Tuesday, June 26, 2007

June 20th- applied for Jillian's passport...
June 25th- got it in the mail!!!

Wow! That hour and a half that I spent in line really paid off! She looks like she's wearing a wig from the Donald Trump collection, but very cute nonetheless!

We also went to visit a friend yesterday that has a 5 week old daughter...I couldn't get over the size difference between the both of them....both girls are about 10 weeks apart. The 'new' baby is so cute and tiny! You can tell that she's really looking at the whole world, but especially her mom...wow!

Also, seeing Jillian moving her head around independently and 'talking' makes me see how far she has come. She's started to really kick at one of her toys, to the extent that she can kick it away from her...yikes! She must get those strong legs from her mom!

Friday, June 22, 2007

There was no posing this shot!

Oh, I love Friday nights! Michael's finished work and we get to hang out as a family without him needing to work the next day. Right now, the both of them are watching the NHL entry draft. To me, it's like watching paint dry...for Michael, it's like watching the Victoria's Secret models strut their stuff... po-ta-to, po-tat-o.
Michael's started playing this game with Jillian: He lifts her into the air and says, "Up, up and away!" Sometimes she gets into it and throws her arms into the air like she's Superman. Very cute.
It's good to run errands with Jillian. Sure, it's a lot slower, but:
-I get to work out my arms from carrying her car seat around,
-She gets tons of compliments from strangers ("Look at all that hair!")
-She has to listen to everything I say!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In her baby pod
Wearing an outfit that Grandma Riley made.

Ah, summer! The weather's gotten a lot better and we get outside more often. Jillian's not too crazy about the hot weather, but doesn't complain when the A/C is on full blast!

We're having fun living with my mom until we get our own place. It's nice to have another grownup to talk to during the day and Jillian's able to get to know her 'Abuela' better.

Jillian now weighs in at over 14 pounds, so she's doubled her birthweight. She's also over 2 feet tall (long?), and loves making bubbles with her spit. She's a pro with the bottle (phew!) and is really taking an interest with the world around her. She's starting to get used to lying on her tummy, but it'll take some time before she's totally comfy with it. Also, when she goes to bed and we play some lullabyes for her, she'll 'sing' along with the music till she falls asleep. She can sit up with assistance, and although she's got a bit of bobble-head, she's getting better every day. She can also stand briefly with assistance, but I don't do that often as her little bones aren't ready for that yet.

Michael's working back at his old job again this summer. He has a couple of pictures of Jillian on his desk so she can keep him company during the day. He's also taking night classes 3 times a week as well (6-9pm), so he's feeling really worn out by the end of the week. Luckily that class is over at the end of next week, so he'll be able to spend more time with us during the summer.

As for me? I'm getting addicted to Home and Garden TV (a station that talks about renovating, decorating, selling and buying homes).

Friday, June 08, 2007

Soothers and Swings

We've all gotten over our colds now (thank goodness!), and this week, Michael started back at his old company, and still taking classes at night, 3 times a week! I still don't know how he does it.

This week, we've reintroduced Jillian to her swing, and she loves it! In fact, when we tried to take her out of it on Sunday, she started crying! And it's the type that you turn the handle, so we don't have to worry about buying batteries or tripping over a plug!

I've also managed to take her on a few walks this week to the grocery store (it's only 10 minutes away), and its been cold again, but she's been bundled up pretty well. Lately, she's been either really alert or fast asleep. She had her growth spurt right around the 3 month mark (last week), and I'm really seeing a difference. She's still enjoying her little gym that plays music and flashes lights and her bouncy chair. However, she is amandant about not being on her tummy! She'll have her face right in her blanket and start crying. Ah well. I guess she'll catch on when she starts to roll over?

We've also been trying each night to have her take one bottle, so she's not completely dependent on me. Don't get me wrong, I love the time that I spend breastfeeding her, but sometimes I just want to stand up and run around in circles when she's taking her time! It was HORRID to say the least! She didn't want anything to do with the bottle and would scream at us. Then I was putting her soother/comforter/binky/dummy in her mouth and watch her pop it out. Then I would do it again, just to see. Then on Wednesday, she caught on that she could suck on it! Woo hoo! I tried to experiment and added the bottle when she spit out her soother, and voila! She started to drink from the bottle! Now Michael can feed her too!

Now if we can get her to change her own diaper....