Lucy is at such a fun age right now....so happy, alert and into everything, but not mobile. Of course, we're anxious for her to start crawling...but for now, we're thoroughly enjoying this stage she is in...and not having to chase her quite yet!
Lucy is still pretty much following the same sleep schedule....although her wake time during the day has extended just a bit between wake time and naps (about 2.5 hours). Now, we are waking up at 7:30am, down for her first nap from 10am-12pm and down for her second nap from 2:30-4:30pm. Bedtime is around 7:45/8pm. She prefers her thumb over her paci when she goes down for a nap and at bedtime. She'll play with her paci for a few minutes, then find her thumb and go right to sleep. I know I can't throw her thumb away, but there is really nothing I can do to keep her from sucking her thumb, so I'm not sweating this...for now!
She still eats 4 times a day. She is taking in much less formula and way more solids. For breakfast at 7:30am, 4oz formula and half of a 3.5oz container of fruit. For lunch at 12pm, 4oz formula and half of a 3.5oz container of veggies (mixed with oatmeal) and half of a 3.5 oz container of fruit. For her afternoon feeding at 4:30pm, she'll take 4-6oz of formula. For dinner between 7-7:30pm, she'll eat 1 3.5oz container of veggies (mixed with oatmeal) and 1 3.5oz container of fruit. I've started giving her dinner bottle (6oz) right before bed now, because she stopped wanting it right after I fed her solids (probably because she is eating so much solids at dinnertime). She'll take her bottle about 20-30 minutes later right before bed though. Whatever works. We've just started working on learning sign language during meal time....I decided to start with "all done" and "more." She laughs at me when I do the sign for "all done!" Her pincer reflex is great now, which makes eating puffs (and some table food) much easier! She has also started holding her bottle during most feeds. I think I'm going to introduce meats to her this month. She'll still eat pretty much any fruit or veggie, except peas.
The biggest change this month....my baby, who hated to be on her stomach for the first 7.5 months of her life, now sleeps on her stomach!!! This started all of a sudden about 2 weeks ago. It completely shocked (and scared) me when I first saw her doing this in the monitor. Now, Lucy prefers to sleep on her stomach and side. So crazy!! This has made tummy time during the day much easier...thank goodness!
Another big change....Lucy is attached to her momma! Girlfriend is so aware now of when I leave the room. Her little eyes will follow me when I'm in the room with her and she'll let out a whine (or cry) when I leave. Yikes! Thankfully, she doesn't cry when I drop her off at Julie's on the days I work. Hopefully, this will stay this way. She LOVES her G and Pops!
Lucy does this funny smile/face now when you smile big at her....she'll close her eyes, wrinkle her nose and smile right back at ya. It's hilarious. She also has a new serious face that she makes a lot. She talks and talks and talks...all. of. the. time. She is also quite nosey...she likes to know what everyone is up to!
She still enjoys her Exersaucer and she loves playing with her toys on her play mat. We're working on play time each day by herself. Typically this will last about 10-15 minutes either in her Exersaucer or on her play mat. Lucy points, reaches and grabs for everything, which typically goes straight into her mouth! She enjoys being outside, in the pool and in the bath tub! This heat is making walks difficult...I'm sure we'll be mall walking a lot more now!
Her hair is filling in more and more. And she is working on cutting her 2 front teeth. Her 2 bottom teeth were so easy...they just kind-of popped up. Not the case for the top 2. Her gums are so swollen, her nose is running like crazy and she has been way more fussy than normal. You can see little white specks under her gums, so surely they will pop soon!
She is wearing 9-18 months clothes...mainly 9-12 month. We're trying to get rid of our size 2 diapers, but size 3 fit her best. An over night diaper is a must at night....sister can tinkle! Her diaper weighs about 10lbs in the morning!
It's hard to believe that our baby girl is 8 months old. Wow, time flies!!! We love you so, so much Lucy Kate. You bring us tremendous JOY....we are so blessed! Happy 8 months!!!!
Lucy was so excited about Josh's first father's day, that she started clapping yesterday! We've been working on patty cake for awhile now, and she finally got it! This is her first action that she can do on cue! We are so proud...
We said "I do" and started our journey at husband and wife! The traditional 6 year anniversary gift is sugar (or iron...but that's boring)! "Sweet" definitely sums up the past 6 years!! What an awesome ride it's been so far. Looking forward to celebrating many, many, many more years of marriage with the most amazing man God could have possibly created for me!
Today, we went swinging on the new play set that Trail West put up right next to our house...it's perfect for Miss Lucy!
We played inside! Lucy takes playtime very seriously. This is a new face that she makes all of the time now...it cracks us up!
And we played outside...it was another beautiful Colorado day!
Lucy took her first ride on Papa Billy's four wheeler...
We took some "mommy and me" photos on the deck!
Whispering secrets in my ear...
I love my girl! Lucy saw her first deer... She was pretty excited about it! Lucy and Corinne...
My highlight of the day was seeing my old friend, Lacee. Lacee and I were pretty much inseparable when I lived in Buena Vista in the 7th and 8th grade. We've kept in touch over the years through letters, emails and Facebook...but sadly it had been 10+ years since we had seen each other!
Lacee and I with our girls....I loved finally meeting sweet Maddie! And Lacee's husband, Jeremy! Lucy had a great time with Maddie!
Dad and Corinne watched Lucy for a couple of hours so I could run into town with Lacee, Jeremy and Maddie for lunch. Lacee and I had so much fun catching up and reminiscing about old times...and I really enjoyed getting to know Jeremy and Maddie!
I've been married to my high school sweetheart, Josh, for 9 glorious years. We have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Lucy Kate (10.18.10) and June Marie (8.9.12). I graduated from Coppell High School in 2000 and from Texas A&M University in 2004. We moved back to Coppell in 2008 and attend church at The Door Church.