14-Months Old Today

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Emma is 14-months old today!! She has been home just over two months. Here is the 14-month Emma Claire update--

·         She can pull herself up to standing and cruise the furniture. She thinks this is the greatest skill and she loves to show it off. At night, when she wakes, even if it is 3:40 a.m., she will POP up to standing and giggle. It’s just unfortunate that no one else finds it delightful at that time of the morning.


·         She has started the monster walk while holding fingers. She is a little unsure about this still.

·         Her hair is growing. Still not long enough to put a bow in, but its growing.

·         Her feet have grown to “normal” size for her age. They are still small, but at 12 months old, her feet were tiny. About 3 month size tiny. The pediatrician told me we would “watch” them, but the small size shouldn’t delay her walking. But now, they have grown and she can wear socks now without them falling off!!
She can finally wear these darling leather and wool lined slippers brought back for her from by Bryan and Sue from New Zealand.
·         Emma Claire is not a sleeper. She is a cat-napper. She will steal naps in the car when we are picking up/dropping off older sister and brother at their activities. She won’t take a nap in her crib for anything and putting her down at night can be hard work.

·         She likes to play “peek-a-boo” and dancing is a new favorite activity.

·         She still LOVES to be held. Forget any brand of baby carrier. She isn’t having it and she will tolerate the stroller for just so long.  

·         She still prefers her meals in the liquid form. She takes 3-4 bottles a day. I am not rushing removing the bottles as she only started eating solid foods when we got her. Lately, she wants to feed herself the solids, so I have had to think of foods that she can eat easily and feed herself easily considering she hasn’t fully developed her pincer grasp. So far—pasta, banana (which is the one food that can be hit or miss with her), some soft cheeses, blueberries (which she doesn’t care for), cut up pancakes and waffles and peas. Mealtimes are a battle between Oliver and Chloe as to who will sit next to Emma Claire. The dogs have learned that hanging out underneath the highchair is easy pickings.



·         The kids and I finally decided on Emma Claire’s Halloween costume. There was much debate. Chloe wanted her to be a minion from “Despicable Me” and Oliver and I thought a caterpillar would have been cute. We then thought she should be a white tiger/Siberian Tiger in honor of Harbin, China, but the white tiger costume is on back order! After seeing the story of the panda twins on the news, the kids and I decided she should be a Panda. She’s going to be a cute panda.



1 comment

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that she is adjusting and making strides. I had no doubt that she would thrive once she got home, but I sure miss my EC. I can't wait until Christmas when I can kiss those fat little cheeks!

- Aunt D