Thursday, August 28, 2008

Our little girl is growing up!!!

Amelia Mattson 3 months, 3 weeks old

Amelia loves playing with her "Baby Einstein" gym. Thanks Grandma Pat!

She is too interested in showing off turning over (and over again!) to bat at the hanging toys.

Amelia is so close to crawling, it won't be long.

Amelia loves her "Bumbo" chair. Thanks "Gramma" Bette!

This is her favorite dolly at the moment. She loves to chew on the wooden arms.

She also loves to play the "drop it and have mom pick it up" game!

Learning cause and effect has never been so fun! :-)

Amelia is changing so much everyday. She is turning into a little girl before our eyes. It is AMAZING how much she has changed in 4 months. She can turn over, lift her head up, scoot around on her tummy at little, stand with assistance, sit for a second or two before taking a nose dive, track objects, grab objects and of course put them in her mouth, laughs, giggles, coos and gurgles, recognizes mom and dad, sleeps through the night...most nights we are going through a phase right now.

She has doubled her birth weight or is close to doubling. I think it is the most amazing thing to see Amelia growing so well off of my breast milk. It really makes me proud.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Grandma & Grandpa Campbell visit

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rollie Pollie Pumpkin

Our little Amelia rolled on the floor for the first time today. She was just hanging out under her play gym as I was catching up on some emails. One minute she was on her back the next minute I hear little grunts, she was on her tummy. I couldn't believe I missed it. No worries though she did it again 3 more times in the span of 5 minutes. I put her back on her back and she would roll right back over. I am so proud of our little Pumpkin!!! She was able to roll over on softer surfaces like our bed...but this is a first on the floor. Now the fun begins! I can't wait. I fear we will need to baby proof before we know it.

In other news, I sold my baby. Yep, my other baby. My first brand new car, The Sentra. We decided we needed to upgrade with our growing family. Despite the increasing fuel prices we are going to get an SUV. We figure they are well priced now that the gas prices are up so that would off set the price of fuel for us. We live in the city and don't do a lot of long commutes. We were going to get something smaller like a Rabbit but then decided we needed to get something we could grow into and drive for a long while. I don't like SUVs. I think they are a menace. I think they are gas guzzlers and road hogs. Oh well! Sign me up. Half the time I walk to where ever I need to go if I can anyways. (In the summer). It is sad to give up the Sentra. It was the car that signified to made it to adulthood. I bought it the fall after I graduated from college and got my first job. I was out in California. Out on my own, starting my career as a RN with my new car. It was a good little only had about 50,000 miles on it. We got a good penny for it which is nice for the down payment for the preowned SUV's we are looking at.

In other, other news. Amelia may be starting to teethe. Yep. She is a drool monster! She likes to bite on her hands and whatever she can get into her mouth. We bought her this teething pacifier. It is is hillarious to watch her suck on it. HA! Pics will be posted soon!

Well gotta go, it's late and I need to get ready for bed.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


My maternity leave has drawn to a close. My first day back to work was a sad, sad, day for me. As I was leaving for work Amelia was crying uncontrolably (which is very unlike her) . Bette was there and I knew she was in good hands and I just had to leave my babe, crying. I almost cried on the way to work. I had to think myself out of the tears and blink them back while I was driving. I wanted to call and check on her but I forgot my cell phone at home. (I don't know Bette's number by heart, though I know I could have called Guy and he could have given it to me had I really, really needed to call.) The first day back was a little shakey, kinda like getting back on a bike for the first time in a while. You remember how to balance but just are not quite comfortable with all the gears and brakes, yet. By the end of the night I had my groove back and by the end of the second night I was rockin' and rollin' again. It did feel nice to get out and work again...but honestly I just really love being a mom right now. I am enjoying motherhood much much more than I ever thought I would. I LOVE it. I can not wait to have more. Honestly. I am a baby person...who knew. I sure didn't.