Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{32 + 33 weeks}

these pictures are getting increasingly more difficult to take.  this girl just does not like the idea of laying on her back and smiling at me - she instantly starts to roll over so she can crawl away.  it's so funny how the first few weeks I just plopped her down, and casually snapped a few pictures, then it evolved into me having to hold up a toy or dance around to get a smile, and now it's a full on production.  usually dad has to help us, and it's a serious challenge to get this picture done every week.  BUT, I am over halfway through her first year and have managed to keep up with them every week, so I'm not quitting now!!  just getting more creative :)

{to see all of Lilly's weekly pictures, click here}

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

on the move

Just as I thought, right after she turned 7 months Lilly started crawling.  And by right after, I mean literally - it was the next day.  She was a little wobbly at first, but has since become a pro and is now all. over. the. place.

Here are a couple videos of this girl in action:

The first one was only 2 days after she crawled for the first time, and as you can see she was still learning :)  {ignore the weird sounding lady in the background - note to self: do not talk to child while taking video}

And this one was a few days later.  She is getting much better!  And clearly very proud of herself, as you can tell by the constant babble  :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

{7 months}

This was a busy month for our little booger! she figured out how to get up on her hands and knees & rock back and forth (and I'm sure will very soon be crawling), had her first runny nose, went to her first Chiefs game, ate solid food for the first time, and attended 2 weddings!  Whew!

{first chiefs game!}

{all dressed up for Aunt Jess' wedding}

She is really developing her little personality, and is constantly making friends everywhere we go.  She is curious about everything, and very determined to crawl.  I know it's coming any time now! She has done great at the various events she's been to this month, and we are constantly told how great of a baby she is.  Well, yeah! :)  Time is just flying by, but every day is so much fun with her!  The best part of my day is when I get home and she sees me and just squeals with delight.  Melt my heart!

Stats ~  no doctor's appointment this month, but according to our {unofficial} measurements: 19 lbs (!)

Size ~  still in 3-6 month, and mostly 6 month clothes. 3-6 month is getting small, so I’m trying to rotate through all of those outfits ASAP before she can’t wear them anymore.  I have a lot of 6 month things, but not much 6-9 months…guess it’s time to go shopping!

Sleeping ~ 
we are still working on this whole sleeping thing.  The past month hasn’t changed much, she’s been getting up earlier, naps are spotty, and she’s even started waking during the night here and there.  There are probably a lot of things to blame, and in the end I’m just hoping it’s a phase, albeit a long one, that will soon pass.  I really hope those 12 hour nights will come back to us eventually…

Eating ~
  we started finger foods shortly after her 6 month birthday, and it’s been going great!  She loves it.  Her first food was Avocado, and since then we’ve tried Banana, Egg, Peaches, Broccoli, Apple, and Cheese.  I’d have to say Cheese was her favorite of those, or the one she ate the most of anyway!  She still doesn’t actually “eat” much, but mostly just plays with her food and is working out how this whole eating thing works.  It’s very entertaining to watch, let me tell you.  See for yourself:  

I’m 100% happy with our decision to go with the Baby Led Weaning method, and can’t wait to keep introducing new foods to her!

Likes ~
 these haven't changed much...dogs, anything cold, Sophie, seeing herself in the mirror, "touchdown!", "talking", blowing raspberries, her blocks, bath time now that she can sit up and play with her bath toys.

Dislikes ~
 the car seat and diaper/clothing changes continue to be her nemesis, and if she’s playing with something and you take it away she usually isn’t too happy with you.  

Current Nicknames ~
boogie, Lilly bean, Moe (what little hair she has sticks up into a Mohawk after she gets out of the bath, and with that Daddy now calls her Moe.)

Hey, Moe!

Friday, October 11, 2013

{26-31 weeks}

just playing catch-up, as I've (once again) fallen behind on posting these...

{if you couldn't tell, this was the week Lilly went to her first Chiefs game!}

{to see all of Lilly's weekly pictures, click here}

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

6 month photos

We did a photo session recently with the ever amazing Sarah Maxey (of Sarah Maxey Photo) to document Lilly at 6 months old.  I could not be more in love with how they came out! :)

Here are a few of my favorites:

And, a fun little comparison from our Newborn session to 6 months later: