18 week bump
16.6 week bump ( I didn’t take one at exactly 17 weeks haha)
18 week bump
16.6 week bump ( I didn’t take one at exactly 17 weeks haha)
My favorite holiday has come and gone. This summer is going by way too fast. In just not ready for the scheduled fall just yet, so I hope the rest of summer SLOWS down.
The 4th started with a nice treadmill run. It was great!
We headed to Sandy for the parade and carnival that Josh’s parents help organize. I just love all the traditions and making memories each year with the fam.
We chilled the rest of the day, got a few things done here and there and even found a new park near our house. Then headed to T Point for snacks and fireworks with Josh’s family.
Such a great holiday celebrating some of the things I most cherish, freedom and independence!
Lily had a blast celebrating her first 4th with her brother and family.
J loves this holiday for the fireworks for sure!
Lily at 11 months only had a few more milestones to add from 12 months:
The one thing I want to remember about her at this stage is how cuddly she has gotten. She will crawl up to J and give him a big hug and pat him on the back. She doesn’t quite give kisses yet, but hopefully soon. She’s very animated and loves to look around at who is paying attention to her. Almost 1 year!!!
she occasionally lets me put an obnoxiously large bow on her haha
If you missed our announcement, you can catch up here
15 weeks Bump Update
Pregnancy Cravings? Since the beginning I have been craving more savory foods more than sweet. My biggest craving has been sushi topped with wasabi. Josh has taken me to get California rolls quite a few times and even tried to satisfy my HUGE craving with a Sumo Burrito. It’s as big as a burrito, but it’s wrapped in sea weed haha. It was a little too much haha. My other cravings are vegetables(which I normally just tolerate) and meat. All so bizarre!
J had his last day of preschool this past week. He has grown physically and mentally so much this year! He his my little buddy. Seriously, I wish everyone could meet Jackson. He loves people, making you laugh by telling jokes from his joke book, and has the biggest heart. Sometimes I forget he’s only 4 because he’s so willing to help all the time and takes on a lot of responsibility. Love my bubba!
helping feed lily while I workout
I know I say this every month, but THIS is my favorite stage!
Lily interacts with all of us and knows who we are. She says a lot of little things and mostly mimics. The other night while we were driving we were all saying her name and she copied us haha
Her top 2 teeth are coming in and taking their sweet and painful time. Poor girl!
playing in the toy room with J(she’s no longer happy in the family room with mom, ha)
Itsy Bitys Spider(she does her version of the spider with her hands), Patty Cake, and if you say, “How big is Lily?” “Sooo big!” she reaches her hands way over her head.
She full on crawls, can get from laying down to sitting up, and tries to stand up using furniture.
Jackson likes to carry her around even though I tell him not to. I have to admit it’s pretty adorable. His(and hers) fav thing to do is put her in the laundry basket and push her all over the house. He tells her stories, entertains her, and LOVES to put bows in her hair!
She still continues to eat anything we give her. She eats whatever we’re eating but has a few dislikes; strawberry flavored things(she likes strawberries though) and still doesn’t love sweet potatoes. She really isn’t picky. She loves to slime her hair after she eats(in this pic she is mad I’m not getting her out right away, but you can see her slimed hair).
One thing I don’t want to forget about this stage is when she’s playing on the floor she will take little breaks, come find me, and lay her head on my lap. It’s my favorite!
I’ve started losing my milk(more on this later), so my pediatrician said I can slowly start giving her soy milk (I’m lactose intolerant so it’s a precaution) mixed with whatever milk I get. My little sis Bree just had a baby and has been generously sharing her milk with lily too haha
I pump(she started biting me) in the morning and at night for those feedings, then I mix a little of Bree’s milk with soy milk for her afternoon feeding. So far she’s liked it!
I can’t not add a sweet pic of Bree’s new little babe. She is a doll!
We took advantage of the long weekend and headed up to Josh’s family’s cabin in Oakley. We stayed Friday night and played all day Saturday.
Friday night we had a delicious BBQ and the boys went on a walk to explore. The adults stayed up late chatting and snacking(my fav) and then woke too early with all the kiddos.
Saturday morning we played outside and then headed to the lake to go fishing. The boys caught 4 rainbow Trout in less than an hour! It was fun to see them get so excited.
We headed home so we would have time to clean up for my nephew Ike’s birthday. We played kickball, are yummy food, sang to the bday boy and the kids hit a piñata. It was a busy fun filled weekend for sure.
Sunday we went to church and just spent time as our little family. I love Sundays to regroup and rest.
Monday morning Heather and I ran the 5k Run of Remembrance for the 4th year in a row! It was our first year running the 5k, usually we do the 10k, but it’s what worked for us right now(more on that later). I love this race because it gives me time to thank and be grateful for all those who have served and died for my freedom.
We packed up and headed to Cali the beginning of May to experience Disneyland as a family of 4. Of course it was magical! I surprisingly didn’t get too many photos, but enough for some highlights.
The first day we headed to the beach and walked around the pier. Lily wasn’t sure about the sand but that didn’t stop her from trying to eat it!
We all had fun exploring, playing at the park and finding seashells.
Sunday we headed to church, then explored another beach. We found tons of crabs in the tide pools and a sweet lady took a family pic for us.
That night Josh took us to Joe’s Crab Shack for some amazing shrimp and crab for Mothers Day. We were all starving and the food hit the spot.
Monday we spent ALL DAY at Disneyland. We got to the park at 10 and left at 10. We rode every ride that was open,and ate a lot of great food(my fav being churros). I was proud of J because he rode every ride that he was big enough for. He was so brave! We saw a great show(Mickey’s Magic Map, I think that’s what it was called) Lily loved dancing and clapping along. We ended the night with the Lights Parade and fireworks.
You can’t go to Disney and not have a LITTLE sugar;)
We only waited in line for one character, (we saw a lot just out and about) Kylo Ren, J’s favorite haha. He was really in character and was kinda creepy. He also wouldn’t get very close to us haha
Tuesday we did California Adventure but only lasted till about 6pm. We loved the day time parade and seeing all the characters. We were exhausted and spent the rest of the night swimming at our hotel before heading home on Wednesday.
Another great trip in the books!
The last couple of months have flown by! I did remember to take pictures of Lily while she was 9 months and she had her check up. Her stats:
weight- 16.51 lbs-12%
head circumference- 17in-26%
At her checkup they poked her finger to test her iron levels and her finger wouldn’t stop bleeding! I didn’t realize she had taken her bandaid off and blood was everywhere! Luckily, after I held it for a bit it stopped, sheesh!
She hasn’t grown anymore teeth, still just has the bottom 2. J likes to call her a little rabbit.
She started scooting and getting around EVERYWHERE! J loves having her follow him and really play together.
Her favorite things:
She has finally gotten over most of her stranger danger. I love that everyone gets to see the happy smiley lily that we see all day:)
J was laughing with Lily the other day after all his cousins had gone home. He looked at me and said, “Mom I’m so glad I have a little sister, I just love her.”
Lily is pretty mobile even though she isn’t crawling. She rolls or scoots everywhere. She tries to crawl and gets so frustrated when she can’t.
She still sleeps great for naps and during the night. She occasionally wakes up with a cold, growing pains, or teeth! Yep, on Easter Sunday she was so sad and I figured she was growing or tired. J didn’t get teeth till about 10 months so it didn’t even cross my mind. Monday I was feeding her little pieces of dried apple and she bit down on my finger and I felt a tooth! Later that day I tried looking at it and discovered 2 bottom teeth!
She mimics a lot of sounds but still hasn’t said,”mama” or “dada.” Her fav sounds are the pig snort and a hiss.
When she’s mad she balls her fists and turns red(wee bit feisty)
She loves all food and will spit her binky out and grab for whatever you have with lightning speed. BUT she still does not like sweet potatoes but loves green beans and peas!?
Nurses 5x a day + 2 solid food meals and a few snacks
She waves hi/bye
While I’m nursing her she’ll pinch my neck, back of my arm or my finger.
Twirls her hands and feet constantly
Still laughs the hardest for Jackson
Her hair is a strawberry blonde
Lights up and squeals when dad comes home(this pic is when he walked in the room during our photo shoot:))
Easter came so early this year and made everything kind of a blur. I LOVE Easter! It’s one of my very favorite Holidays and this year was so special with a new little babe.
We started off festivities with a play group party at my friend Alicia’s house. She made Egg shaped sandwiches for the kids and had a cute craft for them too! J kept saying, “this is my very best day mom!”
Our second Easter we headed to the mountains with the Scott’s. This was Lily’s first time to the cabin and it didn’t disappoint. ATV rides, toys, egg hunt, dying eggs, and delicious food!
Not at the cabin, but these two played so cute together while up there.
We came back Saturday and the boys headed to the BYU Spring game and the girls watched the General Women’s Session(church meeting) at my moms.
Sunday morning we went to church. J was excited to get a new Easter movie and Book of Mormon Stories book along with lots of candy and family games. I attempted a few pictures before church…
She was so unhappy on Easter…I found out why the next day(2 new teeth!)
Third Easter was spent with my family at Leah’s house. More food and egg hunts!
This year was so special because we got to share with J what Easter represents; the Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. We talked about his last week of life and J was so reverent wanting to know why He did it all. I’m grateful to know the reason is because He loves us, me and you. Because of Him we can all live again with our Heavenly Father.