January 3, 2010

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .

Lily's birthday is tomorrow! She will be one year old! I can't believe it. She brings many smiles while she hops up and down, arms flailing, getting all the way across the floor! She's an excellent eater, better than Moriah. She falls asleep fairly easy and doesn't wake easily either. She loves her sister and gets into everything she does. Wherever Moriah goes and whatever she does, Lily goes and does. Her smile brightens the room and she also contorts her face to make the most pathetic, helpless cry too. She has definitely enjoyed being the baby - at least for now. :-)

She's not walking yet, or really talking either. She says "Ma ma" only when she's in distress. :-) She's got eight teeth right in the front and she's currently teething now for one of her back molars. Sometimes I get a little concerned because Moriah was so far ahead of Lily at this point - walking, really talking, all four molars, self-spoon feeding - but Lily is not close to that at all. I'm currently teaching her more how to use the spoon, but she'd rather play. :-) I know that's normal. :-D I suppose everyone goes at their own pace.

Tuesday we will have a small get together to celebrate her birthday, just parents and grandparents for lunch, cake, ice cream and a few presents. It should be lots of fun. I'll post pictures later.

Pregnancy is progressing. Currently baby 3 and I have hit the tired/scavenger stage: sleep is coveted and searching for what I can eat that will resolve nausea while evading garlic and onions. :-) Dry toast with butter is working for now. Chocolate is not high on the list of wants at the moment (it doesn't even pick up on the radar). Fruit and Sweet & Sour Chicken or Pork seems to be the latest craving. Bacon, Cream of Wheat and bacon-wrapped Filet Mignons fresh off the grill help control nausea. I am thankful that I have not yet vomited today. Tonight might be a different story. :-)


Leah said...

Lily is so sweet! I hope she had a great birthday!

We are praying for you to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
I hope your nausea will subside!

God bless,

The Shadburn Family said...

Eli didn't reach milestones as fast as Andrew. But he's doing great. Congrats on baby #3!! Maybe it's a boy??

Jennifer said...

Eat beans....fiber helps with the nausea. Also, you can drink either ginger tea or red raspberry leaf tea. :0)

Happy b-day to Lily!