The Holman Household

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fruit Basket

Last week I was eating some blueberries and Lilly kept acting like she wanted some too. So I peeled the skin off and gave her a little piece. I'm not sure she actually like the blueberries, but she wanted to keep eating them because I was eating them. Then a couple of days later she wanted the grapes I was eating so I had to share my grapes. If I didn't give her a piece when she was ready she would let me know by grabbing for the grapes herself. I have also let her try a piece of strawberry and banana since then. She seems to like them all. She absolute loves to feed herself the Gerber puffs and she gets mad if you put them away before she thinks she is done. I try not to give her too many of them because I would rather her eat more of her vegetables.

We went to the river for a run this morning and there was a small festival going on so we walked around for a little while for something to do because Brendan went in to work today. When we got home I knew she was tired, but she didn't want to take a nap yet. I fed her some fruit and oatmeal and then tried to get her to go to sleep, but she just kept playing. Then, I tried to rock her to sleep since she was getting fussy because she was getting too tired. That wasn't working so I figured I would give the cyring it out a try since there wasn't much else I could do for her. She crys so loud and then starts coughing so I ended up leaving her door cracked so I could peek in without her seeing me. I did have to go in twice to lay her back down and she eventually layed herself back down and went to sleep after about 30 minutes. Whew!

8 Questions

I was tagged by Sweet Southern Prep to answer 8 questions of her choice. She has a super cute blog with lots of cute ideas and tips. If you haven't already checked it out you should! The questions are about favorites:
1. Food?
I am definately a sweets person. hmm... so hard to choose just one... I'll go with Coldstone Creamery's Cake batter ice cream with a brownie mixed in.

2. Book?
The Twilight Saga. I know it's actually 4, but you can't read just one of them! I am actually reading through them for a second time right now before the movies for the last book come out.

3. Movie?
Gone with the Wind. Such a great movie to watch on a rainy day.

4. TV Show?
I don't know why I've gotten into this show, but I think it's because Kourtney had a baby around the same time as I did. Kourtney and Chloe take miami/Keeping up with the Kardashians. Brendan hates them so I don't always get to watch them.

5. Designer?
So many I like, so many I can't afford! I guess you can never go wrong with Lilly Pulitzer and it's affordable.

6. Actor?
Leonardo Dicaprio. There are plenty of others that I like, but he is probably the best at actually acting. If we're talking about looks I would have to go with Robert Pattenson (probably just because he plays Edward) or Matthew McConaughey.

7. Actress?
Keira Knightley- I love that she does a lot of movies that take place in the past.

8. Place?

Anywhere with my family. I guess one of our favorites is Beaufort, SC

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Story time!

Lilly has started to love books in the past week or so. She is always crawling to her basket of books and pulling them all out. She likes to flip the pages back and forth and will actually listen to me read her a story as long as it isn't too long and has lots of colorful pictures. We went to the library this morning for baby story time and she really enjoyed it. At the end she started getting a little fussy but I knew that was because it was close to nap time. Unfortunately, the lady leading said that it is the only baby storytime they are doing, but we could check the other libraries to see which ones may be offering one. I checked the website, but it says that the same library is having baby storytime starting back up in Sept. even though the librarian said they would be starting toddler storytime then. hmm... I guess I will have to check again closer to time or give them a call. When we got home she ate then went right to sleep and is still asleep. I'm sure she will wake up soon, but at least I am caught up on house work for the most part!
I have also signed up for "Mom's timeout" at Riverland Hills Baptist Church. It is 2 Thursday mornings a month. There is a Bible study for us Mom's and childcare for Lilly. I'm nervous about leaving her with new people, but I know it will be good for me to have a little break for myself to meet some other Moms. Tomorrow we are meeting a friend and her baby boy to hang out. So that should be fun!

As far as the "crying it out"... It is very hard for me, but Brendan doesn't even see the point (of course he isn't the one who has to put her to bed or get up everytime she wakes up during the night). He makes me feel so guilty so it really hasn't worked for us... yet. I did try it for her naptime Monday and she did go to sleep after crying for about 30 min. I went in at about 25 minutes into it and she was of course standing up crying. So I layed her back down, covered her up, and left the room. She was asleep just a couple of minutes later. Then at night after about 10 minutes Brendan went in and picked her up... Maybe eventually it will work out for us.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Crying it out?

Lilly's night time sleeping has gotten worse and worse... I am now getting up between 2 and about 4 times per night for about 30 min. each time. She nurses and won't let me put her down until she is good and asleep or she wakes up screaming. So I told Brendan that we have to do something different and we said that we would finally try to let her cry it out. We have attempted to try it before but it has only lasted about 5 minutes at the most. Tonight, I read her a story, but she still wasn't quite ready for bed so we played with her a little, I fed her, rocked her, the put her in her crib. We could hear her playing for a little while then eventually the crying started... So we waited 5 minutes and then I went in to check on her, but did not pick her up. Then 7 minutues... Then 10 minutes... She was still screaming so Brendan couldn't take it anymore so he is in there rocking her and she is still crying. She is a very stubborn little girl. I have a feeling I will be in there nursing her in a couple of minutes. I know she is tired, but she won't go to sleep on her own. Maybe anothern night.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lilly's personality is coming out more and more every day. She is very sweet and very stuborn. If she wants something, she won't give up until she has it. If you tell her no and take it away she gets furious. She is crawling better now and pulls up wherever she can. I feel like I spend my whole day chasing her around the house and standing behind her so she doesn't fall. We went to the library Monday for something new to do and checked out a few books. We also found out that they have a reading day for babies on Wednesdays, so we went to that today. Lilly really just wanted to crawl around the whole time, but they had a lady play a flute this morning because it related to the stories and she actually paid attention to that. This morning I was playing with her on her mat in her room and she was trying to pick a toy up that was apparently stuck on the side of the mat and when she did she bopped herself in the head with it. Poor thing now has a little bruise on her head and I have to explain to Brendan how it got there. She doesn't even know it is there and she only started crying when she could see that I was worried. I met a nice Mom at the library this morning and she told me that her little girl who is 11 months always has bruises from playing. So I guess I better get used to it. I know I can't prevent everything, but I wish I could.
Here are some of the latest pictures I have uploaded of our little princess:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Racing through the milestones!

We went to the beach this past weekend and before we left Friday I told Brendan that we need to lower the crib when we get back because she is trying to pull up and she can almost sit up on her own. Well, we did it just in time because when we got back Sunday evening she started getting to the sitting position on her own and saying gaga and making a "K" noise. She loved her crib being lower and that she can actually sit up when she wants to. She thinks it's a big game. Then Tuesday on our way to be we peeked in her room like we do everynight to check on her and she wasn't asleep at all. She was standing up holding onto the crib! I have come in the nursery to her standing a few more times since then. We just worry about her hitting her head. She still hadn't crawled yet, until yesterday afternoon. She wanted to get my shoes so I moved them a good ways out of reach. She decided that the only way she was going to get then was to crawl to them. Sure enough, she crawled over to them on her knees. She doesn't really like to crawl yet. She would much rather stand up. I'm sure she will get the hang of it more soon and be all over the house. We better do some more baby proofing! One thing she hasn't done yet is say Dada. She has moved all around it but just won't say it. Brendan thinks she is playing a trick on him. I also ran 6 miles pushing Lilly Tuesday. I was so proud of myself because that is the farthest I have run with her by 2 miles! I would like to be up to 10 miles by myself be the end of the month for my long runs. I will keep updating as Lilly is doing new things. I think we are going to go to the zoo this morning even if we just have to see the indoor exibits! Have a great weekend! I will post some pictures later.