"It takes a heap 'o livin' in a house t' make it a home" -Edgar A. Guest

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Meatball Sub Night

So two Sundays ago Adam had to work at the International North American Auto Show all day. Lily and I went to church and got home around 3 p.m. I was starving because I hadn't had anything to eat before church so I wanted something quick to fix. We have some frozen turkey meatballs from Costco (we got suckered into buying them by the sample ladies), and I had just bought a loaf of French bread, so I decided to make a meatball sub. It was sooooo good! I think I talked about how good it was on the phone with Adam that night for like 5 minutes. Well, this last Sunday Adam voted for meatball subs for dinner since I had been talking about it all week. This picture actually makes it look absolutely disgusting (some might think that regardless...) but I assure you it was great. I made them kind of big because we weren't having anything else with them, and Adam couldn't believe I would actually make something like that for him to eat--I'm usually trying to force vegetables and stuff down him. I don't think he minded the change--of course now we have to eat salads for the rest of the week. :)
Lily had her 2 month well baby check last week and though it was fun to see how much she has grown ( she is now 10 lbs 11 oz and 23 inches long), it was not a fun visit because it was shot day. She got four vaccinations--two in each thigh and she did not like it. The nurse had me hold her hands while she gave them to her. Lily did alright for the first one--didn't even seem to phase her, but as the nurse was about to give her the second one she said, "This one will hurt." and it did! Lily instantly started screaming, turned bright red, and just clutched my fingers in her little fists. I confess I started to tear up watching it. She spent the rest of the afternoon napping and being held, because I felt so bad for her. This is the next morning--she's displaying a couple of her bandages and you can see she feels much better.

One of the things her doctor stressed we need to vigilant about is doing tummy time. We haven't been the best with it because Lily seems to hate it. Alas, it is for the best. She needs to develop those muscles, plus it keeps her off her back--you can see the developing stripe of hair loss on the back of her head from where it has been rubbing off when she lies on her back. She still hates tummy time, but she gets in about 30 minutes a day.

A couple of things that have been recently introduced to her--a vibrating bouncer--she stares down the toys and likes to hit the one on the far right.

Also, her new friend, the fish rattle. Usually I'm the one holding it and shaking it for her, but she held onto for a few minutes.

Yesterday was a bittersweet day because as we were getting Lily dressed for the day, we found that with all of this growing, she has finally outgrown her first outfit. We can button it up, she just can't straighten her legs out all the way.

I also found that she can now wear a few of her 3 month outfits. This is her frog outfit. I had to buy it when I saw it because she always does frog legs--especially when she is getting her diaper changed.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Here are just a few random pictures of Lily--she's kind of a nerd. I promise eventually I'll start to post something other than pictures of her, but I don't have a lot going on outside of her right now. The first picture is from Christmas Eve--she was horrible all day, but there was about a 30-40 second window that night where she smiled and was just so cute and I managed to get this picture--note the baby vomit all over Adam's shirt. The second picture is of her in her new hat. My Visiting Teaching companion bought this for her and I just love it. The final picture is one Adam took last night. It's kind of blurry because she was swinging, but she looks like a little sumo wrestler with her cheeks puffed out.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Lily's Blessing

This weekend was great because Lily was blessed and we both were able to have family come for it. Adam and I were anxious that she would be a screamer (because she does that so well), but she did a great job. In fact Adam's dad said she was smiling through the whole blessing. I gave my dad the pacifier as he was getting up just in case things took a turn for the worse. Adam gave her a beautiful blessing--it was a good day. She looked so cute in her little dress and bonnet--she kind of looks like a Puritan or something.

It was her debut at church as well, and she did okay through the Sacrament, but after that I had to continuously entertain her with a variety of bounces, swings and constantly changing positions to keep her happy. She was pretty fussy during all of Sunday School so Adam and I traded off walking her around the halls. She finally slept for the last half hour of Relief Society. I think this is just a shade of things to come. She was kind of ticked off and ready for a good, long nap by the time we got home from church, as is evident in our picture with her.