Friday, September 26, 2008

One Month Old!!

Her newborn clothes really fit well now. Pretty soon we will have to move to the next size, 0-3 months. I have already put away some of her preemie clothes and it was kinda sad but then I look at the clothes in her closet waiting to be worn and I get over it!!

She was very confused while the chair vibrated!!

She did not know whether she liked it or hated it!
Amelia has also been sleeping in her crib at night. I am a very light sleeper while Ben is a very sound sleeper so in order for me to sleep she had to be moved. Her little noised kept me up all night. So far it has worked out great! She is showing off her new duckie sleeper! She was getting too long for her other ones so we had to get a few new ones!
Striking a pose and a smile for the camera!
What a ham!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hello Family!!

This past weekend Amelia and I headed down to Manito. Amelia got to meet a lot of new people while we were down. I think that the James' girls were the most excited. They could not wait to hold their new cousin. Anna kept telling me that she would help me make bottles for her and would even get up during the night to make them for me! How sweet is that!?!? Emma was more than willing to hold her and Ella could hardly wait till it was her turn. They all did an awesome job! I would also like to apologize to Aunt Stacey, Aunt Gail, Uncle Randy and Grandma Budke. They all held Amelia but I either forgot to take their picture or it turned out really blurry. Sorry, I did mention that I am not a top notch photographer!! I would also like to thank everyone for the gifts they got her and Aunt Karen for taking her all night so I could sleep!!
We can not wait for our next trip down when Ben can go with! Also, I believe Aunt Kelly is coming this weekend to take pictures and she is a top notch photographer so we will have awesome pictures to look forward to!
Love - Kori

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sorry I posted these so late but Ben had to work today. I know that does not sound like a good excuse but after a week with him at home I had to find my solo routine again!! Amelia got weighed today and the magic number was 7 lbs. and 4 oz. She no longer looks like a preemie! This makes me both happy and sad. I am so grateful that she is gaining weight but at the same time she is growing so fast. Tomorrow Amelia and I take off for our first official road trip without Daddy. We are heading to Manito for our annual fall shopping trip! I am very nervous but she is a great baby and does not mind being in the car seat so all should go well! I am sure that Aunt Karen will laugh at how much stuff I pack for her but at least I will be prepared! My excuse is that I have New Mommy syndrome!!

The pictures below are from last night when Amelia, Leah and I went for a walk. Ben was doing homework so we started off without him but as we made our way back home he was heading our way! She enjoys walks as long as they do not cut into her feeding time! Then she gets a little cranky! Thanks for checking in.

Love - Ben, Kori & Amelia

The poor child was probably sweating to death but she looked peaceful.

Leah was very excited to go for a walk considering her play time has been cut in half since Amelia got here. She does do very good around her and does not show any signs of jealousy.

This picture did not turn out very well. It was supposed to be of her battle wounds. She had a war with her fingernails and I think she loss. No matter how short I try to get them she still scratches her face up. I know there are mittens out there but I am not a fan. I don't know maybe I should be!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Weekend Visitors!

This weekend Grandpa and Grandma Rankin make the drive to visit Amelia for the afternoon. We also had another visitor, the rain! It rained so much here that there were tiny lakes everywhere. All of you who know my husband would not put it past him to do something funny if there was a little lake in our front yard. One of the pictures below explains it all!!! The bottom two pictures are of Amelia's mad face! I promise to post more pictures on Thursday!
Thanks for checking in!
Love - Kori

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rainy Day!

It has been raining on and off the past few days so there is nothing to do but take pictures!
Grandma Cooper came for a short visit today and watched Amelia for a few hours while Ben and I ran in town. Unfortunately when we got there we realized that there was no electricity. So, we did not get to all the stores we needed to because Target was the only place taking customers!! Here are pictures from this morning, hope you enjoy!
Love - Ben & Kori

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Have a Little Porker!!

Today was Amelia's two week appointment and we were shocked when we found out how much she had gained in the past week. Last Thursday she weighed in at 5 lbs. 12.8 oz. and this week she weighed in at 6 lbs. 12.8 oz. She gained a whole pound in 7 days. We are sure that she will not stay little forever. She loves to eat! We are very happy that she is gaining rather than losing! Everything else is going good with no complaints! At least none we would admit to! The following are pictures after her appointment. She was a little grumpy for some of the photos but I got some smiles toward the end. She tuckered out toward the end! Thanks for checking in!
Love - Kori & Ben

Big yawns, the whole doctor thing is tiring!

Her head is still on my leg, it is not hanging. She was starting to get grumpy here. Almost ready to cry.

A little repositioning and we are happy again!

Okay these pictures are kinda scary cause they are so close but she was making smile after smile and then trying to shove her finger into her mouth!

I think this picture is already on here but I am too lazy to delete it!!
I love putting her into the clothes people gave her - Grandma Cooper got her a lot of Daddy shirts as did Grandma Machlitt. Where is the love for Mommy?
Another smile and half an eyeball. Man , this child is a giver!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just Hangin' Out

I am taking more pictures of Amelia but Ben has gone back to work so the pictures are not creative at all. It seems that all the pictures that I post are the same, Amelia sleeping, Amelia with her eyes open or Amelia smiling! So, here are some more. Maybe this week we will get some really good ones! No promises though!
Love - Kori

Sunday, September 7, 2008

More Visitors!!

This week was full of visitors and I have found out that I am really good at taking pictures with other people's cameras but not my own. So, I only have two pictures of other people holding Amelia and the rest are of her. Lets be honest, you really only care about her anyway!!
I would also like to say that for all the complaints we got about our lack of posting there are only two comments on the new posts. What kind of fan club does she have?!?!?
This Thursday we go for her two week appointment so we will have an update after that! Thanks for checking in!
Love - Kori