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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Four Steps

Today, Angie and Emelia came over. We were in the kitchen chatting and the girls were getting reaquainted with one another.  At one point, Lily was looking at Emelia and without realizing she took FOUR steps with no assitance whatsoever!  Then, right after that she took three more! I was BEYOND proud and happy.

Matt, Alex and Calvin have reported steps but I haven't seen honest to God walking myself. That could be because she likes me to hold her and clings to me more than others.  In addition, today I decided to skip the gym.  Our daily routine is usually: 1. wake up. 2. snuggle in Mommy's bed. 3. Lily sits in her highchair while I make coffee, clean up the kitchen and eat breakfast.  Lily eats cereal or Cheerios.  4.  Go to the gym.  5. come home and eat and Lily naps. 6. Play for a little bit before Mommy goes to work.

I decided that today I wanted to NOT do that schedule and just spend the whole day doing number 6.
It was a LOVELY day! When I left for work, the house was a mess, not all the dishes were done, and I hadn't exercised-but I was HAPPY.  =)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Jan. 18, 2012.
About 2 weeks ago, a tooth broke through on the bottom left. Then, a few days ago, a second one on the right started working it's way out.  So far, teething hasn't been too bad. Lily may be fussy or a little grumpy for a day, and then she's fine the next.
The hardest part with teething is when she's bored she wants to BITE me!  I scream!  It really hurts!!!  Now, she can clap her hands. It's really cute! It's especially cute when she does it spontaeously herself and at the perfect moment.
She still lvoes Sesame Street and we love to snuggle in front of YouTube to watch Sesame Street songs. Our favorites are "1,2,3,4" by Fiest, Adam Sandler's song "This is a song about Elmo", Bruno Mars "Don't Give Up" and the ABC song with India Arie and Elmo.   
Now that Lily is 10 1/2 years old, she is standing on her own for a few seconds. Mostly she does this when she doesn't notice. As soon as she notices that she's not holding on to something, she plops down. Yesterday, my sister came over and was holding just Lily's shirt and she took a few tenative steps.  It was soo sweet! 

Other developments-Lily is allowed to sleep with a blanket. She really loves it. Putting her down for a nap or for bedtime is easier. If you give her a pacifier, a doll baby to hold and then put her quilt over her, she snuggles right up and is happy.  =) I love being able to give her that comfort!

She's also allowed to eat table food.  She likes bread and Cherrios broken in half. Today, I gave her steamed carrots, peas, corn and cauliflower. She eats about 1/2 of it. The other half ends up in her lap which then falls out as I take her out of her highchair and Coco is only TOO happy to clean up for her.

Also, I joined Urban Active. They have a play room.  Lily seems to enjoy it a LOT. She plays with all of the toys and goes up to the other kids. They say she's really good and Mommy's favorite part is she's so tired after that she sleeps a solid 2 hours instead of 1!

Overall, Lily is a joy. a joy! joy! joy!  I can't imagine her being sweeter, smarter or more wonderful.
Happy times!