Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living




Things are wonderful here at the Tylutki house.

Virginia has started smiling! Mostly in the morning when you un-swaddle her on the changing table. It melts my heart.

First smile caught on camera!

There are even some nights we get to hang out in the backyard like we used to.

Virginia hung out in the Moby carrier while Jerry grilled us dinner.

Best tomato of the summer!


There are also days when I eat a cold enchilada for breakfast, cookies for lunch, and don’t get out of my pajamas until dinner time. But honestly, those days are still pretty awesome.

The only way to get a shower!

I wish Virginia would like to spend more time in the Moby.

Hands free baby wearing would make it a lot easier to get things done around the house. Laundry, teeth brushing, and even blogging.

But Virginia just doesn’t love it.

In fact, she is just not a cuddly baby. She prefers her bouncy seat more than anything. She also loves walks in her stroller and car rides. Her favorite place to hang out is on the changing table. I don’t know if she likes her diaper changed or being naked, but it seems to be the place she is happiest!

Snuggling is not her favorite activity, and she doesn’t really like to be rocked to sleep. It took me a while to adjust to this fact, and not to take it personally. I have to keep reminding myself that every baby is different, and mine is just very independent. Right now I am learning to be content that our bonding time takes place when she is nursing.

She is almost 8 weeks old now and is starting to become more aware of her surroundings. She makes eyes contact, coos, and of course, smiles (my favorite!).

And can even lift her little head up!

I still can’t believe I get to stare at this face every day!


  1. I could stare at that face all day too! She is changing so fast.

  2. I am staring at it right now at work :) She has the most perfect little face and I love her eyes :)

  3. Thank you to Aunt Kate for mentioning the EHH blog on fb! I will visit often to see all the changes in that beautiful baby. Looks like she is getting real blonde-and those big eyes-just gorgeous!

  4. I can’t believe I missed this post! I am loving the updates and little Virginia is so darn precious!

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