Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Carrots & Teeth!

Lily tried carrots yesterday and today and she HATES them! She gags and even closes her mouth, that's so not like her. So, we're going to cave (for now) and move on to peas and beans.

Today Lily was a little fussy, we figured it was her tooth that came through on Sunday until I put my finger in her mouth. Number 2 has arrived! Lily has her two bottom teeth. You can't see them yet, but as soon as you can, I'll post pictures. :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

We've got a tooth!

Lily has been teething for a few months now. We check her everyday for a tooth. Today, Michael found her first tooth! It's just broken the skin, but not yet visible!

mmm…food!

Lily has tried sweet potatoes and squash so far. She'll start carrots tomorrow. Her first day with a new food, she's not sure, by the second day she opens her mouth waiting for the next bite. Lily also likes to eat cheerios. She's starting to "chew", (gum is more like it) them. Lily makes less of a mess with her veggies than she does with her cereal. We'll start green beans and peas over the next week. I've been making Lily's food so far, I actually enjoy it. We introduced the sippy cup, but only when she's at her high chair. She doesn't drink out of it, just plays with it.

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making new friends!


Lily isn't the only one who likes her big teddy bear! After taking Lily's 6 month pictures, I moved the teddy bear to the floor. Bean decided to cuddle with the bear as well. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

6 months old!

Weight: 18 lbs. 10 oz
Height: 27.5 inches
Head Circumference: 43cm

Immunizations: she took her shots well - cried only for a few seconds. The shots didn't seem to bother her this time.

Meals: She started to eat rice cereal and oatmeal around 5.5 months. She would blow raspberries on the spoon and have fun with it the first couple of tries. :) We'll introduce sweet potatoes, squash and carrots this week. I plan to make Lily's food. We've been putting the sippy cup on her tray at dinner time and she brings it to her mouth, but hasn't figured out that there's stuff in it. She still dislikes frozen milk. I have over 200 bags of 6oz each in our freezer and she has no desire, whatsoever!

Sleep: Lily has adjusted her sleeping schedule a little. She's still going to bed around 8pm and now gets up at 6:15. She's back to sleeping through the night. Her naps are getting better, which is making all of us happy. She's still taking 3 "cat naps" a day, morning, afternoon, and dinner time.

Development: Sitting up by herself for about a minute at a time, still falls over to the side and leans forward. Rolling from back to front and front to back, but doesn't like to for some reason. She still hates her tummy and is soothing herself, which means she's still "containable". She makes this face by scrunching up her nose and lips and makes noise, it's so funny! She enjoys "standing baby", peek-a-boo, giggles and laughing. Lots of babbling and new sounds all the time, she does a few consonant sounds. Responds to her name and watches and Michael and I are talking. She can pass things back and forth between her hands and is working on her pinching. She still likes to put her feet in her mouth. Still no teeth! I think she's starting to develop separation anxiety.

Favorite toys: She loves her Jumperoo, exersauser, and her taggie blanket.

Overall, she's still a happy baby.

She's in 6-9 clothing now.

Grandma J's visit and my Birthday!



We celebrated my birthday on Wednesday. We had a lot of food, Michael made Kabob's on the grill, pasta salad, potato salad, and taco dip...yummy! Mom made me a Frozen Yogurt Pie. :) even bigger YUMMY! We all know I don't like cake, so frozen yogurt or ice cream and I'm a very happy girl!

Michael's grandmother has been in from Florida for the last couple of weeks. She joined us to celebrate my Birthday! (Lily and Grandma J share their birthday). Gwen and baby Jack couldn't make it. I'll see my family this weekend! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

He's here!

I'm an aunt again! Jack Parker arrived this morning. He weighed in at 8lbs 30z and is 21" long. Mom and baby are doing great! Congratulations to Chris, Gwen & Emma on your new addition!