Sunday, March 18, 2012

8 Months Old!

Oh my sweet Lucy...

Today you are EIGHT months old!
Where, oh where, has the first 2/3 of your first year gone???

This month, Miss Lucy:
You weigh about lbs.
You are still in a size 3 diaper and fit well in 9 month clothes.  You also fit well in 12 month clothes -- they just look "comfy" on you 'cause they're a little more baggy.

You are wearing your Plagiocephaly hat like a champ!  You barely know it's even there -- and you rock it with a hairbow that coordinates to your outifts every day! :) You get really hot in it, and so we're able to break out your cute summer clothes a little early and dress you in precious bubbles, rompers, and dresses.

You are still in your same class at daycare but your teacher, Mrs. Ella has retired and Miss Kacie is leaving tomorrow.  You love your new teacher Ms. Lachelle (there's also a new one starting tomorrow) and still love Ms. Mindy.

You are tolerating "tummy time" a lot better but still don't have an interesting in crawling or even scooting.  You have gotten a lot better at rolling over though and love rolling from one way to the other.

You have learned to clap and clap every time that you get excited or we say "clap, clap clap!"

Have just learned how to blow kisses (seriously, like yesterday...).  I started about a month ago trying to teach you and every day your Daddy & I would work with you on it.  We would blow them to you and then take your hand and do the motion for you from your mouth.  Over and over and over again.  So yesterday (3/17) your Daddy was holding you in his recliner and was trying to teach you how to do it and then stopped and was just holding you while we all watched a movie together.  All of a sudden something caught his eye and he looked at you.  You were so sweetly looking up at him and blowing him kisses over and over and over again.  It was honestly the sweetest thing I have ever seen!

You are starting to really enjoy your baths!  You've always liked a bath, but now you're figuring out how to play!  A couple of weeks ago I started letting you play with the water as it came out of the faucet, and you thought it was so fun trying to catch it in your hands.  Then, just this week, you've figured out that you can splash the water with your hands and love for it to splash your face!  You also have a million rubber squirt toys that are shaped like ocean animals.  These are great for chewing on, you think!  They're the perfect size for your little hands and must feel so good to your gums because you have a hard time putting them down.

You are still eating Stage 2 foods.  You're interested in what your Daddy and I are eating, but when we put it in your mouth you act like you don't know what to do with it.  Same with the Stage 3 foods.
...this is probably because you STILL don't have any teeth!  Where are you hiding them??

You have started pulling up just this week too (you're doing all your learning and growing this week it seems!).  I was sitting on the floor with my knees pulled to my chest and you were sitting on my feet and pulled up to standing on my jeans/legs.  Pretty soon you're going to be pulling up on things all over this house!

You are still a champion sleeper, sleeping from about 7:30pm-6:30am every night.  You do roll all over your crib at night, though.  You're just a busy body at night!

You baby-babble all.the.time. and love to say "da-da."  I think you may be starting to figure out that it relates to this man you love.  You've started just recently saying "ma-ma" every now and then.  I know you'll say it, soon enough.  It'll be all the more special when you do, because I've waited for so long! :)

You've brought so much sweet joy to our lives, Miss Lucy!  We love you so much!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Daddy's Girl

I know what it's like to be a daddy's girl. I know the feeling of warm affection when his arms wrap around you. In familiar with the spark that happens in your heart when you see him. And I fondly know the feeling of security when hearing his voice. I love my Daddy so much and I know a lot of that is because he loves me just as much!

You, Lucy, are just as lucky because you have something just as special with your daddy! You're still so young and I love watching the two of you blossom your relationship every day. You look forward to when he walks trough the front door and when he gets down on the floor to play with you, I see that same sparkle in you'd eyes that I get in mine. You love me just as I love my mama, but there's something special to be had between a daddy and his princess and I'm certainly glad my prince charming turned out to be your king! :)

Slick Sleeper

You continue to make me laugh!! For 7 1/2 months now I have laid you on your back to sleep and for 7 1/2 months I've woken you up with you still on your back. Except for last night...

Your Daddy came to bed around 2 because he likes to play his play station with Jonathan Paulish and your uncle Wesley. He told me you had flipped to your stomach and sure enough when I looked at the monitor, you had!! Well, at 6:30 thus morning I heard you talking on the monitor and turned it on to look at you and saw you back on your back! I just had to laugh because we try to get uou to hip and roll on the floor when you're playing and you have no real interest except maybe turning on your side a bit. So you doing it in your sleep just made me smile! :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Strong-willed baby!

Hahaha. It's Saturday morning and I am currently holding you while you feed yourself your mid morning bottle. (have I mentioned you can hold your own bottle? Even if you drop it, you're able to pick it up and continue feeding yourself! You've been able to do this for at least two months now..) every time we fix your bottle you'll grab it out of our hands to get it.

Anyways just a few minutes ago, shortly after you started drinking it, I noticed you werent sucking on it anymore. So, thinking it may have been clogged, I tried to take it out of your mouth to see. As I pulled on your bottle to take it away, you satellite the way up and yanked it back in your mouth before I could tell anything about whether it was clogged or not! It definitely made us laugh at what a strong-willed baby you are! :)