11 Months

Dear Emery Jack,

Look, I’m actually on time and given the past couple of days we’ve had this is a MIRACLE! You’ve been really working on getting some teeth and this has caused some sleeping “issues”. Needless to say, you haven’t been sleeping through the night. Whoever coined the phrase, “Sleeping like a baby” to mean that you slept very peaceful should be shot. 🙂
I cannot even begin to tell you all of the accomplishments that you’ve made this past month. We have seen you grow so much and we are so very proud of you.
You’ve learned to clap. You’re sweet little chubby hands are so cute, you were sitting on the floor watching Sesame Street and something made you excited and you just started clapping. Yes, you missed a few times and almost fell over in the process, but you are a seasoned pro at this now!
You also had your first SLEEP ALL NIGHT! I was SO excited! Of course I didn’t sleep all night, I kept waking up at your normal hours wondering what you were doing in there… You slept from 10 that night to 9 a.m the following morning. I should have known it was too good to last because that was your first and only time you’ve slept through the night.
Another HUGE deal was walking this month! You started by taking small steps away from the couch and then falling down, then it turned into walking from couch to couch, then you started walking to people, then just the other night you were playing in your room and your dad and I were in the living room all of a sudden HERE YOU CAME! You walked out of the bedroom and into the living room like it was no big deal! Occasionally you’ll stop walking so that you can clap for yourself, it’s sort of like the chewing gum and walking…. Sometimes we can’t do both. 🙂
You had your first trip to the zoo this month with Daddy and I, you also had your first ride in the wagon. You looked like such a big boy, you LOVED the wagon! You also loved watching daddy feed the goats at the petting zoo, it was pretty silly.
Books have always fascinated you, but lately you’ve really been interested in them. You’ll sit in your room and look at all of your books, just piles and piles of books around you. A couple of nights ago you picked up a book, brought it to your dad, and sat on his lap so he could read it to you. You did the same to me last night.
This morning you crawled into my lap and just sat with me. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I make sure to be in the moment. I love the way your hair smells, the little dimples in your hands, the way your lips purse together when you’re studying something. I am the luckiest momma in the world!
I love you Emery Jack, to the Mooooooon and back!
(Pictures of your picnic to the park with mom and dad)

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