Lillian is 2 weeks old! Lillian got to meet some special people this week. Nanny & Pa and Uncle Noah & Whitney came in to meet her for the first time. Grammie & Grandpa also came down. Of course, Landon was thrilled to see them, too! He was getting a little bored with just Mom & Dad the week previous.
Lilli is growing so quickly! She still has much of her newborn look. At her 2 week dr. appt. she was back at her birthweight, 8 lbs. 3 ozs., and has grown 3/4". Since she is back at her birthweight, I have been letting her wake me up when she is hungry (rather than waking her every 3 hours). She still wakes on her own every three hours, sometimes stretching out to four hours - I appreciate that extra hour! Her personality is calming down a bit, too. Her cry isn't quite as agressive as it was when she was first born. She likes to be swaddled tightly, rocked/swayed, and sleeps on her side. Thank goodness for Dr. Karps "Happiest Baby on the Block" - a must read for all parents with a newborn. She also likes to be outside - the summer weather instantly calms her down.
Dave went back to work this week, so Grammie stayed the week to help me out with the kiddos. Landon has had so much fun with Grammie! I really appreciated her help with Landon, the laundry, cooking and cleaning, and running errands. THANKS-A-MILLION MOM!!!
First "Real" bath after umbilical cord fell off
Nanny & Pa came for a visit. Pa helped Dave with the new kitchen floor while Nanny played with Landon & Lillian.
Uncle Noah & Whit came for a visit
Grammie spending time with L&L
Summer is here and Landon is enjoying every minute of it! He LOVES to be outside. Landon started the month off in the Ozarks and ended it by welcoming home his new baby sister, Lillian. Landon had a BIG growth spurt this month, after not growing much for a few months. He grew 2 shoe sizes and is now starting to wear some 2T clothes. Landon is an explorer - he will work and work at something until he figures it out (true sign of a future engineer ;) ).
Boating in the Ozarks Memorial Day Weekend
We spent Memorial Day weekend at a cabin with Grammie & Grandpa, Aunt Whitney & Uncle Scott, and Uncle Noah & Whitney. Landon got to spend the remainder of the week at the cabin with just Grammie & Grandpa. We went boating around the lake and played at the pool (he didn't really like swimming in the lake or pool). Landon had so much fun feeding the ducks off of the side of the boat. Landon also enjoyed many stroller rides.
Grammie & Landon at Ted Drewes
Grammie & Aunt Whitney came in for a day visit mid-June. They spent the day with Mommy & Landon shopping and having lunch in Chesterfield. We all enjoyed frozen custard at Ted Drewes on the hot summer afternoon before they left for home. Landon shared a banana split with Grammie - YUMMY!
Landon "helping" Daddy in the garage
Landon LOVES being outside. Since he & Dad get home before mom in the afternoons, they usually are working on something outside or in the garage. Lately Dave has been working on the boat motor, so Landon is more than happy to "help" Dad work on the motor or anything else he can find. He explores every tool and widgit that he can find in his dad's tool boxes :)
Trip to the Zoo with Daddy
Landon & Daddy had a guys day at the zoo. They had so much fun riding the train (they sat in the front!). Landon enjoyed looking at all of the animals...giraffes, elephants, monkeys, penguins, hippos, and many more!
Lillian is 1 week old! Many people have asked us if we are going to shorten her name or call her by her full name. We are calling her Lillian or Lilli. Dave calls her 'Lil Miss :)
We're all adjusting to being a family of four. Lilli and Mommy came home from the hospital on Father's Day. It was a special day. We were welcomed home by Landon and both sets of grandparents, and the wonderful lunch that they prepared. It was so nice having the grandparents here to help with Landon while we were in the hospital over the weekend. THANK YOU Grammie & Grandpa and Grandma & Grandpa Aberle for all you did!!!
Dave was off of work the first week we were home. It was nice adjustment period for all of us. We took Lilli to the dr. for her newborn visit, weighing in at 7 pounds 8 ounces. She lost a little bit of weight, but nothing to be concerned with. She made herself known at the dr. office with her very strong cry. She came into the world with a very strong cry, which we are all trying to adjust our ears to. In response to her cry, Landon has started a very loud shrieking noise.
Overall, Landon is adjusting really well to having a little sister. He doesn't care if Dave or I are holding her, but he wants to be right by our side with us. If she cries, he wants to go check on her immediately. When we arrived home from the dr. visit, I set the infant seat with Lillian in it on the kitchen floor (she was sleeping). I stepped away and hear Landon talking....I look over and he is squatted down in front of the infant seat talking to his little sister and running his little finger down her nose gently. It was so sweet! Too bad I didn't have my camera, but the image will forever be with me.
Enjoy the pictures of week 1! :) :)
First family picture at home.
Landon checking on his little sister in her bassinet.
First car ride...on her way home from the hospital on 6/20/2010
Happy Father's Day!
THANK YOU GRANDPARENTS!