Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chunky Monkey

Sweet girl loves to eat.  By 3 or 4 weeks she was already drinking 4 oz bottles at a feeding and once she started solids it was on.  From rice cereal to oatmeal to all of the veggies, she loves it all and opens her mouth like a little bird as soon as she sees the spoon.  During the first week of solid foods she was only supposed to eat 1/2 a jar and gradually work up to a full jar by day 5.  Instead, she ate an entire jar on day 1 and by day 2 ate 2 jars at a sitting plus a 5 oz bottle.  One would think she would last longer between feedings after that much food, but after her regular 3 hours, she was hungry again.  Even though I'm not supposed to give her fruits until 6 months old, I have already let her taste cantelope and she eats grapes and bananas thru food strainers.  She is definitely our good eater.  I think it's because she uses so much energy trying to keep up with her crazy big brother.
Carrots are yummy!

She loves her oatmeal.

Special Moments

Ever since Lily has been born, there have been many moments between she and Will that have melted our hearts and tonight was one of them.  Lily and I were sitting on the couch attempting to get her to sleep for the night.  Soon after, Will came out wrapped in an after shower towel and came to lay with us, thumb in mouth and all.  As soon as he sat down, Lily's attention went to him and her hands immediately reached for his hair.  His response was to laugh, which made her giggle as well.  He then proceeded to kiss her repeatedly, making her giggle and smile from ear to ear.  This was one of those little moments that reminds me what life is all about.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Won't Be Long Now!

Lily is just itching to scoot across the floor these days.  Whenever I leave the room for a few seconds I come back to find her in a completely different spot then where I left her.  She moves in two different adorable ways.

One way she likes to get from point a to b is by rolling.  This is particularly cute as I don't remember Will ever doing this.  If she spots something out of her reach, Lily will roll her way across the floor, front to back until she reaches her final destination.

Lily's second method of mobility is rotating her body around in a circle as if her belly button is on top of a pole and she simply spins around to reach the various objects around her.  For example, I put her toy just out of her reach in an attempt to get her to scoot, but instead she looked around, noticed Will's toys on the other side of her, and quickly rotated until his action figures were in her grasp.

We know Lily crawling is just around the corner, and of course want her to develop as she should, but can someone please slow time down?  She's growing up way too fast!