Friday, February 25, 2011

A trip to the park

Sunday we had one of those days, we just HAD to get out of the house, even if it was just for a few minutes, and do something different. Now that the weather is less brutal, we took Lily up to the park and introduced her to the swings. Her new best friend. She loved it so much... she now has a brand new play system making it's arrival in our backyard in less than two weeks. Yes, it's that serious. :)

Our little person :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

She manhandles her walker

Lily's Aunt Kasey bought her a dinosuar walker for Christmas. Then, she could barely stand behind it without falling over. Now? Well... see for yourself.

She whips that thing around like it's nobody's business. :)

On another note: Her top left tooth is breaking through! The top right is peeping at us too. It'll be any minute before she officially has two top teeth to accompany her two bottom. She got in trouble at daycare last week because, you guessed it... she's trying to bite any and everything (err... everybody). What to do, what to do. I know it's just her poor gums itching. :(

Her birthday is less than two weeks away. We're almost done with the decorations, and I've taken off on her birthday so we can celebrate it together! Of course by celebrate I mean snuggle up on the couch with my no-longer-a-baby girl, rocking her and crying bittersweet tears. Okay, maybe not THAT dramatic, but you get the point.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

This year boasts not one, but TWO Valentines. One sweeps me off my feet, the other keeps me on my toes!

I love you two more than words could ever describe. <3 Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

11 Months, or should I say ALMOST A YEAR!

I'm not quite sure when it happened, but it did. In what seemed like an instant this tiny (okay, maybe not exactly tiny) baby of ours turned into a little girl. I think this has really been a month for bonding between the three of us. It has definitely not been an easy month for our girl. She's battled RSV and a bacterial infection like a champ, but it really did take it's toll on all of us. Between all the doctors visits, shots, bloodwork, medicine, and tears...I think it's safe to say we're all glad January is over. If one great thing came out of all of this though, it's the bonding. Something special happens when you have absolutely nothing else to do but sit around and snuggle all day.

11 Month stats:
  • Still not *quite* walking. I keep thinking every day is *the* day because she really is that close! She's easier to contain just crawling though, so no complaints from me!
  • With being so sick, I thought she would have lost weight. Ha! She's up to 22 lbs. 14 oz.
  • She's pointing at everything! She points and says, "Da?", like she's asking me what it is. She also does it when she wants something. 
  • Her meals have increased significantly this month. She's now eating breakfast, lunch, a 2:00 snack, and dinner. Oh, and don't even think about eating without offering her some!
  • She STILL hasn't dropped a bottle. This child is unstoppable!
  • She's waking usually twice a night. She wakes once to eat between 1-2, and again at 4. Bedtime is between 7:30 and 8:00 and she wakes up between 5:45 and 6:30. Fun times. Putting her to sleep is a challenge on it's own too. She's recently learned that she HATES nite nite time. 
  • Still in size 4 diapers. 
  • She's following commands. This isn't new altogether, but now she understands perfectly what we ask her to do. I'll say, "Where's your paci?" and she grabs her paci and puts it in her mouth. "Sit in your chair please" and she's in her chair... aka the bumbo (Ha!). "Can I have it?", "Brush your teeth", "Turn off the light", "Are you hungry?"... there are a ton more I'm sure, but you get the point.
Little girl, I tell you. Baby no more. :(