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Amelia. 20 months

Last week Amelia turned 20 months old. Some nerve she has.

Some great things about Amelia at 20 months old:

*Potty training. Can I get a what what?! Um, yeah. Either I’m a potty training genius or Amelia is. Either way, we are loving it. It’s only been a week, so I fully expect her to back slide now that I’ve declared to the inter webs that she’s potty trained. I can’t even HANDLE how cute she is in her little big girl undies.

*Talking. Amelia had been stuck on one syllable sounds for some time. I was about to lose my mind trying to figure out if “Bah” meant ball, book, balloon, bath, baby, etc. Thank the good little talking fairies, because we are now hearing words like “Potty,” “Baby,” “Juice,” “All done,” and “Help, please.” She still holds complete conversations in babble gibberish, which I hope never ends. She might not want to do it public once she is like 30. But she can always just live here forever and then it will be totally fine, right?

*Helping. Helping is like baby crack for Amelia. She’s not happy unless she is all up in your grill “helping” you with whatever you’re doing. The scary thing is…she is actually starting to be helpful! She helps me unload the dishwasher every morning by handing me each item, one at a time. Takes a tiny bit longer than doing it by myself, but I don’t have to bend over at all….so totally worth it. She loves to help with laundry, sweeping, finding Molly’s paci, giving Molly her paci, putting everyone’s shoes away, etc. Basically, if you say, “I need your help with this,” she is fired up and ready to assist. Need someone to crawl under a crib and get a paci? Amelia’s your girl. Need a laundry basket pushed over to the washer? Easy peasy. Amelia’s been doing that since before she could walk. Need a fan turned on? That’s Amelia’s new specialty. I think I’ll start hiring her out to the neighbors soon. Oh relax, I kid.

*Molly. The only thing Amelia could possibly love more than helping is playing with her sister. Molly is the first person she asks for as soon as she wakes up and the last person she kisses goodnight. I’d be jealous if it weren’t so darn adorable.

1 Month Old

Amelia – 1 Month

Weight: 9.5 pounds. Ā Length: 21 inches

  • She is growing so fast! We already graduated her out of her newborn clothes and into 0-3 month and even some 3-6 month clothes. But she is still our little peanut.
  • She loves, loves, loves to sleep on her stomach.

But she is only allowed to sleep that way for naps when Mama can keep an eye on her.

  • She is starting to be more alert and loves to look our faces, her toys, and especially the little monkey that hangs near her changing table

But even her monkey can’t make a car ride more bearable.

  • And, melt my heart, she smiles

It’s adorable. Ain’t no buts about it.


One week

It’s hard to believe, but our little Amelia (or lil’ melia as we call her) is one week old. It took me almost all day to take this picture, load it to the computer, then upload here, so I’m sorry there aren’t more. Some days Amelia sleeps a lot. Today was not one of those days. She needed a little help staying asleep, so we spent a lot of time snuggled on the couch together. I also spent a little time on youtube trying to find a swaddle method that the little monkey can’t wiggle out of. I think we may have a winner…tonight will tell.

For the most part, Amelia sleeps in 2-3 hour increments during the day, and 3-4 hour stretches at night. Not too shabby for 1 week old. She’s doing great eating too – every 2-4 hours.

She’s actually sleeping in her little basket all by herself right now, so I’m off to do the dishes, then to bed. No time to waste.

ps- for those of you who aren’t on facebook, you can find more pictures of Amelia at our friend Sarah’s blog. She’s a great photographer and took pictures for us both at the hospital and here at home. We already can’t wait for our next photoshoot!