Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Emma's Blessing

We had Emma's blessing last weekend. So many family members were able to come down from Utah and also from Bullhead City. We were so happy to have so many people here to share in such a joyous occasion. Emma made it about half way through her blessing before she started crying, but I would probably be crying too if I was so little and all those big people were suddenly standing around me. It was both of our first time's back and church and surprisingly we made it all the way through sacrament meeting without having to rush out with a screaming baby. We did a lunch at the park afterwards. Here are some pictures of that day.

A little about the photo shoot shown below...that was about two and a half weeks ago. We were going to go sans diaper, but as soon as Daddy placed Emma on Mommy's lap wrapped in the blanket Emma promptly went to the bathroom all over Mommy's lap. I think the photographer didn't want to take another chance.

Emma and I have been trying to get more on a normal schedule. She is not all for that, still not really sleeping well. She goes between sleeping 2 or 3 hours at a time through the night and pretty much sleeps in her swing now. If we lay her in her cradle her eyes pop open, but if the swing works that is what we have to use. We did go for walks this week and she likes that once we get going although she doesn't like it to begin with.

We tried a Wal-mart trip yesterday and I learned an important lesson. Only buy what you went in for and get out. If you spend more time in there than necessary disaster happens. First she had a blow out and screamed until I found the bathroom( did I mention I had frozen stuff in the cart at this point?) during which many older women were glaring at me as if I was a bad mom because I couldn't calm Emma down. For those of you who have met my sweet little girl, you know that calming Emma while she is in the car seat is almost impossible. After the change ( whew, no more tears) I had one last thing to get, the thing I came for, ant killer. Yeah, apparently ants have decided that I don't have enough on my plate and they need to attack my bathroom. That was when Emma started shrieking again. I tried the sling, didn't work. I finally ended up carring her over my shoulder with the sling wrapped around me while I pushed my cart with the car seat in it. Again, many more silly stares. Then after I got home and promptly fed her, I emptied my bags to discover that the clerk had put my stuff into bags that must have had the person before's me makeup merchandise, so now I have to go back and return that since it was not mine. We will do that after Rod gets home from work....

However, all in all my little girl is amazing. She smiled at me yesterday which makes it all worth it. I am learning to love this mom stuff!


The Davenports said...

What a beautiful girl! We are so bummed we missed the blessing! We found out about it one day too late! Sorry!

amber:) said...

First, Emma was a good girl and she looked beautiful. She just decided Dad was getting a little wordy with the blessing- she likes things short and sweet! ;)
Second, I totally know how you feel with the Walmart fiasco. One thing to remember though, only about half the people that you think are staring at you, are really staring at you. I wish that I could say that no one is staring at you, but that is just not true. Unfortuately there are stupid people out there who have never had kids, or are too old to remember what it was like when they had kids! Look at the bright side at least there was no blood, puke, or other bodily functions involved (outside of the diaper)- that's when shopping gets REALLY exciting. Just hold your head high, smile really big and get to the car as fast as you can! Seriously, I think that you are proving to be an amazing mom- you've gotten through all that she has thrown at you so far, so you'll be ready for the next thing! Love you tons

misha said...

I love that dress. Where'd you get it? Kidding. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has ever had a Walmart meltdown. It seems like every time we go there, it's some new adventure. Ha! You have now had one of the first true rites of passage into motherhood and it sounds like you handled it pretty well!

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