Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 wks

bebe amelia,

today, you are 12 wks old.  next week, you will be THREE MONTHS old.  it's hard to understand what people mean when they say it will go fast, but it truly does.  the days are long, but the weeks are short.

this week, you have really found your hands.  you love sucking on them and looking at them cross-eyed.  at nighttime, you are breaking out of your swaddle, so during night feedings, i put your frigid hands between my chest to warm them. 

you are talking a LOT more.  you will follow us as we say a-e-i-o-u or la-la-la with your own baby sounds.  you still haven't laughed yet, but i hope it's close.

you have been a little sick this week.  you threw up SEVEN times on mommy on monday.  thankfully, your poop is back to normal and you seem to be doing better.  last week was a very hard week.  we stayed in the house all week because it was so cold and because i wasn't motivated to get out.  this is not a good idea for us, especially as you decided to stop napping and began waking up 2-3 times per night.  i hope that is behind us b/c i didn't function well with no sleep/breaks from tues-sun.

we hope to take you to see santa this week.  i dressed you up in your bear suit to get some pictures outside, which you didn't like too much.  this morning, it's only 9 degrees, so it may be another inside day.

you still haven't given daddy a smile over skype.  we might have to skype him in our house once he gets back b/c seeing him in person may rock your world.  he loves talking to you in the mornings and calls you milkface.

this week, we got a travel swing, baby scale, umbrella stroller, toys, and a high chair from the carter's.  they were donating them and we happened upon them.  according to the scale, you now weigh over 15 lbs!  this means you are in 3-6 month clothes and are almost out of your size 1 thirsties covers (which are SUPPOSED to last 0-9 months).  what will we do with you!?


The Tabbs said...

You know this isn't related really, except it's about a baby, but I saw this dad walking through target the other day. He had a baby in the cart's seat with these little different colored cards. He was flashing them to the baby and saying the color. Red, yellow, violet, etc. It was a little weird b/c that baby was not old enough to respond.

Chris H(ugs) said...

love this post. can't believe she is already 3 months. i can just see her now, freaking out as i move away from the skype screen to real life before her eyes. i bet she'll get the big eyes...little milkface :)

as always, i love your writing.