Saturday, March 10, 2012

happy 5 months from atlanta‏

Wow, it's the 10th today! I totally nearly missed that you Emma are FIVE MONTHS OLD today! We are on vacation in Atlanta visiting grandma, time is just flying by sweetie pie.

I was looking at your newborn pictures yesterday as I'm putting together an order for this BLOG and your scrapbook, and I can't believe how different you look already. Your face in general looks like a little kid with distinguishing features. Your hair, well you still have baby hair and you’re so tall now! Emma you grow every month, and we love seeing the changes in you. Five months doesn't seem like an eternity for most, for daddy and I it is – Emma already seems so old!

I adore how much joy you find in everything. There's nothing quite like playing with a 4/5 month old where everything is so exciting and fun. Now that your using her hands more, can see things better, and can understand things, you’re just delighted at such simple things. It's fun to re-explore the world through your eyes.
Love Mommy

Emma and Grandma

Emma, grandma and cousin Wesley

Sunday, March 4, 2012

emma is baptized

"My Baby Gets Baptized!"
Let me start off by saying that I have never felt more proud than when I was standing in front of my friends & family in our Lord's house having Holy Water poured over your head as the priest formally welcomed you Emma into God's family.

We woke up that morning and I felt such a flutter in my chest.  It felt like Christmastime when I was a little kid.  I had looked forward to your Baptismal day from the day I found out I was pregnant.  I used to love looking at my baby pictures of me & my sibling’s on my Christening day.  The beautiful white gown & my brother's and sister`s all dressed up, so pure and beautiful.  I couldn't wait to have that for you Emma bear.

The ceremony was beautiful! Emma you did amazingly well; barely fussing at all!  The priest blessed you, anointed your forehead with Holy Oil and sprinkled Holy Water over your head.  

Daddy`s brother Peter, {Your Godfather} and my sister Paula {Godmother} were so proud as well!  It warmed my heart to see it visible in their eyes.

Your brothers are so proud of you, and all of your family was there to watch this very special day.  We love you Emma bear.

Daddy and I couldn't have been more proud and thankful to have so many of our family & friends take part in this special day for you.  Emma you are truly loved very much!

My little girl is officially a Catholic!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


At birth: 7lbs 12 oz
3 Weeks: 9lbs 10oz
6 weeks: 11lbs 8oz
2 months: 12lbs 14oz
3 months: 14lbs 4oz
4 months: 16lbs 3oz