Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Us Lately...

Well here is a little update on the Wright fam...

Nate:
Last week we flew out to Utah for Nate's graduation.  We had fun and it was a good experience, but it was LONG!!  It was held in the Marriott center and every MBA and undergrad were all there to walk.  So, they did all the MBA's then the undergrads and Nate was dead last.  The only people who were after him were those who did their degree online (there were 5).  The benefit to being last is the picture area is completely clear for us to do as we please and stay as long as we like :)  So, it was fun and we are glad we went. We were able to see some good friends and spend time with family.  Overall, good experience!  Here are some pictures:

Right after he walked.

Nate, Lyla and I with Grandma and Grandpa Wright.

Nate and I.  I know I look a little pregnant but I'm not :)

Our little family :)

Me with the cap.  One day, I'll get there... one day...

Lastly, Nate gets surgery on his ACL and meniscus tomorrow.  We are anxious to get this surgery done and over with so he can get to recovery as quick as possible.  He hates not being active!  He will most likely get to go back to work on Monday.  So, I get to have 2 babies to take care of over the weekend (not that Nate is a baby, but you get my point).

Me:
Not much to report.  I love being a mom.  I love my calling.  I got my hair cut as you can see from pictures above.  That's pretty much it :)

Lyla:
Holy cow, this girl never ceases to impress me.  She cracks me up.  She is the strongest baby I know that is her age.  Her brace and her casts have made her all muscle.  As you can see in the picture below, she has her braces up in the air.  She ALWAYS has them like this.  That brace is a good 1.5-2lbs and it's no big thing to her.  Lately she has discovered her shoelaces and likes to try and eat them (also pictured below).  She likes to grab at anything and everything and put it in her mouth to chew on it.  I am still waiting on those teeth to come in but I know they are coming.  She has been running a low-grade fever and has been a little fussy and loves to CHEW.

Lyla stops wearing her brace full-time tomorrow (although I sort of started today for reasons I will explain in a bit).  This has been a long awaited moment for us.  She is like 2 pounds lighter without the shoes and braces and it just makes such a difference! We are SO excited!

Lyla is also really smart.  Many people have commented on it too, and it never gets old to me :)  I am constantly impressed with her.  She knows what she wants, who she is looking at, and everything.  She figures things out really quickly and is just developing really well. 

Lastly, Lyla recently has been rolling from her back to her tummy.  The weird thing is, she can't go from her tummy to her back.  So after a little while she gets fussy because she is stuck that way.  Anyway, she can't seem to stop rolling to her tummy and when she gets there she is trying SO HARD to crawl.  It is so cute.  There is a video below that will show you what I mean.  I started taking her brace off a day early (which I am sure is fine) because I think it will help her with rolling back over and to get a better grip when she tries to crawl.  Sometimes she will roll herself over in her crib then fall asleep that way and I don't know it until later... so I hope she will learn soon since they are not supposed to sleep on their tummy's.  I love this girl!

Some pictures lately...
 
Lyla trying to eat her shoelaces...

So determined...

On tummy time with a little drool...


Here is the video of her rolling over and trying to crawl.  She tries so hard!!!
video

Anyway, that is all for now.  We love our baby girl. 


3 comments:

Tara said...

First of all, your new haircut is very flattering - I love it! Secondly, congratulations on Nate graduating!! (I know, my priorities are messed up - haircut before college graduation) And that baby of yours is getting so big! I can't believe she is already making those crawling motions. People are right. You have a smart baby (:

Erin and James said...

I LOVE YOUR HAIR CUT! SO CUTE AND YOU DEF DONT LOOK PREGO, YOU LOOK FABULOUS! HOW CUTE THAT SHE IS DOING SO WELL ROLLING, AND GRABBING HER LACES! YA FOR HER BRACES COMING OFF!

Tasha and Ryan said...

You guys have been SUPER busy! Sometimes its nice though so you dont have to worry about all the little things in life right? Lyla has grown up so much- its amazing how much they change! And she is a strong little girl. =) I wish my legs were that strong again! And I love your hair cut very very cute!!!!