Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Emelia's Christening

Emelia's Christening was on Sunday, 11/25. Ray's mother, sister and husband came from Ireland. It was the first time Ray's mother came to visit. Emelia is her 50th grandchild and so she thought that was a great reason to come. They were here for Thanksgiving too. Ray's sister, Margaret, is her Godmother and my brother, Stephen, is her Godfather. We had a family party in a restaurant near our house and everything was great. The food was delicious. It was a really nice day.

Emelia is sleeping through the night all the time now. She's is eating very well, she has 2 teeth. She has her 2nd pediatrician's appointment on Tuesday, 12/4. I start back at work next Wednesday. I can't even believe it. My time at home has gone so fast.

A few people asked me to post pictures from the Christening, so here they are.
Father Jude presenting Emelia Anne Lai for the first time!
Pictured below is my father, Ray's mother, the 4 of us, and the Godparents - Ray's sister and my brother.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Six months old

Emelia is now 6 months old. She is doing great. She cut her first tooth on 11/9/07. We were all very excited! She is eating cereal now and she's tried peas too.

Emelia sometimes sleeps all night long. When we do have to get up with her, she is not looking for a bottle. She just needs some comfort and then goes back to sleep.

She has such a little personality now too. She is talking so much more. It's adorable.

She has also started daycare, sort of. I have taken her there 2 different days for 2 hours and she did great. I wanted to introduce her slowly so that she is okay with it by the time I go back to work. So far, so good.

Here she is trying cereal for the first time.The different faces of Emelia eating.

She curls up her nose now when she smiles and it is just the cutest thing. Just look for yourself.
Jimmy is just the best big brother. He helps with her a lot. He looks forward to seeing her all the time. He has adjusted so well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

One month anniversary

On November 2nd, it was one month since we received Emelia. We can't believe how the time has flown by. It's 11 days since Emelia and I got home. I am just about over the jet lag. Emelia is almost there. She is not getting up for a bottle during the night, but she is waking up and when we get her, she just goes back to sleep. We're not sure what it's all about, but when we do get up, at least it's not for long.

Emelia has a cold again and is a bit congested. Her first appointment with the pediatrician is on Wednesday. The last week in Hanoi I started coughing and on Thursday I finally went to the doctor and he told me I had a sinus infection. I just finished the Zithromax today and am finally feeling better.

Here are a few pictures since we got back.

Emelia loves the bath
Her first trick or treating.
Jimmy reading to Emelia. She loves books and she especially loves Jimmy reading to her.