Okay, enough about me. Emily is growing so quickly. She is more and more beautiful by the day! She is also playing games now and loves to laugh. Just when you think you can't possibly love anyone more, she looks at you a certain way and flashes you the most incredible smile, that literally stops all the craziness, centres you again and makes you realise that there is nothing that compares to the unconditional love between a parent and a child.
And, yes, you did read correctly, she is teething. Yet another milestone that the cleft throws an interesting spin on. It, unfortunately, limits the 'muti' we can use, as the powders that everyone swears by end up going up her nose and causing her untold discomfort. She also (like her mother) does not like the taste of liquorice, so Teejel also doesn't work (the face she pulled when we gave it to her it was priceless, the crying that followed, not so much). For now, Pansoral and Panado seem to be all we can do, but it works, so who's complaining?
We are also feeding her Purity style organic baby food with her formula. She seems to take to new tastes very well (especially when they are flavour like 'banana and peach pudding'!). Her weight is also climbing nicely, and I am proud to annouce that she is starting to feel heavy when I have to rock her to sleep in my arms (crazy, I know, but to see her thriving like this can only bring me joy!).
Here are some pictures that I took over the last three weeks, enjoy!