Friday, August 20, 2010

Smiley Baby

Apparently Amelie was sleepy, since she was completely out approximately 6 mintues after Sam shot this video.

Before he got out the camera, she was laughing big, but this still shows some good smiles and loud noises and enthusiastic hand-chewing.

In other news and notes, Amelie had an always-exciting trip to the grocery store today and got her nails trimmed while awake. The thing is, it's much harder to work with a moving target, but it's much easier to get her to sleep if she's swaddled.

P.S. Do you like the way I reassure Sam that I'll edit the video? And then I don't? Who could cut that down, I'd like to know.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Amelie's Day

I decided to keep track of all of Amelie's activities again -- maybe I'll do this once every month or so. Here is a play-by-play of everything that Amelie did for a day (about a 24 hour period starting last night -- I know that's a little strange, but hey, it's what worked out).

If you'll note, there are some changes from last time, but some things are still the same.

Amelie’s Day Starting 8/11/2010
8:45pm ~ Asleep when mom gets home from work, and sleeping peacefully in her bouncy chair on the dining room table as mom and dad eat supper.
9:15 ~ Wakes up ready to eat!
9:35 ~ Gets a new diaper and is swaddled up for bedtime.
9:45 ~ After being patted on the back, grudgingly accepts being laid to bed in the bassinet.
9:55 ~ Stares in fascination at dad’s bedside lamp, gets a pacifier, goes to bed for real.
10:00 ~ Sleeping sweetly.
3:00am ~ Wakes, nurses, right back to bed.
6:00 ~ Waking-up noises, re-inserts pacifier, will have none of it.
6:02 ~ Breakfast!
6:30 ~ Back asleep.
7:30 ~ New diaper, new outfit, ready for the day.
7:40 ~ Calm, talking and smiling at dad on the couch, walking around looking at things, begins to get fussy.
7:50 ~ Thinks maybe she wants to swing in the swing … but no.
8:00 ~ Second breakfast
8:13 ~ Hanging out in the bouncy chair, awake, smiling.
8:40 ~ Watches Teen Wolf 2 with dad.
9:40 ~ Nurses (Third breakfast? Pre-lunch?)
10:00 ~ A little fussy, walking around.
10:10 ~ Sleeping in the bouncy chair.
10:45 ~ Wakes up happy, new diaper.
11:00 ~ Being cute.
11:15 ~ Boppy tummy time – nearly 15 whole minutes with just minimal protest, a new record.
11:30 ~ Fussy time.
11:40 ~ Nurses.
11:45 ~ Sleeping in the bouncy seat listening to the apparently soothing hum of the bathroom fan.
11:50 ~ Thinks "Oh, no! Where’d the pacifier go! Okay, okay, there it is … I’m okay." Back asleep.
12:55 ~ Making funny noises, but apparently still asleep.
3:30 ~ Awake and confused, nurses, all better, loses socks at some point.
3:50 ~ New diaper, hanging out on the changing pad, lotioned up, spits up.
3:55 ~ Transferred to crib, stares at mobile.
4:15 ~ Good mood, new socks.
4:30 ~ Trip to the grocery store, how exciting.
5:30 ~ Returns home, nurses.
5:35 ~ Sits on the counter and watches mom and dad make dinner. It is discovered that Amelie is approximately the size of the coffee pot:

Thinks, "Dinner would be cooked faster if you'd stop taking pictures of me."

6:00 ~ Fussy baby.
6:10 ~ Nurses again, is swaddled.
6:30 ~ Sits in her bouncy chair on the dining room table while mom and dad eat dinner.
6:45 ~ Reluctantly falls asleep.
7:05 ~ Threatens to wake up.
7:10 ~ Wakes up, new diaper, nurses.
8:00 ~ Spits up on dad, wardrobe change.
8:15 ~ Swinging.
8:18 ~ Hanging out on the couch.
8:30 ~ New diaper, spit up.
8:35 ~ Swaddled and put to bed in crib. Thinks, “Hahahahahahaha, yeah right.”
8:40 ~ Rejoins mom and dad in the living room, tired in bouncy chair.
8:50 ~ Starting to nod off with dad's help.
9:00 ~ Asleep.

Grand Totals
Asleep: 13 hours, 15 minutes
Fuss/Cry: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Eats: 9 times
Wardrobe Changes: 3

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big Trip, Finale

We got back from our big trip on Sunday, but it's taken me a little bit to get these last few pictures uploaded, probably in part because I started back to work on Monday. Besides being a little busy, things have been going swimmingly, and Sam and Amelie have been having fun.

Here are those last bootheel photos:

Grandpa Leroy and his buddy:

Sam thought we should try for a shot of her frowning, but I think this one is a little more appropriate.

Can you believe she wore this dress all day?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Big Trip III

Great-grandpa Bob was a big hit. Grandma Pat was, too, but for some reason we didn't get a photo! :(

Cousin Darri finally got to see an awake baby.

Cameron couldn't resisit a little floor time.

And Aunt Lana, of course, was all smiles.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Big Trip II

One leg of our big trip took us to Paducah, Kentucky to meet the Kohlers, Amelie's great-grandparents. Unfortunately, we forgot the bouncy chair, but Amelie did okay just hanging out in her carseat while the big folks were eating.

Great-grandpa couldn't wait to hold her.

Great-grandma is very entertaining.

She slept for almost the whole way back to Bernie, and then had tummy time with Nana Jana.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Big Trip I

Amelie is lucky enough to have seven living great-grandparents, and we made the trip from Columbia down to the bootheel to get to see five of them this week. Here are the first few pictures from the trip.

She was a little shy (fussy) yesterday, but today Amelie and Great-grandma Doris had fun talking and playing.

Nana Jana couldn't wait to get home from work to see the grandbaby.

And look what Amelie can do!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Posing for the Camera

There are more pictures and updates from our big trip soon to come, but we just got to the Bootheel yesterday afternoon and haven't had a photo op with the great-grandparents just yet.

This is what she looked like when she woke up, I swear:

Mohawk baby.

Posing for the camera.