October 2009


You know I couldn’t let today go by without posting. Lila’s First Halloween!

I’m only posting one photo here, and sending you off to my business blog for the rest–those are sized much bigger, so you get the full effect of the cuteness. 🙂

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(Click on photo to get to the biz page, or go to: http://meganjanephotography.com/blog/)

I know! Another post, so soon!

I was going to upload another series of photos I have of Lila, but took these today, and wanted to do these instead. Miss Thing is a busy girl lately, with trying to figure out how to crawl, and cutting her two top eye teeth–painful!

She’s also going through some stranger anxiety, so really is not a fan of anyone other than mom or dad (and sometimes even only mom will do). Hopefully that will be a short-lived stage!

Here are a couple of shots of the little one, she wasn’t all that amused at first.

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The next two are a clue about her Halloween costume. Those of you who know, please don’t tell!! Not that it’s a big secret, but I thought it would be fun if people guessed what she was going to be.

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(And no, she’s not going to be a French mime!)

We have a busy few weeks coming up, as usual. But I will hopefully have some news about crawling–she’s SO close!!

Ok, so we’re up to September now. I’m getting there!! Hopefully I’ll be caught up before Halloween–Lila has the cutest costume.

First up, some fun shots of Lila & her cousin over Labor Day weekend. We went to a friend’s house for a barbecue. I love these!

(Disclaimer–wow, the colors in these look horrible. I’m not sure why!! Just pretend they look better than this.)

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(Such a ham for the camera!)

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(We thought we’d have the girls share a swing–you can tell Lila is THRILLED with this idea, haha.)

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(She eventually gave in though, and had a good time. :))

Next up, the wagon:

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(Once again, not amused…and Gracie’s like “come on, let’s go!)

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(My little drama queen…)

Meanwhile, Gracie is loving it:

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Lila is doing awesome these days. Yes, she’s still inconsistently napping, but we’re working with it. She now has four teeth–FOUR! The front four (top and bottom). She grinds them together sometimes, omg, worst sound ever. Her pedi says to just keep an eye on it for now, she’s just getting used to them.

Lila is also eating 3 meals of solids a day (in addtion to milk). I was surprised to find out that she is NOT a big fan of fruit! Who doesn’t like fruit?? She’d rather eat peas, green beans, and carrots over applesauce or pears. She is a crazy girl. Although, I’m not surprised, considering she’s more interested in what I’m eating or drinking than in her own food. She LOVES pickles, bbq chips, and molasses cookies. And no, before you get worried, I’m not feeding her these things! They’ve all been teeny tiny licks of stuff, or CRUMBS, swear. She also loves to chew on straws. Next month we will start introducing “real” foods (read: mushy cut up bananas & avocados), I’m a little nervous about that. We’ll be fine though!

Early Intervention is coming once a month now. Last appointment, her OT said that she was doing great. Her 6 month evaluation will be next week.

Lila is sitting up on her own (still a little unstable, so someone either has to sit behind her to catch her, or we prop her up with the boppy), and is able to catch herself if she starts to fall forward or to the side. She’s up on all fours and rocking back and forth–she is SO close to crawling. She pivots like a champ, and will throw herself towards something if she REALLY wants it.

She’s back to sleeping through the night most nights, from about 6:30pm-6am. She is a HUGE fan of her duck and giraffe, and wants them both to sleep. She pulls one over her shoulder/side of her face, and clutches the other in her other hand near her face. It’s too cute, I’ll have to sneak a photo sometime when it’s bright enough.

I think that’s about it for now! I have Part Two of September coming soon, as well as Halloween. So stay tuned. 🙂

I know, I know! I’ve been a horrible blogger. We have been SO busy the past couple of months.

To appease you, here are a lot of photos!! I will do a full Lila update this week, promise.

First up, photos from our trip to my parents, back in JULY. Yes, I know, I am that bad.

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(My brother-in-law was SO not impressed with this waterfall. It’s kind of hard to be, after seeing the insane waterfalls in Kauai.)

Then, on to the petting zoo, where Lila may or may not have been nibbled by this llama…

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And finally, some recent photos of Lila, just hanging out at home with mom.

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More later this week, promise! I’m editing photos from Labor Day now, so will be posting them soon.