Friday, February 17, 2017

Emma is One!

Emma baby, how are you already one? You are busy, curious, and such a happy baby, yet if anyone offends you, cue the drama and tears. But, oh, if anyone messes with your big sister, you will mess them up as much as your tiny little body allows. You fit into our family seamlessly, like all we were ever missing was you. Thank you, Emma, for making Olivia a big sister, as she loves you more than anything else in the world. Thank you, Emma, for teaching me how quickly our hearts can expand, and how quickly I can love another child as much as I love your sister. You are the greatest gift our little family of three had ever been given. And today we celebrate you! Happy first birthday sweet thing!!

She can walk up to 4 steps before getting nervous and sitting down. Since she took her first steps a month ago, I think she's taking this slowly. 

She has such a fun personality. She plays by herself very well - but loves to part of the action and play with the big kids. She gets how to play kitchen, or blocks, or babies, mimicking what Olivia does. 

She wont let us rock her before bed. She just fights the second we go into her room (because she doesn't want to go to bed!) and won't cuddle. Because of this, I never want her to give up the bottle. Its the only time I can sit and hold her. Dan and I fight over who gets to give her her bottle because we know her days are numbered.

She's 27.5 inches tall (4%) and 17 3/4 pounds (19%) - so she's a teeny little thing.

She is a climber. Constantly climbing the furniture, the stairs, her toys. We have to make sure everything is nailed down.

Emma is so much fun - a personality much bigger than her tiny size. We can't remember life without her and she is such a wonderful addition to our family. Happy birthday Emma baby! Never get bigger. 


  1. What a precious girl!! Happy Birthday Emma. She is a petite little thing - Fletcher has almost ten pounds on her! Her hair is getting prettier every day. I love that she's so busy and her pouty post shot video the other day was so sweet and dramatic. Isn't it amazing how much personality comes through at this age?!?! Can't wait to hear more about her birthday and see how she keeps up with big sis this year.

  2. She is such a cutie! I can't believe a whole year has passed. It's been so fun seeing her grow into a precious one year old. I'm sure Olivia has so much fun this year. I hope they always stay close and stay the best of friends. Happy Birthday Emma!