sit here wondering where all of this time has gone. She is at such a fun stage in her little life and we couldn't love her more. She is moving all over the place and babbling and eating everything in sight. 

Some of her biggest milestones this month were starting to wave hello and goodbye when someone enters or leaves the room, and she is beginning to eat real table food. She's had "table" food for months but not like this month. She feeds herself and can't get food into her mouth fast enough! We also introduced water and a sippy cup this month. So far, she is doing well and drinks most of her water at school. She is pulling up on everything. She loves standing up against the coffee table and warming drawer of the oven (obviously when it's off).
Two of her favorite things: cell phones (only real ones, she could care less about the fake ones) and tv remote controls.

We had her 9 month wellness appointment this past week and she's a little over 17 pounds and 27" tall. She is still tiny for her age (37th for weight, close to 50th for height and 90th for head circumference), but she's doing great on the growth curve. She got her flu shot and it just breaks my heart to see her in pain. She is mainly in 9 month clothes (but still rocking some 6 month), and is still wearing size 2 diapers.

Her school menus crack me up. I keep joking about it but she really does eat better than I do! And, she still doesn't have any teeth so I don't know how this girl eats all of these foods but she loves it.

She went to her first Clemson game this month! The Tigers played Wake Forest and she did so well...a lot better than I expected. So well, that she made it through the first half and the only reason I took her out was because I was hot, and I needed to reapply her sunscreen.  She was a trooper.

We took her to Ehrhardt, where Andrew is a member of a hunt club. We drove around in our Kubota and she absolutely loved riding around.

We took her shoe shopping for her very first pair of shoes, but sadly, we came home empty handed. Apparently her feet are too small and narrow for hard soles, so we'll try again in a few months. But, she loves her Zutano soft soles that she wears to school. 

Here are a few pictures from school. We LOVE all of her teachers and are so thankful for the wonderful experience we've had so far. 

She loves playing at home with all of her toys, and we mostly enjoy snuggling and kissing on her. 

And for those of you wondering. Yes, she is still a thumb sucker. 

We are totally obsessed with you, sweet baby. We love you to the moon and back.