This girl is getting so big I can hardly stand it! Emery's had a few big things happen within the past couple of weeks. We said 'goodbye' to her pacifiers on September 7th (labor day) and haven't looked back! She's done awesome without them!! Out of all the kids, she's loved them the most, slept with numerous ones, and always knew where they were. We put her to bed on labor day, she cried for a few minutes, rolled all around and eventually went to bed. Since then, she has cried a few times I've put her to bed, but wow….she's done so great. Emery is now attached to her 'niney' and has to have it to sleep!
This big girl also took her first steps on Labor Day. This child definitely has a mind of her own and is doing things in her own time. She continues to get better each day….she will walk to us, but doesn't take more than a few steps….I think she's been up to 6 steps at one time! She has learned to crawl up on the ottoman and does so often.
We continue to put her in the nursery at church and she is really doing so well in there. Although she prefers to be with me when I'm around, she is getting better at not having so much stranger anxiety. Even my friend said yesterday, "wow….she just seems so much happier" and she's so right. She will even occasionally let me leave to room and go do something without following me. She currently has a stomach bug or is getting teeth….so she's been a little off today.
Emery still loves Connor. The picture below is her waking him up from a nap. She gets so excited when she sees him and loves to crawl all over him. She gives him about 100 hugs when she see him after nap. This past week she's also really shown an interest in Elli. While Scott was away this week, Elli was such a big helper and played so well with her. I think Emery loved it because Elli can now get her to laugh!
Emery is really trying to talk to us these days! She signs 3 words, barks like a dog, and grunts and points ALL.THE.TIME. She can also say "mama," "dada," and "ball." We still think she says bella, but it sounds more like "buh buh."
Emery's the sweetest and we're so thankful for her!