Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Friday, September 18, 2009

Blog Slackers

As my friends call it, we have been Blog Slackers lately! I guess it happens with busy jobs, busy weekends and a busy little girl.

Lyla has been changing so much in the last month and couple weeks. She is already 6 months and 1 week old! Here are her latest milestones.

At 5 -5 1/2 months:

  • rolling over a lot in both directions (especially in her crib)
  • starting to recognize her name
  • started to eat rice cereal
  • rocking back and forth on knees
  • sitting up on her own with one hand on the ground to keep herself up
  • grabs objects with both hands
  • lots of talking (same vowel sounds)
  • tummy crawling

At 6 months:

  • tummy crawling to certain objects she wants (even if it's Ella's toys)
  • roll over to sitting position on own
  • can sit on own for a couple minutes (until momma makes her laugh and she falls over)
  • continued lots of talking
  • really knows her name

Lyla was so funny when we gave her rice cereal for the first time. I made sure Matt was videotaping so we could get her funny faces on camera. Here are some shots below.

Smiling with cereal all over my face!

We have been introducing veggies as well for the last couple of weeks. So far she has had green beans and carrots. At first she liked green beans (first time) but now she doesn't want to finish the bowl. She has been a big fan of carrots so that's great! My doctor told me to start with the green veggies first b/c they typically love sweet potatoes and so forth and will never want to eat the other.

Lyla is such a happy baby! She is always smiling and is still very easy going. She is still on her 3-3 1/2 hour schedule so you know if she starts getting crabby ("crabbin" what my mom calls it) you know she needs to go down for a nap. She is still feeding 5 times a day so I'm thinking we should be able to stretch out her schedule shortly. Even when I have to wake her up at 6:00 a.m. to take her to daycare she is just fine! I was never a morning person so hopefully she will be!

Nothing big has been happening with selling of our house. We have had 2 people come and look at it already but no offers so far. We haven't heard anything for a couple weeks as well. Our realtor said it's really slow right now so of course that is perfect timing when we are trying to sell ours. I'm hoping we will get that lucky couple to come and make an offer so we can get our other house. Pray for us that we don't lose it!

Well that's it from us! We are looking forward to Devil's Lake next weekend with the camping family. We can't wait to see everyone!

Hope you enjoy the updated pictures of Lyla!

Here is Lyla wearing daddy's camo hat. She loves to smile for the camera!

I thought this was a hilarious shot of her when she was cuddling with me. These were the faces she would give us sometimes!
Piggyback ride on daddy!

She still loves her tummy time!

Sitting up on her own for the first time!

Almost sitting up

Trying to crawl

Sitting up on her own!

Hanging out with daddy in her bear jacket (mind you this is at 6:00 in the morning)