Saturday, December 27, 2008

Celebrating the Season

Spending time with Aunt Audrey and Uncle Brian. Emerson can't wait until they give her a cousin!!! :-)

Emerson in her pretty Christmas dress.

Our family after Christmas Eve service.

Emerson has learned how to suck her thumb. It is pretty cute!

Emerson loves her new exercise mat. She is a pro at kicking the ball. We think that she is going to be a soccer player like Uncle Brian.

Posing with Crazy Uncle Tyson and Aunt Courtney. No....Tyson and Travis are not twins just cousins.

Emerson being a HAPPY GIRL!!!

Another new favorite....Miss Bunny.

Ho Ho Ho....Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cookies Galore

Emerson invited some extra special friends over this weekend to help bake some cookies for her favorite NICU nurses. Each person brought a different recipe of their favorite cookie. We had so much fun that we are going to make this an annual tradition.
*We missed Megan and Heather in our group picture.

Hanging out with the girls!!

Don't they look cute in their aprons? I had to get a picture of Jennifer and Christina!

Emerson and I had to pose for a picture with the beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby of Winnie Palmer. We were able to go back into the NICU Pod 6 to visit with some of Emerson's nurses. The nurses were thrilled to receive all the yummy cookies and to see Emerson. It brought back a lot of emotions walking back into her "home" for the first 39 days of her life. Like always, we were greeted with smiles, hugs, and caring people! Our family really appreicates NICU Nurses!!!!
*Ms. Cassandre.......It was great to hear from you! Sorry we missed you tonight. Emerson still LOVES her baths.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Big Sleeper!

Last weekend we went to see Santa at Cypress Grove Park. Emerson wasn't fooled by the fake Santa. She tried to pull his beard off. I'm sure she will get more excited next year!!!

SHE DID IT!!! Last night Emerson slept from 9:30 pm to 7 am! I woke up at 5 am and was so excited that I couldn't fall back asleep. She is growing up so fast. I had to take her picture in her jammies this morning after such an eventful night!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

2nd Cardiologist Appointment

This morning we had a follow up appointment with Dr. Fleishman. Emerson is now weighing in at 10 pounds 6 ounces!! She put on 2 pounds from last appointment. Her saturation levels are still in the 90's and we have not seen any "blue" spells. Dr. Fleishman was impressed with her color and activity level. So, now we wait until next appointment in January. Dr. Fleishman continues to think that we will perform surgery in the Spring. I've talked to many other mom's who have children with Down Syndrome and heart defects. They all are amazed how quickly the children recover after the surgery.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Road Trip

This weekend we packed up the truck and headed to Tallahassee. Grammy had a garage sale before her big move to Orlando. We went up to help with the garage sale and say good-bye to 3417 Foley Drive. Emerson slept the whole way to Tallahassee and most of the way home. We had to stop once on the way back for a feeding.

Emerson and Grammy next to the Sale Pending sign! We can't wait for Grammy to move to Orlando!

Our Family

Being silly with Grammy!

My first trip to a resturant. I slept the whole time!

Watching football with daddy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SMILE for the camera

I finally got the smile on camera! Emerson has been social smiling for the past week. Travis and I are having so much fun watching her smile. She is such a happy baby!

I had to post this picture to show the huge resemblence between Emerson and Travis. I seriously don't think she looks one bit like me. Emerson has her daddy's nose, lips, eyes, and hair line. She is a little mini-daddy!