Archive | January, 2012

We Survived

31 Jan

Our house was hit with the stomach bug last week but we managed to come through it, but not before each of us got a little taste of it.

This is the first time Lila has really been sick. Of course she has had a few sniffles here and there but this was full out puking, sorry TMI. It was pitiful and scary all at the same time. I had put her to bed for the night and then about 2 hours later Josh went in to check on her and he just happened to be standing there when she got sick. She was white as a sheet and couldn’t do anything but sit there. We got her a bath, a change of clothes and changed her bedding. Then, it happened all over again. This happened 3 times within the hour before we finally wised up and put a towel in the crib and let her hang out in her diaper. We called the hospital and they told us to call the pediatrician. We ended up making it through the night and she managed to sleep several hours straight but Β I was so worried she was gonna get sick and I wouldn’t be there that I was up and down most of the night. By the morning she would actually eat and held down her first bottle. But when lunchtime came she let me know real fast things weren’t getting any better. More puking. So off we went to the dr. He basically did nothing but tell me she had a bug and to keep her hydrated. I guess when you go to the dr you hope they are gonna give you some magic cure to fix everything and it is disappointing when that doesn’t happen. He did prescribe her some Zofran for the nausea and vomiting but by the time we got it filled she was through the worst of it.

Right as she was getting over it I took it from there. I took care of that Zofran so it didn’t go to waste! Finally by Thursday night things were beginning to look up and then Josh came home from work with a temp and feeling terrible. All of this = not a fun week.

This just made me really thankful for good health and reminded me not to take it for granted.

Lila is back in full force and keeping mom and dad on their toes:)


Cuteness Catch-Up

17 Jan

Happy 10 Months

17 Jan

You are 10 months lil buggy.

You are growing my leaps and bounds, it amazes me.

– you are getting more adventurous with your food and you are able to sample more of the things we are eating.

– I think you are going to be getting more teeth any time now because you chew on anything and everything, your gums are really swollen and you have been a little fussier than normal.

-you can pull every toy out in the room in 2 minutes flat.

– you understand “no” and when we say it to you, you shake your head. It is the cutest thing but we have to be careful not to laugh because I don’t think you are taking us serious.

– you have been waving “bye” this weekend

– you are now in a big girl carseat, but you are still facing backwards

– you love examining yourself in the mirror and you get so entranced you end up head-butting yourself

– you don’t love the jumper as much as you use to now that you have discovered you are mobile

– you are attracted to the cat and dog food dishes but luckily you haven’t managed to consume any yet (that I know about)

– you are starting to pay more attention when we read to you and you love the interactive books with flaps

-you are still sleeping very good except you past week you would wake up 2-3 times a night crying for no reason. After we came and tucked you back in you were fine.

-you still love bath time and we have started to incorporate toys. I am pretty sure you would stay in it all night if I would let you.

– you have no fear…of anything. This can be good and bad.

– you still love your pacifier but we are trying to give it to you less and less.

– you will not drink out of a sippy cup. I have one more kind to try and then I don’t know what we are gonna do.

-my best part of the day is when I go to pick you up after work and you give me the biggest smile when you see me.

– You are in a size 3 diaper, weigh about 22-23 pounds and are wearing 9-12 month clothes.

– We are starting to talk about your 1st birthday and that seems unreal.

– You can still stink up the house in about 5 minutes flat, those diapers go straight outside.


I just want you to know how loved you are and how you have enriched our lives over the past year. I know it is cliche but I didn’t know I could love something so much til you arrived. You have given us the understanding of responsibility, patience, and unconditional love.


Hello Preggers!

11 Jan

Wow, this is a little late but I had all the pics so I figured I needed to do something with them. I had this in mind the whole time I was pregnant and wanted to make a flip book to watch my belly grow. Looking back now I realize I should have worn the same outfit the whole time and the impact would have been a little bit better. Anyway, I thought it would be cool, one day, for Lila to be able to see how she grew.

Can You Hear My Mama Roar?

6 Jan


When I look at Lila all I can think is I want to give her the best life possible. We never want our children to be hurt, caused pain, or have to experience struggle. When I see her innocence I know I would do anything in this world to protect her. It makes me think of a mama lion who will destroy anyone or anything that tries to endanger her babies. I feel very much like a mama lion at times and I realize this feeling is what parents experience when they say will do anything for their children.

It warms my heart to know I have been loved and protected in this very same way by my parents. Now it is my turn to roar!


5 Jan

Pinned Image

I guess I have really lost my mind. I have decided to train for the half marathon in April. This will be my third one and I said after my last one I would never do it again. Never say never. I started running with this in mind right after Thanksgiving but it has been a slow start with the holidays. I have taken time off from running before and it has always been a challenge to get back into shape. However, since having Lila my ability to get back in shape quickly has plummeted. Part of my problem is that I don’t have the time to dedicate to it like I did before but I am somehow going to try and make it work.

Right now I am training on a (pathetic) treadmill at my house. For 2 reasons, one, because it is freezing outside and two because I can run while Lila plays in her jumper and we have conversations while I run. I like to run outside but it is usually getting dark when I get home and I get a little timid about running out in the dark. I know I’m a wimp. If I am going to do alot of training on a treadmill I think I am going to have to invest in something a little better. If you know of anyone looking to sell I am in the market. I have a spacesaver right now and it is so small I feel like I may fall off at any moment, not fun.

Anyway, this is my goal in the next few months. I figured if I wrote it down and published it I would hold myself more accountable to obtaining my goal. Let’s see how it goes:)


3 Jan

Watching Lila be on the verge of crawling and rocking back and forth is the cutest thing. She doesn’t know how close she is πŸ™‚