Sweet EmmaLee, you are growing so much these last 9 months since you turned 1! You are officially in nursery at church, and, though you love it, you still have a hard time with us leaving you there. This soon will pass though and you will be running to get in there! You have physically grown a ton! You are now 34 1/2 inches tall (96th percentile) and 27 lbs (90th percentile) with a 73rd percentile for your weight to length. So, you are VERY tall for your age and also still have some cute chunk to those thighs and belly.
While you have physically grown a lot, your speech has not developed much. You sign please, more, thank you (with some verbal), shoes, help, and milk. But your words are limited to thank you, no (though this means yes and no), nose, ears, and cheese. You used to say "hello" when playing with the phone, but this has stopped. You are now starting to work with ECI to get speech therapy. We are hoping that this develops quickly for you. Luckily you are only delayed in your expressive language. You understand everything very well and are very smart otherwise. You are meeting all of your other physical, social and mental milestones!
EmmaLee, you are so sweet and tender! You LOVE babies, whether it's a doll or a real live one. You are very gentle and curious when you are around babies. And you take care of your dolls so well. You also love playing with cars, play food, barbies, the sandbox, and any of your sisters' things that you can get into. You love to color and make pictures as well. You used to love swimming more and could get yourself around the pool very well! You still like the idea and want to go in there often, but you have also taken to wandering more outside of the pool while we are in it. You handle it so well though when I throw you in though!
Sweet Girl, you are such a beautiful little girl! I love looking at your grey/blue eyes and brown curls! You are so much like your sisters, yet so different. You are tall like Lydia, yet have little feet like Hannah. You are so precious, I love you!