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. 🙂

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