Wednesday, November 23, 2011

14 Months

Our precious girl is 14 months old!  She continues to grow and shine, learn and play every single day.  She is still the busiest baby ever and is hilarious to watch.  Every little thing she does is magic and we are entertained by her 100% of the day.

At 14 months, Lucy:
  • is obsessed with the movie Home Alone.  She especially loves the part where Kevin attacks the burglars.  She doesn't even blink for those 15 minutes.  It is the only thing on earth she will sit still for.  It's amazing, really.  
  • can walk, well take enough steps to get from one room to the next, but still chooses to crawl. 
  • is teething.  She still only has 2 bottom teeth, but her top right tooth will be poking through any day.  
  • still sleeps and naps well.  She used to do 12 hours at night, but since day light savings, she's been doing more like 11 hours a night, with two 2 hour naps a day.
  • loves other kids and babies.  
  • gives kisses voluntarily throughout the day.  She makes the cutest 'ooooooooo' sounds when she wants to kiss you.  We love it.  She is showing more signs of becoming a cuddler, but she can't keep from moving long enough to actually do it.  She gives hugs, short little snuggles, and pats you on the back which is the cutest thing ever.
  • is still the tiniest little thing.  She weighs about 16.5-17 lbs.  She can still wear half of her 3-6 month clothes from last winter.  Even though she is a bean, I get tired and achy when I hold her too much.  
  • has shown the beginnings of a temper.  Finn and her battled it out over a book the other day and when he finally took it from her she clenched her fists, turned red, growled and her whole body shook!
  • loves to make messes and empty any box, drawer, or container that she can.
  • can climb up and down the stairs.
  • loves to pretend she is talking on the phone.  She puts it up to her ear, says 'yep', nods and speaks gibberish.  She can unlock my phone and I often find all of my settings messed up.
  • can sign please, eat, and more.  It is so cute.  She just started doing it one day.  I never really pushed the signing thing with her, I would just do it a few times a day when I would talk to her, and then one day she just started doing it.  She knows when to use each sign to tell me what she wants, and it's actually been really convenient.
  • still isn't talking too much.  She says dada, hot, soft, nigh nigh, yep, woof, moo, and moe for more.  I got her to say Santa (sa-ta) twice, but she mostly just laughs at me and shakes her head when I try to get her to talk.  She mostly grunts and leans when she wants something.
  • still loves her accessories.  She plays with them throughout the day.  Her favorite thing is still a scarf.  She also loves shoes.
  • loves to go outside.  She just plays with the leaves and we dance, and she crawls around on a blanket.  She LOVES it.  She loves the wind, always has, and gets so happy when a breeze hits her.  We go on walks almost daily.  She gets so excited when she knows we're going outside. 
  • loves her dad!  She gets so excited when he comes home from work.  It's the most darling thing ever.  She still will take me over him though most of the time.  I think the further away from nursing we get, that will change.
  • doesn't nurse anymore.  We stopped about 3.5 weeks ago. It's been very bittersweet.  She is doing great without it though, which makes me feel better about stopping. I think the transition was slow and long enough that it wasn't shocking to her when we were done.  She now drinks almond milk with a little bit of whole milk mixed in.
  • is so smiley, and playful, happy and fun.  I love that she is such a happy baby, and that is shows on her face.  She seriously smiles all day long.  It brings joy to my heart.
  • looks like Cindy Lou Who, especially when her hair is in pigtails.  She is the cutest baby ever.
I think that's it for her 14 month update.  We feel like she changes in some way everyday.  She is constantly learning something new, or hitting another milestone.   It's amazing and we couldn't be more proud of her.   We love every last ounce of you Lucy Lu!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I think the time has come for us to go private.  I was really hoping we wouldn't have to do this, because private blogs are such a pain, but I think it's something we need to do.  So, if you would like an invite, leave your email in the comment section below (my comment moderator is on so no one will see your addresses).  I will take our blog private sometime in the next few weeks.   I really will make more of an effort to update our BHBH blog more often, which will stay public, so you can still follow along there for an occasional, small Lucy update.

And to the lovely anonymous person who left that oh-so-special comment for me last week, please don't ask for an invite to our blog.  I hope that you will respect this request of mine.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Our Family

Pictures by the most talented, Jen Herem.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

13 Months

My little pumpkin baby is 13 months!  I can't believe it.  I swear with each passing month I get more and more confused as to how it's possible for her to be as old as she is.  Lucy continues to fill our home with pure joy, belly laughs, and wet kisses.  She is the joy of our lives and we are so blessed to be her parents. 

At 13 months, Lucy:
  • has officially taken her first steps!
  • walks really well while pushing her little car toy.
  • stands freely in the middle of the room, has for a while.
  • is still the busiest child who has ever lived.  She doesn't stop for 10 seconds all day long, unless it's nap time.  She even wiggles and kicks her feet throughout every meal.
  • is very curious about everything that is going on around her at all times.
  • can climb onto anything and everything she can see.
  • is very very fast.
  • is very playful and giggly.
  • LOVES the princess car we got her for her birthday.  She scoots around the house all day long on that thing.  She knows where she needs to duck to get under the island and the tables and uses it to open drawers she usually wouldn't be able to reach.
  • loves to empty cabinets and drawers we don't have child locks on.  There are a few that we have that aren't compatible with the child safety latches so we just have to deal with the constant emptying and cleaning up.  Don't worry, the only things in those drawers and cupboards are completely harmless.
  • still loves to do somersaults.  I find her upside down, waiting to be tipped over several times a day.
  • still loves her hats and scarves.  She also now loves shoes and sunglasses.  She still tries to dress herself.  
  • is a little tornado baby.  She leaves a huge mess in every room she crawls into.
  • is a fantastic eater.  She still loves everything and is mostly on a fruit and veggie diet with grains and legumes thrown in there as well.  She eats salmon every now and then and we have started introducing cheese and yogurt into the mix.
  • gets distracted and bored very easily.  She plays with a toy for about 1 minute before she throws it behind her and she's onto the next thing (with the exception of her car and stacking rings).  She can put all of the stacking rings on the pole by herself!  She claps after every single one she puts on, it's pretty funny.  
  • still loves attention from anyone and everyone who will give it to her, which is pretty much anyone who ever sees her.
  • has discovered toilet paper and loves to unravel and shred the entire roll.
  • is afraid of the vacuum.
  • got her first ear infection.  It was soooo sad.  She was miserable, but is doing great now.  It was the first time she's really been sick.  She had a minor cold when she was a few months old, but other than that, this is it.  We were so sad for her.
  • still smiles from ear to ear all day long- my favorite thing about her.  She is a very happy little baby.
  • still nurses morning and night but only for a couple more days.
  • has a terrible sounding whine that comes out when she's tired.  
  • loves playing with other kids and babies.  She is very social, always has been.
  • says hot, woof woof, moo, yep, and dada.
  • loves to play peek-a-boo, patty cake and chasing games.
  • still loves her bink, although we aren't giving it to her quite as often.
  • nods yes and shakes her head no when you ask her questions and knows what she's doing.  She always says 'yep' when she nods and does it very deliberately.  It's so cute and funny!
  • still the tiniest baby in the bunch.  Her pants all fall off and are baggy in the legs.  She's just tiny.
  • loves to kiss herself in the mirror and in pictures.
  • loves to turn light switches off and help me open the curtains.
  • still puts everything in her mouth.
  • instantly shoots her hand up to her ear every time she hears a phone ring or I get a text.  She loves to pretend to talk on the phone and play games on it as well.
  • is smart and funny, cleaver and sneaky. She is the cutest baby I have ever seen.
I'm sure there are things I'm missing that I will have to add as they pop into my mind.  Lucy is my happy.  She is completely adorable in every way and is loved by all who know her.  I am so lucky to be her mama.  I couldn't ask for more.  She completes my life.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Festivities

We have been loving this Autumn weather and have been trying to take advantage of it as much as possible.  This past week we took Lucy to the pumpkin patch.  She loved it, we loved it- it was a great evening.

 Last week, we went to the cabin to spend some time with my family.  Sundance is absolutely gorgeous this time of year.  We hiked, played outside, ate delicious food, took naps- it was perfect.