19 months

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When Emmett was a tiny baby, these photos were easy to take. I could just lie him on or near the tiles and snap away. As he became mobile, I could usually get a few good shots by giving him some toys to play with. Once he started walking, I had to prop up the tiles vertically, place him near them, and hope for a decent shot as he ran around the room and occasionally crossed into the frame. I also tried to strategically place toys or other objects of interest so that he would stay in the vicinity of the tiles long enough for a picture. Last month I decided it was getting too difficult, and nearly didn’t take this month’s photo. But at the last minute (and more than a few days late), I figured I should make an attempt. I leaned the tiles against the fireplace surround, and the first thing that happened was Emmett knocked them down. On purpose. I asked him not to do that, put them back up and - never thought of this before - said “Emmett, go stand in front of the fireplace.” Man, that kid stood right in front of the tiles and started hamming it up for the camera. At first he kept standing right in the middle so you couldn’t see the number, but after a couple of tries I got him to stand off to the side to get the photo above. He even says “cheese.”

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I will have some Christmas/winter photos to share soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy a couple of silly ones. 

After his bath, he likes to try on my shower cap.

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I don’t even know what’s going on here, but he looks pretty sassy with that watering can and matching lunch tote.

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Kelly

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11 months

My little boy is getting so big! He can’t walk yet, but his balance is improving. He crawls very fast and keeps us chasing him all over the house. Emmett’s first birthday is just a few weeks away!

Kelly

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10 months!

Yes, life is exciting and wonderful with this 10 month old boy. He is having so much exploring his world.

Here are his 9 and 10 month photos:

And here are some other recent activities. This kid loves to crawl into dog crates. Is this normal?

Trying on Auntie Coco’s hat:

Sumo baby! I use a Snappi (meant to hold traditional cloth diapers in place without safety pins) to keep a towel on Emmett for “naked time” while containing any potential mess. He looks like a sumo wrestler.

An orange makes a pretty good toy.

I have zillions of pictures, and I will post more later. Have a great week!

-Kelly

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I’ve seen you laugh at nothing at all
I’ve seen you sadly weeping
The sweetest thing I ever saw
Was you asleep and dreaming

Well you may not be beautiful
But it’s not for me to judge
I don’t know if you’re beautiful
Because I love you too much
-Magnetic Fields, “Asleep and Dreaming,” 69 Love Songs

…except I’m pretty sure Emmett is beautiful.
-Kelly

I’ve seen you laugh at nothing at all

I’ve seen you sadly weeping

The sweetest thing I ever saw

Was you asleep and dreaming

Well you may not be beautiful

But it’s not for me to judge

I don’t know if you’re beautiful

Because I love you too much

-Magnetic Fields, “Asleep and Dreaming,” 69 Love Songs

…except I’m pretty sure Emmett is beautiful.

-Kelly

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6 months!

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Emmett is eating food, mastering an army crawl, and gaining other motor skills day by day.  He is very interested in small details and faces, and he often uses his pointer finger to touch a specific part of an object or drawing.  His pinchers are getting pretty good too.  He can almost sit unassisted, but falls over after a few seconds.

I have continued to take his monthly photos.  He is so big and mature compared to the first four months!

5 months:

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6 months:

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At his 6-month checkup, Emmett weighed 18 lbs, 4 oz (65 %ile) and was 28.5 inches long (98 %ile!)  He wears 9-12 month size clothing already and he is just about to grow out of his infant car seat.  We can’t believe how fast he’s growing and changing.  It seems like every day he makes a new sound or executes a new movement that he has never done before.  

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And such a happy boy!

-Kelly

Emmett’s latest adventures

Petting the dog for the first time of his own accord:

Flying:

Seeing the world from new perspectives:

Grabbing his feet:

Looking out the window:

Tummy time fun time:

Knows something is up with cameras and looks right at them:

I’m amazed that starting at just a couple months of age, he really does pay attention to books when you read to him.  Here is one of our favorite bedtime books:

I found this picture from a fundraiser dinner at our P-patch community garden August 1 (Emmett was 2 months and a week old), and I can’t believe how different he was then:

For one thing, I don’t know if he’d fall asleep in our arms during dinner like that now.  And of course he is so much bigger now.  It’s a cliche, but it’s true: it goes by fast!

-Kelly

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Emmett pics of the week

Losing his hair in front and on the sides. It will grow back, but for now it looks a bit funny. He’s still my handsome boy though.

-Kelly

Collection of Emmett pics

Emmett pics of the week

I just love this little nightgown outfit.  He’s somehow even more cute and snuggly in it than usual.  Ready for bed.

Trying out a paci for the first time.

Strong little neck!

Past pics are here.

-Kelly

Emmett pics of the week

Snoozing with Sonny

On a walk in the park with mom

After bath time, with his brand new belly button

-Kelly

Emmett pics of the week

This week’s installment of Emmett pics.

He loves his black and white picture book.  He looks at it for much longer than he looks at anything else, including my face.  His attention span is improving in general though, and he will look at faces for longer than he did even a few days ago.

Matt likes to (carefully) lay Emmett on the dogs.  How cute is he in a bed of Max fur?  I love his expression in this one.

I’ll be back with some regular content (our projects) soon, but baby care and visitors have been consuming so much of my time that it’s hard to get it done.

-Kelly