Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lucy Update

I'm feeling the need for a Lulu update.  She's just getting so big.  Chase told me yesterday "She's not a baby anymore!" And I wanted to weep in agreement! That said, I love this age.  She's so happy and smiley and starting to get a sense of humor.  She has 2 bottom teeth and 2 top teeth (although a third is working its way through), so her smile is soooooo cute.  She's such a ham and is always making funny faces.  We laugh so much together.

Milestones
The biggest news is that she's pretty much a full time walker now.  I still can't get over it.  My favorite thing is when she walks around carrying her purse.  Such a little lady.  She was toddling all over at the library today and somebody said, "She looks too little to be walking so well!"  That's how I feel too! Haha.

She babbles allllllll the time, but still doesn't have many intelligible words.  She says hi, bye, mama, and dada - sometimes. Still not totally sure she knows what "mama" and "dada" mean.  The word she knows best is bye. She says it all the time.  I think she's working on "kitty."  She definitely says something high-pitched and squealy when she sees Lola.

She knows one body part: her belly.  It is the cutest thing ever when I ask her where her belly is.  She hikes up her shirt and grabs a handful of that big ole baby belly.  Adorable.

I've been working like crazy on animal sounds.  She usually just intently studies my mouth while I'm making the sounds.  She's definitely trying to absorb them.  She parrots "mooooo," but doesn't do it on her own when I ask what the cow says.

She does know what a car says.  She says "vrmmmmm" when she plays with cars.  And if ever I'm laying on my back on the floor, she climbs on my belly, says "vrmmmmm" and starts bouncing so I'll play the car game with her. :-)

Favorites
She loves her baby dolls.  Plural.  She has 2, and she has to play with them both at the same time.  I've been telling people I hope that's not an indication that we're having twins next . . . Like I mentioned before, she's really into her purse.  She loves to find little pieces of paper or small toys and take them in and out of her purse.  She still loves anything she can open and close.  She has the Fisher Price coin counting pig, the cookie jar, and a Very Hungry Caterpillar apple container that all have little pieces to take in and out.  And she has finally mastered the stacking rings!

But of course her favorite toys aren't toys at all.  She spends hours playing with her cups and spoons and bowls.  In and out of the drawer.  She loves trying to match the tupperware with their tops.  And she still enjoys sorting washcloths and bibs.  Haha.

In the past week or so she discovered there is one cabinet in the kitchen that is unlocked.  She looooooves to open it and put stuff inside.  I've found binkies, toys, books, and my cell phone in there.  Haha.  She usually remembers, though.  If I ask her where my phone is, she gets a big smile on her face and toddles over to the cupboard to pull it out.  So cute!

She also really likes music. She loves to shake her booty.  Haha.  Her favorite song is "If You're Happy and You Know It" because she loves to clap her hands.  And she has started to open and close her hands when I sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" because that's what we do at storytime at the library. Precious. :-)

Food
I've been slacking on veggie pushing lately.  I do still sneak purees into a lot of stuff, but I've stopped offering her actual veggies.  It's so frustrating to me that she squishes them or throws them on the floor.  It just seems wasteful . . . and messy.

So her diet pretty much consists of waffles, toast, bananas, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, peaches, pears, grilled cheese, mac n' cheese, bean burritos, lunch meat, cheese, spaghettios, beans, and lots and lots of goldfish and yogurt melts. :-)

This week I decided to crack down on her juice consumption.  She loves it so much that I give it to her all the time.  So the new rule is one cup of juice a day and as much milk and water as she wants.

Sleep
Right around her birthday, Lucy was really fighting her naps, but we pressed on and she is back to normal now.  Morning nap - usually about 2 hours and afternoon nap - about an hour and a half.  She usually sleeps from about 8pm-7am at night.  She won't let me read to her or rock or sing or anything anymore.  She just wants her binkies and she wants to get in her bed!

Wrap Up
This is so lame, but I was thinking the other day that Lucy is really one of my best friends! Haha.  We are together almost 24/7.  I love having someone to talk to when I'm wandering the aisles at the grocery store, and someone to giggle with when we're home alone.  I miss her when we're apart and everything makes me think of her.  I just love her so much! :-)

Since I'm sure only my die-hard readers have made it to the end, I'll throw in this fun fact: I realized the other day that I'm still producing milk . . . over a month after nursing Lucy for the last time! So crazy! Haha.

Well I should get to bed.  Getting my teeth ripped out tomorrow! Wish me luck! :-)

Sadie

3 comments:

  1. I find myself fascinated when I watch Abby walk around and think "she's such a little person!" :)

    She doesn't say much discriminately either. Except dada. She does know who he is, but then again she says dada for every person she encounters...

    I realized your list of her foods is basically exactly all I end up feeding Abby too! :-P She will eat chicken though too, especially if it's in something that involves cheese, like a quesadilla...

    Getting your teeth ripped out?! Oh no! Hope it goes well for you!

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  2. Aw, this is a fun post :) I love how each child has SUCH a different personality from such a young age. Lucy and Orion seem opposite in so many ways but similar in others. So cool.

    I can't believe you're still producing! That's awesome- your body knows what it's doing now!

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  3. I had milk for MONTHS after I stopped nursing Jeremy. When I finally stop producing milk, my period came like a week later. Just FYI ;)

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