Saturday, May 30, 2009
The days are over when you could sit her down in the floor with some toys and she'd entertain herself. That was a nice 3 weeks while it lasted. Now, she immediately goes from sitting up into the crawling position and gets ticked off when she can't get where she wants to go.
She can also pull up now, but no one can convince her that she must master crawling first. She would rather you hold her hands or just let her crawl up on you and use your body for leverage. She thinks she is such a big girl. She just wants to stand and walk instead of crawl. All the other babies her age we know have walkers so I guess it's time we get one for her. Am I the only one who thought walkers weren't accepted by the American Academy of Pediatrics anymore? Oh well, it seems to be working for our friends so I guess we will get one too. Let's see if she likes it or if it'll be another wasted purchase. (See also: swing, bouncer, jumper and exersaucer.)
She is constantly babbling these days. To her Daddy's delight, her favorite word is da-da. She says it all the time. She throws out the occasional ma-ma, but it's usually when she's whining. I'll take it though. Her little voice is almost as adorable as her giggle.
And now for the photos. We took her swimming at Papaw Bob's pool yesterday on my wonderful afternoon off, and she loved it!
Is there anything cuter than a baby in a bathing suit?
Having a little wardrobe malfunction with the bikini top, ha! Don't you just want to blow raspberries on that adorable tummy?
All that swimming just wore her out! This is her lamb, Lovie that I have mentioned before. She just loves snuggling with him while she sleeps.
Cliff will be working at basketball camp at Co-Lin for the next couple of weeks so Amelia will be spending some time with Aunt Katie. I have a feeling they are going to be enjoying a lot more pool time while Mommy is at work. Our little girl is going to be a fish by the end of the summer!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I respond, "Uh, yeah, why do you ask that?" She says, "I just figured you were on some government assistance or something." Feeling a little irritated, but also amused and baffled all at once, I ask her why she thought that. (I mean, I was wearing my t-shirt and ponytail look, but did I really look like I should be on welfare?)
She went on to say, "I just thought everyone who had a baby got WIC." At this point, I'm blown away that we are still having this conversation while she's ringing up my groceries. I had to inform this 17-year-old Wal-Mart associate that no, in fact, everyone with children does not get free "baby milk." If only that were the case, I would have so much more money to buy dresses and headbands for Amelia. She must be new, because seriously, was I really the first person she's seen in her line purchasing formula?
I won't get into my gripe about people who abuse the system, but what I really wanted to tell this young girl (who later told me she has 2 kids) that some people are actually married when they choose to have a child, have jobs, and then use the money that they earn from their jobs to purchase food and supplies for caring for that child. What a concept!
And just because no post is complete without a Mimi pic, here's evidence that someone enjoys her expensive "baby milk."
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'd love to hear which ones you all like best. By the way, who are "you all?" I'd love to know who checks in on us from time to time. And you can help me choose!
Also, in the words of Beth Moore's daughter, Amanda, Lord, help me to be humble about Amelia in her tutu.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I felt so sassy with my short pink hair! Misti's ridiculous pig tails made me laugh so hard.
Monday, May 11, 2009
My Mother's Day weekend started off with a surprise from Cliff, who had my bathroom renovated, something we had been planning, but I had no idea he was having it done so quickly to surprise me. I thought that was my gift, but on Sunday morning he told me the bathroom was my surprise from him, and Amelia had some surprises of her own for me. She had even made me a card with her handprint on it at school.
Just getting to be a Mom is a gift in itself that I am so thankful for every day. I don't take it for granted for a second that I am blessed, because I know there are so many women who would love to be mothers who have not yet been blessed with that opportunity. I had such a great day being honored for being a mother, and I'm thankful to my sweet husband and sister-in-law for helping Amelia make me feel so special!
Here's a cute pic of Amelia and her Daddy during their secret photo shoot with Aunt Katie while I was out of town. I haven't always been able to see it, but there's no denying she looks like Daddy in this one.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Her pediatrician says she's doing just perfect and she's "whooping" 95 percent of babies her age in height and about 75 percent in weight, just like her previous visits. She's still long and lean, so we're still hoping for this someday:
Well I am, but I'll be supportive of whatever her extra curricular interests are. Her daddy, of course, is hoping for something more like this:
Either way, we're so thankful that she's healthy and on the right track for her age. We've got plenty of years before choosing what hobbies to be involved in. Right now, they consist of blowing raspberries and giggling. And she is just so good at it! We're so proud!
How many photos do I have like this? Yet, I can never resist a sleepy stoller shot. This is pretty much how every stroll ends. And no, she wouldn't keep the bow on for me either. We're working on it.
Mulit-tasking Daddy. Talking on the phone, grading papers and trying to keep his ice cream away from Amelia. I offered no help, just had to take a quick photo. He was occupying her while I got her bath ready. She really wanted that ice cream. I told her it was a weight watchers bar, but she wanted it anyway.
Proof that my hair appointment tomorrow can't come soon enough, but how cute does my girl look in her madras dress and flower headband?