March 30, 2009

Amelia Update

Life is back to normal... sort of. My parents left yesterday afternoon and my brother, Jacob arrived late last night. My Mom was here for 2 whole weeks and was more helpful and worked harder than any Hollywood nanny. I say this with 100% sincerity: I could NOT have done those first two weeks without her. This is partly due to my c-section which prohibits me from lifting anything over 10 lbs (Oliver weighs close to 30 lbs.) and partly because of just everything that comes with a newborn: feeding, diapers, dr. appointments, sleeping, etc., etc.. She made dinner almost every night, made the best homemade rolls I have ever tasted, gave me a personal baking lesson on how to make bread which included her famous cinnamon bread, cleaned my entire house many times, did laundry, took care of Oliver which included taking him on 2-3 hour walks every day with stops at all the parks along the way, and made sure that everyone, especially me was comfortable and relaxed. Needless to say, I got a little lazy and now I understand why all those Hollywood people hire nannies.





One their last weekend here, we went up to Santa Fe and Taos. It was cold and snowy part of the time, but beautiful and my Dad showed us where all the best art galleries are in Santa Fe. We stayed at a darling little pueblo casita and ate breakfast at a top-rated Fench bakery. Oh, and let's not forget our stop at Bobcat Bite. This total dive of a restaurant has been ranked as having some of the best burgers in the U.S. and has even been featured on Oprah and Bon Appetit. Impressive, right? Take a look:



After eating not even half of my HUGE burger, I felt like I was going to barf. I don't normally eat red meat, and this was a major overload.

Eating ice cream in Taos (As if we didn't comsume enough fat the night before, right?).

Amelia's first bath. Look at that belly!



23 comments:

Rachel said...

She's so cute!! You're right- she doesn't look like Lauren. I think she looks like Christian- at least she has his eyes. She's so precious. I cannot believe her cord fell off already. And, I'm jealous you got to go to Bobcat Bite- mmm. Looks delicious.

Macy said...

Amelia is darling,and I agree she is looking like Christian. Cute photos of all of you. What a fun time. I love good 'ole yummy burger dives. They are the best!

Brad and Lisa said...

I'm so glad you guys are doing well! Amelia is so cute! Oh, and we actually went to Bobcat Bite not too long ago when Scott and Cindy were here because we had to see what all the hype was about! I felt a little claustrophobic in that tiny little building stuffed full of hungry people, :o) but it was fun. Let me know if you guys need anything!

Nathan and Jessica said...

Congratulations Rebecca! She is beautiful. I'm so glad you are doing well. Aren't moms the best?! I talked to Christian on Sunday and he said you are doing really well. We want to come visit you but will wait til cold/flu season is over. Call me if you need anything or just want to chat. =)

Eliza said...

Oh my goodness she is so precious! I love that picture of chris and amelia, there is nothing cuter than a sweet dad with his little girl. what a cute family! I CANNOT wait to see you guys, and your adorable kids!

Andrea W. said...

Oh I'm loving all those photos. What a beautiful baby girl, I cannot WAIT to hold her. Your mom is so beautiful, I love that pic. of her and Amelia. Sounds like she took perfect care of all of you. I'm glad you had such a nice time and impressed that you're already out and about.

Lindsey said...

You have such a good mommy. I love her. And I LOVE that picture of Christian and Amelia sleeping. Adorable. Shs is such a doll- her eyes are huge! Congrats again.

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

she doesn't look like oliver at all!! i wanna see more pics! i'm gonna have to hit that bobcat bite place--i love me some red meat!

hatchbatch said...

Congrats!!! Amelia is so cute. It is fun to see Oliver with his new sister.

Jo said...

Wow, Rebecca-- I'm impressed that the baby is still so new and you have done these great posts!

I'm so impressed with all your Mom did. What a helpful, talented, energetic lady she is. Sounds like your Dad was on the scene some of that time too. Fun!

I hate to not be more original, but must echo the other comments about what a beautiful baby you have, how great you look, how cute the pictures are, and-- how excited I am to see you all and hold that little girl!!!

Tara Fears said...

Hello Hello Hello! First of all, your Mom is so cute! Second of all, Amelia is SO cute! And I really need to hit Bobcat Bite!

Jess & Jessica said...

She is soooo cute! I love her big eyes the most! I can't wait to meet her. I hope your feeling much better and adjusting well to having 2 babies. Maybe we can do a GNO soon so you can get out and tell us all about the past month. :)

carrie said...

So beautiful! Your while family! We are excited to see you guys this summer:)

carrie said...

and I love that name by the way!!! It was on my baby name list:)

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

Wow, I am impressed you already took a mini trip! Way to go Reba! And soon you'll have to do a post about real life with 2 kids now that your hollywood nanny is gone. LOL! I'm sure you are doing great with it, you look so awesome and baby Amelia is such a cutie!!!

Marshall Madness said...

I am totally feelin ya with the Mom thing. When my Mom left i cried for a whole day. She was such a huge help and i just LOVED having her around all to myself. Of course the hormones could have something to so with my reaction. Ok your kids are so freaking cute. I can't get over what a gorgeous newborn you have!

Amanda J said...

She is really cute! You look great too :) Your mom sounds like an amazing after baby helper - just thinking about her bread makes my mouth water. I am glad that things are going so well. Enjoy your sweet little girl!

sue said...

Congratulations on your darling little girl! I don't do blogs much, but had fun seeing your pictures. Can't wait to see you and your kiddos....have I met your husband? He looks like he has some Native American in him....am I way off base here?

Aubrey, Josh, Caden & Skylar said...

She is just so darling Rebecca...and you are so lucky to have such a great mom!!! I know my mother in law helped out a TON those first few weeks, and it does keep you from going insane!!! I'm going to call and pester you again when you get back from the wedding!!! (c:

Brittany Pulsipher said...

Congratulations! Glad all is going well. Take it easy. You're family is darling!

The Allred Family said...

Cute pics! I am so glad to see what she really looks like. She looks op unfamiliar! I can't figure it out. She's adorable though. Mom told me about the bobcat bite. She almost became a vegetarian after eating there. And after her explaining in very full detail to me- I almost did too.

Anonymous said...

not the belly I was looking at, she will taste real good very soon

Anonymous said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM lovely p-ssy mummy thank you