Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our shopping trip!

Here are some pics from our very successful shopping trip to Buffalo!! I will add a video of Lily in the pool soon.

Family pic in the pool
First time in a pool

Relaxing after swimming
With Daddy at the Cheesecake Factory
Our purchases:

A week in pics

First time in a bathing suit!
First time in the hot tub (cooled down)
First cookie (Farleys Biscuit)
Smiles with Robin!
Loving Grandma!
Lots of giggles with Grams
Deep in thought (while asleep)
Sunglasses at Aunt Julie and cousin Tara's soccer game!
Hanging out with Auntie Michele!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We have had Lily called a lot of thing by family, friends and even strangers...

Plump, chunky, fat, healthy! "Hasn't missed many meals", chubby, big cheeked, rolley... But juicy takes the cake, lol.

Tonight we were at a Walmart in Buffalo and the cashier came around and said she was "the cutest "Juiciest" baby ever and she just wanted to kiss her big cheeks". Nelson and I thought it was pretty funny.

We are away for the night in Buffalo doing some shopping for Lily mainly- we got her a ton of clothes at Target and Old Navy- we are heading to the Carters and OshKosh outlets tomorrow!! We went to the Cheesecake Factory tonight to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary which is today!!!

I will update tomorrow with some adorable pics of Lily swimming in the pool here!!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A day at the park!

It was a beautiful day here today, hot and sunny!! We packed up and headed to the park with Kellie and Taliyah!!

We had fun on the swings and slide and saw some baby Canadian Geese!

Here are some pics:

No Peas!

We tried peas for dinner tonight... definitely a NO GO!! She hated them!!


Lily loves food, I think she is really enjoying trying all these different types!

So far she has tried cereal- rice, oat and whole grain organic rice, she definitely prefers regular rice cereal!

She has also tried Sweet Potatoes and Banana's- she seems to like them both! Tonight we are going to try beans or peas, we will see how that goes- they stink, lol.

Lily is not having as many "meals" a day as she used to, so I know the food is def filling her up. Here is how a typical day goes food wise for her:
Breakfast (8-9am)- Breast Milk, Rice cereal mixed with a fruit (Banana's for now)
Lunch (12-1ish)- Breast Milk, a fruit and a veggie
Snack (3ish) - Breast Milk (only if she doesn't sleep through it, she often does)
Supper (5-6ish) - Breast Milk, Rice Cereal, Veggie, Fruit (smaller amounts of each)
Bedtime (9ish) - Breast Milk/formula in a bottle

That is our regular day, somedays she won't want to have food at certain meals- she just spits it out or gags- I never force it, we just generally end up giving her the next meal sooner! Just like if she doesn't wake up to eat in the afternoon I give her dinner earlier :)

I am sure our schedule will change again, but that's how it is right now :)

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baa Baa Baa


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Here is a little video of Lily's new trick... blowing bubbles!! She does it the most when we feed her, but loves to randomly do it as well!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day

Mothers day was perfect!! I feel so blessed to have Lily in my life, she is amazing and wonderful and the best gift a mom could ever ask for! I must admit it was a little weird to celebrate Mothers Day... it is something I waited so long to do!

Nelson and Lily made my day perfect with a wonderful crepe breakfast and a wonderful surprise of beautiful diamond earring- I was spoiled!! They also gave me a wonderful card that made me cry! I was quite emotional and also cried when I received a few Mothers Day fwd's.

Also a note for all who are still trying to become a mom, either trying to get pregnant or trying to adopt! It will happen, never give up!! It was a long journey for Nelson and I to end up here, and it was hard! But I would do it a million times over to end up with my baby girl- it is worth it!!

Unfortunately I didn't get any pics of us all together yesterday, but I did get a few of just Lily... so here they are:
Brooklyn and Erin loving Lily... they can't get enough of her and they are soooo good with her!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

May Prof Pictures

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Matching Outfits

In September I went to Texas for work, I was about 6 months pregnant and I found the cutest matching sweaters for Lily and I... they finally fit- so we took a few pics while we were all matchy matchy today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A quick video...

Lily is a very happy baby... she tends to smile and laugh a lot when she eats, so we thought we would video it!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lots of Pics from this weekend :)

Her pouty face
More smiles!
Rolls and curly hair!
Laughing in the tub
Mmmmm Foood!
New outfit from Auntie Julie!
Fun with Linds and Mags
Trying to take a drink, lol

5 Months!!

Lily is now 5 months, I can't believe its already been 5 months since she came into our world, and at the same time I can't believe its only been 5 months- I just can't imagine life without her!

She is now eating cereal- she has had rice and oats and seems to prefer the rice cereal! She is also kind of back to sleeping through the night- she does wake most nights once or twice for her beaka, and the odd night she wants to eat around 4am. When she wakes up each morning she giggles and coos in her crib, it is adorable! When I go in to get her I get the biggest, most beautiful smile ever! Speaking of big smiles- she is getting her first tooth!! Right now we can just see that a little bit has broken through, but we can feel it and her checks have been rosey and she has been putting everything she can in her mouth, especially her fingers!

I think she is going to sit on her own soon, she loves to be sitting up in our laps and she always pulls her self to sitting when we lean he on a pillow- but she goes all the way forward, its so cute. I also think she is getting close to rolling over- we practice during tummy time- which she still hates!

Lily is so much more aware now, she smiles and laughs when we sing the itsy bitsy spider. She laughs on the swings at the park, and she smiles and 'talks' when I push her in the stroller! She is really enjoying her teething rings, Sophie (as always) and her fingers, lol. She loves to pull her beaka out and put it back in, she is so excited when she finally gets it back in!

She has started to play strange a bit this month, but I think its a combination of becoming more aware of where Mommy and Daddy are and her teething.

I can't remember if I missed anything- but I probably did- she is changing so fast and doing new things everyday!! I love watching her grow and do new things- she amazes me everyday and I feel so privileged to be her Mom- I thank God every day for that.

I will load some pics from this month in another post :).

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment on any posts you would like. When Lily is a year old I am going to print off this entire blog, including comments and put it together with a baby book for her so one day she can go back and read all about her first year!
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