April 13, 2012

A is 5 Months

Can you believe it? I just want to freeze time right here. This is a fun age for us. We are starting to see her little personality but she is still up for a snuggle session in the rocking chair.

This month her hand eye coordination got tremendously better overnight it seems. She will reach for this and of course they go right into her mouth. She loves things like her rattle, teething toys, and now her Sophie the giraffe.

We also started baby foods. She tried rice cereal which she did okay. I had high hopes it would help with her sleeping. Ha! She liked baby oatmeal much better. Yesterday we tried bananas and she did really well. And last night she slept a lot better. Maybe we are making the transition!

We are trying the transition to her crib to sleep. Usually she does great when you put her to sleep but when she wakes up she hates going back to her crib. With my mom in town she was great at getting up with her and trying to get her back in her crib. I'm the pushover who just takes her into my room because I need the sleep! So we are still working on it

She is getting better at rolling over but definitely not all the time. Her favorite is the 75% roll before she rolls back to her back. She is getting better at sitting up by herself unsupported. She is growing up too fast!

We went to DC a couple of days ago. We took the metro into the city. Amelia did wonderful! She went around in her stroller and really barely fussed at all. We toured the monuments around the mall, went to a few Smithsonian museums. This will be good with her being a youth pastor's  kid! I also feel better about taking her to NYC with us next month for the Senior trip.

She is still a breastfed baby and will take pumped milk in a bottle when I'm at work. She will take 4-5 ounces at time every 3-4/12 hours. She is about 16.5-17 pounds when I weigh us holding her. Still in size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes.

Her day typically is gets up around 7. She usually takes a cat nap around 8 then get up a nurse. Then we play for  little bit. Her morning nap around 10.  Then nurse again. She takes a pretty good afternoon nap around 2. More playing and nursing again. Sometimes a quick evening nap. Sometimes we do oatmeal before bed. Then we try to get her in bed around 8:30. And she will nurse 1-2 times in the middle of the night still. (But I'm not very structured with her so we kind of go with what works for our day and her mood)

Her playmat--Amelia is actually lay for awhile on the mat and play with her toys.
Smiling--Amelia loves to smile at people. It's like she is almost ready for them to look at her so she can show them her toothless grin. We can have a fussy day but we go to the mall or something and she likes to look at all the people around her.
Swing--Still one of the best places to nap. We missed it when we went to Indiana a couple of weeks ago. She only really likes it when she is sleepy though.


Being sleepy--still the most fussy time

Being by herself--She likes to be in the room where you are to see what's going on around her.

She is the sweetest little girl and we love her so so much.

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April 9, 2012

Amelia's First Easter

We celebrated Amelia's first Easter! Each new holiday is really fun to think how to include Amelia this year. And let's be honest that it's way more fun to dress a cute baby than yourself!

I was bummed this year that I had to work Good Friday and Easter...the joys of being a nurse!

Saturday we went to our church Easter Egg Hunt. They think we had over 1200 people in attendance which is amazing! There were bouncy houses, live music, food, and of course Easter Eggs!

Even though Amelia was too young to truly enjoy an Easter egg hunt, I knew it was no time to to sit back. Of course while surfing on pinterest, I saw the cutest bunny hat and knew that Amelia needed one. I found the pattern and my mom went right to work on it. I think Amelia's hat was the hit of the day. So many people commented and I think a complete stranger came up and took her picture. I even went to the dollar spot at Target and got her a little bucket and spelled her name in scrapbook stickers.

Here is Daddy with his little bunny.

 During the actual hunt, she was more interest in eating her bucket than any eggs but don't worry. Daddy picked out four eggs for her! On the way home, I decided that I would eat her candy and opened her eggs to find all toys!

I also of course had to get a picture of Amelia in her Easter dress in her Easter basket!

And speaking of Easter baskets, Amelia of course had to get her First Easter basket! I couldn't resist getting her a personalized Easter basket! Amelia got a bunny rattle, a Sophie giraffe teether, Praise Baby DVD, a few books, some Easter clothes, and a teddy. I am working on making her something but it's not done yet. Pictures to come!

 And we also had a special visitor for the week...

Grandma! My mom is town for the week. She and Joe got Amelia all ready for Easter services yesterday. Isn't she the cutest! How was your Easter?

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