Monday, October 27, 2008

Back to work!

Lilly after her bath!
Daddy and Lilly!

Love this picture!

Lilly in her cupcake outfit that Brittany Armstrong made for her!

My baby girl looking so sweet!

Today is my first day back to work! I am excited and also kinda sad. I only have to go to my Market Day sales in the afternoons/early evenings for about 3 hours and never on Fridays, so it is not so bad. Today I have to be at my sale at 5:30 and it will last until 7:30. Usually they are a bit earlier in the day, but today is a late one. I do love my job because it is not much work, it is fun, and Kyle can be home with the baby since his job is so flexible. If Kyle has a meeting or something, Grandma Wong is more than happy to watch Lilly! I am just so happy I do not have to take Lilly to daycare or have someone I don't know watch her everyday. That would be awful!!!!! I feel so blessed that I can just have this small part time job right now instead of a full time job. All I know is that God truly provides for you when you need Him to. We are truly blessed right now! There is no way i could return to a full time job! Lilly is still waking up about 3 times a night to eat, so mommy is not yet getting a lot of sleep. We usually sleep in till around 10 and then do our morning routing of getting Lilly washed up and dressed and then I will shower. The rest of my day is busy with feeding Lilly, pumping at least one bottle for the freezer, and cleaning up around the house. If I am lucky, I try to take a short nap while Lilly is napping!

Lilly is officially 1 month and 3 days old! At her 1 month check up, she weighed in at 8 lbs 14 oz (gained 2 lbs 1 oz since birth) and is 21 3/4 in. long (gained 1 1/4 in. since birth). Our little girl is getting so big! She is almost a 9 pounder! Lilly is still a super good baby. She doesn't cry unless she is really hungry and is really easygoing. I am still trying hard to get her into a nightly routine. We usually give her a bath around 8:30 (she loves bath time)! After that she is usually awake until around 11:00 when I feed her for the last time before bed. Then she is usually up every 2-3 hours after that to eat. The other night I fed her around 11:30 and she did not wake up until 4:30 a.m to eat again!!! It was wonderful! I am hoping for more nights like this! I know it will come soon :-)

The forecast says snow for today and tomorrow, but we'll see, i'm guessing it won't snow! I just want it to be Fall for awhile! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

3 Weeks Old!

Lilly is 3 weeks old today! I can't believe how fast the last 3 weeks have gone. She is already getting so big and is almost too big for her newborn clothes! Tonight we are taking her on her first "public" outing to the grocery store and tomorrow Lilly and I are going north to Logansport so Grandma can take her 3 week pictures! It will be quite an adventure for us tomorrow since I have never taken her anywhere by myself. I'm kind of nervous about holding her, the carseat, diaper bag, and my purse! I'm not even going to try to take the stroller!! Maybe that will be an adventure for next week.

I am trying very hard to get Lilly on some sort of nightly schedule. It seems like no matter how early i try to put her to bed, it is around midnight or later when we all finally settle down. She likes to eat every 2 hours, so by the time I feed her, change her, burp her, and get her back to sleep it is only another hour before she eats again! I'd really like her to eat every 3 hours, but i guess that will come with time when she is a little older. She is a very hungry girl!! She is also not really liking her bassinet right now. She definitely prefers to be held or even just close to us in our bed. But we are not going to let her start sleeping with us!!

I'll post more pictures soon! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Life with Lilly is wonderful! I can't imagine my life now without her in it. I love just holding her and staring at her! I still can't believe that Kyle & I made such a perfect littly baby and I grew her in my belly! God is so truly amazing!

Lilly is a good baby (knock on wood). She is very happy and only cries when she is hungry or needs something. I love to see her smile...even though now it is probably just gas :-) it is still so beautiful! We took her to her first dr. appt. on Wednesday and she already weighs 7 lbs 3 oz! She has grown so fast! She has inherited her mothers throwing up problem though. She occasionally throws up after eating. So far, it is not a huge problem and she is still gaining weight and having lots of wet and poopy diapers. The doctor said it is more of a laundry problem for me than anything else! Which is true...for such a little girl, she sure goes through a lot of clothes!! I do a load of her laundry at least every other day. But she is worth it :-)

Say a prayer for Kyle. He is taking his LSAT tomorrow. He has finally decided to use his degree in law & society and go to law school! He has been studying very hard for the last month for this test, so hopefully we will get a high enough score to get into law school! Well Lilly is hungry i'm off to feed my sweet baby!