Friday, August 21, 2009
It's been a while! After a string of bad luck (my D&C, all 3 of us getting the stomach flu, Lilly re-getting the stomach flu), travelling all over Ohio (Lisa's baby shower, Lilly's Pediatric Ophthamologist appt. at Children's), shopping for (and purchasing!) Matt's new truck, and having visitors (Lisa who thankfully did not get the flu, my Mom who did get the flu, Matt's mom who did not get the flu, and my mom again who ate a bad tuna sub from Subway (ah!), there has been ZERO time for blogging.
But that means I have so much to update! The most exciting (in my opinion) is that the other night I had Lilly in the bath tub and she reached up to me and said "Mom". Yes, I melted. She's been saying "Mama" when she cries (er, screams) but I wasn't sure if it was intentional or she was just really mad and making noises, but this sealed the deal:) It's not like I've been repeating "mom" in the mirror in slow, exaggerated movements for the last 8 months. That would be a little much. Yes, indeed. I would never do that. She's purely genious, really.
Her eyes are good! No strabismus. But the squirt will probably need glasses around Kindergarten. Totally unrelated. Strange, too, considering Matt and I both have good eyes in our families. Proof again that Lilly is quite the individual!
Her hair is getting thick, long and blonde! It can hold hairbows like a champ and thankfully she doesn't realize they're there yet so she doesn't pull them out. Yet. Unfortunately the older babies in the nursery do so they often end up in her cubby within 10 minutes of arriving to school. But they're too darn cute to leave in her drawer at home!
Her teeth are... huge... and there are still 6 of them. She likes to bite her grandmother and me as she nuzzles into our necks and nap time. I always forget and get sappy thinking she wants to cuddle and then, YOWZA!
She still doesn't enjoy eating all that much. She's come to like pears and now prunes (after a long 6 days of not pooping properly), but not prune juice and not Gerber cheetohs.
We had our first successful high chair meal in a restaurant. She had a great time munching on straws, Mum Mums, Gerber wheels, and paper. That same day she let us haul her around to the hospital, Kohls, the mall and 3 car dealerships. It was a rare day that we all enjoyed very much!
She can recite the alphabet. Backwards. In Spanish!
Alright, enough bragging about my prodigy offspring. She really is a delight and Matt and I are really enjoying these older months. Matt especially loves this age because he can finally throw her in the air, tip her upside down, wrestle and tickle and all that other fun Daddy stuff. Lilly loves it-- the rougher the better when it's play time with Dad!