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March 25, 2007

6 months

My little bug, you're already half-a-year old! How did this happen so quickly? Over the past month you have started solid foods,
first cereal
found your piggies
lilli found her toes
and just continued to grow.

You're talking all the time now. Long and loud cooo's. And don't get me started on your brother, you are already trying to follow him around, and you get the biggest kick when he's around and pays attention to you.
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Dad keeps saying over and over again how much fun you are now that you're developing your own little personality. You are not a cuddly bug that's for sure. But oh you're still doing quite well on the whole sleeping thing.

Happy half year Lilli Bug!

Lilli 6 months

February 26, 2007

5 months!

Lilli-bug! You're almost a whole half a year old, I can't freaking believe it.

You're getting so big and gorgeous, with that lovely red hair, and your eyes, oh what a wonderful shade, just like your brothers. You sleep all night now and the milk is starting to not be able to hold you over. We tried a little bit of cereal on Saturdy, and pssh you've had better.

first cereal
It appears the only gene that you've gotten from me is the "nosey gene" you hold that noggin up so you can be in everyones business!

big eyes

At your last check up you weighed 11lb 11 oz! A far cry from the wee 5 lbs when you came to meet us.

I love the fact that you won't eat for your daddy as well as for me, and that you can always be comforted by the sound of my voice and the soothing touch of my hand.
blue eyes
I love you Lilli-bug!

January 23, 2007

Lovey

Taken by my SIL Gwen...

After

December 27, 2006

3 months

Happy three months Lilli-Bug! Gosh this last month has been busy. You've started smiling and cooing and really starting to form your own little personality. We've had a few challenges when it comes to sleeping and have had to pull out the old ringer and place you in the aquarium swing so we all keep our sanity, but once you fall asleep, generally you're out for 5-6 hours at night. It really is great. Your gorgeous hair is still coming in red, and you're already up to 10lbs 2 oz! Officially doubling your size from when you were born.

It's amazing to see you respond to mine and daddies voices and watch you turn your head to find us. Conner loves you more every day, and still likes to comfort you however he can.

This last weekend we celebrated your first Christmas, and you took it like a champ. True you were pretty much up all night Christmas Eve, but you're so cute, what are you gonna do?

We went to church with Dad and Conner on Christmas Eve morning, and put you in a gigantic puffy dress that your great grandma bought for you. YOu slept through the whole service, just perfect.

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December 08, 2006

Updates

Lilli has been coming to work with me about three days a week since I've been back and most of the time it's been going pretty well. Of course some days she's in rare form and decides she's going to be awake for no less then 22 hours a day and demand that I hold her while pumping, working, being on the phone and typing emails and contracts. Luckily she doesn't seem to bug anyone else but me, hooray for my own office.

That's why I decided to jump on the sling bandwagon. I ordered this gorgeous pink paisley sling from Hotslings yesterday and I can't wait for it to get here. I also must give props to Jenna for being such a supporter of baby-wearing and it rubbing off on me.

Lastly, here is a delightful picture of Lilli and I at work that my boss took. And althoug it doesn't really look like it in the picture, since Ms. Lilli graced us with her presence, I've lost 25 lbs and am down a pants size from when I got pregnant with her back in February. Woot!

Lilli and I at work

November 30, 2006

Lilli had her 2 month check up this week, and she's already up to 9 lbs and 21 inches long! She's in the 5th percentile for height and weight and the 10th for her head size. HAH!

She got more immunizations and the new wonderful WONDERFUL immunization against the awful rotavirus.

I was able to get her first small smile out of her yesterday by playing peek-a-boo. She's even prettier when she smiles!

Lilli 2 months

November 27, 2006

2 months

Happy 2 month birthday little Lilli-Bug! You have grown so much over the last month. Now you are awake for longer periods of time and love to look around. We just put the Christmas Tree up, and the lights are fantastic! We're going to have to start feeding you steak as you're already eating 6 oz a feeding. I'm getting scared I won't be able to keep up!

You have filled out all over and now have a cute little double chin, chubby cherub cheeks, rolly-polly squishy legs and fingers and toes I love to eat.

You recognize mine and daddies voices, and Conner adores you. He hates to hear you cry and does what he can to comfort you.

We had a rocky start but you are growing by leaps and bounds and I love you so much!

Lilli

November 20, 2006

STUPID WIRELESS

*I had this post written yesterday I swear! My wireless just won't let me upload pictures*

This weekend we went to the Festival of Trees and Lights so I could take pictures for the Christmas cards of the babies. Yeah, that didn't work out so well. Conner scowled the whole time. Adam jr.

Anyway, here is a crappy one of the whole family.

The family

It's a good thing our kids are cute.

November 16, 2006

Festival of Tree and Lights

The Festival of Trees and Lights is a fund raiser for the NICU at Kosairs Hospital, where both Lilli and Conner were after they were born.

Not only will we be supporting an amazing cause but it will be the perfect opportunity for Christmas card pictures. There's a raffle for a BMW, $40,000.00, you can claim a wreath to design and sell.

There is also a place for you to "shop for the NICU" where you can purchase diapers, boppys or just make a donation.

I plan on going and no doubt coming home with a ridiculous amount of stuff.

November 12, 2006

Possibility?

At work, I sell ad space for a magazine. One of my potential advertisers is a company that works with historic and older homes. They have recently brought up the possibility of doing some contract work with them.

I'm incredibly excited about this opportunity. It's not that I hate working, I was just starting to get into doing the whole stay at home mom thing, which, honestly, I never thought I would ever really "want" that, you know? I loved it though. I loved doing the whole domestic housewifey schtick. The grocery shopping, the meal planning and cooking, keeping the house clean-wait OK I still never really mastered that but, ANYWAY.

Right, so it's not like I'll be not working anytime soon, I mean I like shoes way too much, but it's nice to dream right?

November 09, 2006

Lilli-Goat

She's getting so big, she even has a little double-chin (the one thing she got from her mama).

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November 08, 2006

Journey of the belly

journey of a belly

November 06, 2006

That's what I needed right there.

So yeah remember how I was all excited about wearing my "big girl clothes" to work from here on out. Real glad I did that seeing as how Lilli just puked all down the front of my shirt.

Awesome.

November 05, 2006

Boo

Shit. I have to go back to work tomorrow. Has it really been 6 weeks already? Is my last baby already a month and a half old? How is that possible?

Uggh. I don't know which is worse, her 6 weeks into NOT being a baby any more or having to go back to work.

The nice thing is my work is super casual so I can continue wearing my sweatpants and t-shirts, but I have made the decision to start wearing my "Professional clothes" to work. Why?

Because I'm bored with my sweatpants and t-shirts, and the NoBloShoeMo, has made me revisit all my shoes, and I forgot how amazingly wonderful my shoe collection is. I mean I'm not pulling a Carrie Bradshaw and wearing Minolo's or anything like that, but my shoes are still fun.

Anyway back to work. Of course, I'll be able to bring Lilli with me a few days a week, so I won't be going cold turkey. Plus, all my clients are planning their budgets for 2007, so hopefully I'll be signing clients like crazy.

Have a great Monday and week, and happy Day 5 of NaBloPoMo.

September 26, 2006

*UPDATE*

Hey guys, just a quick update as I'm home for a bit to get some sleep, spend time with Conner and pump.

Lilli was born on Monday after my water broke EARLY Monday morning. Labor and Delivery were easy and pretty quick and she came out pink and crying. Her lungs are just a little tiny so it was working her hard to breathe and the drs made the decision to move her to Kosair's. We've been there just over 24 hours and she's been improving every second.

It's very scary to see her on a ventilator but I know she's in the best place. Adam is in love with her and Conner just wants to bring her home and play with her.

I've got a few pics and I'll upload them as soon as I get a chance.

Prayers are appreciated!

Thanks all.

September 14, 2006

Normal activities- isn't that how we got here in the first place?

I just had a really weird, really strong Deja vu moment with my moo goo gai pan for lunch. This baby is messing with my mind.

In other baby news, I got the all clear today from the doc to return to "normal activities" (Adam is psyched) he said that as long as I've made it this far he's happy. Lilli's heartbeat is all good and she's measuring right on track. No more checks until my next appt in 2 weeks. So it could be tomorrow, it could be 6 more weeks.

Let's hope for the latter as our nursery STILL is not done.

In other cute baby news Conner now requests "lubies" when he wants to hug and kiss. When I dropped him off at my moms house this morning he gave me extra lubies and gave "lilli" a "kisses" too. Christ on a cracker (thanks erika) this kid rules.

September 07, 2006

33 weeks, baby update

Ok, so I just got back from the drs office with kind of an emergency drs appointment. Nothing bad, I went in because of a little bit o' blood in the urine and was diagnosed with a "raging bladder infection". And if that's not awesome enough, I also asked him to just check and make sure things were still good as I had been feeling "funny" for the last 24 hours. He kind of smiled and said sure (in that dr-ish condescending way).

Well, well well, guess who was dialted 1 cm already? Don't mess with momma's intuition bitches. So he's put me on modified bed rest for the next week, and we'll see what the next appointment shows. (hopefully nothing! We don't have the nursery done yet!!!!!)

Here are some lovely pictures of my fat smirking ass.

Labor Day 33.5 weeks

Labor Day 33.5 weeks

September 06, 2006

Watch the F out!

I've been fighting it for as along as I can, but the snark is starting to win out.

I have a huge list of people who have contributed to the current state of snark, but since this is a public thingie, I shant screw myself over by posting it here. (hooray for old school written journals).

While most of this is probably due to hormones from the baby, I'm pretty sure its also a good indicator that I need to get back with the Lexapro soon. Believe me, I don't like having to be right and superior all the time people, it get's old!

seal snark central

August 31, 2006

32 weeks HOLY CRAP!

Kids, we only have about 8 weeks left. It seems like this pregnancy has just flown by, and like Conner's I've loved just about every minute of it.

Had a drs appt today, and so far everything is still looking good, my blood pressure rocks and I'm doing fab on the weight, her heartbeat is perfect and she's measuring right where she should be.

Next appt is on September 28th and we'll be doing the Strep B test and an internal to see if we've started any progress.

My backs started hurting on a pretty regular basis and oy do my legs and "area" hurt. The docs said that Lilli has already dropped and she is just exerting pressure on the bones down there, but it still feels like someone hit me with a bat.

In other exciting drs office news, I saw a midget little person there and that wasn't the only awesome part, he thought it was "funny" to sit there and burp incredibly loud while the rest of us where sitting in the waiting room too. Babies mama was not impressed either. It's not every day you get to see a little person, and even rarer is a lewd little person!

August 14, 2006

30 weeks

Wow, she's getting so big (and so am I!) We are getting more excited by the day now. Only 10 weeks it feels like this pregnancy has just flown by!

(Click on the picture for a few more)

30 weeks

August 10, 2006

Co-Sleeping Debate

The great debate of co-sleeping is one that has been going on for probably forever/as long as people have been having children.

For those of you NOT in the know, co-sleeping is basically when the baby sleeps in the same bed as the parents. Insighting passionate arguments on both sides. Those for it, say it creates a strong bond and it's nice to cuddle with your baby and not have to get out of the bed to comfort them as often, those opposed so the chance of suffication and death is to great, plus it can prove to be problematic later on when trying to transfer the child into their own bed/room. Now I'm not talking about isolated incidents of napping together on a Saturday afternoon, but the regular basis, especially when the child is still too young to recognize it's in danger.

This story recently popped up in our local paper, and I think that Ms. Bonhotal put's it best when she makes the comparison to drunk driving.

Also um 24 years old and she already has 7 kids. WTF, that means she started popping them out at what, 17?
I'd be interested to learn the other background information on this family.

July 20, 2006

Happy dance

Hooray. Our ultrasound following up on LIlli's kidney went wonderful today. They said she still has a bit of fluid but it's nothing that is a problem. They will be doing an ultrasound once she is born, just to check out and be safe, but it's pretty good news!

She was moving around everywhere and the tech was just awesome. She even snuck us in a few 3d/4d pictures.

My God, Lilli is just gorgeous. She has the same nose as Conner did (mine) and, oh hell just see for yourself! Click on the picture for more!

4d profile

June 27, 2006

More Lillian!

Remember when I posted about the Lilly's blooming in the backyard on the same day we found out we would be having our own Lilly?

Tabitha came up with the great idea of blowing some up and framing them, so these are just two of the ones I have played around with and will probably matte and frame!

Let me know what you think.

Lilly Bloomedit

Lilly Picture
(this one I really like because it has adam and conner in the background!)

Lillian's First Outfit

I was out at Babies R' Us a few week-ends ago and, while I have been pretty good about not going crazy and buying Lillian all kinds of clothes (yet) I saw this outfit and could not resist. We'll probably use it for her pictures and as a going home outfit.

Damn she's gonna be cute!

Lillian's first outfit

Lillian's first outfit.2