Must have of the day

When we went over to our friend Sara’s house, we saw she had one of these Twilight Turtles for her cutie pie son Sam. When we asked her what she thought of it, she told us how wonderful it was and how much even SHE loved it!

We are trying to have Lily fall asleep by herself in her crib so I think this Twilight Ladybug from Fat Brain Toys is a “Must”!

Not that we don’t like turtles but, since we are having an owl and other birds themed imaginary room, we think the Twilight Ladybug is a better fit. 😉

4 months today

Lily is 4 months old today. I can’t believe it. Time has gone by so fast and yet it seems like I was pregnant such a long time ago.

She is now almost 15lbs and measures 25″.

She can turn over from her back to her tummy and gets super frustrated because she wants to crawl but can’t yet.

She has found her feet and is constantly grabbing them, she loves it when she has no socks on because then she can put her toes in her mouth although apparently she didn’t like the way they tasted yesterday. lol

For the most part she is a serious baby except for when she is home with Will and I and she lets loose.

Her pediatrician told us on thursday that she is as aware as a 6 month old. Go Lily!

Oh, and she’s looking more and more like her daddy Will every day.

Here she is on the 7th of every month . I got a little choked up going through the months.

In November, Lily wears a jumpsuit and hat both by babyGap. In December, Lily wears a bodysuit by babyGap. In January, Lily wears diapers by Pampers and fleece booties by Zutano. In February, Lily wears a dress and tights both by Zutano. Today, in March, Lily wears a bodysuit by Lucky Finn, a gift from our friend Debbie.

Things we LOVE!

Lily’s feet!

We have loved them from the beginning but, Lily just found them and now she too cannot get enough of them!

Gotta LOVE those tiny long feet!

Here are Lily’s feet only 3 days old and Lily today playing with her feet wearing her pajamas that were a gift from auntie K.

Good little patient

On Thursday we took Lily to the pediatrician for her Polio shot.

We know that vaccines are a heated debate. We respect everyone’s personal decision however, we find them necessary. We did choose to do a shot at a time just in case there were some allergies or major side effects. It required more trips to the pediatrician but we felt safer that way.

Ugh, every time we go it breaks my heart but I must say, Lily is SO good that it’s getting easier.

She just hangs out, lets her pediatrician do what she has to do and then when it comes time for the shot, she just cries a little when the needle first pokes her. This time she cried even less than the others. 😉

Here is Lily waiting for her shot wearing shirt, leggings, socks and shoes all by babyGap.

Shopping. Oh, it’s quite the experience!

It was so beautiful out today that I decided to grab Lily and the stroller and head down to Zara to check out their Spring collection.

Zara is about a good 30 minutes away by foot, fast foot that is. Lily fell asleep half way through which was good because sometimes she can get a little fussy in the stroller. She seems to prefer the Baby Bjorn these days but she’s getting too heavy and the destination was too far today.

After scanning Zara and having grabbed a few items to take in the fitting room, I thought “Where are ALL the Spring colors? Where is the yellow, pink, orange, green?”. Everything in there was so muted which is fine but my mood has been muted, I wanted/needed a pick-me-up.

Once in the fitting room with a now awake Lily, I noticed that she was not only awake but she also had a dirty diaper.

Thankfully, we were in a BIG fitting room that had a big bench where I changed Lily. It stunk up the whole place but there was nobody else back there. lol

Ok, with her diaper changed, I placed her back in the stroller and started to try on some clothing.

Nothing was looking right. The shirts were too tight because my breasts are HUGE and proceed to get bigger every week, the pants…my butt isn’t ready for those yet, the cardigans didn’t do anything. Ugh!

So there I was in the fitting room not feeling so great when Lily started to get fussy. She was hungry. I thought to myself: “Now I’m going to have to breast feed her in here too.”

I handed the unwanted items (all of them with the exception of a dress) to the sales clerk and asked him if he minded that I stay a bit longer because I had to breast feed. He was so nice, he didn’t mind.

I ended up purchasing the dress. It’s an over the head dress so I probably won’t even be able to wear it for a while because I can’t breast feed in it but, oh well.

Conclusion: shopping for me with Lily by myself is not so much fun. Not yet anyway.