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!


  • 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!


  • 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. 


  • 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!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lucy Mae: 1 Month

I can't believe that Lucy Mae has been a part of our family for a whole month! In some ways it seems like she has always been a part of our family. But in other ways it seems like she was just born!

Lucy is such a good baby. She is super chill, is an amazing sleeper and a great eater (as seen by her chubby cheeks and rolly thighs!) Lucy Mae is a happy baby, unless she's hungry. And she lets us know when she is! She is very vocal about her hunger and thinks she is starving if a bottle isn't in her mouth right when she expects is. (She must get her hangry-ness from her mom ;)

Lucy's Favorites:

  • Lucy LOVES being on her changing table. If she is ever upset as soon as you lay her on her changing table, she calms right down. 
  • This girl also loves to wiggle. She is super squirmy and can move quite a ways from the spot you lay her down in. 
  • Snuggling is one of her favorite activities. She loves being held! Currently her favorite positions are scrunched up on your chest/shoulder or being cradled while she puts her hand in your armpit and her face in your chest. It is pretty much the sweetest thing ever 
  • Even though she has only had two, Lucy loves bath time. 
  • Listening to stories at bedtime
  • Her nightly vitamins

Lucy's Not-So-Favorites:
  • Being hungry is pretty much the only reason Lucy cries. And boy does she have some lungs!
  • Burping is the worst thing ever for her. Mostly because it interrupts her eating. 
  • She also doesn't like getting strapped into her carseat or driving on 500 N. 

Things I Don't Want to Forget
  • The way she sucks her favorite binky
  • Holding my fingers while she eats
  • Her hands blocking her face while trying to eat and her getting frustrated because she can't eat because her hands are in the way
  • Her cute sounds! Coos and goos, grunts and snorts, and her nightly goat sounds
  • The way she naps with her hands above her head
  • Sticking her legs straight out while she eats and how they slowly relax and fall down the longer she eats
  • Those chubby cheeks and rolly thighs
  • Her big, beautiful eyes that look up at me while she's snuggled on my chest
  • Her sweet gummy smiles
  • The head butts she gives when she is being burped but is still hungry
  • The way she wiggles and squirms while playing on her play mat
  • Her major head dives when she is over burping and wants to get back in eating/snuggling mode

  • 10/16 First outing (We went to Walmart as a family to pick up formula)
  • 10/17 First doctor appointment (2 day check-up, 2 week check up was on 10/27)
  • 10/31 First Halloween (Lucy was the cutest pineapple!)
  • 11/4 First bath
  • 11/11 Rolling over from tummy to back (I'm pretty sure this was an accident though. I put her on her tummy for tummy time but her arm was stuck under her. She wasn't too happy about tummy time that day so she wiggled and flipped herself over onto her back. She did this twice back-to-back. But once I put her on her tummy and got her arms unstuck, she hasn't rolled over since.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

39 Week Update

I made it to my 39 week appointment and my doctor was kind of surprised to see me there. She was so sure I was going to deliver last week!

I had a good blood pressure today and haven't gained any weight over my last two appointments which is good news. I am still 80% effaced but have now dilated to 3 cm and the baby is sitting even lower (which I didn't even think was possible!) 

My doctor striped my membranes today in hopes of sending me into labor in the next day or two. It might be working! I have had my strongest contractions since I was at the doctor's office, but now I'm just waiting for them to be consistent and strong. 

If I don't have my baby this weekend though my doctor did schedule to have me induced on Tuesday since she is going out of town on Wednesday for a few days. She said that my baby is big enough (she's predicting 8 lbs!) and that she has been sitting for so low for so long that she's ready to come out, she just might need a little prodding. 

How far along? 39 weeks 
Size of baby? Pumpkin or Watermelon depending on which app I looked at. They also say that the baby is between 19 and 20 inches and 7-9 lbs.  
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans and sweatpants are still my life.  
Stretch marks? More and more come every day. 
Exercise? I went to the Rec Center almost every day this last week to walk for 30-45 minutes in hopes of getting this baby out! 
Sleep? I'm still having mostly good nights with two solid 3 hour sleep sessions where I can easily fall back asleep in-between the sessions. I've also been able to squeeze in another 3 hour session from about 5:00 am-8:00 am. 
Movement? She was moving less this week and her movements weren't as strong. She was making her kick counts though so I wasn't too worried. 
Food cravings? Still lots of milk and cereal. I've added baby carrots and apples to my daily intake and the last few days I've been drinking lots and lots of pineapple juice in hopes of it starting labor. 
Food aversions? My heartburn has been a lot less this last week. I still take Tums before I go to bed most nights, but I usually don't have to take them in the middle of the night anymore.  
Milestones? No more prenatal appointments! Membranes got stripped! Dilated to a 3! Scheduled to be induced on Tuesday if nothing happens this weekend!