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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Big Girl!

Amelia is now facing forward in the car. We finally swapped out the backward facing car seat for the forward facing car seat. She seems to have made the adjustment well, although her head flops a little if she falls asleep. I like being able to see her just by turning my head, but I find myself still checking the rearview and seeing the back of her head reflected in the mirror that is still hanging from the otherwise-useless baby shade in the back window. I guess old habits are hard to break! Here she is demonstrating one of her favorite activities - putting things on top of her head!

We had a great Halloween. Amelia was able to trick-or-treat with her cousins. She couldn't quite keep up with them, but she had a ball anyway. She liked to hold a piece of candy in each hand which made it impossible to pick up more candy when kind neighbors would offer her the bowl. Occasionally she would accidentally drop the softened, still wrapped chocolate goodie into the bowl to grab something, but it didn't happen often. The only thing she truly got excited about was the opportunity to grab pebbles from one person's landscaping. She did this on the way up and back from the front door. That's my girl!

It seems Amelia has had a growth spurt. Her Robeez are tight, her pants are short, her diapers are too small (and yes, I've found that out the hard way), and her sleepers don't fit. We've got stuff stashed away but I can't believe that I'm going through 18 month clothes to see what will fit when just a year ago she was still in 0-3 month clothes that were baggy on her. Throughout her first year, she was usually a size behind.

We took her to Rupp Arena last night for the second time in her life. It was a much better experience, and almost exactly a year apart. We went Nov. 13th of last year and we were much closer to the ceiling and the noise was just too much. This year we had lower level seats and she just had a ball! (Pun intended or not? You decide!) She spent about 20 minutes in the first half staring at the kid behind us eat his nachos. Poor kid. But when a baby wants to stare at you, and especially one as stubborn as Amelia, there's just not much that we can do about it.

[pictures dated 11/6 & 11/7/06]


Blogger Hannah said...

She looks pleased to be facing forward. Olivia is only 18 pounds or so, but her legs are getting too long to be in a rear facing seat. How much did Amelia weight when you switched hers?

12:32 AM  
Blogger Amelia's Mom said...

Hey Hannah! She was 18 pounds at her one-year check-up, not sure how much she weighed a month later but we needed to return the rear facing carseat to the person who loaned it to us, so we decided it was a good time to make the transition to the forward facing seat.

10:32 PM  

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