These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things
Did you have a good weekend? We had fun over here—Lila got to meet her Seattle grandparents!
Ryan’s parents came in for a quick weekend trip—they got in on Friday night, and left on Monday. They’re coming back in June for a longer visit, but couldn’t wait until then to meet baby Lila. We had a pretty low-key weekend…I guess everything we do nowadays is pretty low-key. :-)
Before we knew it, the weekend was over and it was time to say goodbye to Granddad and Mimi:
…but they’ll be back soon!
This weekend marked another important date—Lila’s one month birthday! Can’t believe it’s been a whole month—this time really has flown by. We had a wild celebration last night:
That’s about as wild as it gets around here. ;-)
Here are a few of the things we’ve been loving this first month:
Freddy the Lamaze Firefly:
This seems to be the only toy Lila has interest in so far…and she loves him! She’ll spend upwards of an hour, stretched out on the bed, watching him “fly” back and forth. His wings have a black-and-white pattern on the back, which is just perfect for her right now. She’ll be more interested in colors eventually, but for right now, black and white is where it’s at.
Lila gets the hiccups pretty frequently, especially after laying flat on her back for a while. When the hiccups come on, but she isn’t ready to stop playing, she really likes being propped up in the boppy:
When she’s not playing with Freddy, she’s either eating:
…from her Dr. Brown’s bottles, which we also love—they seem to really reduce the amount of air she takes in during her feedings.
Or, she’s sleeping in her vibrating chair, which has been a lifesaver:
She can sleep in the chair for hours, and the vibrations and soft lullaby music really seem to calm her down. She has a swing, but for right now, the vibrating chair is where it’s at. And speaking of lifesavers, the Swaddleme velcro swaddlers are awesome. When she’s really tired, Lila loves being wrapped up nice and tight in a Swaddleme—they work magic in minutes.
At night, Lila sleeps in her Nap Nanny:
…which is basically what we use instead of a bassinet. We weren’t planning on using the Nap Nanny for nighttime sleeping, but we put her in it on one of our first nights home from the hospital and she fell right asleep, so we’ve been using it as her “bed” ever since. Eventually we’ll transfer her to the crib, but right now, the Nap Nanny is working perfectly…and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
These are some of the things we’ve loved this month—I’m sure next month, we’ll have a totally different list!
Hope you’ve had a great start to your week!