Saturday, June 23, 2012

1 month old

Emaline is 1 month old today.  I can't believe it's already been a's been a blur. 

She is really starting to develp her own personality.  I would call her "spirited" because she knows what she wants (and doesn't) and complains until it changes or takes matters into her own hands.  For instance, Dada was laying down on the couch with Emaline on his chest.  She started to squirm and fuss because she was tired of being on her belly.  After a couple of minutes, she decided just to roll over...and she did!  Thank God Dada was awake!  Another time we were getting ready to leave, and I put a new toy in her car seat.  It was a pretty obnoxious toy, but she seemed to like looking at it.  She didn't.  She started to fuss and swat at it.  She immediately stopped fussing when I took the new toy out.

She's really strong. She has already rolled over once and gets really close to doing it again.  If put on her stomach, she will scoot small distances, and she holds her head up to look around for minutes at a time. 

And, she's spoiled.  Really.  I know "they" say newborns cannot be spoiled, but "they" have not met Emaline.  I joke that if you want Emaline to wake up, just put her down in her crib.  Because of this, she has had a little bit of trouble sleeping. I blame her Dada.  When we first brought her home, I would put her down in her crib to sleep.  I would come back from whatever I was doing and go in to check on her.  More than once, Dada smuggled her out of her crib to sleep on his chest. She's picked up after so much as a whimper, most times.  Between the hours of 8PM and 3AM, she can be pretty high maintanence, crying for no apparent reason.  Some nights, I have to sleep with her on my chest to get her to sleep.  Or, I have to put her in her fancy new swing (Mommaroo) to sleep, but only after she's been rocked to sleep!  I think she's finally starting to get her days and nights together because now she's up for extended periods during the day.  Her favorite nap spot is...on me wrapped in her sling.  I am flattered...and exhausted. 

She is a sweet little girl.  She's smiles a lot, especially in the morning, which washes away all bad memories and hard feelings from the night before and makes it all worth it.

She is pretty...but I'm biased.  I have had so much fun dressing her, and it's only going to get worse!  She looks so beautiful in this light pink.  I hope she continues to humor me. 

Happy 1 month birthday sweet Emaline.

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