Do you know why Mommy doesn't update your blog? Because you don't sleep. How can Mommy sit down to type when you both are working together to keep me from a full night of sleep for 10 months now? Let's not even add in that I didn't get good sleep while pregnant with either of you and that you're 12 months apart so basically it's been like almost three years since I could take an Ambien and actually rest.
Anyway, Emerson is so great. What a funny kid she is. She's able to have conversations now with a few words together and really communicates what she wants. She says yes and no which is super helpful and she is starting to sing songs.
We did have our first serious hiccup with Emerson. She had a diaper rash that turned into an abscess. It didn't get better over a few days and I had to take her to the doctor. When the doctor saw it, she told us that Emerson would have to go to Children's hospital the very next day to have it lanced. To make matters even more scary, Jacob couldn't go with me. Things were fine and she was doing well being in that environment and was quite the trooper. I only lost it when they told me they were going to put her to sleep and I wouldn't be able to stay with her the whole time. I only cried when they made me leave. But 20 minutes later we were reunited and all was well. Hopefully we don't have to do anything else like that for a long time.
Benny is great too. He just exudes joy. What a happy baby. He started crawling really well at 9 months and now a few days into being 10 months, he's standing everywhere he can and is trying to cruise too. He doesn't want to sit down anymore and he loves to go go go.
Emerson and Ben have started really playing together and it's so wonderful for Jacob and I to watch. We have waited a long time for them to like each other and it's such a blessing to see them bonding and loving each other.
I think all else is well. Now for more photos.