Things we LOVE!

Lily had a quick check up and more shots with Dr. Salinas today.

It was her last round of shots (3 today to be exact) until she will be 1 year old.

Not that we don’t like to go to the pediatrician but we LOVE the fact that our little Lily is done with shots for now. 🙂

Of course while we waited, we had to have some camera fun with the mirror.

Lily wears a dress by Old Navy


First official field trip

Today we went on a field trip to a wonderful organic farm right here in Miami called The Earth N Us.

Claudia and Sofia picked Lily and I up, and we met up at the farm with our new friends that we met at the library, Sherrie with McCoy and Zura with Lien.

The farm is hidden in Little Haiti and what a little gem it is!

We saw chickens, ducks, goats, pigs, ostriches. I think the chickens were Lily’s favorites.

There were beautiful flowers, fruit trees, trees in full bloom. It felt like we were elsewhere.

We were all having tons of fun and then out of nowhere, Lily started feeling not so well. She started vomiting non stop.

Instead of coming straight home, Claudia took us to Lily’s pediatrician first. Dr. Salinas checked Lily over and after making sure that she didn’t have a fever or anything too serious, we came back home.

I think Lily was vomiting as a side effect of the shots she had yesterday.

It was a tough afternoon for us. Lily continued on not feeling well and Will and I continued on worrying and wishing we were the ones not feeling well.

After Pedialyte and a bit of rice cereal that didn’t stay down, breast feeding went well and the milk didn’t come back up.

A much better Lily is now sleeping and hopefully she will feel all better tomorrow.

Here are some fun shots of our trip to the organic farm. Lily wears a romper by babyGap.


Lily’s 6 month check up

We had Lily’s 6 month check up today with Dr. Salinas.

Lily now weighs 17lbs and 12oz and measures 27.5″. She is the length of an average 10 month old.

She also began her 3rd round of shots today. After this round, she won’t have to start another until she is 9 months old. YAY! 🙂

As always, Lily was such a good girl when given the shots.

Oh! And she got a Snoopy band aid today. 😉

Here are some fun shots taken at Lily’s pediatrician’s office. Lily wears a dress by Old Navy.

Sick Lily :(

Yesterday was a bit of a hard day. It started that way first thing in the morning when I woke up at 5:00a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep.

It was still dark out when I was already having my coffee and trying to write my posts when Lily woke up as well. It’s like she knew I wasn’t sleeping.

We played on the mat like we usually do, went on the balcony and watched the sunrise (not like we usually do), it looked like the beginning of a beautiful day.

Lily had her breakfast, oatmeal cereal with half of a banana and breast milk, like always.

Once Will woke up, he and Lily had some playtime by themselves as well.

At around 9a.m. Lily and I went out for our morning walk. Although the sun was hot already that early in the morning, it felt nice and breezy in the shade. We tried walking in the shade as much as possible.

We looked at flowers, trees, it was a lovely walk.

Half way back home Lily fell asleep. I guess she was tired from waking an hour earlier than she usually does. While I was pushing her on her stroller, I wished that I too could be taking a nap.

Once she woke up from her nap, she had some lunch. Sweet potato, her favorite.

Everything was going well until 3p.m.

I was breastfeeding Lily on the couch and both she and I were starting to take a nap when all this vomit starting coming out of Lily’s mouth.  I had never seen anything like it. She is not even one to spit up a lot.

There was vomit all over the couch, me and Lily.

I quickly got up and checked her over. She was so tired and sleepy but obviously uncomfortable and not feeling well.

I took off her clothes, cleaned her up and was resting with her on our bed when the second round of vomit came. There was now vomit on the bed, me and Lily.

I took her into the bathroom to clean her up once again when I felt her poor little body trying to throw up again. I leaned her over the sink and sure enough….more vomit. 🙁

What to do? What happened? What was making her vomit?

With Lily not feeling well, 2 loads of wash going and me freaking out a bit, Will decided to call avo Joao (he’s a doctor :)).

After speaking with avo Joao and Lily’s pediatrician, we monitored Lily to make sure she wasn’t getting dehydrated.

Once she stopped vomiting, she took a nap on my lap, ate some cereal, breast fed and went to sleep.

She slept all through the night and is back to her normal self this morning. 🙂

We are not sure what it was exactly. Maybe it’s the fat that she’s teething or it could be that she drank too much water. I hate seeing her not feel good. It makes me feel worthless.

Lily is such a good little baby girl. Throughout all her vomiting she didn’t cry once. She is soooooo good.

We are SO happy that she is feeling good again. 🙂

Here is Lily yesterday feeling good before she got sick :(. Lily wears a 2 piece and hat by Old Navy. And some more nature beauties from our walk.

Have a good weekend everybody!!!!



Yesterday after returning from the pediatrician, Lily spent her day as normal.

She ate her lunch,  had her nap and played.

Everything was ok until 6:30p.m. when she started getting very fussy, whiny and showing signs of being very uncomfortable. She wasn’t being her regular happy self. 🙁

Slowly, she started getting worst, completely out of it and her head began to feel extremely hot.

Will and I took her temperature. It was 99.9.  Her normal is usually around 98. She had a fever.

We held her and just tried to comfort her. It was breaking my heart not knowing what exactly was bothering her and not knowing what exactly to do for her. Our little Lily was NOT feeling good!

We took her temperature again. 100.3!

Both Will and I decided to call avo Hayes and ask what should be done. She suggested giving Lily some infant Ibuprofen. We happened to have some and because grandmas know best (they really do), we gave some to Lily.

I was hesitant to give her any medicine because I never take any myself but, Lily was obviously in need of some so, I gave in.

Within 30 minutes her temperature had gone down and she was smiling again. YAY! 🙂

I breast fed her like always before bed and Lily fell asleep for the night.

She woke up at 2:30a.m. still a little fussy but some holding and some more breast feeding, put her right back to sleep.

This morning she woke up pretty much her normal self and is now taking her morning nap as usual.

The lesson learned: 3 shots at once WAS too much for Lily to handle.

The good advice we got: if we ever plan on giving her 3 shots at once again(which I don’t think we will), the best thing to do is to give her some infant Motrin or Ibuprofen 1 hour before her doctor appointment.

Here is a picture of Lily yesterday lounging on the swing chairs at the Standard Hotel yesterday still feeling good. Lily wears a tunic by Old Navy and pants by babyGap.

Must have of the day

Inspired by Lily’s successful visit to her pediatrician, today’s “Must have of the day” are lots of organic fruits and vegetables to continue on making yummy, organic and healthy food for Lily.

We get ours from Annie’s Organic Produce Buying Club.

Will picks up the organic and sometimes locally grown vegetables and fruits every monday. Everything is seasonal, so fresh and natural!

If you live in Miami, you should  really look into it.

3 in 1

Lily had another visit with Dr. Salinas (her pediatrician) today.

The office moved into a new building and it is sooo much nicer than the one before! Everything is light and bright with lots of new design.

Like always the visit starts with Lily getting weighed and measured.

As of today, Lily weighs 17lbs and 02oz and measures 27″!

While we waited for Dr. Salinas to come do a quick check up on Lily, we played with the fun new mirror and plastic blue dog in the new room.

Dr. Salinas checked over a healthy Lily 🙂 and let us know that there were only 3 shots left for her to have in this second round of shots. What to do?????


4th month check-up

We just get back from seeing Dr. Salinas, Lily’s pediatrician. Today was Lily’s 4th month check up and the beginning of the second round of vaccines.

Lily now weighs 16lbs2oz and measures 25″. What a BIG girl she is! 🙂

Dr. Salinas was happy to hear that Lily has been eating such good foods like avocado, sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, bananas, apples and pears. And we were happy to not get in trouble for giving them to Lily since we hadn’t checked with Dr. Salinas prior to giving them to her.

Lily also had 2  shots. One oral and the other by needle. She took the oral shot quite well and barely cried with the needle shot.

She is such a good and healthy baby Lily. YAY!

Here is Lily on my lap wearing my cardigan waiting for Dr. Salinas and today’s band-aid Tweety Bird!.. Cardigan is from Anthropologie.

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.