Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy 5 months to Lydia

Miss Lydia is now exactly 5 months old!  To celebrate we took another picture of her next to her doll.  A little bigger than dolly, I think.  We have a check up with the Gastro-intestinal doctor today.  I'm hoping that no news from the last poop sample means good news and not just slow lab work.  Hopefully we can get a time table for getting off of the most expensive formula known to man and eventually into solid foods.  Regardless, Lydia will not enjoy any food from the FOUR Thanksgiving meals we will attend tommorrow.  I suppose I will have to eat her share!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Look what I can do!

Lydia is loving her doorway bouncy seat.  She can't actually make it bounce yet, but it allows her to stand upright and she can spin around.  At daycare she can stand in the doorway to the room where the bigger kids play and be a part of the insanity.  Go baby go!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Comedy and Tragedy

I think the first picture is very sweet, but maybe a little too sad looking. So I am including proof that Lydia can and does smile. This is also proof that she can sit it if not on our slippery leather couches. But she would much rather be standing in her doorway bouncer. (Pictures of that coming soon) Really she would rather probably be running, jumping, singing.... For now she will make do with dreaming of those things and waking up at 4am to coo about it!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Grrrrr Baby, Very Grrrrr!

Lydia has a fuzzy bear suit to wear when its cold.  Sunday she just wore one part, but there are also pants with bear feet.  Seeing as we will only have a high in the 30's tomorrow, it may be a perfect time to dress like a bear.  Heck why not snuggle up and hibernate for a while while we are at it?

This time last year.....

I was in Nashville this time last year, painting a picture of a tree with a nest with an egg, buying a handmade apron because it was so cute and I just knew that I would have a daughter some day, and talking with a co-worker about how much she loved having a midwife deliver her child. Lydia was already on the way, but it would be another week before I was let in on the secret.  Strange how so many things were already echoing something my body knew but my head did not.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Daddy's Home!

After more than a week away, PJ returned from the SEMA car show in Las Vegas.  They drove 30 hours non-stop to the show and another 30 non-stop to get home.  He returned home just in time for Lydia's strange new fussy mood.  I suspect teeth may be involved as she was up screaming every few hours last night.  So much for a well deserved rest!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

4 Month Checkup

I took off from work today to recover from watching the election results and to take Lydia to the doctor for a routine checkup.  She is now FOURTEEN pounds and 24 inches tall, putting her in the 50th percentile for her age!  She started life at 5 pounds, 19 inches and the 3rd percentile.  50% is PERFECT, above 50 is bigger than average and below is smaller than average, but my baby is JUST RIGHT (at least at the moment)  The doctor said she is doing great, she is proportionate for her height and weight and we don't have to come back for two more months.  

I, on the other hand needed an entire day and two naps to recover from staying up watching the election results.  Of course all those Obama Mamas (Bahama Mama only made with blue liquor) contributed to my need to recover.  Either way, congratulations on your victory President Elect Obama!  Congratulations on your 14 pounds Lydia!  Congratulations on staying up past 8:30 pm to me!