Our darling little Emery Kate is now a year old! Wow.. I can't believe it. It gone by so fast, and we have learned so much. I'm looking forward to this next year as we will start to have a little more freedom with nursing coming to an end and will eventually drop down to one nap. It has been hard, but rewarding, to have my whole last year to be all about someone else's well being. (Not that I haven't been concerned for Jason's well being the past 4.5 years, but it's very different!) I can't just go do what I want when I want as Emery needs her naps, or to worry about where I'll nurse her if we are out and about as Emery won't take a bottle. I will say, I'm glad I did't get to depend on the bottle, as I do believe nursing is best.... but let me tell ya.... a few times with a bottle would have been nice!
Emery's little personality has been coming out more and more each month. She is truly a sweet little girl, and a bit goofy! What can you expect when the person she adores is her daddy who is the king of goofy? :) When she is excited or hears a fun noise she will look at you with big eyes and her jaw dropped, has please down to a T and uses it about a million times a day to communicate what she wants, has two teeth and two about to poke through, is 20 lbs and 30 in tall, has the cutest belly laugh, can take steps when holding on to something or someone, loves to read and be read to, gives love (hugs) to her stuffed animals and then throws them, seems to be a bit scared or unsure of our Christmas tree, will only let mommy have kisses on her lips otherwise she just gives you her forehead to kiss, hates her nose being wiped, loves her crib and will just lay in there quietly for at least 30 min after she wakes up if I need her to, could watch videos of herself all day long, the only animal sound she does is a lion, is pretty opinionated about what she eats, waves goodbye all the time, isn't a fan of long car rides, has a funny little dance when she hears certain music, and has everyone in her family wrapped around her little finger!
There is so much more to say about her, but I'll end it there for now.
Here are a few pics from her party, her 12 month pic, and The 12 Months of Emery!