Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lucy Mae: 6 Months


This has been my favorite age for Lucy Mae! (I know I feel like I say that every month, but this month she has definitely hit some big, fun milestones!) She is such a good eater and loves everything we feed her. She is getting to be great at sitting up on her own. And she is getting so mobile! She rolls and scoots all over the place which sometimes gets her into some predicaments. She is starting to learn now to play which is so fun! She LOVES peek-a-boo and "dump all the toys out of the basket."

This last month Lucy made the return trip from her first trip to Minnesota, went to her first movie on Mommy's birthday, had her first Easter and General Conference, moved to her own room and has just been so, so happy!

Lucy's Favorites:

  • EATING! She LOVES it when we put her in her chair and bring out the food. 
  • Rolling and playing on the floor
  • Sitting up
  • Singing songs
  • Reading books
  • Making dinosaur roars
  • Seeing herself in mirrors


Lucy's Not-So-Favorites:

  • Being left alone
  • Sitting in her chair for too long
  • Going down for naps


Things I Don't Want to Forget:

  • Her dinosaur roar
  • How happy and proud she is as she rolls around the floor
  • Playing peek-a-boo (especially under the couch)
  • How she sticks her tongue out when she's happy or excited


Milestones:

  • 4/1: First Easter

Lucy Mae: 5 Months

**This post was written around her 5 month birthday, but for some reason it didn't get published!**



Lucy Mae just keeps getting more and more fun and more and more cute with each passing month! This last month brought Lucy's first camping trip, her second plane ride/first time to Minnesota, her first time meeting Maggie the dog and her first time eating real food! 


She is getting better at sleeping, usually only waking up once or twice a night to get her binky put back in her mouth. She is starting to roll more and is getting good at grabbing things with her hands. 


Lucy's Favorites:
  • Bathtime
  • Eating
  • Riding in the stroller
  • Her O-Ball
  • Reading stories


Lucy's Not-So-Favorites:
  • Being alone
  • Getting stuck on her tummy (even though she does know how to roll back over!)


Things I Don't Want to Forget:
  • Her cute giggle
  • The way she does her excited dance (swaying forward and backward)

Milestones: 
  • 2/16-18: First Camping Trip
  • 3/1: First time eating food (Rice cereal)
  • 3/10: First flight with just Mom!
  • 3/10-18: First trip to Minnesota  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lucy Mae: 4 Months


This is such a fun age for Miss Lucy Mae! She is so interactive and happy most of the time. She is getting so good at holding onto things and putting them in her mouth. She loves to snuggle with Mom and Dad as well as some of her stuffed animals like Peaches, Jerry and Rapunzel. Lucy loves her daddy, especially when they play helicopter.

Lucy has rolled over a few times! Mostly from back to stomach then from stomach to back. But she only will do it if the TV is on, specifically the Olympics. She is the slowest roller in the history of the world; it's more of a progression than a roll. But she prefers to get to where she wants to be by simply wiggling. She can spin herself a full 360 degrees on her blanket if she starts out far enough away from the coffee table. She also has started to be able to pull apart her play mat. She can lift the bar out of it's holder, so she might be too big for that anymore!

Lucy has great head control, likes to sit up on our laps and likes to observe what's going on around her. Her favorite things are her fists; they're constantly in her mouth. And Lucy holds the world record for the amount of drool that can come out of one's mouth I believe. She is constantly wearing a  wet shirt and has wet sleeves.

At her 4 month appointment she weighed 15 lbs 11.5 oz (gained 3 lbs 1.5 oz since December) and was in the 80th percentile. For height she's in the 90th percentile at 25.75" (which is 2 inches longer since December) and her head is 41 cm which is in the 70th percentile range.

Lucy Mae is definitely growing up and getting so big! She went through her 4 month sleep regression and it was rough on the whole family. But she seems to be doing better and will only occasionally wake up once or twice a week in the middle of the night and mostly just needs her binky put back in her mouth.

Lucy's Favorites:

  • Diaper changes
  • Wiggling
  • O-Ball
  • Snuggling
  • Listening to Mom practice the ukulele

Lucy's Not-So-Favorites:

  • Having her bottle run out
  • Being cold
  • Being alone

Things I Don't Want to Forget:

  • The way she talks in the morning before getting up (along with her big, gummy smile when I get her out of her crib).
  • The way she calms down and SMILES as soon as you lay her down to change her diaper.
  • The way her arms stick straight out and are stiff while she's in the bathtub. 
  • How she likes to be completely spread eagle when she's playing on the ground.
  • How she arches her back to see the TV or the books on her changing table.
  • Her cute laugh!

Milestones:

  • 1/30 First (real) time rolling over from tummy to back
  • 2/3 First real laugh
  • 2/5 Grabbed toes
  • 2/10 Rolled over from back to tummy (multiple times!)


Friday, January 19, 2018

Lucy Mae: 3 Months



Lucy Mae keeps getting more and more fun! She is getting to be so alert and can really focus on things like faces, books and toys. She also recognizes when I'm shaking her bottle to get it ready for her to eat! She can have "conversations" with people by cooing and squawking. Lucy is able to play for long stretches of time (30-45 minutes!) with her play mat and can listen to stories for anywhere from 10-30 minutes before she needs something else to do.



Lucy still loves to snuggle and when she gets ready for a nap, she loves to suck on her binky and fall asleep in my arms. When she's falling asleep is one of my favorite times because she is so calm and observant; just looking around at all the things to see as she slowly drifts off to sleep.



This last month has been a big month for Lucy. It included her first Christmas, her first New Year's (which she actually was almost awake for!) and her first flight/long vacation. She also got to meet Holly, Travis and her bestie Margo for the first time.


She is also getting on a fairly regular schedule. She will usually wake up between 6:00 and 7:00, sometimes even 8:00! She will eat, play for a bit and then be ready for a nap after being awake for 1-1 1/2 hours. She will nap for anywhere from 1-2 hours. Then she's up to eat and play again for about 2 hours. Lucy will usually take a pretty good nap in the afternoons for about 2-3 hours. She's awake again around 3:00 or 4:00 and will be up and playing until about 6:00 when we try to get her to take one more short nap, then she's up between 7:00 and 7:30. She gets ready for bed around 8:00 with jammies, vitamins, a bottle and some stories before she is swaddled and rocked to sleep. She is usually down for the night between 8:30 and 9:00, but some nights it's closer to 10:00 if she took a later evening nap.



Lucy's Favorites:

  • Lucy loves playing with the rattle Gooma and Goompa got her for Christmas as well as her Rapunzel doll she got from Disney World. 
  • Getting her diaper changed is still her favorite activity. 
  • Bathtime is still fun, but she really loves sitting on the edge of the sink and putting her feet in the running water. 
  • Story time is her jam! She can be screaming but as soon as I put her in story reading position and start reading she will usually calm right down. 

Lucy's Not-So-Favorites:

  • Still doesn't like being hungry or disruptions to her eating. 
  • She also isn't a fan of being on her tummy too long. She likes to do tummy time but once she is over it, she lets us know!
  • Sacrament Meeting and Relief Society are rough. But she loves Sunday school!

Things I Don't Want to Forget:

  • How much Lucy LOVED Disney World. She was such a champ and did fantastic sleeping in her stroller and the baby carrier. Lucy loved the rides she went on, especially It's A Small World, Peter Pan and Dumbo. 
  • Meeting Rapunzel and Snow White! They both thought Lucy was the cutest thing. Lucy liked Rapunzel the best, but Snow White gave her a kiss and played peek-a-boo with Lucy using her cape. It was the cutest!
  • How cute Lucy looked in her Cinderella ears. 
  • How much Lucy was uninterested in Christmas festivities, haha. Maybe next year!

Milestones:

  • 12/25 First Christmas
  • 12/31 First New Years Eve
  • 1/8 First flight
  • 1/9-1/16 First long vacation (Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando)
  • 1/9 Meeting Holly, Travis and Margo for the first time!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lucy Mae: 2 Months


I thought I would be one of those moms who is so sad to see her baby grow up. And while I am sad a little bit, I also LOVE seeing Lucy grow up. I love how she is trying out new things and is geting to be more interactive and fun!


In the last month, Lucy has become more smiley intentionally and loves to coo, squawk and talk while she is awake. She is a wiggle worm and loves to be down on a blanket stretching out. During the night, Lucy has been able to turn 180 degrees so her head is at the complete opposite end of the crib! She also wiggles her way down to the other end of the crib and sometimes gets her feet stuck up above the crib edge. She doesn't like that too much 😂 Lucy can stay awake for longer periods of time during the day and can sleep through the night, even though she doesn't always do it. When I go pick her up in the night or in the morning after she's been sleeping, she gives me the biggest smile and it completely melts my heart!


Lucy's Favorites

  • Reading stories. She has started to focus on the pictures and coo at the cute animals when I point them out :) She loves her Christmas board book and always calms down as soon as we start to read it. 
  • Lucy still LOVES her changing table. If she's upset we go right there and she automatically smiles and calms down. She still loves getting her diaper changed. 
  • Christmas lights! Lucy has discovered Christmas lights this season and she absolutely LOVES seeing them. We took her out to the Riverwoods for FHE and she loved looking at all of the lights. 
  • Bath time always calms her down. She loves the sound of the faucet running and is happy as can be just sitting in her bath seat. 



Lucy's Not-So-Favorites

  • Being hungry is still her least favorite thing
  • Getting strapped in her car seat she still doesn't enjoy. 

Things I Don't Want to Forget

  • Her grunts, coos, squawks and gummy smiles are absolutely my favorite! 
  • The way she wiggles ALL. THE. TIME.
  • Her cute chubby, rolly tummy and thighs!
  • The way she looks at Christmas lights.
  • The way she smiles when Mom or Dad pick her up from sleeping. 
  • Her favorite sleeping position: snuggled with her face between the crook of your arm and armpit. 



Milestones

  • 11/18 First babysitter
  • 11/22-26 First trip
  • 11/22 First trip to a National Park (Grand Canyon!)
  • 11/25 First hike
  • 12/5 First attempt sitting up by herself
  • 12/8 Meeting Uncle Hunter for the first time
  • 12/10 Blessing Day
  • 12/13 First time getting nails cut


Lucy and her friend Emma. They're only 1 month apart!