Wednesday, July 27, 2005

A Big Day

Susan babysat for us while we went to Cinerama for a showing of the third Star Wars movie on Monday night. Amelia took the bottle like a champ and polished off both bottles. The picture above is her crashed out on Melz in the Baby Bjorn.

Today was big day today. She met Grandma Regine for the first time this morning, had her second round of immunizations, took a huge nap, went to the Farmer's Market for the first time, and went out to dinner, followed by small shopping expedition to Target. I walked home from Target with her on my chest after dinner so she could get a little extra sleep it's 9:30 pm and Erik is still trying to bounce her to sleep. Ah, well.

She is five months and a week today. She weighed 13 pounds, 14 ounces, which put her in the 25th percentile for weight and was 25.5 inches, putting her in the 50th percentile for height. This is a pretty big drop from the 95th percentile in height and 90th in weight, but because she's so darn healthy, her pediatrician didn't think it was an issue. I'll try not to be a neurotic mom and worry about it.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

The virgin post

Today Amelia is five months and four days. She contstantly amazes us. Laughing & giggling, making lots of noises and shrieks, grabbing her toes, rolling over on her side, picking up her toys and putting anything and everything into her mouth. Perfect baby stuff - even the fussing & crying.

Last night she was wide awake at 2am after her midnight snack. She lay between us cooing, giggling & shrieking for over an hour. Finally, after another snack and a marathon bouncing session on the magic blue ball, Erik was able to get her to go back to sleep.

Today we are cleaning the house, kind of, in prepartion for the arrival of Amelia's third grandma, Regine. Amelia is a fussy monkey today, so the cleaning is slow going.

We'll finish off the day with a barbeque at Dad & Susan's. It has been wonderful to spend so much time with Melanie. I want Amelia to spend as much time as possible with Melz before she goes off to college.