Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 7 Months!!!

Happy 7 months Lyla Faith...I can't believe you are already 7 months old..time is flying by!

You are a girl of many faces so it is very hard for me to pick just one pose so we do several :)

What you have been up to....

You weigh right about 18 pounds
You are wearing size 3 diapers
You are wearing some 6-9 months clothes but others I am having to get you 12 months

You are SUCH a happy and good baby!

You started back to daycare and these past few weeks have been rough because you immediately got sick again...I am praying the stronger antibiotic you got on Thursday will help knock the rest of the crud out.

You still seem to love are always SO happy when we walk in the door to get you, it melts my heart the smile you get on your face.

Ms. Adelina worked it out so that you could stay in the baby room a little longer until you got good at sitting up and crawling.

You have slept through the night the last three nights and it has been WONDERFUL..I hope you keep it up for mom :)

You are a wild sleeper (I think you get that from me..oh no) I look at the monitor one minute and the next you sometimes are on the complete opposite end..LoL

You are eating three solid meals a day: yogurt for breakfast and for lunch & dinner a fruit and veggie. You still take water from your sippy cup really good but I have tried putting your milk in there a few times and you drink it with no problem at all. (so thinking you may be easy to break from the bottle..we hope)

You love to throw your sippy cup down on the floor and have us pick it think it is the funniest thing.

You absolutely LOVE love chasing him around the house or when he runs in front of you, it is the funniest thing. He was scared of you at first but is now getting a little more brave. I looked over the other day and you are about to "give him a kiss" on his nose and I had to move him away.

You love giving us is so cute! We will say give us a kiss and you will open your mouth as wide as you can and give us the wettest kiss on our is so sweet!!
You have also started to try and wave bye-bye when we leave in the mornings to daddy.

I can put a pony tail in the top of your hair is so cute.

You still love your bouncer and sitting in your bumbo watching sprout or baby einstein.
You love laying in the floor and turning in will scoot backwards if we put you on the tile floor but on your blanket and rub you will just turn in circles. You are getting up on your knees but will then drop and raise up really high on your arms...I know you will get the hang of it very soon and then we will be chasing you around the house!

You have from day one been full of personality and we see that growing every day. You love watching what people are doing...we sometimes call you the creeper baby because you just stare at everyone and anyone.

You are such a good girl when we go out in just lay there and take in the scenery.

Your daddy and I love you to the moon and back!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

~Week 2~

Day one

Well week two of daycare down..and my fear of course happened with in three days she had a runny nose and was all congested. I have to keep telling myself she is building her immune system so in the next few years she will be immune to all, I pray that at least. I tried over the counter meds the doctor recommended but it just wasn't cutting it. We ended up going to the doctor Friday afternoon and sure enough she had another ear infection. She wasn't able to get her 7 month shots so we have to go back for ear check and those in three weeks. We are also waiting on our eye appointment at the end of September also to hopefully get her tear duct cleared up.
Day two

Day Three

We also got a letter in our bag on Friday that she officially has been moved up to the next classroom..UGH! I was so dreading that because I LOVED her infant room teacher but she will be 7 months this week (YIKES) and I know that she needs to be around the little ones that are crawling and attempting to walk because "monkey see, monkey do" and I don't want her falling behind.

Day Four

This girl is FULL of personality! Jason and I just sit here daily and laugh at all of the funny things she does!

Day Five

We just had a relaxing weekend at home! I am so glad for my weekends to spend loving and cuddling with my girl. We love her so much and she brings so much joy to our lives we truly don't know what we would do without her now!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to daycare and thankful!!!

Day 1

When we found out we were pregnant with Lyla I knew more than anything I would love to stay at home with her and not have to worry with daycare. I first knew this was not an option for us and secondly I truly didn't think it would be something I would want to do. I then also looked at the fact that I do have the perfect job for having children. I work roughly 200 days out of the year..have 1 week for Thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Christmas, Spring Break, major holidays and even better 2 plus months for summer break, you really can't beat that!!! I also LOVE what I do and feel that Lyla needed that interaction with children growing up to develop her social skills and we are pretty sure she is going to be an only child so she needed those children to interact with as well :)
Day 2

I prayed extra hard about finding a place for Lyla to go while we were working and knew that God would take care of us in this area. I for a moment considered the having someone come into our house but I weighed our positive and negatives against that and just again prayed about what we needed to do. I can't tell you how blessed we are to have found Grace Kidz World for Lyla. When we went to tour the place I walked in and just felt this sense of belonging and security. It is a well established daycare that has been operating for many years and is placed inside a local church. I knew that God had a plan for us there and even more I knew he would watch over her because she was in "His" house :)

Day 3

When Lyla went at 12 weeks when I started back to work I can honestly say I didn't even have a break down. Every time I have dropped her off I have had a sense of peace overcome me and I just know that she is taken care of. If I ever want to check on her all I have to do is call and all of the ladies are so sweet and just all love on her right when we get there and are usually holding her when we pick her up.

Day 4

I actually was getting worried about her going back this time just for the fact that she had become very clingy and only wanted momma when we were outside of the house around people and a lot times at home also. (Which poor Jason tries to help me but sometimes she just isn't having her daddy and needs me) I tried taking her places to make sure she still got that interaction but she would either cry when people held her or had to make sure she could see me if she would let them hold her. So we went by the daycare the week before she started to drop off a few things and pay (not my favorite part, but like they say I will not put a price on someone who is taking care of my child, I would pay whatever as long as they are the best). She got so excited when we saw Ms. Adelina and let her hold her and there again I knew all would be fine.
Day 5

We made it an entire week and she only fussed just a little the first day they said and has been fine ever sense. She does already have a stuffy nose but not sure if it's teeth or from daycare..either way I know it's building her immune system for the many years of school to come! They said she LOVES watching all of the other kids crawl around and come by her. They say she sits there and laughs and laughs at them. They are working with her on sitting up better and her crawling also. I know she is in the best place possible and again am blessed and thankful that they love and take such good care of her.