My Amelie

Amelie is zooming up on her first birthday and Hubs and I are still married! Go us!

I have a lot to catch you up on: Two weeks ago, Amelie got her first cold and first tooth. It’s a sharp little thing! We are lucky it’s taken this long for both to happen but man, a sick baby is miserable. She was our happy girl during the day but the nighttime was hard on all of us. We spent a lot of time in the rocking chair snuggling. I tried to stop freaking out about how much we were getting up and just enjoy sitting in the dark comforting her.

We weren’t stingy with the Benadryl and Tylenol. Anything to help her sleep. Last week after she got over her cold, we had to sleep train again. It was far from fun. We let her cry for 7 minutes and then check on her and start gradually increasing the time in between checks. It’s not a whimper cry either. It’s a full-fledged snot flinging sweaty scream. It’s so unpleasant. One time it took her almost 2 1/2 hours to go to sleep. It wiped us all out.

This week? She’s been going down like a dream for the most part. It’s a rollercoaster.

New talents: clapping (!!!), can go from sitting to standing without assistance, pushes her cart while walking behind it, and kinda saying “Dada”! She was super chatty but has quieted down recently.

Just this week, she is really into books. BIG TIME. She points and grunts and sometimes gives kisses. In one of her books, a baby is crying and she offered him her nuk! AWWW.

We are planning a party for the birthday girl this weekend. I have a decorations (pink everything) to detract from our half painted kitchen. Think it’ll work?

Amelie has been screaming for over 15 minutes and looks like she’s skipping her morning nap today. Doesn’t she realize how much I need these naps?

6 thoughts on “My Amelie

  1. I can’t wait to see all of her new talents. One year. Good for all of you surviving! The party will be awesome. Wish I could attend. But luckily, we can have another in May!. lv and more lv mamap

    • I love thinking about parties! Maybe a garden party theme when you come?

      It’s the whole anxiety-in-social-situations that doesn’t mix well with throwing parties. Wish me luck!

  2. This has been such an eventful month, full of changes. I love that she is showing so much interest in books at an early age. An avid reader just like her grandmas :)

  3. There is NOTHING (yet in my life anyway) that is like getting a bit passed that one year mark and looking back with a sigh of relief comparable to crossing one of those rickety rope bridges over a vast canyon. WAY TO GO! Even if it isn’t always pretty, becoming a family and a parent is lots of big changes and lots to learn about yourself. You made it!!!!

    • The perfect analogy! It sure hasn’t been picture perfectly, but imperfectly lovely. We all made it! We are stronger than we think! *gets teary-eyed*

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