Oh, So Cute!

It’s hard to know what to write. Emmie is such a good baby that it’s hard to complain. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I’m a great mom (as witnessed this morning when I was flying down the street because I had forgotten to give the daycare the bottle nipples) but I do pretty well. Mostly, I want to write about how cute she is and all the funny things she does. I don’t have pictures of these things but I’m going to try to tell you about them anyway. These are all things that other babies probably do, too, but they’re still cute!

  • When she was younger, and sometimes even now, she would get so excited about eating that she would bang her face on the breast.

  • When I make munching noises, she opens her mouth wide like she’s going to swallow me. Sometimes she does this to other people, too.
  • She will get herself all worked up for food that she won’t notice it’s already in her mouth.
  • She sleeps with both hands behind or above her head and her legs splayed out.
  • Sometimes she will whimper and cry softly in her sleep. Olinga says she’s having bad dreams about the birth.
  • She loves to stand. All the time. Since she can’t do it by herself, it can be a little wearing on the arms.
  • She has ridiculously sensitive skin. I have started rubbing her down with vaseline every night and morning in addition to her diaper cream and cortisone for her neck and other creases. She is so shiny and greasy afterwards that it’s hard to get her dressed.
  • She LOVES to get her diaper changed. It’s her favorite. She smiles and laughs and moves her legs around until it’s impossible to get the diaper and cream on her.

For pictures, you can check out this site my mom set up: http://inghamabbottfamily.shutterfly.com/
I haven’t updated it recently but it has pictures from our trip to Portland, OR in September. I can’t imbed the pictures from Shutterfly here so I may be referring to the site if I continue posting.

Should I write up the story of her birth? I like to read those but I don’t know if everyone does. Also, it might be a little icky.

2 Responses to “Oh, So Cute!

  • Oma
    October 21st, 2010 08:58

    Wonderful to read of Emmie’s progress. Can hardly wait to see her(and you and Olinga).

  • Elissa
    November 11th, 2010 07:59

    Wow sweetie, you’re getting a lot of spam in you’re comments.

    Saw this in my feed yesterday, glad you’re doing so well. She is adorable! Any chance you guys will be around Mpls around xmas?

    This morning I was checking on something and realized it might help you, I know you’ve a lot of allergies and with Emmie having sensitive skin you might want to take a look at the skin deep cosmetics database http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/
    it has a lot of baby care products in there.