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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

She broke a dozen

We took Amelia to the doctor to be weighed yesterday. She finally exceeds twelve pounds! To be exact, she weighs twelve pounds, five ounces. I thought this was great. Our doctor was so-so: she has gained ten ounces in the past seventeen days. I know he would have liked to see more ounces. But we're not losing anymore! She only spits up once or twice per bottle or meal, but she's still only able to have small bottles. She does love to eat!

Amelia is becoming a real, live baby. For instance: it's absolutely more fun to be held than to not be held. She has realized if she hollers, I'll pick her up....especially when we're at work. She gets down-right indignant if a family member walks by without stopping to talk. And she has realized riding in the car seat with a big sister back there with her is way more fun than riding in the car seat with just Mom up in the front seat.

She's awfully smart, our girl!

4 comments:

Steph and Evan Griffith said...

Way to go, Amelia. Keep it up!!

Steph

Leah Reeves said...

Great news. I never thought Gabre would be 20lbs. by her first B-day, but she is. Amelia will really start gaining.

jendabi said...

12 lbs! what a big girl! She is now, it sounds, secure in her role of "ruler of the household"!!!
Jenny

Jen said...

I just found your blog. We are adopting from Ethiopia. your blog is really informative.