Wednesday, August 18, 2010


** this post is really out of sequence with life, but i still needed to post it. it's been in my "saved posts" for so long, because i've been needing to put captions under all the pictures, but i'm just going to post with no captions. gasp! i know! and some of the pictures may be out of order. gasp again!

the second week of july, we took a little to galveston. we originally had plans/reservations in destin, but with all the oil spill mess, we didn't want to risk it. we had 30 days in advance to cancel with a refund, so we went ahead and did that.

galveston was about the only close beach with any open rooms, so we headed that way. the 6 hour drive was definitely a plus, over the 12 hour drive to destin.

except for the 2 days of flooding we had a really good time. it was a very chill trip.

jillian was soo good. much better than we ever thought she would be on her first vacation! she slept great in her little travel bed.

we spent the days at the beach or pool, then would go eat at fun restaurants at night.

one day the guys went fishing and the girls went shopping. it POURED rain that day. and the guys caught one fish. they should've gone shopping with the girls!

we also went to moody gardens one day. jillie went to her first IMAX movie. she and i stood at the back (actually it was the front, but out of the way). we also went to the aquariam and rainforest there. jillie slept through a lot of it, but when she was awake she loved all the things to look at!

so here are all the pictures, just imagine captions explaining all the pictures..

jillie was tired and very ready to go home..

the end.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

4 months!

well, it happened. 4 months came. and i'm sure 5 will be here before we know it!

jillie turned 4 months on the 5th and had her routine 4 month check up.
her stats:
12 lbs 13 oz (doubled birth weight -- yay!) -- 30th percentile
25 in long -- 75th percentile
looking like we have a long skinny girl! (i wonder who she's taking after?)

she is changing soo much each day. it's so fun to watch her learn new things. she has also turned into ms.personality!

some of her favorite things right now --

her exersaucer -- she will sit in for as long as we let her! my mom had one and she always sat in it at their house, so i decided we should get one. they are crazy expensive, so i went to the trusty craigslist and found one for $25.

it was a hit! literally! in the first 5 minutes, she jacked her face on it, she forgave it though and is playing again. that smile doesn't lie!

she loves to watch baby einstein! if i need a few minutes (or even an hour) to get things done around the house, that will keep her occupied!

the girl talks. and talks. and talks! it is so sweet! i can't imagine when she's actually saying words!

she sings when she hears music! i use the word "sing" lightly. it's so funny, right when you turn the music off, she's silent! this makes car rides entertaining!

she loves her daddy! she's of course always loved him, but you can really see it coming out now! the other day he came home for lunch and when he left she started crying. it was the first time she really showed that she knew one of us had just left!

we started cereal yesterday! and the girl loves to eat! she would eat a spoonful then start crying before i could even get another bite for her!

we're hoping this will help her start sleeping better again. she has slept through the night for 1 1/2 months, but all of a sudden in the last week or so, she's waking up several times a night. we don't know if she's not staying full on just milk, or what. so hopefully the cereal will be the answer!

we fed her in the bumbo, because she's not quite ready for the highchair. but she doesn't love the bumbo. she can almost wiggle out of it! i have not heard of a child being able to get out of one, but she is close! then she gets frustrated, becasue she's hanging halfway out.

she is trying so hard to sit up on her own. she can sit great in your lap without any support, but on the floor she takes a nose dive after just a few seconds. i don't think it will be long though!

we have always tapped on her paci when she was fussing and it would calm her down, well she has started doing it to herself! it is the funniest thing. the motor skills aren't just great at this point, but once the hand finds the paci, she'll keep hitting it.

she finally found her feet, and holds onto them constantly!

i didn't think she could, but the girl has gotten sweeter and we love her even more!

i'm trying not to be sad that she is growing up so fast, and just embrace each step of the way and love that day!

i said i'm trying!