Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lilah has a new friend (and potential husband!)

Apparently not being able to wait a moment longer to meet Lilah, his potential wife-to-be, Alexander Paul Reich was born Sunday night at 7:39pm about seven weeks early.

Doing wonderfully he is already kicking away and yelling at anyone who dares to disturb his naps.

As you can see Lilah can't wait to meet him and sent a shout out through our digital camera to his hospital room.

Elizabeth is also doing well, resting up and enjoying the heat of a room with bad air conditioning in the middle of a DC summer (send ice! - just kidding).

Love and well more love to Alexander, Elizabeth and Santiago.

PS. If anyone wants to send, call, etc. shoot me an email for information - I don't want to post it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

She really is growing up!

Lilah continue to amazes us day by day with what she is able to do. She has been learning to share with others, passing items back and forth from Jason and I as we say "Thank You" and hand them back to her. As you can see from this photo, she also has been trying her darnedest to share with Hunter (Unfortunately his lack of opposable thumbs makes it difficult).

She has also been learning to do laundry. As you can see here she is hard at work making sure that we all have clean clothes to wear.

Crawling has allowed her to do many new things and already getting into many hysterical situations.

My mom and sister were in town this past weekend and bought Lilah a baby pool allowing her to rediscover how much she loves water and providing many laughs as we watch her enjoy herself in the pool!

Lilah also went on an adventure to our favorite sushi restaurant where she got to watch all of us enjoy fantastic martinis and showed up all the other babies by being the best behaved one there (of course!). Luckily I have no photos to show of that one.

Two misc. notes....thank you to everyone who sent me a link to the new MD law requiring employers to have a contract with their nanny. Luckily since we have two lawyers and an MBA in our nanny share that was the first thing we did!

Also...we got the sound fix on the video part of our camera so more videos coming soon!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

So you say she is crawling....prove it!

For all of those who said they didn't believe me that Lilah is a crawling maniac - tonight's adventures.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Babyproofing anyone?

Trying to shoot Lilah's nine months with the bear was a hysterical experience. As you can see from the above photo (the left one, the right one is from when she was five month to compare) she was hard to keep still. We are starting a music class in a few weeks called "Perpetual Motion" and I really think that is the perfect way to describe her. Always moving and busy - have a fantastic time with a great smile.

The last two weeks have been amazing in terms of growth - Lilah crawled all the way across the room yesterday and today crawled all the way off our bed (no worries she is perfectly fine!). She has broken through one tooth and another is coming very soon. We will try to get a photo of them, but so far she has wanted to keep the lid (or more specifically her tongue on them.

She is also pulling up on everything around and it has been fun getting the house baby proof ready.

Off to get some sleep for whatever tomorrow's adventures with her will bring!

(this is a five month photo to compare to the nine month one on the left)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

And the flip flop has it!

So to start off, there are just too many photos of the last week to share, so the nine month bear ones will just have to wait for the next post. But trust me, they are well worth the wait as getting Lilah to sit still for them was an amazing (and not really accomplished well) feat.
What we have accomplished this week, however, has been sitting around staring at the amazing growth Lilah has had in just one week. Her nine month doctor appointment went very well and she weighs in at 17lbs 8 oz, 27 inches with a 95% noggin. We got rave reviews and the best "Well we'll see you again in three months" a mom could hope for.

One of the items reported on was Lilah's ability to start to eat solid foods. Mashed, pureed and cut up - any form will do as long as it is mushy enough her not yet appearing teeth can handle them. As you can see from the photos she is handling banana and a green bean quite well. She has had about every veggie and most fruits you can imagine and is doing a good job at not being allergic to any of them so far. Go Lilah!

After a bit of a crazy week at the Boig's (that's us!) we settled into the Forth of July with a cute outfit and good friends. Elizabeth and Santiago came over for a BBQ and backyard camping (quickly turning into an indoor sleepover when we got hit with a massive rainstorm). Lilah had no lack of fun times as we also had the pleasure of hosting our step-dog Mookie who allowed Lilah complete latitude of climbing and food stealing.
Rounding out the weekend was a defunct trip to a closed water park and a visit by Uncle Steven who got to watch Lilah toss around all her toys (but thankfully not her squash!).

As we were getting ready to wrap up the long weekend, we heading over to Beth and Darryl's for what we thought would be an uneventful Sunday night cookout. However, never uneventful when the Boig/Eagle/Diamonds get together, Lilah amazed us all by finally getting her crawling going by chasing Beth's flip flop across part of the room. Who knew? I guess it's time to get some new shoes!

OK off to get some shut eye. Stay tuned for nine month bear photos as well as a recap of Jason and my six year anniversary dinner tomorrow night.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Is it Lilah or is it Jason?

A few postings ago, I put up the photo on the left of Lilah smiling and being the cute kid that she is. Jason's mom immediately recognized the face as one that she has seen before -- on Jason! So along with her calm temperament she also got her fathers looks - lucky kid!

On a proud momma note, when I got home last night after being in the car literally all day, Lilah greeted me by showing me she can now go from a stomach to sitting position. Woohoo.
Happy 4th to all!