Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Millie wants to wish you a Happy Halloween!

We've been celebrating the whole month of October.

It's easy to be in the Halloween mood when you have so many Halloween outfits.


Sweet girl still has a hard time holding still. I suspect that won't change anytime soon.

Loves her bottom lip. See how "tall" her hair is getting?

Aunt Fran sent Millie this darling onesie with a tutu for Halloween. Millie loves to try and eat the tutu. We love her wearing an outfit that doubles as a toy.

She's really starting to enjoy these Barbie pictures.

Sometimes she's too quick for us.

And now what you've all been waiting for!

Millie as a chicken:

Buck and I were farmers...sort of.
Let's just say all my effort went into Millie's costume this year.

This was just before my work Halloween lunch. Right after this picture Millie discovered she could eat the feathers.

We altered the feathers a little, and forced her into the costume again for our Halloween party at church.

She's afraid of the flash just like her Momma.

Halloween was kind of a big deal for us this year. Millie was born Thanksgiving weekend last year, so this was the last of the "Baby's 1st" Holidays. She was too fragile to do much celebrating last Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years.

We had plans to go trick-or-treating at the freshman dorms here at BYU tonight, but Millie had something else in mind. She was in a bad mood a lot of the day Friday, but I excused it to missing all of her naps and overheating thanks to her ultra-warm costume. From midnight to 8 AM Millie woke up at least every two hours screaming her head off. Millie never wakes up more than once a night (which is really rare as well). We tried everything. Feeding her, rocking her, changing her diaper, baby Tylenol, giving her water to drink, and even crying it out.

We spent today inside, accommodating her every wish. Cuddle with Mom while watching Babar? Sure, Millie. Drink your bottle while we hold you? Anything you'd like. We monitored her temperature closely. It went from 99.7 to 100.2. After a great nap it went back to 98.9, and Millie started to be herself again. We still don't see or feel any teeth coming in, so we are pretty sure the little gal is just sick.

So no trick-or-treating for us this year. That's okay. It's not like Millie can even hold her own bag, or eat the candy.

Hope y'all had a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rockin' Out

Did you know Millie loves Taylor Swift?

Here she is rockin promised.

Well I may be encouraging her Taylor Swift habit.

Maybe I make her listen to "The Best Day" often.

Those lines:

"And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world"

So Millie, I expect you to tell me that some day.

I've got to brag on my Mom. I recently got this cute family picture in the mail. Isn't she beautiful?

Yep, that's our family Christmas card from the 80's. Do you think I look like Millie? I'm the smaller one by the way.

What about now? I see her a little in this one.
That makes me so happy!

So here's to Millie looking like me and loving Taylor Swift.

And to every Mom being the most beautiful lady in the whole wide world.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Yoga

Why hello there!
My name is Millie, and I will be your instructor today.

I promise you, with consistency you'll improve your strength and increase your flexibility.

Let's get started:

First up, Cobra Pose.

Slowly move into Downward Facing Dog.

If you're really good, you can do it with no hands!

Hold for a few seconds.

Now up into the Plank Pose.

Back to the Cobra.

Downward Facing Dog and...


Well you get the point :)

Bless her heart, our little Millie has been wearing her little body out on my yoga mat. She spends her days trying to remember how to get on her hands and knees so she can rock. She does that all day long, but on this particular day she just couldn't stand the thought of bending her knees.

We have her playing on the yoga mat instead of just a blanket or the floor because it's waterproof. Genius! Why didn't we think of this sooner. This girl spits up all the time, so clean up is a breeze. Perfect for us since we don't have a washer and dryer.

I promise my next post will have pictures (and hopefully a video) of this girl rocking on those hands and knees. As soon as she hears the camera she goes flat on the ground and rolls over to get a better view of what I'm doing. Our camera makes this little noise when it turns on, so I can't sneak up on her easily. I'll try hard.

By the way, we still haven't heard from the Early Intervention program to see if we got in. We were supposed to hear by Tuesday. We are officially on their mailing list, so maybe that means something? We at least know where they will be holding their Trunk-or-Treat this year.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sittin' Pretty

Well maybe not sitting just yet, but looking cute? Yes.
While we still had a little summer weather I took Millie outside for some pictures. I just couldn't stand the poor lighting in our apartment any longer.
She can now wear a real bow!
Look at that sweet grin.

Sweet smile again :)

This is how she's sitting these days.
(not quite ready, but close)

Such grace...

Every single day.

Really, a day never passes by without me being spit up on.

I really don't mind. I know she spits up easily from being intubated so long, and I'm thankful for that.

Jessica finally had her baby, Colin!

I was tired of waiting, so I can only imagine how she felt. What a trooper for getting up for this family picture!

Of course I held him too, I just forgot to bring in the camera when it was my turn.
Since Millie was too young to meet him in the hospital (just by 13 years!) we practiced sitting up in the waiting room.

She makes the funnies faces.

Enjoy a few :)

Love this girl.

I have a few videos to share, but that will have to wait for the weekend. I'm swamped with life right now...sorry!

By the way, we had a therapist come pay us a visit yesterday and it went great! She was really impressed with Millie, but sees some areas Millie needs some help with. We'll find out Tuesday if we qualify and go from there.

I hope we qualify. This therapist got Millie rockin on all fours by the time she left! I'll try and video that this weekend too. If we get to work with her, maybe Millie will be crawling by her birthday! Who knows?