Dear Emily,

Hello my sweet, sweet baby girl. I’m going to apologize in advance for this post. I want to be eloquent and gushy but it’s just not happening. I love you so much that sometimes I feel like my heart will literally explode into a million pieces, but I can’t seem to find the words today to express that. Or maybe I just did.

You love, love, love to stand. You actually pulled up to standing on the toy box yesterday and held on with one hand while fishing for toys with the other. You were successful in finding something new to chew on.


Why is it that you don’t like to chew on plastic toys designed for babies? You’re much happier chewing on paper, power cords and shoes…especially flip-flops. You must be part puppy or something.

You’re not crawling, but have gotten quite adept at scooching around on your bum. One leg goes forward, the other goes back, and you wiggle them and use your hands to get where you’re going. Which is usually to get into stuff that you’re not supposed to (like paper, power cords and flip-flops). Long gone are the days where you sat like a blob. I miss them…but I don’t. Blobs are cute and all, but there’s something to be said about a little personality.


You’ve been pointing a lot and making this little “e?” sound when you do it. Your pointing started out by using your wrist and it looked like you wanted us to kiss your hand. You’ve now started using your index finger. You still sometimes use the wrist and I take the opportunity to kiss that chubby hand of yours.

You are still enamored with your two big brothers. You light up when they are around and if they sit and play with you you are simply tickled pink. You’re also starting to swipe toys and I find it quite amusing. Before I know it all three of you will be fighting over toys. Awesome.

One of your top middle teeth has broken through. The other one hasn’t. I hope it does soon, or you will look like the stereotypical “I Live In The Sticks” type person. In the meantime, I’m trying to catch many a cute picture with those two bottom chicklets you rock so well.


You still have a strong affinity for your thumb. I’m not complaining. It’s better that you pop in the thumb than scream and such. I know from past experience that you should be starting all the yelling soon enough. We can worry about breaking the thumb habit when you’re older. Besides; how cute are you when you suck your thumb?

The Thumb

SO cute.

I’ve been having a lot of fun shopping for you as of late. You were given a few things when you were born, but have been growing like a weed.  Lucky me! I get to buy you stuff and dress you up like the doll you are.

Pretty girl

This past month you have also started to have a new favourite parent. Me! You went through a phase where Daddy was your fave, and I expected that. He’s my fave too, and the boys prefer him as well. But lately? You will occasionally cry when I leave the room. Not every time, but sometimes, and it makes me feel loved. You still love Daddy too. But you like me more. Finally! One for my team.

It’s me and you, baby girl.

The Girls

And your thumb.

Love you,


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  1. Christina July 11, 2007 8:18 am edit

    Her thumb sucking is so so cute! If I had a girl I would go crazy buying her tons and tons of cute clothes.

  2. Elizabeth July 11, 2007 8:45 am edit

    Sigh, I want a little girl as sweet as yours. I think my chances are pretty low, though.

  3. Amanda Franks July 11, 2007 10:48 am edit

    It’s amazing all the things she has learned already!On one hand I can’t believe it’s been nine months but on the other I can’t remember when she wasn’t here. Amazing. Do you find she’s doing things like standing earlier than her brothers did? Just curious.

    Both boys were walking by their first birthdays. Graham NEVER crawled though :)

    We’ll have to see if she does the same :)

  4. Robyn July 11, 2007 12:47 pm edit

    I think this the rudest thing I have ever read. No wonder you didn’t get a third baby shower you seem ubber ungrateful.

    I’ve been having a lot of fun shopping for you as of late. You were given a few things when you were born, but as the third child you kind of got the raw end of the deal when it came to baby shower loot. This is all fine and good; there are fewer hideous “outfits” hanging in your closet than your brothers had. The thrift store people are probably happy about it too; less stuff for them to try and get rid of. Besides, I get to buy you stuff and dress you up like the doll you are.

    Wow, Robyn. Your comment may be taken as, um, rude. Let me rephrase it for you:

    “Hey, Angella. I read your site regularly and thought I’d let you know that people may take that paragraph the wrong way. I wouldn’t want anyone to CRAP ON YOUR HEAD, so you may want to reword it. xoxoxo”

    Great idea, Robyn. My intent was to be funny, but it may have come across wrong. I edited it so that nobody else sees fit to leave rude comments for me.

  5. Hannah July 11, 2007 1:01 pm edit

    Beautiful :-)

  6. metalia July 11, 2007 2:52 pm edit

    She’s so sweet!

  7. LVGurl July 11, 2007 3:05 pm edit

    Hey “Robyn” — It’s spelled UBER. Remember that the next time you decide to take an uber crap on someone.

    Angella – Way to stand up to the uber rude commenter!

    And……. Happy nine months, Miss Emily!!

  8. little miss mel July 11, 2007 3:24 pm edit

    Oh my! Is someone feeling down on themselves so they have to make someone else feel like crapola? Sheesh.

    Happy 9!

    9-15 months were my favorite! (until Rt could climb!)

  9. Hannah July 11, 2007 5:14 pm edit

    To Robyn:

    Angella wasn’t being rude. She was being honest (and funny).
    I thought your comment was the rude one.

  10. Kami July 11, 2007 7:17 pm edit

    Kamden used to chew on flip flops too. I still have teeth marks in my beach ones ;-)

    I like them, it reminds of my little baboose.

    Emily is a sweetie, you are one lucky momma and she is one lucky little girl!

  11. Mel July 11, 2007 7:19 pm edit

    Happy 9 months Miss Emily!! Just as adoreable as always Ange!!

  12. Michele July 11, 2007 8:20 pm edit

    What ever happened to, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all?” I didn’t find that paragraph rude; but, even if I did, it would not be my place to say…Especially when we’re the ones “Eavesdropping” on this conversation between you and Emily…So what if you want to speak the truth about hideous outfits! A girl’s mom has to fill her in!

    I can’t believe she’s nine months already…Time flies!

  13. Angela July 11, 2007 8:36 pm edit

    Wow! 9 months already! She’s getting so big- and still just as cute!

  14. Amanda July 11, 2007 10:17 pm edit

    I think her love affair with her thumb is so cute! She’s becoming so expressive in her photos (and real life, too) and I think she’s the perfect blend of you and Matt.
    I think you’re ubber cool. :)

  15. Melanie July 12, 2007 12:07 am edit

    Hey Angella,
    She is sweeter and sweeter everyday. I can’t believe how time flies. GOOD. ON. YOU for the response to that comment!
    Take Care….xxx

  16. joyce July 12, 2007 7:42 pm edit

    i love these posts…she’s so sweet…love the girly dresses!

  17. Andrea July 12, 2007 8:29 pm edit

    She is so adorable!! I love the picture of her sucking her thumb!! :)

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