Monday, July 31, 2006
After putting the clothes Lilly received from the shower yesterday on hangers, I went to the closet and realized she has more clothes than I do! Too bad she's too small to wear any of it yet. At least I know that once she is big enough to wear everything, she'll be one well dressed little girl!
What a great and fast weekend! We spent Friday night at Grandma Bombrias and left early the next morning for Syracuse. Saturday was spent visiting with Great-Great Grandma Desimone, Grandma & Grandpa Schlie, and Aunt Betsy and Uncle Justin. Yesterday, Aunt Betsy and Grandma Schlie held the most wonderful shower for Lilly......they did an absolutely wonderful job and we are so very thankful! I was so happy that everyone was able to see her and had a chance to hold her! Although we received many of the gifts shorlty after she was born, I was so thankful for everything that we received yesterday.....everyone was far to generous! After a long day and an even longer ride home, Lilly was all tuckered out and was happy to see her crib. Hopefully she'll go back to sleeping 3-4 hours in between each feeding but if not I'll be happy that I get to see her more often......even if my eyes are half open!
Friday, July 28, 2006
Last night when I went into Lilly's room to get her ready for her bottle I found her in this position! She completely wiggled herself out of her swaddle and was facing the wrong way.....it was so cute! When I moved her so I could straighten up her crib, her eyes were so wide open and bright. It's a shame the camera doesn't show the vivid blueness of her eyes!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I entered Lilly into a photo contest at photowow.com and thought that I would ask everyone that looks at her blog to vote for her! Her entrant number is 38568 and here is the link....
Today I decided to get Lilly all dressed up since we were going to see Dr. Molinari and I thought that we'd try and see if the outfit that she wore home would fit her a little better! Although it's still a little big (even though the tag says it fits babies up to 5 lbs), she's started to fill it in a little. My appointment went well, although she doesn't want me having another baby anytime soon so I can get my blood pressure under control (which I agree with.) Lilly enjoyed her time out. I think she enjoys all of the comments she gets.....she always hears "she has the most perfect little features!" I took another video of her in the boppy pillow today. Right before it's time for her to eat, I put the pacifier in her mouth and ask her to hold it for me so I can get her bottle ready.....she always holds it!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
While heating up Lilly's bottle I decided to put her inside my boppy pillow to make sure she wouldn't wiggle all over the couch. When she stopped crying I went over to her and she was fast asleep. Lately, Lilly has been eating more and she's been waking up between 2-3 hours after each feeding. The lack of sleep has started to hit me, so I've started sleeping in a little bit so I'm not a zombie throughout the day!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Every morning when I wake up to feed Lilly, her little body is full of life. As soon as I open the shades, her blue eyes sparkle in the rays of light that shine through the window. Typically, she maneuvers herself out of the swaddle and is on the other side of the crib! It's these type of moments where I get the uncontrollable urge to kiss her all over her face. It's the one trait of my mothers that I already can't resist!
Friday, July 14, 2006
When it was time for Lilly to get out of her bath she was crying so hard she had little tears running down her cheeks! Daddy got her towel ready and put her pacifier in her mouth and it was as if nothing had ever happened. Too bad her little head is too small for the hooded part of the towel!
It has been so nice having Lilly home with us and watching her grow.....and she really is growing! During one of her late night feedings last night I was holding her head and realized that it's not as lightweight as it used to be! She's slowly starting to fit into her preemie clothes. She continues to only cry when it's time to eat and when I'm changing her diapers. When it's bathtime she only cries when it's time to wash her hair! Her only appointment this week was for her eyes. The doctor said that although her eyes are still immature, they look okay. She REALLY cried for that appointment.....poor thing has to do it again in two weeks! Today is wash day and I thought that since I had to wash her sheets, I would give her some tummy time while I did some chores. Lilly has a rough day ahead of her too.....we're going to go for a walk and I'm going to get her dressed up again! I can't help it.....she looks so cute in everything she wears!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
I finally found the one thing missing in my life…..being a mom. I’ve always known that being a mom was the one thing I wanted most in life, but to finally be one is such a gift. Lillian truly is my destiny. Since bringing her home, I find myself in tears from time to time. Tears of absolute joy. Dan has given me an even greater gift…..the opportunity to spend my entire day with her. I can’t imagine someone else being there for all of her “firsts.” How lucky I am.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
What a busy week for little Lillian! Yesterday she had her first bath at home and she did some naughty things!! First she went number one all over my shirt while I transferred her from her room to the bath......then she did number two during the bath! At least she's smells like Johnson & Johnson now! Then today we had her first appointment with Dr. Gurski. Every one in the waiting room was telling me how cute she was and asking how much she weighed. I of course had to get her dressed up for the occasion! She weighed 4 lbs 7.2 oz today so she's doing really well at home! I'm really enjoying having her home as is Dan. He's been really cute with her and still asks me if it's okay for him to pick her up and hold her!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
She's finally home! We arrived at the hospital around 10 this morning and Lilly was a bit hungry so we had to feed her before we left. When I started dressing her in the outfit that Aunt Betsy bought her I realized just how small she is! She weighed 4 lbs 1.2 oz as of last night and the doctor said that everything looks great! She seemed to enjoy the long ride home and didn't wake up once! As soon as we got home we took her for a walk since it's supposed to rain later on. I already feel so much more relaxed now that she's home.....like this is the way it was meant to be. I wish that my mom and Dan's dad were here to get to know her.....but I know that they're with us every step of the way. What a great July 4th and the world's greatest birthday present for me!
Monday, July 03, 2006
Tomorrow is the big day! Although the past 4 weeks have gone by really quickly, tomorrow couldn't come soon enough! I spent last night at the hospital in one of their family suites that they provide for mothers who are nursing so we can get used to dealing with a preemie at night. Although I only got 2 hours of sleep, Lilly did great through the night. I think that the only reason that I didn't sleep is that I was worried that I would wake up and she wouldn't be breathing. The doctor is really happy with her progress and doesn't forsee Lilly having any problems in the future (knock on wood!) Sadly the weather is supposed to be bad tomorrow, but if the report is wrong like it so often is we're going to go for a walk.....if not she'll enjoy a nice bath!