"You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out. It will not be the money you have made. It will not be the cars you have owned. It will not be the large house in which you live. The searing question that will cross your mind again and again will be, How well have my children done?"

~President Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Little Miss Lilee

Well, since I have to be the WORST journal-er in the WORLD...this is the closest thing I have to documenting my kids lives...SO, please let me take this opportunity to tell you the latest and greatest with Miss Lilee Renee!!

As formentioned, Lilee had her 4 month well baby check on Jan. 29th. Here are her stats...she weighs in at a WHOPPING 15 lbs 14 1/4 oz!! YEP, she's a chunk. That puts her in the 75-90% range. Now, for her height she is still a lanky little girl at 26 inches long. Once again, she is OFF THE CHARTS for her length. And, as usual, her head is inthe 10-25% range! (I will again add a disclaimer that head circumference is no indication of brain size)

Just for fun, we compared her 4month check with Keat's and they are pretty much identical. Keat weighed 16 lbs 1oz. and was 26 inches long. However, her percentiles are much greater than his because of the boy/girl difference. So, Lilee is STILL a BIG girl with a LONG body!!

Lilee is just the sweetest little thing. We are having so much fun with her and her infectious smiles light up our days! She is growing and learning so much that we are literally amazed at what she is picking up on. For well over a month now she has been rolling back and forth from back to belly and belly to back. She recently has "forgotten" how to roll from her belly back to her backside and cries out when she feels stuck. She is getting REALLY good on her belly now and can push up and watch just about anything for any period of time. When she gets really irritated on her belly she even has begun to push off and scoot from place to place. What an overachiever!!
As I mentioned, her smile is GOLDEN...she truly is such a special spirit and we can't wait to see her personality develop even more! When she is upset, especially when no one is paying her any attention, she doesn't cry, but rather SQUAKS...it is HILARIOUS and drives daddy up the wall. He would rather listen to her cry than squak all the time, but mommy thinks it's funny because the second she goes to get her, Lilee just smiles as if nothing was wrong! What a funny girl!

Keat has become the most ADORABLE big brother to his baby sister. He thinks it is great that she laughs at him(he'll soon grow to loath this, I'm sure)! Whenever we want to get Lilee to laugh, we ask Keat to do it and he gets right in her face and within minutes, the two of them are cracking eachother up! I love it. My heart just melts to see them bond and grow closer together! He is a big help and such a proud big brother!

This past month we started Lilee on Rice Cereal. She didn't like it so much the first time, but then for about a week she LOVED it...and now we are back to not liking it very much. She still is working out the kinks to spoon feeding, but I am confident that when she gets the hang of that, she will really love the stuff!! We are debating starting her on veggies/fruits but we have the go-ahead from the dr. so we'll do that when it seems right!
Here are some photos of our Little Miss!
Not lovin' this stuff!
Christmas Outfit from Aunt Teresa!
Those baby blues!
Daddy and Daughter


Kristi said...

She is so precious Nicki! We are so glad that she is part of your family!!

andreamatrix said...

Darling pictures. I love chunky kids. What's that saying, we don't skinny dip, we chunky dunk...
Trev was a sumo baby.

Kim said...

I love the little milestones. It is so good that your writing it all down because we forget so quickley! You sound like such a great mom to those little kids! They are lucky to have you guys!

cammac said...

Oh Nikki, thanks for listening to my ramblings of BF. Your daughter is beautiful! I'm so sorry about RSV, no fun! I agree, if my baby were to stop breathing, I wouldn't take her to the dr. I go straight to ER too! Thanks again for your simpathy. Love, Cam