Friday, December 21, 2012

In with the new...

Our lives are moving quickly around here. It's out with the old and in with the new.

Lila had her 18 month appointment on Tuesday and she has definitely continued to grow. Slowly, but surely her height is coming up, while her weight and head size are staying pretty consistent, only going down slightly. Here are her stats:

Height: 31.25 inches 27%tile
Weight: 22 lbs. 49%tile
Head: 18.25 inches 51%tile

The doctor also said that she is incredibly healthy and he was very impressed by it. I guess they can tell by looking in their ears a lot about their health. She has never had any infections or any reason to see a doctor and he said that is very rare for a child of her age. She has no scarring in her ears and I guess that's how he knows. I'm not too surprised as she has only had two very small colds in her life. I was surprised that it is so rare, however. He also said that she has very healthy lungs and that she has "big" lungs... whatever that means. Finally, Lila doesn't say a whole lot of real words, but he said that her repeated babbling is her putting meaning to objects. He did think it was really cool that she can say two or three word phrases already such as "what's that", "what is that" (I know the same thing, but she can say it both ways), "stop it", and "that's a baby". She obviously doesn't say them all as clearly as we do. "What's that" is pretty clear, but she says "top it" for stop it and "that's a ba" for that's a baby. 

Once again we are reminded of what a beautiful little blessing our little girl is.

Another change around here is in our house. Since June Micah and I have slowly been decorating and reorganizing our front room. It isn't perfect and it is not done, but we've come pretty far. This is what it looked like before... (Obviously no real attempt at making it look nice)

... and here it is now! 

A lot better right? Not perfect, but definitely a huge improvement. It looks a lot better in person, too. We're still hoping to get a big clock to put on the wall near the shelf and hopefully replace the random family on our picture wall with a picture of my side of the family. :) There are a few other changes that may be made along the way as well.

Finally, the last "in with the new" for our family is to change from a family of three to a family of four! Micah and I are so excited to be welcoming our next little angel into our family on July 2nd. We are looking forward to our newest adventure!


  1. I'm so excited about your pregnancy! I hope you are feeling ok. Congratulations!
    Your home looks beautiful and that Lila is a cutie.
    So many happy things going on right now!

  2. Wow !!! We are so excited for you all and you have been busy with the front room. I am hoping to make a large family wall too when our new house is built. I can't wait to meet your new little addition and look forward to all the posts that will come from that. We love you and miss you all so much xxxxxxx

  3. Congrats Lou! I can't wait to see your next little baby! :)

    The house looks great but it could use some pink and purple striped walls. ;)

  4. Yay for lots of good changes! It's always nice to hear people announce good news :) Congrats on baby #2! We're so excited for you guys!!!

  5. Congrats on the baby news - that's so exciting.

  6. Congrats! So excited for all the changes and the new baby!!! What great news!