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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

August 10, 2012

Actually, *that* song is one of Lila’s favorite things.  Along with “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.”  And “Call Me, Maybe.”  And this:


…which only proves what we’ve suspected all along: this baby is awesome.

Some of the other things we’re digging at the four month point?

Trying to roll over:



…which we do first thing in the morning, obviously—excuse the hair. 🙂

She’s extremely adept at rolling from her back to stomach, which is interesting because that’s supposed to be the harder of the two.  Once she gets over onto her stomach, she’ll spend tons of time there—looking at toys, lifting her arms and legs like Superman, and just generally having a grand old time. 


(Ella provides a fun distraction)

But once she decides to try to roll over from stomach to back…it all goes downhill!  She just can’t figure it out yet, and ultimately she freaks out until we turn her back over onto her back:

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And then five minutes later she rolls back onto her stomach and we start the whole thing over again. 

Oh well.  As Ryan said yesterday, “She’s not going to go to college unable to roll from her stomach to her back.” True enough.  Hopefully.

She’s also grabbing up a storm, and therefore loves any toy that she can easily hold:


…and then, inevitably put in her mouth:



The lamaze turtle and this squishy ball are perfect for this activity.

Lila has also gotten *very* into reading, which makes our English teacher nerd hearts swell with happiness.  Our friends Jon and Emily gave us Susan Boynton’s book, “Snuggle Puppy” when Lila was born, and it’s one of Lila’s favorites.  She loves it so much, in fact, that we went ahead and ordered a whole slew of Boynton’s books:


The pictures are fun to look at, and the books are all really clever and cute.  “But Not the Hippopotamus” is my personal favorite.  🙂

Other favorites right now?  Our Aden and Anais swaddle blankets:


We have five of these, and rotate them All.  Day.  Long.

I’d heard people rave about these swaddlers when I was pregnant, so we really stocked up.  And then, when Lila was born, we tried to swaddle her in them and got totally overwhelmed.  The material is a really soft, gauzy muslin, which truthfully didn’t work great when she was teeny.  It was hard to get her swaddled tightly enough, and we ended up using velcro swaddlers, which worked much better.


Now that she’s a little older and bigger, we use the Aden and Anais swaddlers for EVVERYTHING.  They serve as loose swaddlers, blankets, burp cloths…everything! And, the fabric is so light and breathable, our pediatrician even gave us the go ahead to leave one in Lila’s crib when she goes to sleep, which is nice because she loves snuggling up to them and stroking the blanket as she falls asleep.

We’re still loving the wubbanubs:


which are also endorsed by Six from Blossom, and if that isn’t good enough for you, then I don’t know what is.

We’re still working on getting her to like the Jumperoo—she hasn’t quite figured out that she has to JUMP in order for it to be fun.  But, she’s really digging her exersaucer:


…which has different toys, songs, and lights at every turn of the seat.  We didn’t think we needed a Jumperoo AND an exersaucer, but now I’m really glad we have both.

That’s a little taste of what we’re loving at four months.  Hopefully our next update will include some FOOD loves—we got the go ahead from our doctor to start her on solids whenever we’re ready! Exciting times ahead, me thinks!

Have a great Friday!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2012 4:19 pm

    so much fun! wes has TOTALLY got the tummy-to-back rolling down but doesn’t like to do back-to-tummy. and he’s literally reaching and grabbing for EVERYTHING now – straight to the mouth. and the jumper? yeah, obsessed with it!

  2. August 10, 2012 4:23 pm

    OH MY GOSH! I used to watch Teen Witch obsessively back in the day!!! Love it!

  3. August 10, 2012 4:32 pm

    Food is the best adventure! Enjoy it! She is so darn cute. Kay needs to borrow some of her hair 🙂

  4. August 10, 2012 7:46 pm

    The exersaucer…that is such a great invention! So many good times! That video made me giggle. That is too funny!

  5. August 10, 2012 8:18 pm

    Seriously too cute! She must just make you smile all the time…well, most of the time 😉

  6. August 10, 2012 8:37 pm

    You two made a ridiculously adorable baby!!! She is so cute!!!! My youngest was the most stubborn child to potty train and my husband made the comment “don’t worry, we won’t be sending him to college with a pack of pull ups in his backpack.”

  7. August 11, 2012 2:34 pm

    She is so cute, love the hair!

  8. Emo permalink
    August 11, 2012 2:47 pm

    I look forward to the day you tell us that you found Lila reading “Snuggle Puppy” to Baxter and Ella.

  9. Ginger635 permalink
    August 11, 2012 2:50 pm

    Can’t wait to see her (and you and Ryan, too)

  10. August 11, 2012 7:44 pm

    Hehe! Love the morning hair!!

    • August 11, 2012 8:27 pm

      She’s a hot mess in the morning. She gets it from Ryan. 🙂

  11. August 12, 2012 8:15 pm

    Look at that hair!! Love it. I am embarrassed to say that I knew about Six\’s pregnancy… pesky!

  12. August 13, 2012 2:49 am

    Can’t handle that beautiful head of hair! Also, we LOVE Sandra Boynton in our house.

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