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Letter to Emily – January

Dear Emily,

This month has been filled with changes and growth for you.  It seems that almost every day you are doing something new, different or better than you were the day before.

Emily eye

You’re feeding has gone through the roof for the past couple of weeks – one hell of a growth spurt – and you have put on loads of weight.  A visit to the doctor earlier this week had you weighing in at 7kg – that’s over a kilo gained in the last month and it looks like you will easily hit the 50th percentile at your six month check up.  This makes us happy as you were 75th percentile when born, then dropped back to 25th percentile with your feeding issues, it’s so lovely to see you catching back up again.

Lots of firsts this month – you rolled for the first time last weekend!  Back to front and then to prove it wasn’t a fluke you did it again.  That was over the left hip, then just to show off you rolled over the other side too.  You’ve continued to roll a couple of times a day since, but luckily for us not while you’re asleep.

Emily mat

You have also started chuckling.  While you would very occasionally laugh before when I blew raspberries on your belly, I can now tickle you or just laugh and you laugh back with me which is absolutely delightful.  You also kick your legs when excited or happy and are doing this a lot!  This is especially fun when you’re having a bath – you love the splashing noises.  The leg kicking and rolling have also made you semi-mobile and while you love your play mat, you don’t last long in the same position or even on it any more.

Your ability to grab things has also improved out of sight.  You can reach for and grab anything you put your mind to now.  On the down side, this means I have come in for a lot of hair pulling!  You love exploring faces too and if Daddy or I lay down beside you, you will spend ages reaching out and grabbing our nose, lips… whatever you can get a handle on.

Emily and Daddy

While you still spend most of your time with me since I’m home during the week, you are getting to spend more time interacting with Daddy in the evenings and weekends now as you are more playful when awake.  It’s awesome seeing the bond between the two of you getting stronger and I’m sure it will continue as you get older.

It’s been such a big month for you and I can only imagine what you will get up to in the next month.

Love you lots and lots and lots. xoxo

Emily hands

This letter is part of a “Letters to our sons and daughters” blog circle that I am a part of with a wonderful group of photographer mums.  Check out the next blog in the circle by Nicole Herda.

5 thoughts on “Letter to Emily – January

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  2. Jenn

    26 Jan on 2013 at 7:55 am

    I love your letter Kim because it made the memories come flooding back for me. Enjoy all those firsts!! They only seems to come faster and faster as the days go by.

  3. melanie

    26 Jan on 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Beautiful!! I love the macros!

  4. Tara Shaia

    26 Jan on 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Great letter! Love the photos, too!!

  5. Nicole Herda

    27 Jan on 2013 at 6:38 am

    This is so sweet…and I really love that first picture. Wonderful :)