Friday, March 25, 2011

Lee Little Lephrechauns

Power Wheels on St. Patty's

On St. Patrick's Day, we visited with our good friends The Haleys. Gracie had a blast playing with Gabriel...they were so cute together and played really well. I loved when they played hide-n-seek upstairs - it was so funny to listen to them counting, searching and giggling! I held 7 week old, beautiful Isabel Grace - I can't believe I didn't get a pic of her sweet face. She's so cuddly and has a head full of gorgeous dark hair. I think the highlight for Gracie was taking a ride around the block on Gabriel's Power Wheels Truck.

Gabe is such a good driver.
He steered around newspapers and
drove straight on the sidewalk.

Gracie loved the real FM radio.

Gabe was cringing because Gracie wasn't steering.

Caution: Student Driver

Driver's Ed Training School

Taryn --- thanks for having us over and for feeding us lunch!
We definitely have to get another playdate scheduled soon!

Well Check-Ups

The girls had their well exams on March 14th.

Delaney at 6 months

Weight - 15lbs, 10 oz (35th percentile*)
Height 27 in (85th percentile)

* Delaney's weight percentile has been decreasing with each well check. Dr. Caplan said the growth chart is based on a formula-fed not breastfed curve. When he plotted her on the W.H.O. (World Health Org) chart which is based on breastfed babies - her percentile curve is less sloped. He's comfortable with her weight, said she's doing great and to keep doing what we're doing!

She's still not interested in a bottle and wakes up 1-2 times a night...and while it's taken me awhile to accept...I really am okay with our routine! She's only this little for a short time and if I have to be up a few times at night or the only one to feed her...then that's just how it's gonna be. I love holding my baby girl, even in the middle of the night!

Gracie at 3 years old!

Weight 37 lbs (91st percentile)
41 inches tall (94th percentile)
BMI - weight to height ratio (58th percentile)
which means she's the right weight for her height.

Such a rag-a-muffin!
She scored perfect on a cognitive computer test,
was able to draw a circle and has 20/20 vision.
Dr. Caplan said she's smart and healthy!
We're so proud of (little) big girl!

Let's EAT!

We tried starting Delaney on rice cereal in mid January when she was just over 4 months old.

She loves her highchair.

Eating was definitely a new experience!!! Bless her sweet, little cross-eyed heart, she had no idea what to do with her tongue but gave it a good try!

The rice cereal had her constipated for a few days so I decided to wait until she was a little older and sitting up before re-introducing it.

Here we are in March progressing with solids!
So far, she's had peas, green beans and carrots.

Carrots seem to be the favorite!

When she's had enough she'll blow raspberries
motorboat bubbles of food that she's all done.
So cute but so messy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sitting Up!

Linda & Delaney

I think Delaney might have a touch of
red hair from her Great Aunt Linda!!!