May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend/NYC

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we took our high school seniors and some juniors to New York City. Of course Amelia had to make her first youth trip. She did amazing and all of the students were great with her.

We drove up Friday during the day and we stayed in Secaucus New Jersey. We then took a bus in crazy traffic into the city to go to a Met's baseball game. (note of fun: I left my phone on the bus! Luckily they turned it in but I didn't take any pictures the trip, so I am stealing from everyone's pictures!) They gave us all free hats, even Amelia! Of course we were late with the traffic but it was fun for everyone.

Saturday we went in groups and we went with the guys. We saw the Statue of Liberty, walked to Ground Zero, walked around the Financial District, and went to Times Square.  The students went to see Mary Poppins on Broadway but I didn't think that Amelia could sit quietly so we hung at the hotel. I was walking with Amelia in the Ergo carrier to get some food in the rain when I started falling. I tweaked my knee to not fall but I was like a little gimp after!

Sunday we went to the Apostle Church and they said that Amelia did great in nursery! (I was a little shocked!). We then walked through Central Park which was my favorite! We got tickets to the 9/11 Memorial which was really neat. They made these deep waterfall pools where the two towers once were with the names of all of the people who lost their lives engraved around.

We finished Sunday walking through China town and Little Italy. Little Italy made me miss (big) Italy! We drove back Monday morning in a bus with no A/C! Sunday was Amelia's most fussy day but who could blame her?

Amelia really did awesome the whole time. She barely took naps but was in a great mood the whole time.  She even slept better was sleeping 6 and 7 hours straight! It was great with the guys because they would carry her stroller up all of those Subway stairs. My favorite was some of the kids had never held a baby before. Amelia even let some students into her 'inner circle' like Ashley here. Such a fun weekend!


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May 25, 2012

View From Here

Watch out NYC!

Amelia is on her way!
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May 20, 2012

Baby Girl is 6 Months

That brings a little tear to my eye! She is getting sooo big. But I am loving this age. She is still a momma's girl but loves her daddy.

She weighs 16 lb 2 oz (50-75%) and 27" (90%).  Tall like her daddy!  We have moved her into 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. Let's talk about her sleeping...Still not sleeping through the night! She still gets up every 3-4 hours but she does spend most the of the night in her room in her crib.

She can sit up by herself for quite awhile and will play with her toys on the floor. She usually ends up on her back again but we have had a few falls. She can roll in all directions but she is not usually interested in rolling.

She is still a little thumb sucker. Makes me swoon a little. No teeth yet but everyone thinks that she is teething. I don't necessarily want the teeth but want the teething to end!

We are still nursing and taking EBM when I am working. My goal was 6 months so I am very happy that we are past that. Baby girl is full on in the baby foods now. It's really cute because she says... MMMM!!. She also likes to grab the spoon herself. She likes most foods so far, especially green beans, peaches, and sweet potatoes.

Here is a funny video eating squash.

We love Amelia Grace so much. She is my little gift from God.


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May 7, 2012

Our 3-6 Months Must Haves for Amelia

I made a list before of our must haves for Amelia when she was smaller here. Now that she is older, it was time for an updated list!

  • Exersaucer/Jumperoo--We have both. It seems that Amelia will play longer in her Evenflo ExerSaucer upstairs in the bonus room/playroom. It plays fun music and has many toys around the seat. Downstairs in the Family Room we have our Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo which a friend gave us their old one. There is not as many toys but she can obviously jump up and down.

  • Baby Carrier--I just started getting back into baby carrying. I have a Ergo Baby Carrier that I got an awesome deal on eBay. Amelia went to sleep pretty quickly in it. Our plan is when we go to NYC this month to carry her. I also have a Baby Hawk. I think they are easier to get on and off and you can design your own. I used that at church when it was past her bedtime and she went right to sleep in it.

  • Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether--We love this teether and so does Amelia. It's super cute, French, and great for gums. It's our go to toy. When we went to DC Amelia was chewing on her legs when I heard someone say..."That baby is chewing on a giraffe!"

  •  Highchair Cover--We love our high chair cover. Amelia will go right to chewing on the high chair at a restaurant..yuck! I can keep her clean. We love it!

  • High Chair--We love our high chair. Some people prefer just the high chair you attach to a regular chair but our good friends gave us theirs from their little boy and we really like it. Definitely to each his own.

  • A stroller of course! We have a Chicco Cortina Stroller that we got with our travel system. This is a great stroller for most outings. It is a bulky stroller but the storage is great underneath the seat. We also got a Chicco Capri Lightweight Stroller off Craigslist. This is a supportive lightweight stroller. We plan on taing this to NYC with us.

Of course you need bibs, soft spoons, toys, books, cute clothes.

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