Lily finally sees her room!
Yesterday we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of having Lily home with us. I guess it will always be a special day to Chris and I. He even got me an anniversary card and completed modified it to fit our special anniversary with our daughter.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Lily finally sees her room!
Monday, June 22, 2009
she's on the go
Lily's Preemie Diaper and Her Shoes Now
(ask me about how many sleeping pics I have of Lily - I'm a little obsessed)
Our living room is slowly being taken over by toys - it's okay though
Height: 28.5 inches
Foods: She is really liking baked beans (started from her birthday party leftovers), mini pizzas with artichokes & spinach made on an english muffin, quesadillas with chicken, peas and cheese, she loves watermelon, lemons and pickles and Go Lean waffles with jelly.
Development: She is still taking about 6 steps and is standing by herself a lot more now, she uses her stroller to get herself around. we finally found a sippy she can really use. She sleeps on her tummy with her butt up in the air (the cutest). She has been discharged from both occupational and physical therapy, we are just enjoying playing with her and watching her grow.
Favorite Toys: Baby doll, Stroller, Little People House, Her Slide, Remotes, Digital Cameras, Cell Phones and the Front Door (who knew just by putting the screen in the front door it became a new toy)
Babbles: Dada, Mama, Hi, Cat, Bubble, Bye-Bye, Baby, Woof (for a dog or a cat?)
Teeth: Still just the 2 on the bottom, top gums are swollen and red
Hair: We've planted some seeds and are waiting for it to grow :) Seriously she is finally getting a little
Adventures: Lily helped us with our first rummage of the season and we actually got everything set-up in time (by ourselves), we were showered, Lily was fed and were ready to go when it was supposed to start – woo hoo! We made $270 and have another sale scheduled for Saturday, June 27th. We’ve been to the zoo twice this month, but other than that, we haven’t been doing a whole lot this month just relaxing and playing with Lily!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Although Chris is not a Milwaukee Police Officer and he works in a suburban department, it is still something that could happen to him anyday at work and it is important to show our support and honor those two young men. We had a great time (and got really sunburnt, of course we put sunblock on Lily, but never think about ourselves).
Once I started I couldn't stop!
Then I had a sugar-high and wanted to run around the restaurant,
Daddy and Mommy chased me around and I lost one of my shoes - it was fun...for me :)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Well, last week in the mail I got about 25 cards and envelopes that were made for donors to Aurora Healthcare. They had used images of us from the video and talked about our story and how Aurora had helped us through everything. I thought it was neat and was going to be really nice for Lily to see when she gets older.
But, here is the really cool part - the other day at work, a woman that I work with comes up to me holding the card. I had to do a double-take (hmmm, I didn't give her one, so how does she have one?)
She said "Oh my God, Shana I got this in the mail, Lily is so cute!"
I asked her why she had gotten that in the mail and she told me that she donates to Aurora Family Services. Who would have thought this whole time she has been helping me and my family and neither of us even knew it. I thought that was pretty cool.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Who knew finding a sippy cup for Lily would be so hard? We have been through 1,2,3,4,5 and I think we have finally found a match made in heaven!
Thanks to RubyRed on thebump - it is the Nuby No-Spill Mega Flip-it
I was starting to think she would never drink out of a sippy :)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tonight as I rocked Lily to sleep and fed her a bottle, she took one of my curls of hair and twirled it in her finger, and looked like she wanted to say "I love you mama".
Normally, she takes my hair and pulls it - I tell her "no" - and she laughs.
I said to the therapist, "you mean, I can just play with her? Without watching her legs and holding her right one so she can cross on right and setting up multiple obstacle courses in our house?"
She said "yes, you can just play with your daughter"
Another weight lifted...I am feeling lighter everyday! Could all of the scariness having a preemie brought us, possibly be coming to an end? I think so....
Monday, June 8, 2009
We ordered this doll for Lily from WeeBundles. These cloth keepsake dolls are hand made by a preemie mom, especially for preemie families. We ordered it so that we would always remember just how small Lily was and so that one day she will see how small she was and how far she has come. It was made to her exact proportions at birth, her doll is 2 pounds 14 ounces and is 15 inches long and has the same head circumference Lily did at birth.