Sunday, June 29, 2008

Different Daily Photos of the little bug...

Ok, this is significant because Lilly has this little temper (that she got from her dad) and when she gets mad, yes at just 4 weeks old, she will grab this passie and throw it out of her mouth! The last throw I measured was about 4 feet! She makes the funniest little faces.. I just LOVE HER!
Today was the first day something fit without it being PREMIE! HOORAY! I will now have so much fun playing dress up!
This picture is to show her fluffy hair! I laugh so hard when she first gets out of the bath before I put lotion in it to tame it.. Isn't she just the cutest little girl?!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Who's the little birdie in the nest?

Its my gorgeous little daughter! I had to post this picture because I think she looks so cute looking up at these little birds that move around, which tells me that her sight is starting to get better! When can babies start focusing? When will she start seeing her beautiful mom smiling down on her??? ha ha

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What did I do to deserve this?????

Ok, so this is my first most obvious "first time mom" experience. The other day I had the bright idea that I wanted to stamp Lilly's feet. So yesterday I decided to take it to task. About 30 seconds into it I knew I had made a mistake, but what do I do? KEPT TRYING! Each hand and foot I stamped the more ink went everywhere. I only took pictures of the baby after the whole ordeal, you should have seen my house! The ink pad fell on the floor, the table got painted, then there was her bath tub, and the counter where I took off her clothes! So after I got her cleaned up (which took forEVER because I kept transferring it from me to her) I started to clean up myself. I looked down and there was a black foot print all over the kitchen floor. So I look at the bottom of my feet and sure enough, I had somehow stepped in the d*mn ink pad!! Needless to say, I realized that I was probably a new mom, because any experienced mom would know that this was a mistake from the beginning, better yet, would know not to even go down to the craft store and buy the ink. The last question I have for myself and those of you who read this is why didn't I find an ink pad that said washable? Why did I buy one that was permanent? Oh well, a few hours after it happened I was laughing about it. Josh always asks me, "are you going to do all this for each kid we have?" Meaning scrapbooks, clothes, etc. and I always say yes, but this time it is a dead NO! Poor little girl...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lilly Girls first bath

Getting Ready...

Not Happy!
Get me outta here!
"I wish this meant getting warm!"

All clean and all better!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Grandpa Mills came in town AND...

We had so much fun for a couple days! We went for walks down at the gateway, went to dinner at Z Tejas, and went for a horse drawn carriage ride downtown around Temple Square, Memory Grove, and different parts of the city. It was so fun! Not to mention Lilly's first carriage ride! The next day we went to Memory Grove and had a picnic. It was such a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky. We ate a yummy lunch, took a nap in the sun, (Lilly for 5 min.), and people watched! It was such a lovely day, and such a wonderful time with Grandpa. Thank you so much for coming dad! We had so much fun and appreciate everything you do for us. Enjoy the pic's...

Horse drawn carriage ride around downtown Salt Lake!

Picnic at Memory Grove

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Who doesn't love receiving flowers?

We received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from grandpa Hill yesterday! It was a nice suprise and they smell soooo good! Thanks Grandpa!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Why did Grandma have to leave??

I was so lucky to have my mom come and stay with us for a week and a half! It truly was a blessing because so many difficult things happened and we totally needed her help and knowledge to get through them. I think we all became attatched to eachother throughout the week, and ended up with a pretty good system. My mom did the housework, I took care of the baby, and Josh did everything else! Including getting the most sleep! LUCKY! So... basically the point is, yesterday was a nightmare! Lilly was so fussy and I was so tired and worn out, so I am attributing it to Grandma leaving. Lilly was feeling separation anxiety! I just want to say thank you to my mom for everything. I have been told by EVERYONE since I was 15 that I would one day appreciate my mom. Boy oh boy do I ever. In fact I am intimidated by her "mom skills" and only hope that some day I can be half as good as she is. Mom, I love you so much and am so grateful that you came to help. I appreciate your example in everything and your advice. I have a long way to go in becoming like you! Hopefully some day... P.S. WHO THINKS SHE LOOKS LIKE A GRANDMA?????

Monday, June 9, 2008

A "Lilly" is more beautiful than any rose...

I am so grateful to Josh for learning how to become the ultimate blogger! He has posted everything since Lilly embraced us with her presence. I guess I am finally feeling up to the whole blogging thing, only wishing I was less emotional than I was a week ago, but alas, I'm not. I haven't even started writing yet and am bawling like a baby. We have the prettiest roses in our yard, so we decided at the beginning of one of our walks to take pictures of this little girl next to the prettiest thing we could see, and of course, they just don't look quite as beautiful next to this little girl. I'm afraid this post could be rather long, which as you know, I don't really write much. I wish I could express in words what has happened to me since she came, any one of you who has had a baby knows exactly what I am talking about, and for all of you dear sweet ones in my life who haven't yet, just know that the time will come when the Lord will bless your life with something that is most precious to Him. It's hard for me to describe in words the feelings that come to me as I realize that she came straight from Him. In no other way could something like this be created by any other power. It is a testimony to me that He indeed lives and loves His children. I never realized I could love someone so much. Its such a different love than the love you feel for your spouse, which are both so wonderful. I am so grateful that she is healthy and strong. I feel so blessed to have her be in our family and feel so inadequate as I think about how I am going to raise her. I'm just not good enough!!!! I'm sitting here looking at her right now sleeping away in the "pillow throne" Daddy made for her and truly understand that my Lilly is more beautiful than any rose. I'm so glad she is mine and that I get to keep her forever come what may! I just want to thank everyone who has posted comments about her and us, and for those who tried but couldn't :). Josh pulls up the blog and reads them to me daily and as he is reading them just crys and I cry with him. We have so many wonderful friends and family who care so much and it is times like these where we realize how much we are loved. The sweet emotion (or hormones) that comes at these sensitive hours humbles me with gratitude and appreciation. We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Precious moments

These are the moments as a father that you live for the most. The diaper changing and late night feedings make these moments indescribable!!!! (tears are filling my eyes)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

after 4 days

Lilly can hold her own head up and after only 4 days!!! Yes she is amazing and we are not just biased parents!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cute as a Button

Here is the first of many videos that will be post of little lady! Because everyone lives so far away we want you to also share in our immense joy!

Sun Bathing

Lilly has a little bit of jaundice so the doctor order a short bask in the sun with grandma mills!

Here is grandma Carson holding her new grandbaby!!