Friday, April 4, 2014

8 months!

March 29th marked Mila's 8 month birthday!  I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 1 in four months!

What Mila has been up to this last month.....

1.  Sleep, what is sleep?!?!  Her night schedule is very sporadic.  On average she has been waking up about 4 times a night.  Recently we just had a stretch where she was waking up every hour to two hours, exhausting!  Not sure if it was from teething, developmental milestones or what.  The last few nights she was doing great, waking up only once or twice but then last night it was back to 4 times :(

2.  She loves to eat!  So far we are eating sweet potatoes, squash, pears, and bits of banana.  Today we tried some peaches for the first time.

3.  Teeth, we are now up to five with a sixth one working it's way through.  So far we have two on the bottom and three on top

4.  Still not crawling but she makes her way around with rolling and wiggling :)  Lately she has been very interested in standing with support. 

Everyday she is learning something new :)  Love watching her accomplish all of these milestones!  Looking forward to seeing what the next month will bring!

More from Florida

Here are some more pictures from our fabulous vacation in Florida!

 Helping Papa wash his car

Another perfect vacation to Tampa!  Looking forward to our next trip South :)


Hudson has become obsessed with Lego's lately!  His obsession began when his Uncle Troy bought him a construction lego set at Christmas.  Since we were headed to Florida, we figured it would be a perfect time to take him to Legoland!  Little man was in heaven :)

 Here starts his adventure!

 Hudson & Uncle Torey checking out the giant dinosaur

Mila ready to see what this park has to offer :)

Shortly after entering the park you come upon Lego Miniland.  It is entire cities built out of legos, such as Las Vegas, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, etc.  This was definitely one of Hudson's favorite parts of the day.

They had rides for both big and small.  Hudson was able to drive a boat, go on a safari trek, and of course ride a mini roller coaster!

Such a fun day we had!  Legoland was perfect for Hudson's age and he definitely enjoyed everything about it.  Of course, no trip was complete without purchasing a few lego sets :)

Sand & Sunshine!

This winter has gone on far too long here in MN!  Between all of the snow and temperatures constantly in the negatives, everyone is going stir crazy.  Lucky for us, we were able to head to Tampa March 4th for a week long vacation of sunshine and warmth :)

Once again my mom flew with myself and the kids which was a huge help.  Both Hudson & Mila did great on our flight out there.  Right away Hudson got in his seat, buckled his seatbelt, and he was ready to go!

Mila trying to figure out what is going on.....

We lucked out with a great weather, allowing us to visit the beach three days to have some fun in the sand!

 Hudson had a blast playing in the sand & water!  He was a little overly confident about going in the ocean, which made for a nervous mom :)

Feeling the sand & water, little chilly!

We also lucked out and were able to attend a MN Twin's baseball game against the Toronto BlueJays

Of course no trip is complete without a dinner overlooking the ocean and watching the sunset!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sibling Love!

It melts my heart to see how much Hudson and Mila love each other.  He can always make her laugh or smile and she loves to watch what big brother is doing. 

 Playing with the iPad

 Hudson did not want his picture taken :)

Feeding sister her bottle

So excited to watch their relationship grow as they both get older.  I am sure they will have their moments but right now they both do so well with each other :)  Love these two, they melt my heart <3

6 months already!

January 29th Mila turned 6 months!!!  I can't believe how fast it has gone.....

At her 6 month well child visit she was 13 pounds and 62 cm.  She is definitely a little peanut :)  New things this month....

1.  She is sitting by herself

2.  Rolling from back to stomach and stomach to back

3.  She loves to eat!  Initially we started with brown rice cereal, however, she had a reaction to this.  She has tried avocado, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, apples, pears, and prunes.  However, just recently she was diagnosed with FPIES, so now we are back to eating only squash and sweet potatoes.  More about this later.

4.  Sleep.......  she does not nap nor sleep the best.  During the day she usually cat naps though at daycare she will take longer naps on occasion.  Nights are pretty variable.  A good night is her waking only two to three times.

Christmas Celebration

This year was definitely my favorite year for Christmas thus far. It was so much fun seeing how excited Hudson was about Santa coming and telling us what he wanted for Christmas. Christmas morning he was of course up before Mila and was having a hard time waiting on opening his gifts. He moved all of his presents away from the tree and made a pile, he kept telling me "I'm just looking mom". Justin & I allowed him to open one present, the movie Planes. Yep we ended up watching it four times just that day and have seen it at least once a day since...... The little stinker then poked a hole in another present and slowly started ripping a piece away. Finally Mila woke up about 7:45 so it was time to open gifts :) Hudson was pretty good about opening a gift then helping Mila open a gift. I think he was excited about Mila's presents as he was about his own. This year Santa brought him the movie Planes & Toy Story, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and a LeapPad Ultra or as he calls it, his own iPad.  He also received his first pair of ice skates and a hockey helmet.  So far he is not too sure about them, but hopefully next year :)  Mila received some clothes, dolls, and some toys.

 Being difficult about getting his picture taken.....

Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday!