Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Lila!

Mom, I don't want to pose, I want to play with my blocks!

Age - 6 months old

Weight -17  lbs. (75% percentile)

Height - 26 in. (75% percentile)

Diaper Size - 3

Clothing - Carter's 9 month fits the best...  but she's also wearing 6-12 month clothes too.

Sleeping habits - Pretty much the same as the last few months.  We start our bed time routine around 6:30 p.m. after Lila has some "dinner".  After a bath and feeding Lila, we read three books, always ending with On the Night You Were Born. She is usually pretty sleepy!   She's still sleeping until anywhere in between 5:30-7:30 a.m.   We also had to drop her crib lower because her pediatrician was worried that since she's getting so strong, she may start climbing soon!

Eating habits - We've just started solids so we're working on a new routine.  Right now she's eating before her morning feeding, and then in the evening about a 1/2 hour before bed & bath time.   She's loving both we've tried so far, organic brown rice and oatmeal.   This weekend I'm planning on making some sweet potatoes and perhaps having her try some bananas.  I also have some apples in the freezer from picking earlier in the year.   So far she's loving the solid foods!

Favorite activity - SWIMMING!   She loved the pool!  She also is a HUGE fan of her "new" Exersaucer, which is on loan from the Tefkas.  Thanks Paige and Addison!

Cutest Moment of the Month - Swimming in the pool.  She loved the water and loved the Florida weather!


  • First Airplane Ride
  • Sitting (even though sometimes she's a little wobbly)
  • Eating solid foods (even thought it's only been a few days)
  • First Vacation 
  • Dropping her crib
  • Lots of Babbling!   
  • Lila's 1st Thanksgiving!
  • We also went to Candy Cane lane in Park Ridge to see Santa come into town on a fire truck!  We didn't get to visit with him because it was my bedtime.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My first time in the pool!

It's my first time in Florida... and I get to go swimming!  Mommy and Daddy were very excited to see how I would like the pool since I LOVE bath time.   My first time was a success!  I LOVED it!  The only think I didn't like so much was getting out of the water. 

 Swim Diaper On!

 Family Shot Getting Ready to Swim!

 Testing out the water...

 We're in!

 I'm swimming!

 It's a success!  I love the pool!

 I even have a sweet floatie!  I'm a little small for it, but with Mommy and Daddy's help I can sit in it!

  All bundled up after a swim!

 After all of that swimming I needed a nap...

So did Daddy!

Here's a lengthy 5 minute video of my first time in the pool... I start doing more exciting things around 3 minutes! :)

Lila's Swimming Debut
(click on the link to go to my You Tube Video)

Rolling around with Caymus!

Caymus thinks we're best buddies...  

Landed in Florida!

I did really well on the flight!  I was a little fussy once it was time to start going, but I was just hungry!  Luckliy, Mommy fed me right as the plane was taking off.  I was very interested in everything going on around me so I didn't want to fall asleep right away.  After checking out all of the new surroundings on the plane, I fell asleep, which I stayed for most of the flight!

Once we got to Fort Meyers, we had to wait for my car seat and stroller, then head down to pick up our bag.   Then we got in the car and headed to Mimi and Pop Pop's condo!

Once we visited with Mimi and Pop pop for a few minutes, it was long past my bedtime and so I went to bed!    I have such cool room mates in Marco... my Mom and Dad!

Stay tuned for pictures of me in the pool!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rollie Pollie

Lila loves to roll over! In the last week she's mastered the art of the full roll... Now she's in the move! On Thursday morning she wanted nothing to do with staying on her blanket... She wanted to help me in the kitchen... So she joined me!