Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
- 27.5 inches tall (8.83%)
- 17 lbs and 4 oz (2.97%)
The percentages are where Lilyann is compared to other kids her age. So she is still in the below average range. The Dr decided to keep Lilyann on formula for 6 more months to ensure that she is getting enough calories, and proper nutrients to continue growing. Lily has tried milk, but doesn't really care for it; though she will sneak sips from Dakota's cup. So we are now on a Next Step formula. The Dr also put Lilyann on Singulair. Lily has had an off and on runny nose for the last 3 months. The Singulair seems to be helping...and without the runny nose, Lilyann is eating like a pro. I am still shocked at how much that little girl can put away.
All in all...Lilyann is doing good, just a little behind growth wise.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
With the weather getting cooler, I decided to go out to my sister's house (Marg) where we dressed the kids up and took Christmas pictures..As you can tell from some pictures, the kids were getting aggravated with us. Lilyann wasn't feeling too hot--she was cutting molars; molar #4 is working on cutting through now.
Samantha and Lilyann had a great time taking pictures. They loved getting dressed up and dancing around in their pretty dresses. The boys (Dakota and Cash) were another story. I guess Boys will be Boys.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Checking to see who was watching her~~she did manage to stand on tiptoes and grab that bell
Dakota putting the candycanes back on the tree and more than likely telling Lily, "No, sir!"
Lilyann tasting the candycane..she had to make sure that it WAS plastic
Christmas time is once again upon us. So, Let's all spread some joy and cheer.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It was November 29, 2007, when I was admitted. I had been for a checkup at the Dr's office that morning and the Dr said that Lily was high, she floating in all the extra fluids (I was on the verge of gestational diabetes during this pregnancy) So the Dr wanted me to check in Thursday evening to get everything ready for my Friday morning induction. At 6am on November 30, the Dr comes in to check me and see if I am all thinned out and dilated anymore...well, during this process, my water breaks. And all the fun begins. Around 6pm (i think), Lilyann Jade Smith was born...weighing in at 7 lbs 1 oz and measuring 21 inches long. It was one exciting day.
Lilyann with Great Great Aunt Gloria
Friday, November 21, 2008
Lilyann with Dakota's Shamu we got at a yard sale
Lilyann and Dakota on the twisty slide
Lilyann on her car that turns into a walker
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Dakota riding on the tractor with Cash driving
Samantha and Lilyann
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
~2 Chronicles 7:14~
One thing for sure, I'm overjoyed that all the political advertisements are over. Though now it is a very crucial time for our nation. Some seem to find that bashing the new President-elect makes the fact that their candidate didn't get elected makes their bashing okay. The President-elect needs all the prayers that he can get. I'm so glad that I do not have to fill those shoes. Being a mommy and wife is hard enough for me.
Just adding this post to remind you all to pray for our President, President-elect, and the First families.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Dakota, Alexis, and Uncle D
Smiling Dinosaur Dakota
Buzz Buzz Lily Lu
Lily stayed home with mommy and daddy. This weekend, we went to Canton's Trade Days. It was fun...there were tons of people there. And when we weren't at home, we were at the Institute (the gym that our local hospital started). They offer daycare so that Jed and I can exercise without having to worry about what the kids are doing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Memory: The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
Reminiscence: The act or process of recollecting past experiences or events. An experience or event recollected. A narration of past experiences. Often used in the plural. An event that brings to mind a similar, former event.
What is in a memory? What memories do you have that are triggered by a sense? I have many memories triggered by the sense of smell. Like smelling the cool, crisp fall air; a hot sweet potato pie fresh from the oven; and one that triggers the memory of fall/winter is this: the smell of the dust burning off the coils on the heater. You may wonder why a smell as that would trigger a memory...oddly, it does. You have to realize that I lived in the South my whole life (Born in Georgia, Grew up in Florida, and now Raising a family in Texas) So we, Southerners, aren't avid heater users. This morning was the first time we have turned on the heat since last winter. I'm not sure of the temperature outside, but inside the house it was a chipper 64 degrees. A little too cold for the kids. When I turned on the heat this morning, it started almost instantly. The dust starting burning off the coils. It brought back the memories of my dad turning on the heater for the first time of the cold season. I, and all my siblings, loved this--it meant that on the cold mornings the first one of bed could sit in front of the heater and warm up. The key was being the first one out of your warm bed to sit on the floor in the living room in front of the wall heater. It always seemed like my brother, John, made it to the heater first. Aww! such sweet memories.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Lilyann with her balloon
Dakota and Lilyann on the carousel with Boo
Dakota riding the ladybug ride--see monkey sitting with him?
Lilyann with Grandma and playing with Uncle Leonard
I can't believe I almost forgot to tell about the Queen's Parade. This parade includes the Yam Queen, Duchesses, local school bands, and different organizations sponsoring the Yamboree. Lily enjoyed the parade. She sat on the curb and watched the parade for a bit; and when one of the marching bands came by, she decided to crawl out to join them.
Lilyann watching the parade
Crawling out to the band