Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Babycakes! (Week 13)

This week, Baby Lily turned 3 months old! We had a photo shoot on Sunday and it's amazing to see how she has changed in just 3 short months! And of course you know I have to do some comparisons...

Here she is at about 3 weeks with her friend, Hoot.

And here she is at 13 weeks/3 Months

I mean, WOW!!! And you see her looking up in that first picture? She's flirting with her boyfriend, Frank the Fan. ;-) All this fancy stuff the baby industry tries to say you NEED or you're a bad mother, and what's Lily's most favorite thing? Ceiling fans. Hehe.

She's getting progressively better and better at holding her head and body up. If you prop her up in your hands, she'll sit up just stick straight. It's amazing how she knows to do that. Anyway, I've been wanting to get her a Bumbo seat for a couple of weeks, but we've been trying to save as much money as possible so we can have just a little bit of savings in case of an emergency. So, this weekend we decided to splurge. I knew that Bumbo's were one of those things that could easily be found at consignment stores since they are used for such a short period of time. They are also very easy to clean/sanitize which is one of my criteria for purchasing used stuff. While we were out running errands on Saturday, Jay reminded me that our local Once Upon a Child consignment store was having a sale. You picked a ducky when you got there and it would have a percentage off that you could use for your purchases, up to 25%. So, Jay, being the awesome ducky picker he is, happened to choose one that was 25% off. Score! They just happened to have one Bumbo in stock and it even had the tray which will be awesome as she gets more hand coordination.

Lily loves it!

And it even matches her nursery. Double score! ;-)

Over the weekend, Jay decided to try defrosting the freezer to see if that would fix the fridge problem before we called a repair guy and paid a bunch of money. We'd seen (through a quick run into the Sears Outlet) that a new fridge would run us in the $600 range. OUCH! So, we figured we'd at least give this a shot first. We packed up everything out of the freezer and took it over to my moms house. Then we unplugged the fridge and left it with the doors open all of Saturday. We had to mop up water throughout the day as the ice froze but it wasn't too bad. Then, when it looked like it was nice and ice free, we plugged it in Sunday morning. By Sunday afternoon we were seeing very promising results! I'm happy to say that by Monday morning we officially had a working fridge!! Woohoo! After 2 weeks of living fridge-less, this is an amazing thing.

And on top of that, Jay and I got the stroller out of the back of the car to inspect. We got this stroller on Craiglist months before having Lily. It's a nice brand and an expensive stroller new. The first time we took it out the wheels seemed to gunk up and then proceeded to be a gigantic pain in the ass for the rest of the time. It was acting like those shopping cards with a bum wheel. :-/ We'd been meaning to look at it for weeks, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. Sunday was the day. Jay oiled the wheels and we did some work. Seems like it's only when the handle bar is in the reverse position (so that the baby is looking at you) that it acts up. If the handle bar is in the regular position then it works like a dream. Is it ideal? Nah. But at least we have a working stroller and the reversible handle bar isn't as big of a deal now that Lily is a little bit older. She's really starting to like looking out and taking in her surroundings so I really think she is going to enjoy being in the stroller, and I'm going to enjoy having an option other than wearing her. As much as I love to wear her she is starting to get heavy and since she's more alert and sleeps less during the day, she doesn't want to be pressed up against me as much as she use to. Basically, she's starting to adjust to this new outside world. Here she is in her pimped out ride, and her new styling sunglasses.

We are all looking forward to going for some walks in the afternoons.

So, that was pretty much our week. Have a great day everyone!


Granggie said...

She just gets "cuter and cuter"!

bonniebelle said...

Aw! Thank you!

Jess said...

She is getting so big! Cailtyn loves her bumbo seat. Frank the Fan...love it!

bonniebelle said...

Hehe! Due to her facination, we've named all the fans in our house. Frank is in her room. Fred is in our. And Francette (or Francie) is in the living room. It's amazing what sleep deprivation will do to an adult brain!