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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

"Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am Emily and my grandma gave me this fluffy pink hat. Okay, I'm ready to take the hat off now."

We have no grand news or updates on Emily. She's making progress with sleeping and generally sleeps about 11 hours at night and wakes up about once per night to eat. The nightly wakings only take about 10 minutes and she's right back down again. This is definitely better than ever. We suspect she just went through (or is going through) a growth spurt since she had a marathon nap yesterday and has been eating more formula than usual. Still not much progress with getting her to eat solids, though if I sing, make funny noises and stand on my head while belting out the National Anthem she'll generally take two or three spoonfuls of baby food before returning to her pile of cheerios.

Emily is happily gumming a plastic hand she got as a stocking stuffer. We got her lots of different teethers at the suggestion of her speech therapist so she could get more comfortable with putting things in her mouth again. She's still not crawling, though she's starting to sort of scooch over on her butt (only if she's REALLY motivated) and she can roll like a champ. She's quite capable of rolling around as a means to get from point A to point B, but she doesn't do this unless I get down on the floor with her. Her favorite thing to do is to hold onto furniture and stand. I wouldn't be surprised if she skips the crawling thing completely and begins creeping around furniture first.


Blogger Darcy said...

Rachel has the exact same pink fluffy hat from her Gramma!! It's from the Disneyland Resort, right???

Happy to hear Emily is doing so well!!


1/04/2005 08:03:00 PM  

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