Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Month Old

Our sweet little Lily is one month old today! In so many ways, that is hard to believe. The time has passed quickly and she is growing and changing all the time!

Tyler and I have been writing down things we love and want to always remember about Lily. I wish I had a picture for every one of them! Something we can work on! Luckily, our photographer did capture a few. Here are some of those silly things:
  • Her crazy hair after she takes a bath
  • The way she squawks

  • How much she loves to hear her mommy and daddy sing
  • The milk mustache she gets from eating so wildly
  • Her quivering chin
  • How daddy has to pump her arm up and down to keep her awake while she eats
  • Her dark blue eyes
  • How she sleeps with her bum in the air like a stink bug

  • The way she purses her perfect little lips
  • Her big smiles at any given moment
  • Her high-pitched sighs after she coughs or sneezes
  • How she stretches when you get her out of her car seat or bassinet (Tyler likes her body, I love her face!)
  • Her long turtle-like neck and how ticklish it is
It's all these things that make the sleepless nights worth it! We have loved watching Lily grow and can't wait for all the new things we can add to our list!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our Sweet Little Lily

Lily Ann was born Saturday, May 14 at 10:34 a.m. after a relatively short labor. Everything went quite well. We knew we were in labor by about midnight and made it to the hospital around 2:30 a.m. The rest of the night was kind of a blur until it was time to begin pushing around 8:00 a.m. Tyler was a big help to me in the delivery room. He was the ideal birthing coach! He was confident and positive the whole way through. Tyler's family (Grandma and Grandpa Gwilliam, Uncle Landon, and Aunt Lauren and Uncle Richie) came to the hospital while I was in labor. It was sweet to know they were in the waiting room cheering us on. My mom arrived the afternoon Lily was born and my dad arrived late that evening. We are so lucky to have such a great support group! Lily was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect baby! She is healthy and beautiful and we are so happy to have her in our family!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Things I love about the FATHERS in my life

Tyler-shows his daughter love by snuggling her and singing silly songs to make her happy

Dad-provides strength and confidence in times of difficulty or decision, and always expresses his love

Father-in-law-praises his children and children-in-law for their gifts and achievements

Grandpa Aston-shares his testimony of the Gospel with his posterity to pass along his faith and devotion

Scott-encourages his children to work hard to reach their full potential

Sam-sets an example for his children on how to embrace change and become better individuals from it

Dan-helps his children to enjoy life by bringing laughter and happiness to their home

Paul-teaches his son how to use and improve his skills and talents

Jim-promotes learning and growth by spending time teaching his children

Happy Father’s Day Everyone!