Week 13: She is hungry. Week 13 is the week that we started to give Lilly 6 ounces in her bottle before bedtime instead of 4. As most of you might already know, we decided to breastfeed Lilly, but we give her a bottle each night before bed. We started this so that Matt could feed her on a regular basis and it really worked out great. Night time is the special Daddy time for Lilly and I secretly think it is her favorite part of the day. (Of course if I had a bubble bath, a big meal, and was tucked into bed each night, it would be MY favorite part of the day too!) Anyway, lately Lilly has been sucking down her 4 ounces like she is in training for her first “open bar” experience. So this week we stepped it up to 6 ounces. She has been finishing every last drop, so maybe this will help her out of her Lanky stage (Dr’s words... not ours) I think she is very excited about the extra 2 ounces because she has begun to hold her hands on the bottle when we feed her from it. It’s so cute seeing those tiny hands on that big bottle.
Lilly went to the mall with Karin and I this week for lunch, and also got to meet Aunt Heather’s friend Rebecca for Mexican food one afternoon (Ole!) We had to cancel a few other outings we had planned earlier in the week since Lilly was still getting over her cold. UPDATE: She is totally done with her first cold. The only way the cold seemed to interrupt her was that on 3 different nights, she got up after only 6 or 7 hours of sleep to feed, but then went right back to bed for a few more hours. I guess she has already learned “Feed a cold, starve a fever”
During this week Lilly also pet one of our cats for the first time. It was purely set up by me holding her hand out but her little shriek of delight was adorable. Matt is hoping to teach her to pull on the cats tails, as they have become very bad cats in their hunt for human food (A by product of the diet they have been on for 9 months). We liked them more when they were fat and lazy, but with their new figures, they will have a better chance of escaping Lilly’s clutches once she becomes mobile.
Week 13 ended with a nice surprise for Lilly. Her Grandma E sent her a homemade outfit for when she gets a little bigger. It’s the cutest dress, bonnet, and matching bloomers. I can’t wait until she is big enough to wear it. We included pictures of it here on her webpage. Check them out and enjoy!