Sunday, March 21, 2010


I finally found some time to sit down and really write in the blog. Willow has changed a lot since the last real post. She's crawling now, and has a third tooth coming in on top. She can clap and she knows the letter O. She has stood on her own for up to 15-20 seconds. She's starting to get a little better at eating food, though still much prefers milk! She just won't eat anything that's not mush. We try to give her teething biscuits and those little yogurt bites that melt in your mouth. She's just not really into those yet. She also doesn't understand the sippy cup. I guess she's always been a little slow in matters related to eating!

When the Jenson's were watching Willow while we were in Cleveland, Janna's friend Missy gave Willow a toy that used to be her daughters'. It's a play gym Willow can stand at and do all sorts of activities. It has music and everything. Willow loves it. Missy, if you're reading this: THANKS! Here's some photos of her playing with it - check out that look of concentration!- and also a video.

We've had some crazy warm days here - 50s and even up to 60 a couple days, I think. We broke out the stroller. Willow just loves getting outside, and she will sometimes say hello to people we pass. We're so excited for spring. Willow's basically been imprisoned in our house all winter, and we can't wait to get her outside to see some new things.

Here's a video of the new crawling skills. She's not a pro yet but is getting faster every day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

# 1 Daughter

Willow will be 13 months old tomorrow.

All week I've been saying, "I have to get to the blog!" It's been a crazy few weeks. There's been some crazy stuff going on at my job and I've been working late and even worked on Saturday. It's really not fun, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

I'm also sick as a dog right now, with a terrible cold. I hope Willow doesn't get it!

But I'm not complaining - I have some really exciting news!

No, not THAT news. Heck no. I donated a bunch of my breastmilk stash! I found a website devoted to private milk donation,and donated some to a woman in Idaho with preemie twins, and some to a two-dad couple in Maryland who just adopted their second child. I'm super excited about it. I still have a bunch more milk and will probably give it to them too.

Gotta run, it's bedtime again. Here's a couple photos for you. The first one is me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Willow's stay with Grandma and Grandpa

Hi everyone,

It's been sooo long since we've posted, and we really don't have time to tonight either - but I'm going to do a super-quick post just so you know we're still alive. Everything's been great with us, just really busy. Josh and I went to Ohio last weekend for our friends Cam and Liz's wedding. We had a blast. Willow stayed with Josh's parents and she did really well. It was the first time she's been away from both of us since she got out of the hospital.

Willow is changing so fast. She's scooting now and pulling up and can do a few tricks. One is shown on the video below. She had a doctor's appointment today and was 15 pounds 5 ounces and 26 inches long. It's acually a little less than the last time she was weighed - but that was for her synagis and she had all her clothes on, this time she was just in her diaper. That weight is beween the 5 and 10 percentile for her corrected age, and the length is in the 25th.

I could write a lot more, but I have to cut this short because it's time to bathe our girl and put her to bed. Maybe this weekend I'll have time to do a longer post with more pictures!