Today we went to Baugher's to get our pumpkins. I have been going to Baugher's since I was little, so basically as long as I can remember. I love Baugher's! It always reminds me of autumn and the approaching fall holidays. Today, we got 3 pumpkins and, of course, Tom got himself an apple pie. We took a ton of pictures of Lily. Shocking.
In other news, Lily is going to try some rice cereal this weekend. I am not really in too much a hurry to give her solids, but I do want her to get used to eating other textures and flavors. We will need to get the highchair set up and clean her baby spoons...more things to take over the house!
Today we had Lily's 4 month check-up. She is doing really well...she weighs 13lbs. 12oz. (up 4, almost 5 pounds from the 2 month!) and she is 26 inches long (gained 2 more inches). She is off the chart for height and right in the middle for weight. We were given the green light for solids whenever we want to start trying them. We will probably try some rice cereal soon, but I want to hold off on anything else until I get some food made (we are making our own baby food!).
In other news, Lily is a little jumping Bean! She loves her doorway jumper, but we don't have many good spots for it, so we got her a stationary jumper and she is in baby love. It is a Christmas gift, but given her proclivity to growing like a weed, we wanted to make sure she didn't outgrow the height requirement before she got it! Now, it is another baby accessory that is blocking a significant part of the family room...our house is slowly being usurped by baby items. Beaner is also trying to master the art of rolling over. She gets about halfway and then her arm gets in the way. She hasn't quite figured out how to move it, but I think that day will come very soon.
On October 8, Lily was baptized at St. Joseph's Monastery chapel. My good friend Angela is her godmother and Tim is her godfather. The ceremony was beautiful...it was just perfect for our family. We also had a fun reception. Lily wore my great-uncle's christening gown, which is 90 years old. We counted and something like 17 babies have worn the gown. Now that is a wonderful tradition.
A video of Lily in the bouncer. Excuse my man voice...it always tapes weird.