Lily – One Month

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Lily,

At one month you……

  • Are long and skinny (21.75″ long (87th percentile), 8.4 lbs (28th percentile), 14.5″ head circumference (71st percentile).
  • Are still wearing newborn clothes and diapers but the sleeves and pant legs are getting too short.
  • Have dark hair and dark grey eyes.  The little tuft of hair that sticks up by your cowlick makes me smile.
  • Have your Dad’s eyes and your Mom’s nose and chin.
  • Sleep with your head turned to the left too often because the doctor says you have a flat spot.
  • Have long fingers, long arms, long feet and long toes.
  • Have a swirly belly button that reminds me of a cinnamon roll.
  • Will only eat when you want to and there is no convincing you otherwise.
  • Don’t like to nurse for comfort or when you are tired but you sure do love your paci!
  • Love to be swaddled with your hand up by your face.
  • Are a very sleepy baby!!  You will sleep anywhere and through anything which is great because your brother is rarely quiet.
  • Seem to have your days and nights figured out and will only wake up once or twice to eat.

Lily - One Month - finddailyjoy.com

Lily - One Month - finddailyjoy.com

Lily - One Month - finddailyjoy.com

Lily - One Month - finddailyjoy.com

I can’t wait to get to know you more sweet girl!

Love, Mommy

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Henry – 2 Years

Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.comAt 2 years old Henry weighed in at 29 lbs 8 oz (82nd percentile) and measured 37″ (97th percentile).  He is wearing 2T clothes and sporting a size 7 shoe.  It looks like he is tanking up for a growth spurt so I wouldn’t be surprised if we have to get into 3T clothes and bigger shoes this summer.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

Henry is learning more words each day and now when you ask him “can you say…..?” he will actually try to imitate you instead of give you a blank stare.  Quite often he will use the sound an animal or object makes to identify it before calling the object by it’s name. Henry will also identify objects with actions; like when he calls steps or a ladder an “up-n-down”.  It cracks me up when he spots a slide and excitedly shouts “Mama wook!  Up-n-down and weee!”.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

Henry’s imaginative role play is getting more complex these days.  He pretends to cook, tries to sweep and runs around the house cleaning everything with an empty spray bottle and washcloth.  When he thinks something is broken he is quick to get out his tools and fix it.  Henry also likes to take care of his stuffed animals.  He feeds them, takes them for a “wok” by pushing them around in his cart and when it’s time for them to go to bed he says “ni-nite”, give them kisses and covering them up with a blanket.  I thought it was adorable when he was taking a bath and tried to sit his rubber duck on his lap so he read it a book.  The duck kept floating away or spinning around and each time Henry would pick it up and turn it’s head back towards the book and point to different things in the pictures.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

It is pretty common to find Henry singing.  Sometimes it is songs he has learned and sometimes it is songs he has made up.  Since he sings with decent pitch and rhythm you can usually figure out the song even if you don’t understand the words.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

If Henry likes what he is eating you will hear his non-stop “mmmmmmm” while he chews.  If he doesn’t like something he will say “ewww yuck!” and try to put it on your plate.  I find it odd that he refuses to eat common meats like chicken, beef and pork but loves fish.  The only veggies he’ll touch at the moment are peas and pureed pumpkin even though he used to like a much wider variety.  If he had his was way he would eat nothing but crackers, cheese and fruit.  He is also partial to Italian food which is good because I love Italian food.

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Before the baby came, we transitioned Henry to a toddler bed.  From day one he has been excited to sleep in his big boy bed!  I was hesitant to move him out of the crib because I had visions of him climbing out of bed and getting into all kinds of trouble.  But thankfully I can count on one hand the number of times he has gotten out of bed when he should be going to sleep and when he wakes up he waits for me to come get him.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

Henry may still have some cute baby pudge but he is no longer a baby.  He is officially a little boy who runs everywhere, roars loudly, crashes and smashes, collects sticks and rocks, and loves all vehicles (cars, trucks, trains, tractors, fire engines, construction equipment).  He has his stubborn and defiant moments but overall he is a happy-go-lucky kid who willing gives out kisses, hugs and cuddles.Henry - 2 Years - finddailyjoy.com

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Friday Five {Vol. 39}

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Here are five things that made me smile this week.

1. Sleeping through the night – Lily slept through the night for the first time last night!!  Ok, so maybe some people wouldn’t think that 9 pm – 4:30 am qualifies as sleeping through the night. But that is the longest stretch of time she has ever slept and since I usually start my day at 5:00 I would rather get up a half an hour early than wake up two times during the night.

2. Short sleeve shirt – We had some warm weather this week so it was time to dig out the short sleeve shirts for Henry.  The first time I put one on him he said “Oh no!! Mama, my shirt!” while trying to pull the sleeves further down his arms.  Ha!  He must have forgotten all about short sleeves and was distressed by the fact that his shirt was “broken”.

3. Chicks – There are 10 new balls of fluff cheeping in our garage.Friday Five {Vol. 39} - finddailyjoy.com

4. Date night – We are going on a much needed date night tonight!  I still don’t know what we are going to do but it doesn’t really matter.  I’m just excited to spend some time with my hubby.

5. Catching up with life – Last week was my first week back to work since going on maternity leave and it was very overwhelming.  This week was much better.  My to do list is still a mile long and there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done but at least a few things are back in order and I feel like I’m catching up with myself again.

So what made you smile this week?

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Pinterest Project – Ear Flap Hat

I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest and use it everyday to collect ideas and inspiration.  From time to time I would like to share some projects with you that I made using tutorials found on Pinterest.

Today’s Pinterest project is this adorable ear flap hat that I made using the instructions on Delia’s site Delia Creates.Ear Flap Hat - finddailyjoy.com

Not only does she provide a free printable pattern for a toddler size hat but she also gives instructions on how to re-size the pattern for a custom fit.  Using Delia’s easy to follow instructions I made a matching toddler hat for Henry and an adult hat for Stephen.Ear Flap Hat - finddailyjoy.com

For Henry I usually fold the ear flaps down and tie the strings under his chin to keep his ears and neck nice and warm.Ear Flap Hat - finddailyjoy.com

Stephen usually ties the flaps up on top of his head since he tends to get too hot while working.Ear Flap Hat - finddailyjoy.com

Looking for some more inspiration?  Check out some of my pins.  So what ideas have you gathered lately?  Have you made any Pinterest projects?

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I’ll be linking up to some of these amazing site listed here.

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

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We just completed the second page in Henry’s Thanksgiving keepsake book.  In case you were wondering, cars made the list of things he was thankful for this year. :)  To make your own keepsake book click HERE. Are you looking … Continue reading