Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lillian: eleven months


Height: 27.5 inches 

Weight: 22.4 lbs
Diaper Size: Size 5's  they are a little saggy but fit her around the waist and thighs haha

Clothing size: 12 month in everything

Nicknames: Chicken nugget is what I usually call her, Tyler calls her Boo Bear or by her full name haha   

Health: We had a few rough days which turned out just to be teething. Of course I thought she had an ear infection so we went to the doctor just to be told that she looks great  

Sleep: Sleeps great at night but naps have been an issue lately. She had a few days where she only took one nap a day but it was 2/3 hours. We'll see if she keeps that up or not. Its just weird having to get used to a different schedule 

Eating:  She now gets an 8oz bottle in the morning, real food breakfast between 9-9:30. A lunch bottle of 6oz (which she takes FOREVER to eat), a real food lunch. A "dinner" bottle of 6-8oz, real food dinner around 5:30. Then one final 8oz bottle between 7-8pm (exact same as last month)

Favorites: Her bunny is still her favorite, but lately she has been carrying around a Little People figure in her mouth which drives me insane.

Milestones: This month it seems like she grew leaps and bounds (not physically haha but mentally). She learned how to drink out of a straw. Her favorite thing to say is "hey kitty kitty!". Shes started crawling up on her hands and knees, she doesnt do it all the time though, normally just if shes on carpet. She's started standing on her own, not for very long. I really think she will be walking in no time. She knows how to do answer "how big is Lilly?" by raising her arms high above her head. She is slowly learning patterns (ex: how to slap the table then clap in a pattern).  

Just like I've said every month, she is the happiest kid ever. When we go out in public people always comment on how cute she is and how friendly she is. She'll wave and say "hey" to everyone. We are so lucky to have this amazing little girl as our own. 

Lillian: ten months

Height: 27.5 inches 

Weight: 22.4 lbs (or at least that's what I got when I sat her on our bathroom scale)
Diaper Size: Still size 4's during the day and 5's at night. She really needs to be in a 4.5 during the day but they dont make those! As soon as were done with this box of 4's i guess i'll just start putting her in 5's

Clothing size: 12 months for 90% of her clothes. There are a few 9mo pieces that still fit her but not many.

Nicknames: Still calling her little bug.   

Health: Another great month. She is teething so there has been a few rough nights but for the most part she is doing perfect.  

Sleep: Still taking two naps a day. Her morning nap ranges from 45 min to two hours, and her afternoon nap can be anywhere from 20 min to an hour. I was worried at one point that she was dropping her afternoon nap, but she picked it back up thank goodness.

Eating:  She now gets an 8oz bottle in the morning, real food breakfast between 9-9:30. A lunch bottle of 6oz (which she takes FOREVER to eat), a real food lunch. A "dinner" bottle of 6-8oz, real food dinner around 5:30. Then one final 8oz bottle between 7-8pm

Favorites: She has a bunny that she sleeps with and its her favorite thing ever.

Milestones: She is crawling (well army crawling) all over hte place and super fast which gives me a workout chasing her around. She is now pulling up on everything she can, the couch, the coffee table, her toys, her crib, the dog, etc, etc. Lilly has also started blowing kisses this month and gives hugs (which makes me melt every time). Its incredible how smart she is. I know every parent thinks there kid is the smartest/prettiest child ever, but i sweat my kid is smart haha. She is also developing a serious personality.... which includes her mommas attitude (Lord help me).

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lillian: Nine Months

Height:  (will update after her dr visit)

Weight: (will update after dr visit)
Diaper Size: Size 4's during the day, size 5 night time diapers

Clothing size: She can fit in some 9mo things but mostly 12mo stuff.

Nicknames: Bug, chunk butt  

Health: Shes been great! Fingers crossed she has Tylers immune system and she stays healthy.  

Sleep: She takes two naps a day which range from 45min to 2 hours. She also is still sleeping through the night. We've had a few tough nights where its hard to get her to go down but we attribute it to teething and being off her schedule.

Eating:  Still gets four 8oz bottles throughout the day and eats "solids" two times a day at breakfast and dinner. She has also finally started chewing! She loves puffs and we let her taste veggies when we are eating them at dinner.

Favorites: Still loves to point. She also seriously loves her stuffed animals.

Milestones: Shes learned a lot of "tricks" lately. Clapping is still a fun thing for her to do. She has also learned how to give kisses, shrug her shoulders to say "i dont know", give high/low fives, and she can roll from being on her belly to sitting up! That was one we worked on for a while and now that she can do it I kind of regret it haha. When i put her down for naps she usually ends up sitting herself up and sitting there for a while before she finally lays herself back down and falls asleep. She is seriously such a joy and honestly the best baby ever!

She wont keep bows on anymore.... It breaks this mama's heart!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lillian: Eight Months

Height:  26.5"

Weight: 21 pounds 6 ounces
Diaper Size: Still in size 4's

Clothing size: We have officially moved up to size 9mo. However her Thanksgiving dress was a 12mo size and she was about to bust out of it. Baby clothes sizing is SO weird!

Nicknames: Still calling her bug.  

Health: This month has been good. She is FINALLY starting to actually teeth so a few low grade fevers but thats it. 

Sleep: Still sleeping through the night (thank goodness). Naps are a different beast though. Some days she will take a 2 hour morning nap in her crib like a champ, but other days we're lucky if she gets a 45 minuet nap. So its hit or miss for sure.  

Eating: She gets four 8oz bottles throughout the day (sometimes she only drinks 6oz which is ok), and two meals of baby food. One around 9am and the other around 6pm. We have tried more solid food but home girl will not chew to save her life and ends up half choking so we'll try again later.  

Favorites: Pointing... She points at everything. With her right hand, with her left hand, and with both hands at the same time! Clapping is also a favorite. As soon as you start singing "if you're happy and you know it..." she starts clapping like crazy. Her favorite thing right now is her deer stuffed animal. She picked it out at Target and hasn't let it go since.

Milestones: Over the last week Lillian has started saying "dada" and Tyler loves it! She also has been a daddys girl lately (she literally started crying when he handed me to her yesterday), while he loves it, I'll admit I'm kinda jealous. She also has mastered arm crawling. I'm not sure if she will ever actually crawl because she gets around so good just army crawling.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Praying for all you mama's

Its now 8:21... Lillian is still asleep (kinda) and I'm letting her sleep as late as she wants which will probably mean no nap today but whatever. The whole point of this is that I'm terrified of daylight savings time. My sweet girl is going to be wanting to go to bed at 7 instead of 8 and waking up at 6:30 instead of 7:30, and this mama isn't prepared for that.

Do any of you seasoned mama's out there have any tips for dealing with daylight savings time?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lillian: Seven Months

Height:  25.5"

Weight: 19lbs 6.4oz
Diaper Size: Still in size 4's

Clothing size: She is in 6month in some things, 9 month in others, and a few 12 month things. She is still short though which causes an issue in the length department on body suits and pants.

Nicknames: Bug, chunkers, patootie.  

Health: Shes been great this month. Had a little fever but one dose of motrin and it was gone. 

Sleep: She still usually sleeps around 11-12 hours at night which is awesome. We've had a few nights where she wakes up a few times early on in the night but she just needs some cuddle time and she goes right back to sleep. We've also been having issues with naps. She will either take a 2 hour nap or a 20 minuet nap and I never know what to expect which makes planning things for the day kinda difficult. 

Eating: We are up to two "real" meals a day. She is still eating 30-32oz of milk a day along with a fruit for breakfast around 9am and then "dinner" around 5pm. She's loved everything we've given her. We even tried peanut butter mixed with apples and she ate it right up (i might have had a small panic attack worrying she would be allergic, but no reaction!). 

Favorites: The dogs. She has become obsessed with Roxy and Zoey. Roxy is sweet enough to let her wiggle all over her, while Zoey is still weary.

Milestones: Lillian is officially saying "mama"! Talk about making my heart skip a beat. We're working on DaDa now so we'll see how it goes. Lilly is also working on army crawling. She can get around on the floor pretty good by herself, but we haven't quite mastered actually crawling yet, she more just scoots and rolls around.

Monday, October 24, 2016

I Need a Support Group ASAP

Gonna get real for a second.... Tyler would probably hate if he knew I was putting this out there for the world. But I'm an open book when it comes to two things, our struggle with infertility and paying of debt. If you've had a conversation with me that was longer then 30 seconds you probably know that Tyler and I are working the Dave Ramsey plan and are on a "strict" budget. We were both pretty stupid with money in our early twenties and are working on being smart with our money now.

And it sucks.

Like big time.

We've paid off a crap ton of debt over the past few years and only have a small amount left on Tyler's truck to pay off. But the day to day SUCKS. Especially now being a stay at home mom living on one income. The whole budget thing didn't really bother me when I was working because 9 hours a day I was sitting at a desk, in my office, not able to go out in the world and spend money. Now I sit at home 24 house a day and it blows not being able to just go do what I want. Sure I go to Target and Hobby Lobby and will spend a few dollars here and there, but take today for example. I went to Target because I needed to get new sink racks (news flash, Target doesn't carry them), well of course I wandered around and picked out a few things in the clothing section for myself and threw them in my cart. I was walking to the checkout and literally started to break out in hives just thinking about spending $50 on a sweater and two tops. Before it turned in to a full blown panic attack and put the things back and high tailed it out of the store.

Would $50 have put us in the poor house? No. Would that $50 have meant we couldn't buy groceries this week? No. Would that $50 really have put a huge dent in our 5 year plan? No.

Would that $50 have made me feel crappy for the rest of the day? Yes. Would that $50 probably have made me feel crappy for the rest of the week? Yes.

Am I still sitting here contemplating ordering that sweater online...... Yes.

Being on a budget is like being on a diet/workout plan. Its awful while you're on it but you know that in the long run you'll be happier and healthier because of it. Would one donut completely ruin your progress? No. But if you don't watch out and stay on track, that one donut turns in to a dozen and before you know it you've gained 10lbs back and are starting all over again.

I was talking to Tyler the other day how I miss having a credit card sometimes. I miss going shopping and not really paying attention to what I'm spending and just telling myself "I'll pay it off later". I miss having the latest style shoes/purse/clothes/etc.

I have to constantly remind myself why we are doing this. We want Lilly to grow up not knowing what debt is. We want her to grow up knowing that you only buy what you can pay cash for.

Basically I just needed to vent for a second. Being a grown up on a budget sucks, but I know that when I look back on this time in 10 years I'll be so grateful that we are sticking to a budget and working this plan.

Live like no one else, so later you can live and give like no one else!!!