The Silly Gilles

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hollie 4 Month

Hollie you are 4 months old!  Boy this is all going by very fast.  Between taking care of you and your sisters the days around here go by super fast (aside from 5pm and daddy isnt home and people are cranky)  You are a very pleasant child who rarely whines or fusses.  Just a really sweet girl

4 month stats
12lbs 12 oz (18% lightest one yet but not by much)
height: 24.25" (38%)
head: 15.94" (44%)

Things you do
  • exclusively nurse and never had a bottle...little too late now oh well
  • sleep next to me (between me and your dad) every night in a little nest.  you fall asleep holding my finger. i love it.  you wake once to nurse between 3 and 4 and then go right back to sleep. sometimes you poop after you eat and i have to change you but you still go back to sleep pretty quickly.
  • take two cat naps (morning and late evening) and one bigger nap in afternoon around 1 or 2
  • noticing your hands and beginning to grab at toys and bring to mouth.
  • roll from belly to back easily but almost getting to be able to roll back to tummy.  you are super close
  • when i leave you on the floor you are able to shift and end up moving from where i left you.
  • get tons and tons of hugs and kisses from gracie and heidi and of course me.  we sure do love and adore you.
  • Drool Drool and Drool some more.  You are by far the drooliest of all.  I go thru about 6 bibs a day with you.  
  • Use a paci to fall asleep
  • very alert.  you hold your head up so well and look from side to side to watch whats going on.
  • i have gotten a few giggles out of you.  super cute
  • love to smile at people. you are just so happy.
  • I put you in your einstein play jumper already and you love it for a little while.
  • getting real figity when being held and wanna move.  my guess is you will be the earliest walker if thats even possible!!
  • love to stand on my legs (good sign building leg strength for early walking)
we did a photoshoot with your aunt when we were in Fl so once I get those photos i will update this one for your 4 month old photos done professionally!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hollie 3 Months

 Today is Thanksgiving and also your 3 Month old marker! My favorite Holiday with my favorite Hollie.  You are such a breath of fresh air in our home.  You rarely whine and are full of smiles and just go with the crazy flow we call life around here.  You really are such a sweet baby and we all love you so so so so so much!

this face reminds me of a picture i have of gracie at this age in this exact outfit.
3 Month stats
11lbs 6 oz
getting taller and love to stand while i hold you on my tummy or legs
tiny little head but hold it up so strong and have a cute little hair patch in the back

things you are up to:
  • you are very good at holding your little noggin up and love to look around at what your big sisters are doing.
  • you do tummy time but dont last long before you roll over to your back
  • you reach and bat at toys that are in your reach.
  • you are rolling to your side really well so well that it looks like your will roll to your tummy soon.
  • you sleep with me and your dad at night.  we often fall asleep holding hands through your swaddle.  you typically sleep from 8pm-4am and then eat and go back to sleep till about 8 maybe 830. when you wake from that feeding you almost always poop and have the biggest grins for me so we hang out for about 20 minutes before i put you back to sleep
  • you hate your car seat if you are awake in it.
  • love your paci.  fall asleep pretty stinkin quick if i swaddle you in your muslin blanket and pop paci in and bounce a little while i hold you tummy to tummy.  Doesnt take long and you are out.
  • I often put you down for nap downstairs in the buggy with all the noise.  You sleep through it.  such a relief for me!
  • drooling a ton lately.  you bought baby bandanas for drool and they work really well. its your new accessory.
  • caught your first cold! bummer.  luckily you have stayed pleasant.  i knew it was inevitable but feel so bad for a stuffy nosed baby.
  • when talked to will give lots of smiles. and you will coo back at us
  • good napper.  take a few 1 hour naps and your afternoon nap is typically a big one and at least 2 hours sometimes 3 or 4.
  • discovering your hands and sucking on them these days

gille girls

my view is the best view

so i puposly put hollie in her outfit today for her photoshoot because i have a photo of each of her sisters at the SAME age in this exact outfit..SO FUN! so here they are.  I see similarites between each. Hollie has a different shaped eyes. I think she has more of mine less gille

i just love my gille girls!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hollie Newborn Photos

I realized i never posted hollies newborn photos.  A friend of mines sister contacted me the day I had Hollie asking if she could take pictures of her for gallery that she was going to have at a birthing center.  I was planning on taking the pictures myself but I of course said YES and relieved a ton of stress off me.  She and her mom did a great job!!

i almost didnt have gracie and heidi come.  i didnt wanna stress if heidi wouldnt perform  I remember heidis photoshoot with gracie and she didnt wanna go near her and it was an emotional mess so i thought if gracie as a 2 yr old wouldnt then my stubborn sweet heidi wouldnt for sure.  well ma ma spiffed them up and brought them.  i am so glad.  the picture below melts my heart.  it exemplifies my love for each one of these beautiful girls in my life.  i am truly blessed.

these are a few i took a day or two later. i got a couple good shots

my favorite