Sunday, June 12, 2011


I know it's been a while (a month, to be exact). I kept trying to upload videos to the blog, would get frustrated and quit before I had written anything. I finally uploaded them to YouTube, so I'm hoping I can figure out how to embed them to the blog. Here goes nothing!

The first video is one of our favorite faces she made when she first started eating solids. This was taken 4/25/11 (8 months):

This is Part II of her crawling videos (taken 5/15/11 at 9 months). She is now a pro at crawling (and now can pull herself up!):

And last, this one was taken tonight (6/12/11 at 10 months). Amelia just finished eating, and Jon was leaning in to kiss her. She "pushed" him away, laughed hysterically, and they kept this up for a good 10 minutes. I love this sound!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Back online!

Several weeks ago, we decided to give up our cable. Well, not really. We were paying for a home phone line in our package that we weren't using, so we had to cancel all of our services while we had a break in our contract. So that meant our cable and Internet went along with the phone service.

We are now back online and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to be able to do email, pay bills, and, yes, even check Facebook, from my computer (web surfing just isn't the same on a phone).

But, surprisingly, we haven't missed the cable. Sure, there are some programs I want to catch up on (Glee, the Office, Modern Family!), but Jon and I both realize how much more productive we are without it. And we sit down and eat dinner together (most nights)...and have actual conversations :) We still look forward to our Netflix movies, but we are no longer tied to our TV, and can get out and enjoy this great spring weather!

I have A LOT of blogging to catch up on, including several videos that I can't seem to upload right now, so I'll do my best over the next couple of days to catch up on all of our Amelia developments.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

So close!

She's working so hard and is getting so close to crawling. Guess we need to start baby proofing!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Six Month Photos

Here are some of my favorites:

March Update

I guess I'm not very good at this whole blogging thing. I'm trying, I promise. But by the time we get home from work, do dinner, a short walk (when the weather cooperates), bath time, reading and bedtime, I'm ready for bed myself! And I only have ONE child. So I'll do my best to provide a quick update on some of Amelia's newest accomplishments, and promise (once again!) to do better about posting more often. It's been a busy couple of weeks. Amelia is now:

  • Eating! I've been making a lot of her food (pureeing fruits and veggies), but she is even more interested in what we are eating. We have started giving her small bites from our dinner...and tonight she actually picked up pieces of chicken and fed herself!

  • Crawling (backwards :) She can push up on all fours and rocks back and forth, but the only movement is in the wrong direction. She's making progress, and I know any day now she will take off.

  • Babbling...we gets lots of mamamama and dadadadada and bababababa. She's most talkative in the mornings and coming home from she can't wait to share her day with us. I love it!

  • Sleeping!! She goes to bed at 7:30 (without a fight!), sleeps until 5:00 or 6:00. On the weekends I wake up and feed her, and put her back in bed so we all get a little more sleep. Last Sunday, Jon and I were up at 8:30 and Amelia slept until 9:00. I don't remember the last time she wasn't the one to wake us up.

Everyone was does get easier, and it seems that 6 months was the magic number. Every day brings new discoveries, new challenges, and new excitement!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Amelia had her first taste of "food" on Thursday night. She has been fascinated by everything we eat, and since we hit the 6 month mark, we thought it was time. We started with rice cereal, which she seemed to like. Here is her first taste of green beans from Sunday. Verdict is still out on this one :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Poor baby

We had Amelia's 6-month check up this week. We thought it would be pretty basic...take some measurements, get the immunizations, talk about starting solids (!!). Everything looked pretty good (she is still tiny...13 lbs/6 oz, 24.5"...still in the 10%), and then the doctor discovered the ear infection. We were all surprised! She hadn't given any indication she was in pain. She had been fussy, but she was getting over a(nother) cold, and we thought it was due to that. I guess she's one tough little chica! Over the last week, we've been home with her quite a bit (snow days, sick days) and we were at home once again on Tuesday. I hope one of these days we'll conquer these daycare germs, but for now we are putting up quite the fight! Our remedy? Tylenol and antibiotics...and lots of love and hugs and cuddling!