Friday, July 25, 2008

Amelia is just over a month old now! She weighs in at a whopping 11 pounds. Developmentally, she can now pretty much lift and support her head as well as support her weight on her legs. She also discovered sticking her tongue out and making spit bubbles are fun. If you talk to her she will smile at you now! I love it. She still adores staring at her curtains and talking to Mr. Moose.
On the bad side, I determined that she does not have gas all the time, she has colic. I did a lot of reading on it and she is pretty textbook. It starts about 6pm every night and she can cry off and on till her bedtime at 10-11pm. It's so hard to deal with, and it's really depressing. I just wish I knew how to make it all better, but no one does. I bought some "gripe water" which is nothing more than a ginger/fennel liquid that helps calm the stomach. We used it twice last night, I can't really tell if it helped or not. I have also cut dairy out of my diet to see if it helps. Otherwise, it seems to help to put the TV on the 90's music channel and dance and sing around the living room. Try doing that 20 times a night. I guess I can see it as a way to lose my last 15 pounds!


SA said...

Oh Cheryl and Chris she is precious, don't they just grow so fast? For her colic try holding her in your arms stomach down in the football position, and gently bouncing sometimes patting or rubbing her back. That is what we did with Audrey when she was like that and you will be amazed how much it helps. Good Luck, and keep the pictures coming. LOve ya guys

Michelle said...

OMG those pictures are so cute! The coolest thing is when your baby starts getting a personality. It's so much fun! So how often are you updating her blog? Towards the end of your pregnancy I was checking everyday...since it has become Amelia's blog, I will probably do the same as she may do something totally amazing everyday! I miss my little girl so much. Give her many kisses for me. As far as the colic, I have no idea what to tell you. My boys didn't have it. They had their once-in-a-blue-moon spells of crying all freakin night long, but not like what she's doing. I don't have any personal advice for you. I just hope what you're doing will work. If I come across a parent who had a colicy child, I will ask what they did to help calm her. I love you!