Thursday, November 27, 2008

First Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2008

Going to see a specialist

Well, at Lilya's 2 month check up, her doctor switched her formula again. I think I might have mentioned it before. We are trying Enfamil A.R. which has rice in it. We were hoping that this would help her keep it down a little better, and it did at first. She has always had trouble with spitting up, but it isn't that she does it so much that she isn't gaining weight...she weighed 12lbs 7 oz. today (so she gained a pound in 2 weeks). The doctor is more worried about the fact that she gets so choked up when she spits up. I still cannot lay her on her back to sleep at night, and this makes for long nights. Over the weekend, she seemed to be spitting up worse, and choking some even when she was sitting up, so I called the doctor this morning. The poor thing is a little congested, so this doesn't help with the reflux, but the doctor has also decided that it is time for her to see a specialist. We are going to see Dr. Bax at St. Vincent Children's Hospital on Dec. 23 at 9:30. I hope and pray that this is just something small that can be taken care of easily!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Just over the past week, Lilya has really started to smile and coo at us. I can't even begin to describe the feeling I get when she smiles and makes noises like she is trying to talk to me. She was really talking it up to Tony last night, and we were both just gleaming. I told him that we should be using the camcorder so that when she is 16, she can say, "You got excited over that!" She is just so cute, and even more so when she is smiling.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Where does the time go?

I was sitting here holding Lilya and thinking about how quickly the time goes by. This time last year was one of the saddest times in my life. It was our first round of fertility after the loss of the twins, and I knew that it hadn't worked. I cried most of that Thanksgiving morning, and felt sorry for myself all day. The day got worse when we got the phone call that my Aunt Sharon had passed away unexpectedly. I felt like I had nothing to be thankful for, but looking back now, I am grateful for all that I did have at the time. My family is the best. This year, the holidays are going to be totally different! We are so blessed to have this healthy baby girl. I am so thankful for Tony, Kaleb and Lilya. I am also thankful for the rest of my family (this includes my inlaws). I feel very lucky to have so much love in my life! I miss those who live far away so much, and think about them all of the time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hanging out with big brother, Kaleb

2 month pictures

Cutest baby in the world!

2 Month Doctor Visit

We actually had Lilya's 2 month check up on Monday, but since she is officially 2 months today, I thought I'd write about it. Everything looks great. Even though she has been on Prilosec since her first visit, and she was still spitting up quite a bit, she had gained 2 pounds. She now weighs 11 pounds 5 ounces and is 22 1/4 inches long. The doctor has decided to try her on a new formula that has rice in it. We are hoping that this will help her keep her formula down a little better. She has been on it for 2 days now, and she has not been spitting up as much. I am still not able to lay her flat on her back though. It doesn't matter how long it has been since she ate, if I lay her on her back, she brings part of it back up, and seems to get a little choked. I hope this is just something that she will grow out makes bed time a little difficult.

At 2 months, she is definitely showing a personality. She is a bit of a momma's girl, but that could be because I hold her all day. I still have about 1 1/2 months to do this before I have to head back to work, and then it will be Grandma Kelsey's turn to spoil her. She loves her daddy too. As soon as she hears his voice, she smiles and starts to coo. She is starting to look just like him too...I can hardly stand it. I wanted her to look just like me. Watching her grow and change is amazing. We can't wait for all that is to come with her!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Over 8 weeks already

Growing so fast! Our little miracle baby has been here for almost 9 weeks already. She is worth all that we had to go through to get her.