Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Week So Far...

We had a great 4th of July! I hope you guys did too. Lily has been doing this cute thing lately where every time we drive somewhere or take a walk, we take turns finding American flags. I thought it was cute that this stage coincided with the birthday of our nation!

On Wednesday we mainly just relaxed until after dinnertime, when we drove to my mom's house to hang out and watch the fireworks. Here's some pictures from the evening:

Lily in her patriotic wear. Dress is a hand-me-down from my cousin Kelsie, and the barrette is from Joe's cousin Leah. She chose to add the headband herself. :-)

Coloring with Grandma.

"Take a picture of my picture!"

Talking to his Grandma

I had fun playing with the fireworks setting on my camera.

Joe and I took turns staying inside with a white noise machine with Daniel while the fireworks were going on. Lily really enjoyed herself!

Yesterday seemed to pass by in a blur. I had vague plans to take Lily to storytime at the library, but we ended up spending most of the time in bed, me nursing Daniel, and Lily watching shows on the DVD player. I think we were both recovering from the late night before!

Today I took Lily to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning (her teeth are still perfect!) and I got to talk to the dentist about Daniel a little bit. Apparently he is more likely than typical children to suffer from periodontal disease and less likely to suffer tooth decay, so we have to pay close attention to his gums. I bring him back when he is 6 months old for his first checkup.

After that I took Daniel to his pediatrician for a weight check. After a little snafu where I chewed the receptionist out for wanting to charge me a copay to WEIGH HIM (the office manager "waived the copay" for today...I am going to be taking him to the lactation center at the hospital to get weighed for free from now on and just call his weight in to the doctor), he finally got weighed. He gained 12 ounces this week and weighs just under 9 lbs!!! SO proud of him (okay, I'm proud of me too). And he's grown almost two inches since he was born. :-)

Stimulating Daniel's brain while Lily and I got ready this morning
When we got home I called the organization that will hopefully be providing Daniel's therapies (Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapy is what we want for him) as they were supposed to call me back by today and I hadn't heard anything. Apparently now the wait to hear back is 4-5 days instead of the 2-3 I was originally told. So I guess I'll be calling again first thing Monday morning.

This weekend we are planning on finally taking Lily to see the Brave movie. I am so looking forward to doing this with her!! It is supposed to be a really good mother/daughter film. Grammy and Papa (Joe's parents) have generously offered to watch Daniel while we go. I didn't really want to leave Daniel before he was about 4 weeks old, which he will be on Sunday. I can't believe how quickly the time is going. I feel like he was just born yesterday.

Hopefully I'll have another update sometime early next week. Thanks for reading.


  1. Lily is a mini you! Very beautiful! I love reading this blog. You may have inspired me to write one of my own! :)


    1. You should!! And yes Lily looks a lot like me. :-)

  2. Wow he is already that old? I was totally not expecting that. Where is time going? I'll be giving birth tomorrow at this rate!

    1. Time goes so quickly with two kids. Can't wait to meet your little one!