Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Just a hop, skip and a jump away

Taking a Stroll around the neighborhood

Delilah has been a sweet little baby since day 1. I have loved watching her grow and develop everyday. I can not believe that she is almost 6 months old. I know... I say it every month, but this is a BIG one. It's her half birthday. I guess I should start planning her 1st birthday now since like her mom and dad, she is a holiday time baby. I don't want her 1st birthday, or any of her birthday's to get lost in the holiday shuffle. 

I have loved every stage of her development, but right now might just be my favorite. She smiles ALL the time. She wakes up, she smiles, you look at her, she smiles, she is exhausted and fighting to stay awake, she smiles. My husband asks me all the time "is this normal"? She is a really happy baby. 

Along with her sweet smile, she babbles and now giggles. She seems to have new sounds every day now. I love looking in on her when she doesn't know that I am watching and she is babbling away to her elephant, owl or dolly. 
Taking a break from smiling to daydream

Watching the big kids play, wishing she could get out and run

Delilah loves to be outside and one of her favorite places is the Morton Arboretum. I can't wait until next year when she can run around and explore and I will be chasing after her. I say that now, but I'm sure that the minuet she starts to walk, she will be on the run and I will be exhausted. 

The Captain, also know as Grand Papa, El' Papedo or my dad, is back in town from his 5 month exploration in Mexico. Hopefully he will stick around for a while because Delilah is loving having him back and so are we. 

Father's Day at the Morton Arboretum

This week I will be taking Delilah's 6 month milestone pictures. She will be 24 weeks this Thursday. In 2 weeks, Delilah will be having a professional photo session again with Gina Cristine and I can't wait to share them with all of you. I have been having so much fun styling this photo session. 

Delilah has been swimming and seems to be loving it. When she gets a little nervous, she just puts her thumb in her mouth and relaxes in the water. 

Eating has been a lot of fun for Delilah. She loves to eat and gets so excited at the sight of food, anyones food. She will steal your food right out of your hand, plate or your spoon. She has moved on from baby oatmeal to sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, bananas and prunes. 

She still sleeps in our bedroom in her bassinet and I don't see anything wrong with that. I know that a lot of people have strong opinions on when a baby should leave your room and sleep in their crib alone at night, but this is what feels right to me. She enjoys her crib, and takes most naps in it and pretty soon she will no longer fit in her bassinet and will have to go into her room. For now, these last few nights that she can, I'm keeping her next to me in her bassinet. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Delilah is 5 Months Old

Our sweet baby girl is 5 months old

Delilah is 5 months old and loving every minuet of it. She is getting so big, but she still has the sweet sweet smell of a brand new baby. She is full of big, bright smiles, adorable giggles and a whole lot of baby babble. She still loves to suck her thumb, and I still think that it is oh so sweet.

 Last month we introduced her to baby oatmeal, and this month she discovered sweet potatoes. She is just wild about he sweet potatoes. In fact, the first time that we went to give her oatmeal when she was expecting sweet potatoes, she had a fit. It was brief, and thankfully she got over it and finished her oatmeal. 

Delilah loves to be outside. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to do and so much to discover. We go for strolls around the neighborhood, sit out on the deck and our new favorite outdoor spot is The Morton Arboretum. Delilah can't wait until she can get out of her stroller and run wild and free. 

Delilah has many girlfriends that she loves to have play dates with. She is the youngest of the bunch and so admires all of her girlfriends advance skills. The girls sure do love the baby and can't wait until she can talk to them and run around with them. 

Delilah & Charlotte (1)
Delilah & Addison (2)
Delilah & Maggie (3)

Next month Delilah has professional photos with Gina Cristine again for her 6 month milestone. I have been having so much fun styling for her photo session. I can't wait to share her photos with all of you. I can't believe how much our little one has grown in 5 months.

1 week old

5 Months