Sunday, February 15, 2009

About the monthly onesies...

If you are interested in having some of your own, email me and I will put you in touch with the girl who made them for me.
christiedejean at gmail.com
They were hand made by a friend and she also has a set for boys. Basically, they are iron-on transfers that you can press onto your own onesies (because every baby grows differently). I went ahead and made all of ours up in the beginning and squeazing her body into a 6 month onesie at 6 months old was quite a challenge. We almost had to use the jaws of life to get it off her! I recommend only making up a few (or one) at a time!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

6 Months!

Happy 1/2 birthday Lillie!


A few weeks ago, we decided to start solid foods. We started with rice cereal and it turns out that she is one very particular little girl. After trying 3 different commercially available brands, it turns out that she prefers Beechnut rice cereal and nothing else! It's fine with me, seeing that it is the least expensive of all my options! After one week of rice cereal, we tried avocadoes. I was really excited about her trying something new, but she just wasn't "into" the avocado like I was hoping.
Peas, her second food, were a totally different story. This girl loves her peas! It wasn't until I saw her inhale her peas that I realized that she didn't really like avocado. I have 24 cubes or more of avocado left so I'm guessing I'll be trying it later, maybe mixing it with peas, to get her to eat it!

Poor Harvey - he looks so pathetic in this picture! With every week that goes by, she is more and more interested in Harvey. Thankfully, he is a passive dog and doesn't mind the eye poking and fur grabbing!

Sasquatch Lillie and her friend Bella at Parker's first birthday party.

The scene as we drove away from Parker's party! Lillie had so much fun!

And some videos for your viewing pleasure! Lillie has mastered toe sucking and shrieking in the first one.

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And proof that she rolls!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Big things are happening!

I'm happy to announce that Lillie is finally rolling over! As much tummy time as we did with her, she never learned how to roll from belly to back. She surprised us by rolling 4 times from her back to her belly on January 28th. She has only done it a total of 7 times, but at least we know she is physically capable of rolling!

Secondly, I am working again...three days a week. I survived my first week back and have to hand it to the moms that juggle motherhood and working. I'll be working 25 - 30 hours a week at a cpa firm in Clayton. They are super accommodating and allow me a lot of flexibility in my schedule. It's been fun talking with people my own age and height! I think it will add some dimension to my life that has been so absorbed in Lillie for the past 6 months.

And because no post is complete without a picture, here is one of Lillie practicing her sitting skills.