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January 6, 2009

Emery’s First Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — by zogonzales @ 5:30 am

Emery’s First Christmas has come and gone.  It was very exciting with tons of family in town.  Dawnelle and her hubby came to visit from Texas, and my brother from Hawaii.  My aunt came from Alaska, and all of her kids from around the country.  It was awesome having a full house for Christmas.  Well, my mom had a full house!

We celebrated Christmas early with Michael’s mother and step-dad.  They packed it all up and moved to the state of Washington on December 13th.  They moved to the coast and were immediately greeted by three straight days of snow.  They love it, and Mike and I can’t wait to visit.

Emery is growing so fast.  He is now 22 pounds and 3 ounces.  He is 31.5 inches tall and has 5 teeth.  He took is first steps on January 2nd.  He also took his first fall and landed in Urgent Care earlier today.  He is okay, but he busted his upper lip open (those new sharp teeth…) I guess I need to get used to it with a boy.

He is also waving, clapping, dancing and climbing all the time.  He loves all kinds of music, and he can now get onto one of our couches all by himself.  It is very scary.  His first New Year’s was uneventful, except that our whole family was sick.  He had not been sick yet, so we have been very lucky.  He caught a cold around Christmas, and started feeling really bad that following Sunday.  By New Year’s, he was better, but Mike and I both felt terrible.  I lost my voice on New Year’s day, and still haven’t found it!!

Anyway, here are some new pics and a video of him taking some of his first steps.  Thanks for visiting.

Emery voted in November

Emery voted in November

Emery's First pair of Christmas pajamas!!

Emery's First pair of Christmas pajamas!!

His Christmas present, and activity table.

His Christmas present, an activity table.

He also got a toy box from his Papa (Michael's dad)

He also got a toy box from his Papa (Michael's dad)

Learning to walk

Learning to walk

What a happy baby, and you can see some teeth

What a happy baby, and you can see some teeth

His first sippy cup

His first sippy cup

Chillin' on the couch

Chillin' on the couch

Climbing on the toy box

Climbing on the toy box

After the accident, the doctor told us to give him popsickles.  So here he is with his first fudgesickle.

After the accident, the doctor told us to give him popsickles. So here he is with his first fudgesickle.

October 29, 2008

September and October 2008

Filed under: 7-8 months — by zogonzales @ 3:10 am

Wow, I am very behind!!

Emery is growing so fast.  He now pulls himself up on everything and crawls around like a maniac.  He also has two teeth, which he received on October 6th and 8th.  They are the bottom front, the right one was first.  We went to the zoo to go trick-or-treating on Sunday night.  He looked so cute, he was a sock monkey!!  He also had a little friend sock monkey to carry around with him.  He is just so happy and wonderful every day!  He is now sleeping from about 7:30 to 7:00, but tonight he fell asleep at 6:30!!  I wonder what time he will wake up….

In September, Emery and I went to my cousin Jamie’s wedding.  It was in New Jersey.  It was the first time I have been on the East Coast.  It was beautiful, and so was the wedding.  It was outside at a vineyard a few family away from Atlantic City.  My cousin was beautiful,a nd it was so nice to see the family again.  What else has happened?   I also went back to school, which is why I am very behind.  Everything is going well, I really do not enjoy calculas or physics.  I am excited to get these two classes out of the way, the rest will be much better classes.

Anyway, here are some new pictures.  Thanks or checking us out again!

October 5, 2008

October 5, 2008

halloween costume

halloween costume

After to zoo!

After to zoo!

halloween costume
October 5, 2008

October 5, 2008

August 25, 2008

August 24th, 2008

Filed under: 5 months — by zogonzales @ 5:35 am

I know it has been so long since I have posted new pictures.  So many things have been happening.  First, I started work, for real this time.  It has been so nice to get back, but I really miss spending my days with Emery.  I am very lucky, I have an amazing job and get to work only 30 hours a week.  My mom has been watching Emery, and tomorrow I start classes.  I work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and a few hours in between.  I have 2 classes on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  We will see how this schedule holds up (or  really, how I hold up!)  But I am so close to finishing that I can taste it.  My degree will eventually be in Physiology and Anatomy with a minor in Chemistry.  I will have 3 semesters after this one, but only part time.  So no more than 3 classes each term.  I think taking it slow will be worth not missing time with Emery.

So, more about Emery…  He is growing so quickly.  He was 16 pounds and 26.5 inches at his 4 month check up in the middle of June.  He was in the 95th percentile in height and 50-75th percentile for weight.  Tall and skinny, I wonder where he got those genes!!?  He has another appointment in 2 weeks, I wonder how much weight he has gained.  He has grown out of all his 6 month clothing, he is just too tall for them.  They don’t snap at the bottom.  Also, his footed pj’s are too little for his feet.  But the bigger clothes are too big around his legs and tummy.  He looks pretty cute in his new big clothes.  He has also started eating a few mushy foods.  He sticks to sweet potatoes and carrots right now.  I wanted to wait until he was older to really introduce solids, but he was ready to expand beyond milk.  So I gave in and let him taste some veggies.  He thinks it is fun, and is sleeping a little longer in the morning.  All of the sudden he started waking up at 5am after he had been sleeping until 7.  I read that might be because he was ready for more than milk, and so far, that has been proved true.  He is sleeping in until 6:30am now, and I really love that extra hour and a half of zzzzzzz’s!  After he turns 6 months, his doc said he will be ready for a better variety.  We have some pics of him in his high chair with food everywhere.

Emery’s newest development is that he is extremely close to crawling.  He scoots across our living room all day long.  He gets his knees up and takes two crawls.  But he does not know how to coordinate his arms yet, and he collapses.  Then he brings his legs up again.  He has his legs all ready, he just needs to teach his arms to listen.  I videotaped it last week, and I will have Mike add it to my next blog.

We are going on another trip next week to New Jersey for my cousin Jamie’s wedding.  This time I am not flying alone, so I am not as stressed about it.  I will have my parents and my siblings there to help me carry everything through the airport.

My last bit of news is that my friend Ashley from high school had her little one last Monday.  Between my friends and I, we have Emery who is almost 6 months, Ava who is almost 3 months, Jadyn who is newborn, and Jackson, who is due in 2 and 1/2 weeks.  I have some pics of the little ones, what a difference 3 and 6 months makes!!  They are growing so fast.  So far, Emery is the monster, born at 9 pounds.  Ava was 7 and 1 ounce, and Jadyn was 6 pounds 10 ounces.  We can’t wait to meet Jackson!

Well, that is everything I can think of right now.  I will post that video here soon. Bye!!

Michael's favorite picture to date.

Michael's favorite picture to date.

Emery and Great-Grandma Gonzales.

Emery and Great-Grandma Gonzales. 7/27/08

Emery and his Nonie, Michael's stepmom, Celina.

Emery and his Nonie, Michael's stepmother, Celina. 7/27/08

Emery's first music lesson with Bill.

Emery's first music lesson with Bill. 8/2/08

Emery eating!!

Emery eating!! 8/10/08

Jadyn, Emery, and Ava.  8/21/08

Jadyn, Emery, and Ava. 8/21/08

His Papa is going to mke him a Packers fan! 8/22/08

His Papa is going to mke him a Packers fan! 8/22/08

July 13, 2008

July 13th, 2008

Filed under: 4 months — by zogonzales @ 6:37 pm

I know every mom says this, but Emery is just so cute! We went swimming at my mom’s house yesterday. I got him a floaty, and he just leans forward and kicks himself around the pool. It is so funny to watch. I also got him the cutest outfit. It is so hard to go shopping anywhere without buying him something. So here are some new pictures.

July 12, 2008 Emery swimming
7/12/08 Emery swimming

7/12/08 Emery swimming7/12/08 Emery

July 12, 2008 Emery swimming

July 5, 2008

Emery is 4 months old! 7/3/08

Filed under: 4 moths — by zogonzales @ 5:13 am

Emery is already 4 month old. He has his 4 month check up on the 15th, so I will find out how long he is and how much he weighs then. We went over to Michael’s Uncle Keith’s house for a BBQ. These are pictures of Emery with Michael’s cousins Shayna and Brina. They make Emery laugh and are so good with him.

Emery wearing Brina\'s hat
Emery wearing Brina’s hat 7/3/08
Emery with Shayna and Brina

Emery with Shayna and Brina 7/3/08

He is going through a growth spurt and he is eating like crazy and sleeping speradically. Usually his patterns are very predictible, so we are hoping this does not last long. But Emery is such a wonderful baby, we truely are so blessed to have such a good little boy. We also got him a new toy. One of those jumpers wth toys every where. Here is a video of him playing for the first time. He loves it so much.

Emery went to Texas

Filed under: 3 months — by zogonzales @ 5:04 am

My sister Dawnelle moved to Texas shortly after her wedding in May.  I miss her so much! But Emery and I got to visit her last week.  We left on June 24th and stayed until the 29th.  Brandon’s parents threw a reception in Texas for all of the friends and family who could not make it to Arizona for the wedding.  I was so nice.  Emery was able to experience a lot of new things.  First, he flew on a plane for the first time.  We were traveling alone, so I was pretty nervous, but he did great.  This is a picture of him sleeping on my lap in the plane. 

Emery on his first plane trip
                
Uncle Brandon and Emery

Uncle Brandon and Emery

                                                                                 And here he is with Uncle Brandon.   

Brandon’s sister Angela had a little boy named Levi on Emery’s due date (Feb. 29th) and is 3 days older than Emery.  Here they are, discovering each other.  My sister is holding Emery. 

Emery and Levi 6/29/08
Emery and Levi 6/29/08

Emery and Levi

Emery and Levi 6/29/08

We also went out on Brandon’s boat, so Emery went on his first boat ride on the lake near White Oak, where Dawnelle and Brandon live. 

Emery and I on Brandon\'s boat

Emery and I on Brandon

We had so much fun, and we miss Aunt Dawnelle already.  We get to see her again in September, we are all going out to New Jersy for my cousin Jamie’s wedding.  We can’t wait!

Emery watches Naruto

Filed under: 3 months — by zogonzales @ 4:35 am
Emery and Naruto

Emery and Naruto

I promised Michael I would post this picture.  He is a Naruto fanatic (an anime show from Japan) and he got this headband as a gift from a friend.  It was the first show Emery ever watched, and Michael watched it a lot.  Michael had shingles when Emery was 3 weeks old, and was not allowed to work or touch Emery at all for almost 2 weeks.  So Michael laid on the couch and watched this show.  We are happy that is over.  But, Emery looks so good with the headband on, so I promised Mike I would post this.

June 5, 2008

Emery’s 3 months old! June 3rd, 2008

Filed under: 3 months — by zogonzales @ 4:51 am

Can you believe it has already been 3 months? It is amazing how much Emery has changed. He is so fun now, smiling and laughing at everyone. His neck is very strong now, and he is rolling over, so he is now sleeping on his tummy. He sleeps with his butt straight in the air, it is so cute. Here are pictures from his 3 month birthday and from June 4th, when he was sleeping all funny. Emery at 3 monthsEmery at 3 monthsEmery sleepingEmery sleeping

June 2, 2008

Emery has rolled over! May 31, 2008

Filed under: 2 months — by zogonzales @ 5:32 pm

On Saturday, May 31st, Emery rolled over for the first time. Then he went on to do it 3 more times. He is getting so strong. We also went to the hospital that day to say hello to Emery’s future wife, Ava Paisley Ingold who was born on Friday night. She is beautiful. Congratulation Danielle and Bill! Here are some pictures of Ava.  Emery has not met her yet because he was not allowed back in her hospital room.  He will meet her next Wednesday.  Here are pictures of Ava and her mama, one of my best friends, Danielle.Ava and DanielleAva Paisley

May 31, 2008

Emery is sleeping through the night!

Filed under: 2 months — by zogonzales @ 6:07 am

Emery on his tummyEmery on his tummyI feel like a new woman!  Emery has been a wonderful sleeper since he was born.  His schedule until now has been going to sleep at 10 pm and waking up between 4 and 5 am.  He has been this way since we bought him home from the hospital.  But lately he has been going to sleep at 8 and sleeps straight until 6 am.   He has done it for over a week now, but I was afraid to blog it because I figured it would be a jinx!  Anyway, this blog has finally caught up with Emery.  He is still wonderful, laughing and talking all the time.  Soon Mike is going to post a video so you can hear him, it is so funny.  He is also getting so strong.  During tummy time, he sits up on his forearms now.  We have a play mat that has a mirror, and he loves to look at it.  He is also holding a rattle now and reaching for his toys.  How cute is he?!

 Emery with a rattle

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