With all of the Halloween festivities, Emma's been having nightmares. She get scared of strange things very easily. We went to a pumpkin patch to get our "big" pumpkin and she saw a blow-up display of 3 witches stirring a pot. She was terrified. That led to her, screaming hysterically from the time we put her down to sleep until around 11:00PM. It's really sad. There's almost nothing worse in the world than the sound of your baby being scared.
Lots of things have induced nightmares lately. There's a rocking horse at my mom's office that scares her, our Jack-o-Lantern, a Snoopy singing toy that Brad's mom got her last Halloween (that was the WORST!). It's terrible. I'm really ready for Halloween to be over with so that she won't have such a hard time.
She's usually an excellent sleeper. She goes down to bed around 8:30 and sleeps until around 9:30 the next morning without waking up. She takes 2, 1-2.5 hour naps a day. She has a tendency to play in her crib for quite awhile before falling asleep though.
She's running everywhere! She's a busy little bee. She's talking up a storm as well. I sat down and made a quick list of her words:
More (word and sign)
Shit (my fault – I dropped something and said it and she repeated – but she’s only said it twice!!)
Bark, bark, bark (her version of a dog sound)
She recently got a new toy that she LOVES! A family that my mom sees at work was getting rid of a HUGE school bus toy that their son had outgrown. Brad went to pick it up for us and Emma LOVES it! You can tell by the pictures. Her favorite thing to do with it is climb it :( In fact, she'll climb just about anything these days.
She also got some new shoes! She has tiny feet - she wears a size 4 wide. Short, fat, little feet!
Another thing that's been going on is my Dad's chemotherapy treatments. He's been having a really tough time with them. He's had 2 treatments so far and is suffering a LOT from the stomach issues that go along with them. We're hoping and praying that it's doing some good and that he'll feel better soon.
I promise to be a better blogger soon!!