Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Working On Her Skillz

Seeing how cute she can be after drooling all over herself.

Can I sit in this chair and put my foot in my mouth?

Working on flamenco skills

Seeing if she can move the toy with The Force.

Watch out Teddy, I'm coming for you.

Everyone's Favorite Pictures...

Baby in the bath!!!

Um, I'm not sure what's going on right now.

I'm resisting the urge to splash Daddy right now.

You're putting these on the Internet? Are you trying to embarrass me?

I think I like this.

Yeah, I think this is pretty awesome.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Baptism


Today was Amelia's baptism. We were excited for this day and everything was wonderful. Here we are with the priest and Amelia's godparents, Moira and Ryan. Amelia is wearing the gown that two of my brothers and two of my sisters wore. (I wore the family heirloom gown dating from the Civil War and managed to tear it under the arm so a new gown was needed. I was classy even then.) She slept during the service, woke up for the big moment, and was good for the rest of the service. Then she began to get a little fussy. I can't blame her because she was wearing about 10 pounds of clothing and it's almost 100 degrees outside and the air conditioning can only do so much.

Some of my family was able to come out for the service. Here we are with my sisters (from the left - Amanda, Bunny, and Anne.)
It was a great way to end my maternity leave. As of tomorrow I'm back at work. Boo.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Look Who's Talking

Amelia continues to learn more sounds and to voice her opinions on many things. She does not like tummy time any more.
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She is much happier in her bouncy chair.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Amelia would like to wish her daddy a happy first father's day!
He's been very helpful as she does her flamingo impersonation.
And in teaching her to fly.
And in letting her win staring contests. Happy Father's Day Matt!! We love you very much.

Amelia had her first visit to Rhode Island last weekend (including her first plan rides.) We went up to celebrate her Uncle Steve's graduation from high school.
Congratulations Uncle Steve! We're very proud of you.
Four generations of Bennetts. Matt's father, grandmother, Amelia, and Matt.
Amelia and her Uncle John.
Checking out her Grandpa.

Amelia did wonderful on the trip. On the plane ride up the biggest problem was her deciding to kick my drink into Matt's lap and on the way home it was my turn for her to make a mess in my lap. It's the circle of life. My brother and I used to do the same thing to our mom every time we flew.

Amelia got to meet almost all her family on Matt's side. There was a graduation party for Steve (that I think was really a get to meet Amelia party) and a party that was in her honor. She had smiles for everyone, managed to sleep during each party and kept up her sleeping through the night. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

When we got home we had a visit from my sister Amanda. Amelia greeted her with a smile, but then started crying every time Amanda held her. Thankfully after a good night's sleep Amelia decided that she liked her Aunt Amanda. Especially when she feeds her.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2 Months Old

Today Amelia turns two months old. We celebrated by letting the nurse give her a bunch of shots (her immunizations.) I think she would have preferred a new binky. She handled the shots and the exam very well. She's doing great and the doctor was impressed with her alertness and control of her head. We're just happy to have a healthy baby.

Her stats as of today confirm that she's a big girl.
Length - 24 1/4 inches 97th percentile
Weight - 12 lb 2 oz 90th percentile
Head - 40 cm 90th percentile

She's spending the rest of the day sleeping and I hope she feels better soon.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

8 Weeks Old

Today Amelia is 8 weeks old. She celebrated by sleeping through the night last night!! She went to sleep at 10:30 and didn't get up until 6. It was fantastic.

Over the weekend she made a friend. She and her friend have met a couple of times before but this was the first time they really interacted.

They even held hands for a little while. This might be her first boyfriend.

Her duck is also very interested in her.

Amelia is also working on her grip. She got in a tug of war with Matt last night over her binky. Matt won eventually, but it took longer than anticipated.

Amelia is also healing beautifully from scab under her eye. She's given herself a couple of nasty scrapes, but thankfully she no longer looks like she went three rounds with Mike Tyson.