Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lilla at 6 months

The Stats as of 12/30/10...we are still playing catch-up:

Weight 16lb 15oz

Length 25 1/2 in

Head 42cm

At this point she is still our oh so serious little girl:) Her thunder thighs are in full force and she is still a good sleeper-going 10-12 hours per night and taking 2.5 hours of total naptime per day. I have slowly started introducing some baby food. I made a bunch of homemade stuff and of course she hates it:) Right now I would say she is not a fan of babyfood at all....she is still exclusively nursing about 5 times a day. She also recently mastered sitting up unassisted!!

The Look;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Merry Christmas 2010

Better late than never right:)
Christmas 2010 was a special one. It was Lilla's first and our first with two kiddos to buy for! I am hoping in the future Derek can be in charge of Beckett's stuff and I can handle Lilla's, but i have a feeling that would mean Lilla will end up with 3x more than her brother:)

Christmas Eve 2010

Santa came!!!

Christmas Card Attempt #2398

And, my favorite pic of the holiday season....Beckett at our church Christmas Program...he is the one in the middle wearing red pants! You might have to enlarge the pic to see its beauty:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ellijay 2010

For Thanksgiving this year my mom decided she wanted to go to the mountains, and she wanted all of us to come. This included me, derek, and our 2 kids, my stepbrother David, his wife Ashley, and their 2 boys (age 3 and 1) and my stepsister Betsy...needless to say it was a full house! We were missing my other stepbrother and his wife and 3 boys. So if we go back next year i am requesting 2 houses:)
It really was a great trip. Beckett and Samuel had a blast together. Derek and I also took our little fam of 4 to do some hiking at the Ocoee River State Park. Derek and I have both rafted the Ocoee, but it has been years ago for me, so i was excited to visit again. It really is such a beautiful area. I have a feeling this will not be the first "hiking" adventure we take as a family:)
Our cabin was in Ellijay, GA. They have a small town square and a few shops. It is a very quaint little area-i felt like I was in the movie Funny Farm most of the time! About a 20min drive from there is Blue Ridge, GA which is much bigger with more shops and resturants. There we took the kids on the train ride through the mountains with Santa. They of course loved it!
Lilla did fantastic on the whole trip. I was so very relieved. She spent most of the days in the Moby Wrap, so she was content. The car ride was close to 10 hours including all the stops, so it was asking a lot and they both did great!! Thanks in no small part to whoever invented portable DVD players!
Lilla and Mommy chillin at the general store in Blue Ridge
Our Cabin in Ellijay
Riding the Blue Ridge Express Railway with Santa!

The Ocoee River

He was having a blast hiking!
Lilla all bundled up in the Moby Wrap

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lilla at 4 months

4 month check up on 11/11/10
Weight: 15lbs
Height: 24.5 inches
Head: 40.5 cm

At this point she is still the sweet, easy baby we are falling more in love with each day. She is such a serious baby! She is a great little sleeper, sleeping about 7-9 hours. She is nursing about every 4 hours and then sleeping through the night from about 9-5am then eating some more and back too sleep til about 8ish...One thing i know for sure...my babies both inherited my sleep habits:)

Chunky Monkey:) This pic cracks me up.....so serious!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lilla Baptism

I am going to be playing catch up with these next few post so bear with me!

We had Lilla baptized on October 31, 2010. It was a special day for obvious reasons, but it was really sweet that she got to wear the same gown Beckett wore and we "girlied" it up with a bonnet:) She did really great during the ceremony.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

I didn't take too many pictures this year, and i am still mad at myself for not getting a pic of Beckett and Lilla together! He was a farmer and she was a pig! We went on a hayride through the neighborhood with some of our friends. I think the kids had a blast and we are looking forward to doing it again next year!
Kids on the hayride
Trick or Treat!

Farmer Beckett in action!

Lilla the pouty pig:)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's New to Me....

I have had a few people ask me recently what products i have been using with Lilla that i didn't use or didn't know about with Beckett. For the most part i use all the same things i did with Beckett this go round, but i added a few new things. The only major thing i know we didn't bother with this time was the Diaper Genie. I just use a little wicker trash bag lined with Walmart bags in it works just fine. Here are a few of the things i consider must haves for
baby #2.....
The Moby Wrap. We tried a sling with Beckett and I hated it. I felt like he was at my knees all the time. We are doing some traveling in the next few months and i really think being able to "wear" lilla will be to my advantage, especially in airports. So after some research i decide to pick up one of these at BabiesRUs. It is pretty intimidating when you first look at it, but i was able to get in on correctly on my first try with help from the book and now i am hooked! It only cost $40 and so for the money i think it is a great purchase. I think the secret to "baby wearing" is practice makes perfect. And yes i do feel more in touch with my inner hippie:)

My Breast Friend. All i can say about this little miracle is, I breastfeed. Alot. It is the best nursing pillow hands down. Don't waste your time with the other kind. This one rocks bc you can walk around with it as long as you keep one hand on the baby:)

Luna Lullaby Swaddle Blankets. I am sure most of you know i work at a childrens boutique. We sell these there and I always thought they looked like a great product. I never swaddled Beckett bc he seemed to hate it so much and he slept in his swing so much in the beginning. I decided with Lilla I was going to do my best to swaddle her at night to help with her sleep routine. And now i am hooked! I think it really helps her get good, uninterupted sleep. These blankets are great for summer bc they are "muslin" type material so they are not too hot and very easy to wrap them securely.

Baby Bathtub: So i know this sounds like something pretty basic, but with Beckett i just used one of the $10 bath "hammack" looking things. It worked well in the sink at our old house and I really have no complaints about it. However, Beckett really likes to help with Lilla's bathtime and I feel much more secure having him around her when she is in the tub. The hammack was more of a balancing act and since i am also trying to keep an eye on him when he is "helping" it was kinda hard to do, so in came a baby tub. And yes it takes up tons of space and it is cumbersome, but until i can just put them in the tub together i see no other way to do it.