Friday, January 20, 2012

8 Weeks

(still late...almost caught up!)
I'm 8 weeks old!

This week has been A LOT of firsts! Amelia had her first "smile in response" last week and she has kept it up this week as well! On 1/6/12 Amelia officially "slept through the night" for the first time. Now if you are not a mommy you may not know what that actually means...apparently sleeping 6-7 hours straight means sleeping through the night so although we did not get a full nights sleep and she did wake up once to eat she did sleep for 7 hours straight for the first time! To continue the milestones we moved Amelia to her crib on 1/7/12. She did great! Not 7 hours the first night but at least 5! We seem to have gotten nighttime sleep down. She gives us at least 5 hours every night and has gotten all the way up to 7.5! Our bedtime routine is incredibly lengthy and some nights it takes her quite awhile to fall asleep which can be very frustrating! We are still working on naps. She still HATES the swaddle but I'm convinced she won't sleep as long if we stop using it. Plus I think her hands will be too cold without it if we only use a sleep sack.


We took Amelia on a 3.5 mile hike in the Ergo for the first time. (we went for a short walk around the lake the week before in the Ergo but this was a real hike!)

Amelia likes to lay on her back on her playmat and stare at herself in the mirror. She still doesn't love tummy time but I try to make her do it at least once a day to strengthen her neck and encourage her to roll over. Sometimes it seems like she is really close to rolling from tummy to back but we aren't there quite yet.

Amelia also likes to lay in mommy and daddy's bed and stare at the ceiling fan.

She has started to find her hands but can't quite keep them in her mouth just yet. She still doesn't take to the paci very well so we are all looking forward to the day when she can self sooth with her fingers.

Monday, January 2, 2012

7 Weeks

(a little late!)

7 weeks already! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Married 4 years! 

Amelia is smiling more and more and she now responds to our actions with smiles. She likes when daddy taps her nose and says "boop boop boop" and when mommy traces around her mouth and nose.  Her neck is really strong and hardly flailing around like it used to. She still doesn't love tummy time but her playmat helps! Her awake and happy time in increasing and she is sleeping less and less...sometimes too little during the day! We are trying to work on our daytime naps to get them into more of a routine. Nighttime is going soooooo much better. We consistently get a 4-6 hour stretch of sleep and then somewhere between 1-3 hours. Now that we have the long stretch down we need to work on another long stretch after she wakes up the first time. I think she is too sleepy and not eating enough because she often wakes up after an hour  or an hour and a half.  Amelia LOVES bath time. If she is fussy before her bath (which she usually is as evening is her fussy time) she immediately relaxes once the water hits her skin!

We watched Iowa State LOSE to Rutgers at Buffalo Wild Wings. Amelia was not impressed.

This week Amelia experienced her first New Years celebration! We spent the evening with a great group of friends at the Oakley's. It was a blast and Amelia did great. She hung out with the group until her normal bedtime then went down in the pack and play and slept until it was time to go home. I fed her again when we got home and she went right back to sleep!

On New Years Day Amelia and I watched daddy and some of his friends jump into a lake for charity at The Paris Mountain Polar Plunge! Afterwards we walked the path around the lake with Amelia in the Ergo. She slept the whole time!

Ive started taking Amelia to my moms while I go to yoga a few days a week. It's a nice break for some mommy time plus it gets Amelia used to daycare! When I go back to work (boo) my mom will watch Amelia. It really is the best back to work scenario, she's with my mom and gets to be around other kids!

Amelia's Baptism

On Thursday December 29th, 2011 Amelia Kathryn Wagner was baptized at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Spartanburg, SC. 

It was a beautiful ceremony. Aunt Abby became Godmother Abby.

Amelia did so well! We attended the 6 PM Mass and the baptism was done immediately after. She got a little fussy during the mass but after a little loving and a bottle from dad she was great the rest of the night.  She didn't let out a peep during the baptism, not even when the holy water was poured over her head.

After the baptism we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Cribb's Kitchen with family and a few friends.  It was a beautiful night!

Thanks Melanie and Eric for taking pics and videoing!

Amelia truly is a gift from god!