Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Let Laughter Fill the Air

I can't believe that I forgot to write about Liliana's first laughs. A few days before her last check-up (March 25th, or so), David was changing Liliana's diaper and making faces and noises at her. She gave him her first real laugh and it just melted his heart. A day or two later I was blowing raspberries at Liliana and she started cracking up. We caught some of it on video, which can be viewed from our home page. Since she started laughing, we have had the joy of hearing her beautiful giggles - even over the silliest little things. She was cracking up the other day just because David was nodding his head at her. She laughed the other day when I answered the phone (apparently I sounded funny). Sometimes she'll crack up if I pretend to sneeze and other times she seems to be laughing for now apparent reason. It is so fun to hear her laugh!

Last week Liliana started attempting to reach for things. She has some little plastic rings that I sometimes hold over her when she's lying on her back and now she manages to get her hands over to them and pinch a few fingers around them. When she sits in her bumbo seat, we'll put some of the rings on her tray and she goes to town trying to grab at them (in her uncoordinated manner) and often manages to toss them off the tray. I had her sitting in her bumbo in front of me on the table while I was eating breakfast the other day and she kept reaching down and knocking over my cup (I'm not sure if she was trying to pick it up, but all she managed to do was tip it over a number of times). She is still working on getting her hands to go where she wants them when she wants them to, but she is definitely progressing. I can't believe how fast she is learning and growing!

Friday, April 4, 2008

What a trip

David had to go to Ohio for work in mid-March. Not wanting to be home alone with the baby for a week, I packed Liliana into the car and took a rode trip over to David's parents' house in Post Falls, Idaho. Liliana did an excellent job sleeping the entire ride. I stopped twice during the five hour drive to feed her and let her out of her seat. She went right back to sleep after I fed her and let her move around for awhile and we were able to make the trip without any trouble. Grandma and Grandpa Hernandez were thrilled to be able to show Liliana off to their coworkers and ward members. They wanted us to stay longer, but we had to get home in time to collect David from the airport. It was the first time David and I had been apart since we were married. It wasn't very fun to have him hundreds of miles away and I hope we don't have to do it again. At least Liliana and I were well taken care of by my in-laws and had a very enjoyable visit with them.

Liliana's cousin, Mason, was blessed last Sunday. My mom and brother, Joey, came up from Utah to be here for the special event. It was a lot of fun to have much of the family together again.

Liliana had her 2 month check-up last week and she weighed in at 12 pounds, 12 ounces and 23 1/4 inches long. She is in the 90th percentile for weight, 80th for height, and 50th for head circumference. That means that there are some babies out there with massive noggins!

I better leave off here for now, as Liliana is getting cranky.