Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Update Post

Vivian Elise arrived on Dec 9 2015! She was 7 lb 12 oz. She was born at 7:01 pm. I was able to have another successful relatively easy VBAC!

The girls are adjusting to their new sister!

Rosie turned two in December.

Lila turned 5 in February. 

Viv is a great baby! She is a pretty good sleeper. After about 8 weeks of difficult nursing we finally have hit our stride!


I doubt I'll update much more but didn't want to leave anyone hanging who still has this blog in their reader! Lots of love from us!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Some news!

I never post on here anymore, but I wanted to share some photos of our fun news!

We're expecting another (surprise!) baby on Dec 2nd of this year.


We're thrilled to be welcoming baby girl #3 into the family!!!

I can't believe both of my girls will be big sisters soon!

Big Sis #1 Lila

Big Sis #2 Rosalie

Lila will be almost 5 years old and Rosie will be almost 2 when this baby girl arrives. We are full expecting to be pretty overwhelmed for the near future but we are very very happy now that the shock has worn off. 

I am about 20 weeks right now and feeling baby girl move around a bit. Not much movement this time because I have an anterior placenta that makes movement more difficult to feel. Other than some morning sickness in the beginning, I am feeling pretty good!

Quick updates on the girls:

Lila is doing great. She is 4 years and 5 months, about 33 lbs and is wearing 4T clothing and size 9 shoes. She loves drawing/coloring, singing, dancing, telling stories, pretend/dress up, being bossy, swimming and shopping! She is taking gymnastics and loves it. She is very sensitive and a bit prissy and princess-y, but we love her this way! She is still very dramatic, talkative, emotional, musical and extremely active! She says she wants to be an artist, singer, teacher and mommy when she grows up. The other day she said, and I quote: "I am the prettiest, the fanciest, and I have the best ideas." Let's just say she is a confident little thing! We are so proud of our girl! 

Rosie is really coming into her own. She is a funny little girl. She is now almost 19 months old. She is about 26 lbs and wears 24 months or 2T and a size 7 shoe. She loves balls, cars, dolls, music and dancing, coloring and crafts, being in the pool (but not the bath), eating, and being with mom and dad. She loves Lila a lot even though she sometimes gets picked on. She also loves pillows and brushing her teeth! She's starting to do dress up with Lila and loves to get into my lipgloss. 

Rosie is saying a lot of words and short phrases but her favorites are: mama, Lila, dada, I want, I do, I know, up, no, yeah, doggie, etc. She knows all of the main animal sounds and body parts. She is very expressive and does not like to mimic or repeat what you say but will do it on her own time. She loves books and being read to. She gives hugs and kisses, blows kisses, waves and says bye. She loves her pacifier. We are done with bottles and trying to get going on the potty but she is not very interested. We love our Rosie girl!!

Stay tuned! I might just update again when the baby is born!! Or before.. you never know!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lila at 3.5

Oh Lila. What to say about this little girl? She never stops. She is constantly talking, singing, humming, moving! She is exhausting. She tests my patience every day. But she is incredible!! She is SO smart and hilarious and sweet. She is also sassy, bossy and literally causes us headaches every day.

I'm not sure how to organize my thoughts, so here is my brain dump about Lila:

She is about 31 lbs and 37 inches tall. She is wearing 3T and 4T and size 9 shoes. She prefers dresses but will usually agree to wear what I want her to.

Lila was retested for egg allergy (skin and blood test) and is still severely allergic.

She goes to bed between 8:30 and 9pm and wakes up between 7 and 7:45am. She's done with pull-ups (yay!)

She just started preschool this month. She is going 2 days a week from 9-noon. She is doing really well. She still seems upset when I drop her off, but she has started talking about friends and teachers and says that she has fun. The other day she said, "You know that girl Kate, at preschool, with the yellow hair? She's my friend." I think it is great for her to learn how to handle herself with a group and to meet new kids.

She has a crazy big vocabulary and it is so fun to listen to her come up with stories. She is so creative and funny.

Lila is so klutzy. She falls constantly. She doesn't support her own weight half the time, so she just tumbles over. She is also still quite the daredevil. She will climb up on the back of the couch or the posts on her bed. She will ask, "Is this dangerous?" And when I say yes, she usually says, "Good" and jumps!

She is learning to recognize words, is starting to spell words and knows her letter sounds. She loves PBS online games and Leap Pad apps that show her spelling and letters. She wants to read so badly!

She loves music, dancing, singing and musicals! She is my child, for sure. She loves songs from Newsies, Annie, Dreamgirls, Smash, Shrek the Musical, and many more. I'm starting to introduce her to Wicked, Aida, etc. We are going to our first children's theatre show, Beauty and the Beast Jr. this month! I'm so excited to introduce her to live theatre.

Her favorite things to play with are: Dress up clothes (!!!!), Little People, Littlest Pet Shop, legos, coloring books/easel, any type of craft, playdoh, dolls, magnet dress-up dolls and sticker books. She loves practicing her writing whether it's tracing letters or making lists, maps, recipes, etc. She likes to play outside of course and likes to climb trees, swing, play with balls, riding her bike etc. We got an above ground pool this summer and she has loved swimming! She also just loves to turn on music and dance!

Favorite shows and movies: Sophia the First, Curious George, Handy Manny, Super Why, any Disney princess movie, play-doh shows on Youtube (people demo-ing and reviewing toys and playdoh sets), anything musical!

Lila is a great little girl. She is very challenging because of how strong willed, bossy and grumpy she can be sometimes. But on a good day (and they mostly are good), she is smart as a whip, hilarious and witty, goofy and silly, loving and sweet and great to be around.

She is a sweet big sister. She helps Rosie, brings her toys, soothes her when she cries, etc. She also takes her toys, nudges her so she falls, and wrestles with her. They are really starting to interact and it is so much fun to watch.

A 9 month update on Miss Rosie

Oops I missed the 8 month update! Rosie is now 9 months old! She is getting so big and is really starting to show her personality and is getting very mobile.

Some stats and updates:

Weight - 21 lb 9 oz at her 9 month appt (90th percentile)
Height - 29 inches (90th percentile)
Head circumference - 50th percentile, not sure of size

Sizes - 12 month onesies and pjs, 18 month pants! She hasn't worn shoes yet, but I think size 4.

Eating - She eats EVERYTHING. She is the best eater! She loves baby food of every type. She often eats two containers of baby food for dinner. She also eats a ton of real foods: pancakes, veggies, toast, noodles, diced fruit, chicken, ham, ground beef, etc! She has 4-6 oz bottles 3 times a day and then a 6-8 oz bottle before bed. We've tried a cup but she just slings it around.

Sleeping - She typically sleeps from 8p-7a. She will occasionally wake up and need a paci or a small bottle, probably due to growth spurts or teething. She naps twice a day, usually a shorter nap in the morning and a 2-3 hr afternoon nap.

Motion - Just beginning to crawl on hands and knees. She can get around just by moving in circles, rolling and crawling backwards. She can easily get from crawling position to sitting. She can pull up to her knees, but not completely standing that I've seen. She is getting into everything - pulling on cords, getting into the recycling and of course grabbing Lila's toys!

More new things -

She has her two bottom teeth

She LOVES to dance! Any music or beat she will wiggle and groove!

She can say Mama and Dada. She is babbling and vocalizing a lot. Possibly has said, "hi".

She's been waving for a while but now waves as we are leaving

Trying so hard to clap but hasn't gotten it yet

Personality traits -

Rosie is just the sweetest child. She is mellow and quiet and sometimes shy/bashful.

She is ALL smiles. She hardly ever cries.

She getting a little ornery, like messing with Lila or her toys seemingly on purpose.

Rosie LOVES Lila. She is so entertained by her but also is rightfully a bit overwhelmed by her!

She is such a great complement to Lila, quieter but will still let her opinion known.

I am SO lucky to have these sweet girls!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rosie is 7 months old!

I can't believe Miss Rosie is already 7 months old. She has changed so much this month! At her 6 month checkup she was 18 lbs 5 oz. and almost 28 inches. She is 95th percentile for height and 75th for weight.

She has tried lots of new foods this month, including pureed baby foods like pears, apples, peaches, etc and baby oatmeal. She has also tried bites of toast, corn, potatoes, avocado, plums, peaches and other veggies and fruits. She can pick up puffs and cheerios now too. She LOVES to eat!

We are done breastfeeding now and she is now on formula. It was a totally simple process to wean her, I'm kind of surprised. I am feeling very free now, but it is a tad bittersweet. My last baby is growing up and is done with the boob! I am so happy to be finished pumping! Rosie has made the transition just fine. She is so laid back!

I am also happy to say that she has been sleeping pretty well the last few weeks. Most nights she does sleep through the night 11-12 hours, from 8pm-7am usually. She still occasionally wakes up though around 3-4am. She sometimes naps well, 1 hour in the morning and a longer nap in the afternoon, but other times not so much. We are on the go with her a lot so sometimes she doesn't have the luxury of quiet peaceful nap times. 

Rosie loves sitting on her own and playing with toys, especially cups and bowls. She loves to laugh at Lila. She loves to wave and blow raspberries and bat her long eyelashes. She is the sweetest baby! She is trying pretty hard to crawl or at least reach things. She will lay on her belly and spin all the way around in a circle. She still doesn't roll much at all. She loves to jabber and says mama and other sounds all day long!

All in all, Miss Rose is a happy lovely baby! She makes everyone smile with her funny faces and her sweet personality. We love our Rosie girl!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Rosie is 6 months

Miss Rosie has been here for 6 months and it has really flown by. She turned 6 months old on June 26th. We don't even realize it sometimes how much she is developing and growing! She is getting to be such a big girl.

We go to the pediatrician on Friday, so we don't know her height and weight and all of the stats. But, to me she seems like she is about 18 lbs! She has the chubbiest thighs and I love it!

Rosie can sit all on her own now! She can also roll but chooses not to do it very often. She loves to cuddle, give kisses, blow raspberries and bounce in her jumperoo. She doesn't have any teeth yet but is drooling a lot. She is getting more hair and it is very blond. Her eyes are very light blue and she still has those long lashes!

She generally sleeps from 8pm-7am, but wakes 1 or 2 times. We are trying to get that under control! She usually takes two naps, an hour one in the morning and a long 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. 

We are still nursing, but she is getting more formula now and I am slowing down on pumping (once per day). We will be slowly transitioning to formula only over the next few months. She has tried lots of foods: pureed sweet potatoes, carrots, pears, apples and fresh peaches, bananas and melon. She LOVES eating a ripe peach!

We love our sweet Rosie. She is so calm and mellow and hardly ever cries. She is so content to just lay around and look at a toy or talk to herself. She is so funny and so cute. We love her so much!