Friday, November 26, 2010

Sitting Up

Amelie is enjoying her trip to the Bootheel. Lots of exciting things have happened, including tasting a very small bite of sweet potato for Thanksgiving and getting all kinds of attention from her aunts and uncles and cousins.

Among other developments, she has started sitting up for short periods of time.

It also appears that she sometimes falls on purpose.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Doctor's Visit

Amelie had another well-baby visit today (at 1:30pm, not 10:30am, no matter what you heard). Drumroll, please ....

Length: 24.5 inches
(back at the 10th percentile)
Weight: 15 pounds, 7 ounces
(still right around the 40th percentile)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Half Birthday!

Amelie is very sophisticated in basic black. She is already half a year old, you know.

Dad gets her started sitting up.


Ceiling fan!

Toppling over!

Happy half-birthday, baby.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Getting Chilly

It's getting chilly, and I'm afraid our days left for taking walks with the baby and dog in tow are numbered.

The carseat dangly toys came out just briefly.

Schroeder says, "What do you mean?? I can take a walk in any weather!"

Amelie says, "Seriously, I have no idea what these crazy people are up to. We're just on a walk."

Thank you, Grandma Pat, for the pretty and warm coat!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Baby Plays Yatzee

Amelie and Dad aren't doing so well, apparently.

Just kidding!

Amelie helps Mom keep score.

You'd think we were the ones who won the game.




Thursday, November 11, 2010


Here's a video of Amelie in her exersaucer. She likes to make a lot of noise. Too bad the battery on the camera died, or you'd have been privilege to a whole host of loud squealy noises in addition to the banging together of toys. I like the way she concentrates on what she's doing.

The names of these things crack me up: "exersaucer"!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Clothes

Amelie, showing off her some of new winter duds from Grandma Mary Beth. (Can you believe these pants are 6-12 months??)

Hey, you thought you could have the changing table here by this window, didn't you? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.*

*Emma (or maybe it was Sam?) tied the cords up so they're safely out of reach.

And a Lady Baby Bug, all set to go to the grocery store.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Amelie's Day

5 months and 1 week old
7:30am ~ Awake & nurses in bed
7:45am ~ New diaper time
8:00am ~ Play gym rolling around time
8:45am ~ Walking around the house time
8:55am ~ Back on the mat
9:05am ~ Starting to get a little unreasonable
9:10am ~ Nurses
9:20am ~ Swaddled, pacified, patted on back
9:25am ~ Incredibly offended at being put down for a nap
9:26am ~ Nurses again
9:40am ~ Naptime for real
12:15pm ~ Hey! How long have you been awake? Smiling and happy.
12:20pm ~ New diaper
12:30pm ~ Nurses
12:50pm ~ Doing housework with Mom in the Moby Wrap, plus a trip outside to take out the compost. (Here's an old picture of the baby in the Moby, just for reference.)

1:10pm ~ Playing in the exersaucer, banging toys together, spinning the lady, staring at the dog.

*Notice the books stacked up so that her feet can touch.
1:20pm ~ Making loud noises
1:30pm ~ Rubbing her eyes and starting to fuss. Could she be tired already? Takes a trip outside to check on the mail (not here yet)
1:35pm ~ Back in the Moby, still acting a little tired, but she loves going up and down the stairs
1:45pm ~ A little naked time, then all lotioned up
2:00pm ~ Nurses
2:30pm ~ Down for her afternoon nap
4:00pm ~ Awake and gets a new diaper from Aunt Holly. Hey! When did you get here? Where did Mom go?
4:15pm ~ Takes a 4 ounce bottle
4:45pm ~ Exersaucer, take two
5:15pm ~ Tired of that, moves to the bouncy chair

5:35pm ~ Hanging out on the mat again
6:20pm ~ Bottle time, this time from Dad
7:00pm ~ Bouncy chair
7:30pm ~ New diaper and then back on the mat. Don't you people ever hold the baby?
7:45pm ~ Fussy and swaddle and bottle
8:00pm ~ Asleep in the bouncy chair
8:15pm ~ Successfully transferred asleep in the crib
9:20pm ~ Half-awake to nurse one last time in the glider, right back to the crib
12:00midnight ~ Back awake already, eats in the bed
6:00am ~ Fussing, eats, hangs out in bed with Dad
8:00am ~ Awake for the day

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Amelie Chews on Things

Like her favorite ring ...

And the potato masher ...

She contemplates chewing on her toy ...

But looks at the camera instead ...

Huh? (Look at those eyelashes!)

Amelie loves her mama :)