Thursday, November 22, 2007

So much to be thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving from Fred, Lily, Bella, and I!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2 months old!

It's been a week since our last post and I've got a lot to say! Lily is officially 2 months old today and she had her 2-month checkup yesterday and got her first round of shots. The shots ended up going better than we'd thought they would - the nurse was really fast and blurted out "Miss Stacey is sorry honey" before giving her the 3 shots in her legs. After maybe a minute or so of crying, we were able to calm her down. She had some fussy moments yesterday where she looked like she wasn't feeling good (we think the 2 doses of infant tylenol helped) and today she seemed like herself, though she does have a little bruise near one of the injection sites. Poor baby! At her appointment, they took her weight and height measurements - she weighs 10 pounds, 10 ounces (50th percentile) and measured 22 1/2 inches in length (which I think is somewhere between 50 and 75th percentile). It's amazing to us how fast she is growing and changing! Even though we see her every day, we'll notice little things like she's fitting in her swing better or she feels longer when we hold her now. It's pretty neat! She loves to lay on her activity mat and look around at the toys, watch the plastic ball above her move when her hand hits it, and look in the mirror at herself when we hold it up for her. All that playtime is pretty tiring:

Last night, Lily slept in her crib in the nursery for the first time and she did great. She slept over 7 1/2 hours between feedings which is AWESOME!!! I hope she keeps this up... I had to look twice at the clock when I woke up to feed her. Before last night, the longest she had gone between feedings was about 6 hours. When we laid her down last night in her crib at bedtime, we started up the musical mobile (it plays lullabies and there are birds that fly around in a circle and a lit up sun in the middle). She LOVED watching it - she couldn't take her eyes off of it. We're so glad we have that mobile now! She's smiling and cooing ("talking to us") all the time now and we even catch her smiling and cooing at her toys too which is pretty cute.

The other day it was a little bit cooler outside and we all had a lazy morning:

On another topic, one of my best friends (Karen) came to visit us last weekend and we had a great time with her! She and I met in college and she's married with 3 adorable kiddos and lives in St. Louis. While she was here, Fred encouraged us to go out and do things we normally wouldn't get to do so we went and got pedicures one day and saw a movie another day while he and Lily hung out together. It was so nice to see a movie in the theater again - Fred and I probably went to the theater about once a week right before Lily was born and I hadn't been since then. Karen is a professional photographer ( so she also took a TON of photos of Lily and I can't wait to see them! Below are a few pics from her trip - we miss her already!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Our girls

Here's a pic I snapped of Bella and Lily taking a snooze on the couch this morning. Lily commonly sleeps with her arms above her head!

We had a great time at the Moody Gardens Aquarium today! Our favorite exhibits were the penguins and the seals. They can sure fly through the water and are so fun to watch!