Monday, October 26, 2009

she's a fighting Mangino.

If Emmy and Coach Mangino (ku football) were to enter a "fattest cheeks" contest, who would win? Man, this is a tough one to decide. I think he would win just by virtue of size of cheeks. But if we talk proportions, Emmy can hold her own.

Here's my lil punkin at the pumpkin patch. It was such a windy day, but she was a champ. She really loves being outside!
Here's my happy little girl hanging out watching some Baby Einstein! Yes, I have a couch potato. And yes, I might be enabling that habit.

This past weekend we traveled to my parents, then drove to Lawrence for the KU-OU football game. Chris was happy with the outcome, the rest of us ....NOT SO MUCH. The weather was beautiful, the trees were beautiful, and Lawrence is just beautiful. Again, Emmy did GREAT. She slept through about half the game. Wise girl. Who wants to watch their team get beat?
Little (or big) bit turns 3 months old here in a week and a half. I truly can't believe it! I have no idea where time has gone. I can't really remember life before Emmy (except I do know I had more time to do crafts)....but I'm OK with it all. I'd much rather take a little less sleep, less time to myself, more rushing around, etc to have this little girl. Completely worth 18 weeks of progesterone shots, 11 weeks of bedrest, no caffeine or wine, 40 extra pounds and too many doctors appointments to count.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Favorite Song

Just had to share this video.
We have found Emmy's favorite song for the moment- she laughs every time we sing it.
She can't quite reach her knees and toes yet, but we'll get there someday.


video

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Girls Rule....and also drool

Check out this sweet girl, it's Emmy's cousin Halle Louise. And check out that hat she's sporting. Someone super cool must have made that for her, wink wink.Emmy has another new cousin, Elyse that was born today! The only pictures I have are on fbook and can't post on here. Once I get pix, I'm going to share!

I am so glad that Emmy has 2 girl cousins that are so close in age. In the event that we only have boys from here on out, I'll be happy in knowing she has her cousins to.....just be 'girly' with.
I think it's so important to be close to your family. And if you aren't close to your immediate family, I hope you have a family of friends that you can rely upon. I truly can't imagine where or what I'd be without my fam.

My dad: my dad and I are extremely alike. It's ironic how I'm probably the most like him, and I'm the ADOPTED one! (I'm also the only one that went into the oil and gas industry...smart? or not smart? I'll let you decide)

My mom: I have to say that we did butt heads alot during high school and college. But now? I can't go a whole week without talking and emailing. She is such a wonderful Mom and Mimi. She always seems to know what I need without me even asking.

My sister: My sister is 9 years older than me, so without too much explaining- you can imagine that we weren't that close when I was younger. It wasn't until I was in high school that we became closer. We then grew closer when I was in college and even closer when I lived with her the first year out of college. Now that I have entered the world of mommyhood, I felt like our relationship has grown tenfold. Even as an adult, I look up to my sister. She is a great role model and is SO nice. I need to learn how to be that nice.

My oldest brother: I think our temperaments and personalities are very similar. Jim says it is because he instilled all of his knowledge way back when (it used to be his duty to dress me in the mornings since he was the only other one dressed and ready to go). I love that even though there isn't a drop of blood that we share, we understand one another! Isn't our God an amazing God? He provided me with the best family ever!

My older brother: Unlike myself Jay flys by the seat of his pants, is extremely fun loving, and is already balding and 1/3 gray. Sorry brother, had to say it. Even though I would say I'm more similar to Jim- Jay and I LOVE the same TV shows. So I think that indicates a strong similarity as well....anyhow, Jay can always lighten my mood. I love his lightheartedness. Jay and I grew pretty close when I was in college and he lived in Tulsa. I loved coming back to stay with him, I was able to stay with family-but not at home! It was the best of both worlds.

These are only tiny, tiny snippets about my family.
I hope, I really hope and Emmy and our future children (if we are so blessed) will love and appreciate family as much as Chris and I do.

I'm going to say a prayer tonight for each of the people I mentioned plus their families.

I encourage you to say a prayer for your family too and next time you see them- make sure you say "I love you" before you leave.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sittin by the Buck Stove

Ahh, I love the feel of a warm den and a Buck Stove burning the wood away :)
This week has been a good week- Emmy's first full week at "school" and my first full week back to work. It was nice getting back into the swing of things at work, but it's taken a little more effort to get adjusted to HOME. I'm actually surprised I got ANY dinners made this week, but somehow- I did it! We have been blessed with a very happy, well tempered baby- but she's still demanding!

She's so sweet though, and anytime I'm tired, overwhelmed, sad (ya know, hormones are still a little off), angry, etc etc...I just look at her, and then I'm refreshed. I focus my energy towards her once again, and I'm good to go.

She is so perfect now- but I know things will change SOME DAY. I do find myself praying for her, alot. I want her to be responsible, loving, giving, light hearted, honest, true...so many things. I just figured I need to start praying NOW for the teenage years :).

So here's a few pictures of what we've been up to. It's late and I don't feel like rearranging, so they are from most recent to the oldest.

tonight: playing with her new exersaucer. thanks samson friends.
few nights ago: helping with laundry

earlier this week: showin off her punkin hat


last sunday: with coach sutton at the KS sports hall of fame, class of 20o9 induction


last weekend: at my parents



last weekend: emmy and her new cousin Halle






last friday: going out to the DMB concert.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Back to Work

So I have been back to work now for a few days, last Thursday went well. I was definitely ready to return to *something*. I'm not sure I was necessarily ready for work, but it was time to get back into the swing of things and be on a schedule again.

Short post for tonight, but just wanted to let you all know that the transition was very smooth. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Our little girl is growing, we had the 2 month checkup today. She received her immunizations. I did fine...I did. It made me kind of chuckle because I have never seen that color of RED on Emmy's face and I have never heard her go that long on one breath! I was sad that she was in pain though, it was definitely a different cry than her hunger cry.

Emmy came in at 13#11 oz (>97th %) and 22 3/4" (67th %).
We love that she has rolls.

Oh, I have pictures I need to post of this past weekend.....never know when you're going to run into someone famous :)

Emmy 2 Months

One day I will look back at this and think...wow I was so good at keeping up with my children's development.  And then, because of this next sentence, I will remember: THIS POST IS OVER 2 YEARS LATE!  That's right, I am doing some mega back-posting today of Emmy's 2, 3, 4, and 7 month updates.  So here goes nothin...


  • more responsive smiling
  • can bear weight on legs while someone is holding under her arms
  • definitely more cooing
  • plays in bumbo and exersaucer for 10-15 minutes
  • loves to stare at fans and her name above the changing table
  • sleeps from about 9pm to 630am
  • started going to school this month (First Christian Church, downtown Tulsa).  Also attending church nursery
  • bats at objects on the floor gym/activity mat
  • wearing 3 month clothes
  • in size 2 diapers
  • tracking objects well
pictures from sept 2009