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 🙁 but she was here for the world to see. 🙂
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.
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.
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) 😉
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 isÂ 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. 😉
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. ;))