Lily

Go to sleep and let us sleep!

I think I wrote too soon…

Sleep” was posted a couple of days ago where I wrote about Lily’s sleeping patterns being consistent. HA! They are all over the place once again.

Last night for the second night in a row, she woke up every 1.5-2 hours. Not fun.

She hardly slept during the day. Mind you, she had a very busy and stimulating day yesterday with lots of action and people around her.

Let’s just hope this is another growing spurt and that everything will be back to normal soon. Whatever “normal” is nowadays….

Here is Lily at Zeke’s with auntie K, daddy Will and I checking herself out on the video that auntie K took of her. Lily is wearing a Boatneck graphic T and her Turtle hat both by babyGap.

The night she was gone…..but she was here!

When I was pregnant with Lily, before I would fall asleep, I would hold and rub my belly and in Portuguese I would say to her: Boa noite Lily. Faz O-O. Dorme bem. (Good night Lily. Go night night. Sleep well).

I did this EVERY night before I would fall asleep.

Then, Lily was born and for the first couple of nights, with the excitement and exhaustion of her being here, I would just fall asleep. Until, the third or fourth night when I went to hold and rub my belly and realized there was nothing there. Tears starting building and I just cried. She was gone…

I looked over and there she was was in her bassinet next to me. She was here!

It was a brief bitter sweet moment. She was no longer inside me where she was all mine πŸ™ but she was here for the world to see. πŸ™‚

Here we are below just a few hours after getting home from the birthing center. Lily wears a full bodysuit by babyGap and her blanket is whynottsewn.

Things we LOVE!

Our friend Rikki who works at Wolf Creek Gallery gave us this Mini-Violet Girl Doll by BlaBla the last time we visited her at work.

BlaBla not only makes dolls, they also make rattles, backpacks, clothing, blankets, finger puppets and mobiles.

Everything is made from natural fibers of exceptional quality grown in Peru and knitted by Peruvian artisans.

It’s Lily’s first doll and we just LOVE it.

Here is Lily wearing a bodysuit by The Children’s Place with her Mini-Violet Girl Doll by BlaBla.

Ugh! hair EVERYWHERE!!!!

My hair is everywhere! All over the floor, all over my clothes, all over my brush, in the car, in the bed, EVERYWHERE!

It’s falling off in hand fulls. Every time I wash it, I’m surprised I come out with hair still on my head.

When I was pregnant with Lily, my hair was at its best. Long, shiny, full and it never EVER fell off.

I know this is what happens after giving birth, your hormones change once again and even though prenatal vitamins are still being taken, there is nothing that can be done. It just needs to happen.

I wish I could get my pregnant hair back…..

Things we LOVE!

We LOVE our frog. The Bugaboo Frog stroller that is that granma Hayes and avo Joao got for us at Genius Jones.

This was another item that Will and I did a lot of research on however, I knew that I wanted the Frog. It was just a matter of convincing Will. Being a new parent and all, we were not used yet to the insane prices of certain things.

The Frog is light, durable, folds down well, comes in great colors (we chose orange) and most importantly it came with a bassinet. Lily slept comfortably in that bassinet for the first 2 months of her life.

So thank you granma Hayes and avo Joao!

You can see Lily below totally stylin’ in her Frog.

Are babies shape shifters????

I feel like Lily changes every day. There are days when she looks more like me, and there are days when she looks more like Will.

Then, there are the moments when I’m holding her and someone will say she TOTALLY looks like me. 15 minutes later, that same person will walk by, Will will be holding Lily and all of the sudden they say she TOTALLY looks like Will.

What gives?

I’m aware that she is still growing (obviously) and that it is still too early to tell who she really looks like. She has a bit of both.

The top half is me and the bottom half is Will. But the nose. Whose nose is it? I guess we will have to wait and see…

Below is a picture of me at 2 months back in 1973. Below that is a picture of Lily at 2.5 months in the same outfit. (I think she looks like me) πŸ˜‰

Things we LOVE!

Since today’s theme seems to be about sleep, I would like to mention how much we LOVE our Babyletto Modo crib.

Both Will and I searched for hours on the internet what kind of crib we wanted. We knew that we both wanted very clean, contemporary lines and preferably something eco-friendly. Well, 2 out of 3 isΒ  not bad. All the eco-friendly cribs we found were outrageously expensive and out of budget.

Then, we ran into the Babyletto Modo crib. It gave us the look and feel we wanted for way less money. It can also grow with Lily since it’s a 3 in 1 convertible crib.

Lily seems to love it, she has no problem going to sleep in it. πŸ˜‰

So thank you avo Carmo for getting it for us!

Here she is below in her Babyletto Modo crib. Her jumper is babyGap and the bedding is Skip Hop (we will discuss bedding on a different day. That’s a whole different post. ;))

Must have of the day

In honor of sleep, the Sleep sheep by Cloud B is a must have! This has changed Lily’s and our sleep for the better.

Ours has 4 different soothing sounds. Stream, rain, ocean and whales. There are 2 different time settings, 23 and 45 minutes. We usually have it set on ocean for 45 minutes.

Everybody kept on suggesting white noise and guess what? They were right!

So, thank you granma Hayes (we are not sure yet about this name. ;)) for getting us not just the Sleep sheep but most importantly….SLEEP!