Monday, July 27, 2009

Sugar & Spice...

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I've been sitting here rubbing my eyes and trying to get the motivation to post. My kid is finally sleeping after what seemed like 7 hours awake and semi-fussy. I say "semi-fussy" because she was fine if you were holding her while bouncing on the exercise ball. Try laying her in her swing once she's out and see what happens...crying. Lots of it.

Really? Could the 4 gulps of caffeinated coffee I drank this morning be bothering her tummy already? Or is it that I've already "ruined" my child by holding her so much that she isn't a fan of sleeping any other way? I held her against my chest once she fell asleep for about 30 minutes then finally found the nerve to lay her in the Boppy and stick a blanket over her. Every once in a while she stirs. Just now she let out a whimper but of course she's fast asleep. Why does she do that? Yesterday on the way home from church she full on started bawling in her sleep. She stopped after a couple of seconds and her face relaxed into the serene expression it had held just moments prior. She just did it again...seriously as I wrote this my little girl started crying in her sleep (pouty face that melts my heart and everything) then went right back to a relatively peaceful slumber. Arms still flailing widely as if she's conducting an orchestra...oh, there's the turtle move. Lots of stretching...is she going to wake up or not? Oh, the suspense.

And...she's out.

Here's what I'm looking at...just took this picture about 10 minutes ago:


It was nice to have my mom, dad, twin & her kids in town last weekend. We didn't do much but it was nice. Amelia smiled for the first time and it was at my mom...she did it a few times. I read that babies start smiling around 4-6 weeks and Amelia will be 4 weeks on Friday. There's also an entire article on how to tell the difference between gas smiles and social smiles. How they really know, I don't know. Anyway, here are some pictures.

I got out the Fisher Price Rainforest Play Gym for my sister's baby, Anna, and realized that Amelia really enjoyed it, too. Let me tell you that the Rainforest Play Gym is a hot commodity...it was difficult to find. We first tried to buy it at Babies R Us but they were out and didn't plan to restock it anytime soon. Next, I scoured the internet but could only find it for above suggested retail price. No, thanks. I found it on Amazon.com for about $10 under retail. It was out of stock but they let me purchase it anyway and surprisingly it actually came back in stock and was shipped to us.


Here's my dad with the baby, a picture of Amelia & me, and a picture of my twin sister with Anna and me with Amelia. This is all for posterity, you understand. The picture with Anna and Amelia makes me laugh because it looks like Anna is trying to give Amelia a "pound" and she's being ignored. Ha. The last picture is me holding Amelia at church on Sunday night. Can you see why I wanted the picture taken? Amelia's sweet daddy accidentally put her little outfit on backwards. I didn't notice it until we took her out of her car seat after services and the ruffle that was supposed to be on her rear was actually on her tummy. I can't blame D - some of the outfits have buttons in the front and some in the back. Dressing a baby is tricky business.

Oh, yeah...Carrie cut off all my hair. I love it. LOVE it.



D is home again for another 2 weeks after one week back at work. It's nice to have him home. We were planning to go to the farmers market here in town but it doesn't open until 3pm and it's supposed to be 97° tomorrow. Uh, no thanks - not with a one-month-old baby. So, we'll probably just relax...maybe get some things done around the house. We may just go in to hibernation since the temperatures are supposed to be upwards of 100° all week. I'm so, so thankful for the air conditioning we had installed after we moved in. I can't imagine having a 3 week old baby and no A/C. Yuck! It's not typical for houses in the Northwest to have air conditioning. As a matter of fact, most homes are built without it because we simply don't need it most of the year. I mean, as a pregnant woman and now the mom of an infant I can tell you that we have our A/C on pretty much all summer even if the temperature isn't scorching.

How does one misplace an entire stash of contact lenses? I have no idea where I put them so I've been having to wear my glasses exclusively. I don't like to wear my glasses exclusively. I've been racking (wracking?) my brain to the point of wanting to beat it against the wall trying to think of places for contact lenses to hide. There's the down side of "nesting". I know that during my cleaning frenzy (admittedly a panicked forced frenzy) I put them in a "safe" place but now I can't think of where that would be.

My little girl is sweet. She is. Even on the nights when she cries and I cry with her because I'm so tired I still can't help but love her to death. I pray that she gets into a sleeping routine before her dad has to go back to work in 2 weeks. Last week when D went back to work for that week it was only difficult because I didn't get a lick of sleep at night and then during the day I wasn't tired so I wouldn't nap. DUMB.

I bought "The Time Traveler's Wife" on Amazon and I can't wait to read it. The movie looks fantastic - I've already pegged D down to take me to the movie when it comes out on August 14th.

Anyone else hooked on Farm Town and Farmville on Facebook?

Need to feed my baby - I should start writing down things that I want to post about because this is what ends up spewed on the screen when I don't.

Until next time....

7 comments commented:

Liz Wilcox said...

So funny about David putting her outfit on backwards. They can be tricky but I do think it's a guy thing. To this day I have to lay out Isaiah's clothes if I want him to match.

Your hair is adorable! I love it. And Amelia will end up sleeping. It's a hard road those first 6 weeks but it does change.

Hey I made a new blog! yay me! I posted some videos of Isaiah. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm planning on reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" too. Looks really good!

Cute pictures. Love your hair! Hope Amelia gets to sleep more peacefully soon. Interesting that she does that crying. hmm.

Leah said...

I'm sorry things have been so rough lately. I really don't think it's possible to spoil a newborn.

Millie is just too cute! I can't believe it's already been four weeks.

Mainly a midwife said...

She is so beautiful Jamie.
Oh, and be prepared to cry when you read that book. I can't wait for the movie to come out!!

Diane said...

Cute baby. Cute hair. Hope that you find your contacts soon! Love the stories.

Btw, I know that you don't have much time for blog reading, so I'll tell you that we're having a boy! :)

Liz said...

She is just so so so adorable. :) And I just love her name. Here's hoping you are well rested soon!

Jenny said...

Well, congratulations to you and your husband!!! She's so precious!