Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amelie at 2 months

Ohhhhh, we just love this girl.
She wins the award for best baby sleeper in our house! She usually sleeps from 8 or 9 pm until 2 or 3 am!!! Then she eats and sleeps again until between 5 and 7 am. This is unheard of! I love it. I think that because I am actually getting some sleep at night, I am enjoying dressing Amelie up in cute outfits more than I did with the other kiddos. Plus, she doesn't spit up much and she only has dirty diapers like every 5-6 days. So I know if I dress her cutely, there is a good chance the outfit will last more than an hour or two.

At 2 months old, Amelie has become much more interactive.  She gives awesome smiles.  She is now 23 inches long and weighs 12 lbs., 15 oz.  And her eyes are still blue-gray.  Rob and I think my dad gives this look.
Last week she had a fever and cough, so I took her to the pediatrician.  Because she is so young, he ordered a chest x-ray and many, many other tests which we had to go to the emergency room for.  It was not a fun evening for her, or for me, but in the end she was declared healthy enough to go home.  I felt much more peace of mind knowing that she was breathing okay, and it was not RSV, or pneumonia, or croup, etc. and she recovered in just a few days time.
Amelie has very strong opinions, and does not hesitate to express them. She LOVES bath time and diaper changes. She HATES the car seat, and being put down in general.  (This may be a lifelong battle, being the youngest of four children.)  To illustrate this point, the following three frames were taken in under 5 seconds...

"I see you."

"We made eye contact, and you didn't pick me up?"

"We made eye contact!!!!  And you didn't pick me up?!?!"
One final note about Amelie.  I noticed that she is tongue-tied.  You can see in the photo above that she cannot stick her tongue out.  Apparently this runs in my family. Who knew?!  So being tongue-tied (ankyloglossia) means that the tip of her tongue is connected to the bottom of her mouth by a thin piece of skin (called the lingual frenulum.)  Amelie's is about 1/4 inch from the tip of her tongue (so not actually a "true" tongue tie.)  So far it hasn't affected her eating at all.  We will wait a few years and see if it affects her speech or if it will loosen on its own, if not the doctor will simply "clip" the tongue tie (a procedure called a frenotomy.)  Honestly, we may just have it clipped in a few years either way.
We just love this girl.  I can't wait to see what she does tomorrow!

1 comment:

Aubrey said...

My goodness that girl is PRECIOUS! Those gorgeous gigantic liquid chocolate eyes (all your kids have them!) kill me!

And I love the my-heart-is-broken photo of Amelie crying. Who am I kidding, I love photos of babies crying in general. (That makes me sound like a sicko, but I hope you know what I mean.) Pics like that make me laugh every single time. Because life is SO HARD when you're a baby whose only expectation is to sleep, eat, and poo all day. Give me a break with the crying, babies! It's the MAMAS who should be crying!