Kate has been home 4 months today!

Saturday, August 4, 2007



Four months ago Kate Emerson got off that plane from China with her Daddy and her big brother. I held her for the first time and my heart melted. Some days, it feels like she came home yesterday and some days it feels as though she has been here for four years! Some days I feel like I know her down to the depths of her soul and some days I am still figuring her out.

Kate also turned 14 months yesterday. She is quite a talker! She says "hi" to people all the time now. She says up, out, yes, apple, Mama, and Dada. She calls Harry either "happy" or Habu. And she calls Will, "wheel."

Kate has the best smile and laugh. She is a very happy baby and she attracts people wherever she goes. She is also the most affectionate baby I have ever seen. She kisses and hugs us all the time. It is amazing! She also crawls over to Scout (our dog) and kisses her. She kisses her baby dolls too. This little girl is so full of love. She is not affectionate with strangers though which makes me glad because if she were I would be worried about indiscriminate attachment.

Kate is still rather wobbly on the walking. She is taking more and more steps every day but crawling is still her most efficient mode of moving (and move she does). We REALLY need to baby proof now!

I am really writing all of this so that someday I remember what she was doing about now. One thing I know I'll never forget is how much Kate Emerson has made my heart grow! She has made me love her more than I ever imagined I could.

I love you my Katie Ru!

22 comments:

  1. Wow...four months already. I remember waiting anxiously to see that airport post..what a moment!! Congrats on having your beautiful daughter home : )

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  2. Your daughter and your family are absolutely gorgeous! I have been following your blog now for about 2 months and you have even inspired me to start my own! I enjoy following your family and seeing all of the special moments you have along the way! Kate Emerson is a doll and so is the rest of your family!

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  3. How time flies...

    Congratulations on four wonderful months and here's to many, many more.

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  4. Has it really been four month? It's seems so much longer :D She is so beautiful and made so many wonderful accomplishments since coming home is seems like she has been with you forever :D and now she will be! Congratulations on a very happy first four months!

    Ladybug hugs,
    Debbie

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  5. I love the picture of her little feet! Too cute!

    Lynn

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  6. There are two blogs I read on a very regular basis: Waiting for Sophie and yours. I love your pictures and the way you write... Congrats on having your little peanut home for 4 months.

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  7. I can't believe she's already been home 4 months and yet it's as if she's always been with you. She is so beautiful and her smile always makes me smile. Congrats on 4 months together....you have certainly been blessed.

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  8. Wow, is it really 4 months already! I loved reading all the little updates and snippets of what Kate is saying and doing! She is just so perfect for your family!

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  9. How Sweet! She is lovely and there is nothing more amazing than falling love with your baby and watching them fall in love with you too. Enjoy!!

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  10. It seems like you just celebrated her first birthday!

    The pictures are wonderful. I LOVE Kate's outfit.

    Congratulations on 4 months Kate. :)

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  11. Yea! Can you believe it has been four months??? I love to see how well these little girls are doing.
    Happy Anniversary day
    Heather

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  12. I love the pictures. Especially the one with her bottom in the air! She is such a precious little girl. I am so happy that she is home.

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  13. I came across your blog while reading Deb's (Hiking through life...). I can not believe that it has already been 4 months since Ms. Katie Ru has been home. I have truley enjoyed following your story. You have a beautiful family.

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  14. Gosh, its' hard to believe she has been with you only 4 months. She has wiggled her way into all of your hearts. How could you not love her adorably cute little face. She is kissably cute!

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  15. WOW, I cannot believe it!!! I remember when your husband and son left for China and you said that you were standing in the middle of the airport crying, well I did that this morning. My baby (21) left this morning to go visit relatives in Houston before returning home in Illinois and I cried like a baby watching my baby leave. Cherish these moments because they go so quickly. One day you will wake up and she will be leaving home and you will look back and wonder where the time went!!

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  16. Only 4 months! Seems like so much longer! Happy Homecoming Kate Emerson!

    Mary Austin had indisriminate attachment at first which made it very difficult for me when people would ask to hold her she would act like she wanted to go to them and I had to say no. Especially family. But now - she is completely and utterly attached and we have had no glitches in well over 3 years!

    Julie

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  17. I can't believe she has already been home for 4 MONTHS! That's amazing!!!

    Congratulations Kate. I love your pretty outfit and your beautiful bow. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful family, and they are SO lucky to have such an incredible daughter!

    Sending BIG hugs from CA!

    Love,

    Danielle

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  18. Oh, Kim, she is so beautiful. The pictures are breathtaking... they gave me goosebumps.
    I had no idea Kate had only been home 4 months! You are all doing fantastic! 11 months ago today I held Hannah in my arms for the first time.... What an awesome God we serve and oh how He loves us... He truly has given us the desires of our heart... We are blessed among the blessed to have our children.
    Your post was beautiful...

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  19. Wow, time is flying! I remember making Mark pay for internet service at the condo on Spring Break so I could see you hold Kate Emerson for the first time. Such a special day!

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  20. awww, she is so beautiful. I too stayed home while daddy and big brother traveled! I so remember going to the airport to hold my beautiful girl for the first time... ahhh. such sweet memories.

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  21. Kim,
    You did such a great job with these pictures of Kate! I love the one of her bending over where she is in a sea of toule!!!!! That color looks fantastic on her. I wish I had gotten the same one for Her Rubiness! Happy anniversary Kate Emerson Ru!
    Love,
    Diana & Ruby Mei

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  22. Happy 4 months to you all! I love love love these beautiful photos of Kate! She looks especially pretty in light blue!

    Hugs & congrats,
    Shana :)

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