Monday, August 31, 2009

Dee Dee is fired from babysitting

Yesterday, while my mom was babysitting, Lucy fell from her highchair onto the tile floor in her kitchen, head first. She's got quite a shiner. It's probably her best boo-boo to date, and she's had quite a few. Of course my mom was more upset about it than Lucy was. We kept a close eye on her for a few hours, but she's fine. I got a few pictures last night...its really hard to tell from the pictures, but the knot is pretty big. Even I was a little shocked at the size :)


You can kind of see how big it is from the side. She also has a long scrape on the side of her head....we think maybe from the highchair tray? Not sure.


Big bump!





Today the swelling has definitely gone down a little, its more purple and green though. As you can see, Lucy is really bothered by it.


And no, Dee Dee, you aren't fired, just on probation.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wishful Thinking

So, I thought maybe...just MAYBE Lucy finally has enough hair for a bow...




What do you think?




I don't know mom...maybe it's a little too premature for a bow.



Yeah, maybe she's right. Also, Lucy had her 12 month check up this week. She was scheduled to get 6 shots (5 normal vaccines plus the flu shot). I opted to split them up. I'm not one to offer up much sympathy, but even I draw the line at 6 shots! Lucy did great with them, no fever, fussiness, or problems at all. Also, she's way ahead in her verbal and motor skills according to Dr. R. Here are her stats:

Weight: 22.5 lbs (50-75%)
Height: 32 inches (95%) !!
Head: don't remember, just know it was 95%

She's long and lean with a big head. HA!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We have a walker on our hands...

That's right. She's walking. Okay, not like, I set her down and she takes off...yet. But Wednesday night she took her first two steps EVER. On Thursday she started to get brave and would let go of things and take two or three steps and fall. Today, I glance away for one second and she's made it half way across the room. We have yet to get a video of it, mainly because every time she does it we are both in shock and don't really expect her to do it again, but she does!

Oh, and what do you think of the new blog? I know its plain, but sometimes I like plain. And I was getting bored with the old one. Too purple. Plus Mark said it was too girly. I reminded him that he is outnumbered 3 to 1 in this household (including Heidi), but I decided to change it anyway. Here are a few pictures from today.

Her favorite new place, the baby gate. Boundaries...it's a love-hate relationship.


Bending down to get her book. I'm pretty sure she fell after this.


Walking! Her original start point was the gate, then she let go and started coming towards me.



On another note, Lucy has a new play room! We've been in this house over a year now, and ever since we moved in I said I was going to turn the dining room into a playroom since we have no dining room furniture and I figured a playroom would be a much cheaper venture than a dining room. Well its taken me a year. Actually it only took me about 2 days...but it took me a year to get started. It still needs some things on the wall, and maybe a shelf or two, but its a vast improvement over the blah empty room it was a week ago.




Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A New Semester!

It's August, and that means a new semester, and that means college students need books, which means we are in Birmingham! For those who don't know, Mark works for a textbook company, started by one of his best friends. The two of them run the company, so he splits his weeks between working in Birmingham and working from home. Well August is CRAZY, so Mark is here basically the entire month, so Lucy and I have been traveling back and forth the past few days to spend a little time with him. Jonathan and Meredith are being so gracious and letting us stay in their apartment so we get some much needed privacy and family time.

Lucy and I have just been hanging out and enjoying a break from the every day routine. She is doing SO much right now. She is completely on whole milk now, and I was surprised at how quickly and easily she made the change. None of that slow transition stuff....I'm a cold turkey kinda mama, so one day I said, ok Lucy, we're switching to whole milk! And we haven't looked back since. I fear we will have to do the same with the bottles very soon...

As a newborn, Lucy was NOT cuddly, and really preferred to be left alone and do her own thing. I think Mark's overwhelming affection towards her has finally paid off, because she has turned into the sweetest, most affectionate little thing! She kisses everything and everyone multiple times, and loves to snuggle with me after she wakes up from naps. Our discipline has been paying off as well, because her hitting phase is pretty much over. And on the rare occasion she does hit out of anger, she quickly lowers her head in shame and then tries to kiss whoever the victim was to make up for her outburst. You would think that disciplining a one year old seems a little strict, but trust me, spend one hour with Lucy and you will see that she is no ordinary one year old. She girl has spunk, attitude, and is way too smart for her own good. We love it though, and I'm really learning how to best respond her to. She is VERY stubborn and strong willed like me, but also extremely sensitive, like Mark. This makes it difficult for me, since I don't easily get my feelings hurt, and she does. We're working on it. More so me than her :)

She is SO ridiculously close to walking I can't stand it! I know she'll do it in her own time though, and I'll probably wish back these days of crawling and no shoes. She's getting really good at pointing to objects she knows, even if she can't say the actual word yet. I'll ask her to find the pig, and she does. She's also in a very "mommy" phase right now. Not so much separation anxiety really, she just prefers me, especially at certain times of the day, like when she's sleepy or if she's fallen and hurt herself. Which brings me to...please don't think I beat my child, but since she's walking on/around/under/over EVERYTHING, she falls...A LOT. Therefore, bumps, bruises, and scratches naturally occur. I tend to just let it happen, because that's the only way she'll learn. The other day she was standing holding onto the kitchen chair, which my purse was hanging on, and it just couldn't hold both weights, so it fell down right on top of her. She hit the back of her head on the floor, and the chair was pinned on top of her face. She rolled over, and while crawling off said, "uh-oh"....and that was that. She's a toughy.

I've left my camera back at home....so no pictures for now. Just thought I'd give you a little glimpse into our lives today.

Friday, August 7, 2009