Thursday, July 29, 2010

Waking Up

Every once in a while, Amelie will fall mostly back asleep on the way to the changing table in the morning. Then she gets to wake up again and streeeeeeeeeeetch.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Months (and one day) Old

Amelie had her two-month well baby visit to the doctor this morning.

Length: 21.5 inches (between the 5th and 10th percentiles ... Sam thinks the nurse could have stretched her out to 22 inches, but that's still kind of a short baby.)
Weight: 10 pounds, 9 ounces (between the 25th and 50th percentiles)
Head Circumference: 39 centimeters (between the 25th and 50th percentiles)
Wardrobe Changes: 2

The hard part was that she also got three shots. She showed off her temper by turning beet red and screaming, but calmed down pretty quickly. The whole ordeal was probably harder on me than it was on her, but I only cried a little bit. Thankfully, Sam's hearing was short and he could come.

She looks kind of concerned about her bandaids.

Getting better. . .

Who could be cranky with a stuffed buffalo?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Play Gym

As I think I've mentioned before, Amelie is not the biggest fan of tummy time. Pretty frequently tummy time turns into "Flip me back over, woman, so I can look at my play gym!" Here are some baby play gym pictures.

Here's a video of the play gym in action. They must call it a "gym" because of all the exercise she's getting. Look at those legs go! (Side note: This video is 5 mintues long. I thought for a minute that I should try to edit it down a little bit, since a baby laying on the floor for 5 minutes is not the most captivating video in You Tube history, but I quickly dismissed all such thoughts from my mind.)

And I couldn't resisit one last swaddled and sleeping picture:

Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Burrito

Amelie tends to sleep better when she's swaddled. In fact, she's sleeping right at this very minute. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed!) Here's a picture:

The conundrum with wrapping her up like a baby burrito, however, lies in the fact that she's also very crafty, and very active, and very prone to wiggle her way out.

This is what I found when I woke up a few days ago.

Not what you would call the world's most perfect swaddle.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Amelie's Day

So, this is a little late. (Did I mention Holly had the computer?)

According to Your Baby's Development, "Your newborn may be alert two to three hours per day ..."

Well, not our newborn. A few weeks ago, I kept track of everything Amelie did in about a 24 hour period.

Amelie’s Day Wed 6/30/10
10:15pm - Sleeping peacefully in bassinet. Isn’t she a good baby to let her parents sleep?
3:50am - Of course she’s awake! It’s almost 4!
3:55 – Gets a new diaper, takes medicine, nurses in bed.
4:20 – Worn out from all that activity, sleeping in bassinet.
5:55 – You mean it’s not quite time to start a new day? New diaper, nurses in bed.
6:15 – Fitful sleeping with pacifier in bassinet.
7:45 – Awake!
7:50 - Has second breakfast, is patted on the back, gets a new diaper, is carried around, rocks in the rocker, nurses in the rocker, put in the swing asleep.
9:45 - Sleeps in swing.
11:20 – Oh, it’s so hard to be a baby. Wakes up crying, spits up, new diaper, takes medicine.
11:30 – Fussy.
11:40 – Nurses in rocking chair.
11:50 – Alert, is carried around.
12:05 – Eats lazily to sleep.
12:25 – Sleeps on Mom in the rocker.
12:35 – Sleeps in the bouncy chair in the dining room.
1:15 – Awake and quietly suspicious in the bouncy chair.
1:25 – Falls asleep in the bouncy chair while I take a shower. Oh, the soothing sounds of water running.
2:40 – Wakes crying, thinks, “Hey! Where did you go? What happened to that noise of water running? Why would you leave me in here alone?” Gets a new diaper, fussy.
2:45 - Eating. Sometimes she’s a slowpoke.
3:15 – Really, one of her favorite things is a new diaper and playing on changing table.
3:30 – A little fussy, spit up, new outfit!
3:40 – Played on floor. Did I mention that she can roll over?
3:50 – Thinks, “Hey! I didn’t mean to roll over! What happened?” Cries and spits up.
4pm - Takes medicine, puts on another new outfit and a new diaper, is happy.
4:05 - Really really fussy time, is swaddled, pacifier, walking around.
4:15 - Walking around the house, looking at things, calm.
4:30 - Sleeping on Sam. She likes to sleep on us, so that even when she is napping we can’t get anything done.
5:05 – Almost wakes up, but is successfully transferred to the bouncy chair.
5:05 - Sleeping in bouncy chair. Man, oh man, she loves her bouncy chair.
5:15 – Awake, happy, nurses, new diaper.
5:40 — Eating again.
5:55 - Awake, happy.
6:30 - Eating, dozed off for 3 min, new diaper.
7:15 – Fussy baby time.
7:25 - Slept on walk in stroller.
7:50 – Nursed.
7:55 - Calm, then fussy, then new diaper.
8:05 - Happy on changing table.
8:30 - Bath time! Dad is a great bath-giver :)
8:45 – Fussy again. Thinks, "Just put me back in the bath! Why did I have to get out of the bath?"
9:05 - Dad gives me a bottle.
9:40 - 10:15 - Happy, hanging out on changing pad, new diaper.

Grand Totals:
Awake: 10 hours, 45 minutes
Crying: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Diapers: 10
Eats: 12 times
Wardrobe changes: 3

Monday, July 12, 2010

Frowns and Smiles

Disclaimer: Some of you might be wondering about the recent lack of baby buffaloe blog updates. Well, as you might have guessed, Holly hijacked the computer. Additionally, Sam is responsible for the content and photography of this entry :)

I couldn't help myself from taking these pictures of Amelie crying. I promise that Crystal was trying to calm her down while I was taking these.

I also took some pictures of Amelie's first smiles. Obviously this is a baby with intense emotions.