Wednesday, December 1, 2010

10 wks

today, Amelia is 10 weeks old.  a blog i read posts letters to their baby and i would like to try to start the same.

dear amelia,
today is your 10 wk birthday.  although it's been rough in the beginning, especially when all the visitors left colorado, our bond has grown stronger in the last few weeks.  you weren't sure about all these new strangers in lexington, but i think you're starting to warm up to them now.

you are currently trying to find/control your arms and hands.  you also LOVE kicking your feet.  sometimes, you are able to get your thumb knuckle into your mouth.  your favorite games are "ah-boo" and playing in your bouncer.  you love having your diaper changed and taking a bath.  you still have the yeast diaper rash, which we are trying to combat with tea tree oil, nystatin, and (soon) yogurt.  recently, you've started lifting your butt up in your bathtub and the ensuing bump causes a tidal wave over the edge of the tub.  we might have to start putting the tub in the tub soon.

you love skyping with daddy and follow his voice and video.  i always wrap you in his t-shirt during your morning naps on your boppy pillow.

you generally start getting sleepy around 930-10.  we have our final feeding, swaddle you, and i rock you to sleep before going down.  the last two nights, though, you've stayed up later.  i think you just want me to rock you some more...but mommy is missing her full night's sleep.  you generally wake at 4 to eat and then around 7-8 for the day.  two big naps and smaller cat naps round out your sleeping schedule.

you are a very good eater.  you will feed 5-7 mins on each side (and sometimes go back for more immediately).  you spit up about once a day and exorcist-style throw up about once a week.  it scares me when that happens because it comes up so fast and gets all over your face and - well - all over everything.

you don't like being in one place too long.  and when you're hungry, you are hungry.  today, we tried on your christmas dress, sleeper, and new outfit from grandma.  you will be so pretty on christmas eve!

less than 4 months until you get to re-meet your dad.  and let me tell you, he's a keeper.

love, me


Chris H(ugs) said...

a beautiful letter.

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