Saturday, January 29, 2011

My cousin Ethan

Yesterday I got to meet my new cousin, Ethan! We had a play date after school with Ethan, Amelia, and Owen! I was so excited to see all of my friends, but especially excites to meet Ethan. I was very interested in him once he woke up. I tried my best to be gentle, even trying to give him some raspberries on his belly! He is so tiny but Auntie Jess says he loves to eat, so hopefully he'll be big enough to play with me in no time! I can't wait to see little E again!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I make sick look cute!

I've been home sick with my mommy since Friday. I had a bad upper respiratory infection which meant no Miss Sue and no meeting Ethan! After resting at home since Friday, I'm ready to go back to Miss Sue's tomorrow and mommy's ready to go back to work!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My First Swimming Lesson

Now, as you know, I'm no stranger to the pool... I actually love the water!   One of my newest favorite songs is... Baby Shark... do do do do do... Baby Shark... do do do do do do... ask my Daddy if you want him to sing it for you, he's awesome at it.  Since I LOVE the water, Mommy signed us up for swimming lessons at the Park Ridge Community Center.   They are 1/2 hour every Saturday.   Our first one was this past Saturday.  I love the water so was very excited once we got into the pool!   There were some other babies in my swimming class with their mommies and daddies but I was the only girl.   There was one little guy that was younger than me but most of the other swimmers are already one year old.  We did lots of different things in 1/2 an hour, but my favorite was "Humpty Dumpty" when we "jumped" into the pool off the the ledge!  Don't worry, mommy was right there with me.   There was lots of swimming and singing... so I was in heaven since I love those two things!   I even tried to dance a little while I was swimming!    Mommy waited until the end of class to try, but I even went under water twice.   I get a little nervous but then mommy is right there and I smile once I open my eyes.  

Mommy and Daddy thought it was funny that some grandmas from the pool exercise class even came to check out and watch our class, and they kept ohhing and ahhing over everything we did.  They wanted to see me when class was over so they crowded around me and mommy as we were walking though the locker room.   They were VERY friendly!  

I can't wait for next Saturday!!!

Checking out what's going on...

Singing in the pool

Floating on my back

Floating on my Belly

Playing with mommy's necklace while she sings

A successful first swimming lesson

Napping with Auntie Libby after my lesson.  Pop Pop took out his camera and suddenly I perked up!  

Monday, January 17, 2011

Welcome to the World Cousin Ethan

My cousin Ethan was born today at 7:38am. He weighed 7lbs 10 oz and was 20 1/2 in long. Auntie Jess and Uncle Ben did a great job! I can't wait to hang out with my cousin!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Professional Pictures - 6 months old

Want to check out Lila's professional pictures?   Check out the pictures here. The password is 6months.  Thanks to Edith Drew for taking such amazing pictures!  We are lucky to have her in our lives!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

7 months old

Age - 7 months old

No Height and Weight Check this month... we don't see the pediatrician until 9 months!

Diaper Size - 3

Clothing - Carter's 9 month fits the best...  but she's also wearing 6-12 month clothes too. We're also starting to use hair bows since her hair is getting longer!

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 and this month we only make it to the extra books 1/2 of the nights of the week!   She's still sleeping until anywhere in between 5:30-7:30 a.m.  Sometimes she's gotten up to visit, however she usually goes back down pretty easy.   She's also been sleeping with a warm air humidifier to keep her room warm and help keep her healthy too!  She takes 2-3 naps a day... depending on how she's feeling!  She also can nap anywhere!

Eating habits - Fruits, Veggies, Cereal, Oh My!   We are in full swing of the solid foods!  I've been making all of her fruits and veggies with the Beaba Baby Cook.  I've had to experiment with a lot of creating the right consistency for Lila but she's getting better about eating.   She like fruits more than veggies currently however I'm hoping that will change.   She's also still nursing and eating two bottles with Miss Sue.   She also is very excited about drinking water... especially when she gets to drink out of a glass.

Don't worry, it's just water.

Yum Yum
Favorite activity - "jumping" up and down and playing with mommy and daddy

Cutest Moment of the Month - Dancing.  In the car, in her bed, in her high chair.  She dances everywhere!   My favorite is in her car seat, sometimes she's really dancing while I'm driving!

  • 1st Christmas
  • 1st snow
  • Trying lots more foods!
  • Tons of talking... da da da da da da.... ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
  • Solid poop - stinky side of solid food
  • 1st time in the sand
  • 1st time in the Gulf of Mexico (not a fan of the cold water)
  • 1st New Years
  • 1st boat ride

I want to eat Pop Pop's hat

Toes in the Gulf of Mexico

Baby Shark and Baby Lila

I love to splash in the pool!

My first boat ride

Hanging with Daddy on the boat

I love the sand!

The sand feels so good in my fingers!

More Sand

Hmmm.... can I eat it?

Family Shot

We love our Lila!

Beach time!

Great vacation!