Emmie Lane turned 1 yesterday! I cannot believe that this time last year I was snuggling a new born baby. I also cannot believe that Shannon and I were preparing to lead our baby into surgery. I'm still having a hard time grasping the magnitude of what happened with her and how far we have come since that surgery. I think back to Ephesians 3:20 and how this verse speaks to me so clearly:
"He is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine". Amen for that! I feel so blessed and humbled...this verse got me through a lot during that time.
We are planning to celebrate Em's first year of life on Saturday with lots of friends and family. I can not wait! I have been party planning for literally 2 months and I want everything to be just perfect for her. I know that she doesn't know and she won't remember, but I will and I want her to be able to look back and see how loved she is! She is into everything and is developing quite the personality. Here's what she's up to:
-says "uh-oh", "yes" and "this"
-dancing like a fool
-wears size 12-18 months and size 4 diapers
-eating 3 meals a day plus snacks and still taking 3 bottles (we will be working on the transitition to whole milk in sippys next week...say a prayer!)
-puts her hand to her ear to "answer the phone" when we say hello
-her favorite food is blueberries..she will eat all of them off her plate first
-still only has 2 little teeth
-just got back from her first real vacation at the beach for a whole week
Emmie, we love you so very much! You are such a blessing to our lives. I can't wait for you to grow up so I can tell you all about what happened when you first came into our lives. You are our little miracle!
Well, it's official! We have a "toddler" in the Rushing household! Emmie took her first steps on Saturday and I kinda just went right past it because I couldn't believe my eyes. Sure enough, I stood her up and she just walked to me like she's been doing it since birth. We are so excited and she is very proud of herself!
I'm a 25 year old new mommy to our daughter, Emmie Lane, wife to a wonderful husband, and a Registered Dietitian who enjoys decorating, food and cooking, and spending time with my family and little girl who is growing way too fast.