Friday, August 29, 2008


That's how Lily says teeth - which she is currently obsessed with brushing. She's just cut one of her molars and another is popping through - probably explains her sleep difficulties for the past week or so.

Lucy's got a ridge under her gums, but nothing breaking through, yet.

I'm sure you're all super excited to know about their dental progress, eh?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New skills and no, he did not show.

Lily said her first three word phrase today. Guess what it was?

"Mama, bite you".

Sounded more like mama bichoo, but the attempted bite following it made the meaning pretty clear.

She also said "Want my daddy" today when she was going down for a nap.

And, Lucy developed a fake laugh this week - I heard it first on Thursday. Hysterical.

Finally, for those of you who asked, Lily's biodad did not show up. In fact, I haven't spoken directly with any of her paternal biofamily in quite some time. I did leave a message on pgm's vm to let her know that Lily was fine, and got a thank you message in return, but that's it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

All is well

Lily is home resting after her procedure. Doc says that both ears were full of fluid and one was starting to become infected.

She was actually out of surgery before the time she was scheduled to go in - apparently the case before us showed up late so we got bumped up in line.

The nurses and doctors were all amazing. Oh, and Versed is Lily's friend. Once they gave her a dose of that, she got wobbly and giggly and made absolutely no objections to being taken away by the nurse (who carried her into the surgery room, instead of rolling her in a bed - how sweet).

She had a bit of a hard time waking up, but we brought her home and put her to bed and everything seems to be fine now. At 5 hours afterwards, you really wouldn't even know she had it done.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

She passes!

Lucy passed a toy from her left hand to her right today, several times actually. We were so excited that we clapped for her, prompting Lily to stand and watch, and when she did it again, to clap and cheer.

She will be 5 months old on Friday.

Monday, August 11, 2008

We're still alive

The girls are doing great. Lily is having tubes put in her ears on Friday, so keep your fingers crossed for us. Lucy is eating cereal and some vegetables now, though only sporadically - some days she really loves it and other days she hates it.

New words for Lily recently:
buckle, seat, towel, teeth, potty, berry, apple, swing, please, nose, yellow, pink, trash, cookie, sit, bubble, rice, juice, Elmo, belly, stuck

And stuff she's doing now that I can't forget:
  • She's become our resident litter patrolwoman - she is fascinated by putting things in the trash. When I took her to PB's softball game on Thursday she was convinced she needed to throw every rock in the park into the garbage can. It was a long night.
  • She thinks that biting me is the funniest thing in the Universe. She also still loves to be chased and will laugh her little butt off as she runs the other way.
  • She is obsessed with bellies, hers, mine, Lucy's, and on a particularly memorable trip to the grocery store, some stranger's... she didn't actually make contact but yelled "Belly" and pointed.
  • She loves shoes. Really. She will periodically take them out of her little chest in her room, fondle them, put them all back in, close the lid and sigh, "nite nite soos".
  • She loves to leave our house... as soon as anyone mentions bye-bye, she scrambles to the door and waits. Not unlike Gibson, our dog.
  • She likes most music, but she does have her limits... in my sisters car, we were listening to Garth Brook's greatest hits, and while she loved, loved, loved "We Shall be Free", she covered her ears and shook her head when that Papa Loves Mama song came on. PB was proud of her.
Cool stuff for Lucy, too:
  • She can sit up, if we help support her at the waist.
  • She does fairly well with moving food to the back of her mouth and swallowing.
  • She "kisses" you if you hold her up to your face. At least my mom counts it as kissing.
  • She will reach for things if they near her and she definitely responds to voices.
  • She blows raspberries. Especially when you are feeding her green vegetables. She thinks that is
  • She is starting to distinguish us vs. them - she sometimes gets *really* sad when someone she doesn't recognize talks to her.
  • She pulls her paci in and out of her mouth.
  • She is probably starting to hate me... I am a loud talker and I have a really loud laugh and I scare the crap our of her all the time.
  • She seems to have a preference for early Beatles. While Lily likes almost everything (see above) Lucy is going to be much more selective, that makes PB even more proud.