Thursday, June 27, 2013

Three Months!

Lillian 1 month

Lillian 2 months

Lillian 3 months

I just can't believe that my Lillian is three months old already.  She is developing quite the personality.  I just love her SO much.  I can't imagine my life without her.

She follows her daddy and I around.
She loves to watch us dance.
She loves if we make farting noises!  She will laugh out loud.  Which is an awesome sound.
She loves her bottle and squeals like a little piggy when it is gone.
She loves to take her bath
She likes tummy time now.  I know she will be rolling soon.  She lifts her head so high.
She likes going to church, she loves the extra attention people give her. 
She likes getting her diaper changed and looks up at her hairbows and smiles so big when she sees them. 

She wears a size 3 diaper now.  We moved her up last week when we finished the last box of 2s.
She takes a 6 ounce bottle every 4 hours, except through the night.  Then she typically sleeps from 9-anywhere between 6-8am. 
She enjoys playing with Sophie, her baby and the pink rattle.

Lots of firsts to come this month!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Are we a one and done?

or do we have the option to give Lillie a sibling?

I have made no secret that Lillie was a VERY wanted child.  She was NO mistake.  She was planned and prayed for by many.

The  fertility doctor said that neither Jeff nor I have a problem.  (More me because of my age, he rated my fertility to that of a 26 year old.)  So conceivably, (ha, conceive) we could have more children.

The case for not having a second baby:

  • Well, Lill is perfect.  How could we have another perfect child?
  • The risk for us having a special needs child is greater (due to my age) but based upon all out testing with Lill, the odds are reduced that we would have one.  Although Downs Syndrome is different for each child.
  • We want to be able to send Lill to private school.  At $3k per year for pre-K, K-8 I don't know how we would afford that and food.  I have kinda gotten used to eating.
  • We want to spoil Lill, with extras-lessons, clothes, time.  A second child would limit what we would be able to do.
The case for having a second baby: 

  • I would love to have a little boy.  I know Jeff would too.
  • Lillie would have someone to grow up with.
  • I would like to be pregnant again, hopefully without any issues this time.
  • Once Jeff and I are gone, Lillie would have someone to share experiences with.
  • I know we have lots of love to share with another baby.
Is love enough?  There is a new book out that I would like to read One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One.  

Until there is any reason to worry or wonder i am going to enjoy every moment of my one and only perfect baby girl

Friday, June 7, 2013

11 weeks

I can't believe it has been eleven weeks since the Princess has joined our family.  She makes me so happy each day.

Lillian loves
  • Her musical gym
  • Sophie the giraffe
  • her hairbows - seriously, she looks up at them when I am changing her and she smiles!
  • the bath!
  • running
  • her bottle
  • mommy and daddy

Monday, June 3, 2013


Jeff and I are beginning a new plan.  We are going low-carb. He is doing Atkins.  I am doing a modified version.  I have to have some carbs.  So far, it is going well.  I am hoping that this mixed with my running will help my abs.  Ugh. 

I got my new shoes and ran in them yesterday.  I can't wait to run again today!