Happy Halloween from a Ferocious Blue Monster

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 31, 2009 4:20:33 AM

That's right - ferocious.� Or maybe just adorable.� Either way, Emmett's costume is awesome.� Too bad he's a little young for trick-or-treating and we have no place to show it off.� I'm actually thinking of taking him to the supermarket today for some grocery shopping, because at least some people will be able to see him costumed in person.� That is, if he can tolerate being in it for more than 5 minutes (the current record).

[caption id="attachment_1064" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Ferocious Blue Monster"]Ferocious Blue Monster[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption=""Too Cute to Scare" shirt from Aunt Sara & Uncle Shawn"]"Too Cute to Scare"[/caption]


For mischeif night last night, I carved a pumpkin, toasted the seeds (which are DELICIOUS) and James built our first fire in the apartment's fireplace.� Needless to say it was a nice little fall evening.� I'm also pretty darn proud of how well my jackolantern came out.� It's an owl!

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Owl Jackolantern"]Owl Jackolantern[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1047" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="James and Emmett cozying up by the fire."]Fireplace[/caption]

In past news, Emmett had his 9-month checkup the other week.� He was a super champ through the bloodwork.� He didn't even make a peep -� it was incredible - though he wailed when they gave him his shots.� He's now a whopping 20 lbs. 4 oz. (46th percentile) and 30.5 inches "tall" (97th percentile).� Again, one of the tallest kids in his class!

We� had a couple of fun visits this past week.� My best friend Niki stayed with us last weekend, and we had a visit from my good friend, Lauren, from high school last Wednesday.� More aunts for Emmett!

[caption id="attachment_1051" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Crazy Aunt Niki - "We're drying our hair!""]Crazy Aunt Niki[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1052" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="Aunt L"]Aunt L[/caption]

I'm also convinced that Emmett is extremely close to saying "mamma."� In fact, it sounds like he's already saying it (although he might not exactly know what he's saying)!� Check out this video for evidence.� What do you think?

Age Timer: 9 months, 2 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, holidays, video, Halloween, monster, checkup, costume, visits

Emmett Discovers His Feet

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

May 22, 2009 5:07:52 AM

Em has been totally into his feet lately.� It's pretty darn cute.� He just can't get enough!

[caption id="attachment_819" align="aligncenter" width="656" caption=""Get those feet!""]"Get those feet!"[/caption]

By the way, I forgot to update you on Emmett's 4-month checkup!� He got more shots, which he was not a fan of, and Dr. Reilly gave us the green light to start experimenting with solids (more on that to come).� He's healthy and happy as a clam, and apparently not so little anymore -- 16.1 lbs. and 27.5 inches long!� That puts Em in the 75th percentile for weight and the 99th percentile for height.� Can you believe it?� Emmett is the tallest kid in his class!� He'll definitely be in the back row during class pictures, just like his mom was.

Age Timer: 18 weeks

Topics: checkup, foot, feet, doctor visit, Miscellaneous

Emmett Braves His First Shots

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 6, 2009 1:20:08 PM

What a terrible blogger I am - more interested in manbaby videos than updating you with actual news about Emmett.� Whatever - you have to admit, that manbabies video was pretty hilarious.

So Em had his two month checkup almost two weeks ago.� Everything checked out fine.� He's in the 75th percentile for both his height and weight (13 lbs. 14 oz. and 24.5 inches!), his noggin is I guess average for a baby (his head measured in the 50th percentile), and he's hit all of those little milestones he should be hitting - beginning to have more control of the muscles in his neck and holding up his head, smiling and cooing regularly, etc.� Actually, he's quite the little talker.� James and I are thinking he'll be spitting out his first real word any day now.� I kid, I kid. :)

The absolute worst part of the visit was the shots.� The poor guy got three separate shots on both of his thighs.� My friend, Justina had prepared me for it to be difficult to watch.� Her son, CJ is exactly one month older than Emmett, so they experience all the milestones first and let me know what to expect, which is nice.� Still, considering I'm not really a huge softie, I figured I'd be fine.� Boy was I wrong - it was tough to watch the little guy go from being completely content to tomato-red and screaming in pain.� I mean, I'm used to seeing him cry, but this was the first time I was seeing him cry out of sheer, deliberate pain.� It was nice to have James there, too - I teared up little bit.

Dr. Prasad also showed us a fun little trick he calls the superman reflex. When you run your finger down one side of his bare back, his butt is supposed to swing to the opposite side.� This wasn't his best performance, but check it out!


Age Timer: 11 weeks, 3 days

Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, video, Firsts, checkup, shots, vaccinations, doctor

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