3 Months

Miss Emma Margaret is three months old!

She is truly our little cuddle bunny. She loves all things warm and cozy. She loves to be held, patted, rocked, rubbed, snuggled and nuzzled...and we have gladly given her what she wants! Only problem is, it's getting harder and harder to put her to bed as she needs to be held until she falls asleep. We've got to fix this issue ASAP.

Emma weighs just over 11 pounds and is 24 inches long. We call her our little peanut. She's long and lean, just like the rest of her family.

Look at those long legs!
She has started grabbing at toys and pulling things to her mouth. She loves to chew on cloth (her clothes, blankets, burp clothes, bibs, etc.). She drools ALL the time and chews on her tongue and fist a lot. I wouldn't be surprised if a tooth pops out by the time she is 6 months old. Lea only had two teeth by her first birthday!

She sleeps very well at night...from about 9pm to anywhere between 3:30 and 5:30am. Then she usually goes back to sleep until around 7am. I am praying, as she gets older and stops waking to nurse at night, that her sleep schedule matches Lea's! (Lea sleeps from about 8pm to 7am)

We just got back from a family beach vacation last week. We had a rough start but it quickly got better and everyone had a great time. The day before we were to leave, Lea got a nasty cold. So we postponed leaving a couple days. Then, the night after we arrived, Emma started getting cold symptoms. She didn't sleep at all that night and actually vomited (a tiny amount) a couple times. We felt very lost, not having ANY experience with a vomiting child (Lea has never thrown up before!). Early the next morning, we took Emma to a local pediatrician. They said she was likely throwing up because of mucus drainage from her nasal passages. She also had the beginnings of a double ear infection. So, after a breathing treatment (that was NOT fun), some Tylenol for her fever and a Rx for amoxicillin, we headed back to the beach house. The next day, both girls felt much, much better and we enjoyed playing on the beach. We only had one rainy morning the entire week. We spent that day at the aquarium.

Playing in the kiddie pool with her new Spider Man "surf board" (kick-board).

Lea and her cousin Kristin.

Emma's first time on the beach!

Making apple pies with her cousins and Gaga.

Fishing with Papa.

Lea's catch-of-the-day!

Emma and Lea with their cousins, Kristin, Ross & Lilly.
Lea is almost three years old (wow!) and she is finishing up an 8 month run of gymnastics. She has done so well and has really enjoyed the class, as well as her teacher, Ms. Jody. But, at the end of this month, she will start dance classes! She is really excited and I can't wait to see her in tiny ballet shoes. :) Our big girl will also start pre-school in September. I can't believe it! She will go Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 1:30. I know she will totally LOVE it... but it's a little bitter-sweet for me (for obvious reasons).

Lea is getting really good at coloring and drawing, too. Recently, she likes to draw herself and our family. Here's a side-walk-chalk drawing she did at the beach...

It's a self portrait, in case you can't tell!
Complete with green eyes, a pink mouth and even green ears (which might be earrings).


  1. Cute pictures! Love the one of the cousins. Looks like a fun trip (minus the hospital trip!) We need to get together again when we get back from MT.

  2. OMG! Lea is getting so big. We miss you guys and Ryan still talks about Lea. I can't believe she's drawing pics like that already. Ryan can draw a circle (kind of) but that's about it. The difference between girls and boys... Little Emma is a cutie! Can't wait to meet her.


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