Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun at the park...

Today was a beautiful day, so Lucy and I had a little play date together at the park. We tried out the swing for the first time....and even though it was a little big for Lucy, she loved it! She was so calm and peaceful as she was swinging....and she loved watching all of the other kids play too!

I couldn't help but sit Lucy in the bluebonnets and take a few pictures! She had just woken up from a little cat nap in her stroller, so she wasn't quite sure what to think of the bluebonnets.

The result of our fun day....a very tired baby. Sweet dreams dear one!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Love Lucy...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tulip time...

Happy Spring!!! We had a great time in the tulips this week. Lucy was in the best mood...smiling, laughing and screaming the entire time!

We tried really, really hard to get a good shot of Lucy and Eleanor smiling at the same time....but, it just didn't happen! They are too cute those little bow heads!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Rice Cereal...

Yesterday we gave Lucy rice cereal for the first time. She LOVED it....every last bite! Hopefully, we'll have a good eater on our hands!!

Happy Friday!

Here's a little sneak peak from our photo shoot in the tulips yesterday. I'll post more once I have a chance to sort through all 300 pictures I took! For now, HAPPY FRIDAY from Lucy Kate!
{This is called "hamming it up!"}

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lucy and the cherry blossoms...

Remember Josh's cherry blossom tree that he planted in 2008?? Surprisingly, the tree is still alive even though it hasn't grown much {well, maybe not at all} over the past 3 years. Nonetheless, the little thing does bloom beautiful cherry blossoms each spring! Josh couldn't wait to show Lucy....hopefully one day we'll get to take her to D.C. to see the real cherry blossom trees! For now, daddy's tree will have to do...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sitting up...

Lucy reached a big milestone yesterday....she sat up (for longer than a few seconds) by herself!! Way to go Lucy girl!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blue eyes...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

5 Months...

And here we are again....another monthly update post. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll keep saying it {for the rest of my life}....the days are passing way too quickly! I cannot believe that our sweet Lucy is 5 months old! This past month has been great...but, really not too many big changes from last month.

Developmentally, she has made some progress...

-She is almost sitting up. She still needs some assistance, but every once in a while she'll make it a few seconds on her own.

-She has improved significantly on her tummy time. Josh and I have really tried to be disciplined at practicing tummy time with her. She can now make it a few minutes without crying, instead of a few seconds. She really just doesn't like being on her tummy, but I'm hoping we'll keep making progress in the coming weeks so she can eventually hold herself up and crawl! The way she's going now, she may walk first! :)

-She is still rolling from side to side, but not rolling over on her own. She'll roll from her back to stomach with a little push from one of us.

-We'll start rice cereal in the next couple of weeks. I think she's ready, because she has started to notice our food...her little eyes follow it as it moves from our plates to our mouths. It's pretty funny! Josh put the high chair together this week, so we can't wait for her to use it!

-She has figured out how to take her paci out of her month with her hands....but she definitely has not figured out how to put it back in!

-Lucy is very aware of our dogs now...she loves to watch them run around and play! And the dogs are great with her, which we are very grateful for!

-She talks, screams and sings all of the time. Which is hilarious until we're at a quiet restaurant!

-She's going through a phase where she really doesn't enjoy being in her car seat. I hope this passes quickly. Driving with a crying/screaming baby is not fun. It's not all of the time, but quite often recently.

-She's wearing size 6-12 month clothes and still in size 2 diapers.

Other than that, we've really haven't had too many changes. We're still following the same schedule during the day and she's still sleeping like a champ at night. Call me a chicken, but we haven't dropped the dream feed yet. I'm so scared that if we don't feed her at 10:30pm she'll wake up at 3am starving!! So, now we're starting to slowly wean her from it. Every few days, I'm decreasing the amount of ounces we give her. We're at 2.5 ounces right now (we started at 4oz). Once we get down to 1.5 ounces, we'll stop. Josh and I both are ready to be done with it. I pump, while Josh gives her a bottle (when we give her a bottle, she sleeps right through the feed).

We love you Lucy Kate!!! You are such a JOY!!! Happy 5 months baby girl!!!