Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple picking!

Michael & Lily apple picking
Lily sampling the apples
She really liked the Golden Delicious
Getting our Apple and Pumpkin donuts

We went to Zeiglers Apple Orchard yesterday. It was very windy, but we had a good time. Michael carried Lily in the Ergo to help keep her warm and block her from the wind. You really couldn't push a stroller through the Orchard anyway. We had a lot of fun, but I think next year we'll go a little earlier so it's not as cold.

No more "baby" carseat

Lily switched to her "big girl" car seat last weekend. Michael and I went to the fire department to have them installed. While getting the one in my car installed, they get a call and had to leave. We waited a few minutes for someone else to help us, but decided to leave since it was getting close to Lily's nap time. We went back after lunch to finish my seat and to have Michael's installed. They install my seat, and as they were starting to install Michael's they get another call. This time the fireman installing ours didn't have to go on the call. Her seat is still rear facing, and she's much more comfortable in this one.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

8 Months!

Stats: No doctor's appointment again this month. I would guess she's around 21lbs. She's wearing 12 months clothes, and a few 12-18 months.

Teeth: She still has just the bottom 2

Food: Still an average of 24oz of milk and she's now on 3 meals a day with solids. For breakfast she has cereal and fruit, lunch is vegetables and fruit, and dinner is cereal and vegetables. Of course, she'll have her Cheerios and puffs. She's also started graham crackers, pancakes, and bagels. We'll start to introduce proteins in the upcoming weeks. She becomes disinterested really quickly in being spoon-fed and loves to blow raspberries instead. Finger food, that's a whole nother story..... She LOVES's to feed herself! I'm still making her food.

Development - Babbling all the time now. She likes to wave and is clapping a little better. We've noticed that she's also starting to dance when she hears music. She's still scooting backwards or will move around in a circle, but hasn't tried to really crawl yet. She's learning to go from sitting to her belly. She's also discovered her woobie. She self-soothes herself by sucking on her two fingers and holding her woobie. I love when I go in to get her in the morning and she reaches for me. :)

Sleep: Transitioned from 3 to 2 naps, her napping is SO much better. She's averaging 1.5 hours in the morning and almost the same in the afternoon, this is a big change for her. We're not sure if it's just her getting older, of if it's because she's at Grammy and Papa's everyday now. Whatever it is, I'm happy she's napping better. :) As for bedtime, we've been putting her down sleepy but awake lately, and not rocking her to sleep. She had a rough couple of weeks where she'd wake up after an hour and would cry. It would take Michael going in there to rub her head for her to go back to sleep. She didn't want me to do it, she wanted him. I'm hoping we're past that now. Lily goes to bed around 8pm and is up at 7am.

Toys: She still really enjoys her cups, spinning wheel and anything she can chew on. She's starting to lose interest in her Jumperoo and Exersaucer.

Generally, she's extremely curious, active, strong, and happy. She does really well if we are out and about. She loves seeing/doing new things. She's getting a little clingier, but that hasn't stopped her much. Just a general joy who exhausts mommy and daddy particularly at diaper changes!

Ready for the Post-Season

Go Red Sox! It would be great if my first World Series, was a Red Sox World Series. ;)

New month, same thing...

Winnie and Lily playing.


Jack, Emma & Lily
Michael & Lily

"dancing" with Grammy
We went to the Vernon Hills Oktoberfest again this year. Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy so we didn't spend anytime with the animals or any of the activities. We did enjoy the music, food and company. Lily had on so many layers she looked like Randy from A Christmas Story. Grammy Janzen let her have a taste of her corn, and she also had her first piece of pretzel.

She likes the wood floors more than her mat.