Tuesday, April 7, 2015

45 Weeks Young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone's cold just does not want to go away!  Emily got lots of quality time with her nebulizer this week.... I hope this thing scrams soon, especially since spring has finally arrived!

Since we've had lots of empty tissue boxes hanging around, I decided to make use of one of them!  I stuck a bunch of Emily's little blocks and smaller toys inside one, and she got a real big kick out of it!

Emily had her first dentist visit, and came home with a goody bag!

According to the dentist, infants should start brushing their teeth twice a day as soon as they get their first tooth.  Contrary to prior thoughts on the subject, toothpaste can in fact be used with infants even before they can spit it out, but you should only use a tiny bit equivalent to the size of a grain of rice.  I think we're going to stick to water for now, since Emily still isn't even a year old yet and a grain of rice seems a bit difficult to squeeze out from a tube!  She thinks brushing her teeth is hysterical.  She also thinks it's soooooo funny when we are brushing our teeth!  Who knew dental hygiene was so comical?!

To celebrate her first dentist visit, we went out for brunch!

Emily might have purposely waved for the first time!  She frequently does the waving motion, but it's usually at random times throughout the day, and not addressed at anybody in particular.  She was holding her hand up again like she was saying “hey”, but then flexed and bent her knuckles like a wave motion.  Sooooo fun!

Emily is now pretty much a standing machine, and she takes numerous steps every day.  It's only a matter of time before she's actually stepping-to-get-from-here-to-there, also known as walking!!!


She is fascinated this week with sticking her tongue out between her lips, like so:

And has the cutest new little face, where she crinkles her nose a bit and breathes fast through it while smirking.  Such a cutie patootie!

Her favorite pastimes this week included "reading" and "gardening"!


And the most exciting thing happened on Thursday, Emily's 45 week birthday..... Emily's first flight!! We flew down to Virginia to visit my grandmother and other relatives for Easter.  Despite a 2+ hour delay, and severe lack of naps, Emily was a champ!  She was so excited on the plane, and didn’t cry at all (except when Shep accidentally poked her in the eye, but that was over quickly)!  She did soooooo much better than I expected -- brave little girl!

We were even able to get a smile out of her for a family selfie when we landed!

In other "firsts", Emily met a dog up close for the first time, once we arrived at our destination!  She was a bit scared, but also intrigued.  Before the weekend was over, Emily was chasing Jessie around.  That's my girl!  ;)

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