Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lila is 9 months old!

Lila turned 9 months old yesterday, Nov. 23! She is still a happy, funny, crazy little girl. She has changed so much this month. She has three teeth now. She has two on the bottom and one on top. She can crawl so much faster, is in to everything and wants to walk so badly! She loves to dance and stand up and pull things out of drawers. She loves books now and is still very analytical and curious about everything.

Weight: I think around 19 lbs
Length: not sure
Head: not sure

Sizes: 12 month in pretty much everything. 9 month onesies still work. Size 2-3 shoe. Size 3 diaper.

Eating: Same as last month: She eats around 7:30, 11:30, 3:30 and 7. Usually 8 oz for the first and last feedings and 6oz for the other. We feed her baby food and some table foods (when I have time and something appropriate to give her) 3 times a day. She eats anywhere from a few bites to a whole jar of baby food.

She's doing much better with a cup but is only drinking water from it for now. I want to really start giving her milk in a cup in the next month and more table foods. She is ready for them but baby food is so much easier and faster.

Sleeping: Still sleeping great! Mostly 7:30-7:30. Naps are usually 1.5 hrs in the morning and 2 hrs in the afternoon at daycare - but she usually won't sleep that well for me on the weekends.

Talking: She is still talking up a storm. She will sometimes mimic what we are saying. Just today she said "Lila" when we said her name. It also sounds like she says "bath" and "bed" sometimes, but who knows. It's mostly just crazy Lila sounds, which are mostly loud enthusiastic yells and hollers! She is going to be a talker, that's for sure.

Motion: Crawling SO fast. Pulls up to stand (even in the crib). Walks with her walker push toy. Cruises with furniture. Can sit back down from standing.

Funnies, Firsts and Memories:

- Dances to music now!

- Falls backward on purpose so we catch her. She loves that game!

- Loves books now!!! Will let me read to her and looks at the pages and turns them. She grabs books to play with on her own.

- Has started to throw little mini tantrums if we take something away or do something she doesn't want to do

- Neil and I went to the Bahamas for 4 nights and she did great with our parents! I missed her so much but it was a great time to get away and relax!

- She is scared of the vacuum and the hair dryer

- She loves toys! Her favorites are books, her music table, push toys and blocks!

Happy 9 months little girl!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Still here, but barely!

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything. We've had a very busy two weeks. Neil, Lila and I have all had a stomach bug! It's been pretty terrible. We are all starting to feel better now I think. I just got it yesterday, but luckily it's a pretty quick bug - 12 to 24 hours.

So now we are getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday! Very excited about the next couple weeks. I can't wait to celebrate the holidays with Lila - not that she'll know what is going on! We are also going on vacation soon! Lots to be excited about and lots to do!

In Lila news, she has her two bottom teeth now! She is also cruising like crazy and looks like she wants to walk! We've also noticed some "words" that she is saying... not sure exactly what they are yet, but she definitely has some sounds that she says over and over. We *think* she is saying bath and book - but honestly, she is probably just babbling!

I'll leave you with some recent photos of our baby girl. I find myself not taking as many pictures lately because she is just into everything and always moving and it's hard to get a pic that isn't blurry.

Lila looking like a little boy in her ballcap and UK Wildcats outfit

With her new music table!

On a walk with Emmett

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

So I'm a little late with my Halloween post, but since this blog is my baby scrapbook I thought I'd still do a quick post even though no one really cares about Halloween on Nov. 2!

We just passed out candy this year. I figure if the child can't walk then they can't trick or treat! Next year will be an adventure I'm sure. Lila was a witch for her first Halloween. She was kind of acting like a baby witch when we got home and I was trying to get everything ready to pass out candy and get her dressed. She was throwing a fit!!

But as soon as her daddy came home she was all smiles! Figures. :) Somedays she's just daddy's girl. We only sat outside with Lila for about 45 minutes or so. It started to get dark and too cold for her. So we packed it in around 6:45 to get her in the bath and in bed! I think she enjoyed looking at all the ghouls and goblins!

I loved seeing all the kids in costumes. Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Now that it's November the holiday season is officially here!