Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lucy is Six Months Old!

My sweet little Lucy is 6 months old today. How is that possible? Wasn't I just pregnant, and dying for her to come out? Well as baffled as I am, I am completely grateful for and pleased with these past 6 months. They have been more amazing than I ever dreamed. Lucy has been the single greatest blessing in mine and Josh's lives. We put her to bed at the end of every day and stand outside of her room amazed at what we have created. We then proceed to talk about her until we fall asleep ourselves. She consumes our lives in the best way possible. She is our little angel baby. We couldn't enjoy being parents more than we do. She makes it easy. We are so very blessed.

Lucy had her six month well-check this morning. Her doctor commented that she has never seen a smilier or happier baby than Lucy. Lucy is growing great, she's tiny, but right on track. Her stats are as follows:

13 lbs. 11 oz. (10%)
25.75 inches long (52%)
15.9 inch head circumference (6%)

She is our tiny little flower but she is as healthy as can be. We love her so.

Here are L's 6 month mobile uploads:

Some things to know about Lucy at this age/some of my favorite things about Lucy are:

  • She really is as happy as all her pictures make her seem. She smiles ALL DAY long. Even when she gets fussy right before bed, she smiles through it- it's hilarious.
  • She giggles and coos to herself for up to a half hour when she wakes up in the morning before she's ready to get out of her crib.
  • She is so very social. Everywhere we go, everyone loves her! She is very engaging. She makes eye contact with total strangers then flashes her amazing, gummy smile and giggles at them. This will go on for minutes and minutes with anyone that looks her way. Everyone tells me she makes their day. She has no social anxiety, that's for sure. If you look her way, you are her new best friend. She turns heads all the time because she will just sit in her stroller, smiling. She's so freaking cute.
  • She loves playing with Josh. She thinks he is hilarious!
  • She can finally roll over from tummy to back! This was something I was quite excited about because she would get so frustrated when she would roll onto her belly and get stuck. I would have to go roll her over every few minutes. This went on for 2 months! Last week she finally figured it out and she's so much happier playing on her own now. We worked with her, and tried everything to get her to do it on her own, and it finally happened last week.
  • She is close to sitting up on her own. She can do it for a little while and then collapses. I think within a week or so she'll be a sitting queen.
  • She loves to stand with the support of furniture or our hands.
  • Lucy loves going out to run errands. She loves being in her stroller and looking around. She is very inquisitive and loves to explore. I think Whole Foods is her favorite place to go.
  • She started making a very high pitched excited squeak in the past couple of weeks.
  • She is busy most of the time but will still stop to cuddle with us, which we LOVE. She has been extra cuddly the past few days and I have enjoyed every second of it.
  • She still sleeps 10 hours at night, and naps 9 hours a day. That is about to change though. I think we're both ready for her to be awake more. I think we'll go down to 6 hours of napping a day.
  • She loves me and I think it's the best thing in the world. She kisses me, and cuddles me, and loves to nurse. I love being her mom. I know one day she won't love me as much, and she will get embarrassed by me and I can't stand the thought. I always want her to want me and need me like she does now. Taking care of her has been the most fulfilling thing I've done in my life.
  • Her favorite foods are mango, avocado, and butternut squash. I make all her baby food and she has only had breast milk to drink.
  • She still loves her paci. She can find it and put it in herself now.
  • She has become a thumb sucker this past month! I think it's so cute. She doesn't do it enough that it will be a hard habit to break when the time comes. I think the bink will give us more problems in that department.
  • She clasps her hands, and raises her eyebrows when she talks to you. It's the cutest and sweetest thing in the entire world.
  • She still loves to be swaddled, which is a problem because it's time to do away with it (says Josh).
Lucy has been such an pure source of joy for us. She is our best little friend. I don't know what we did before her. She really is the happiest and easiest baby I have every known. We are so lucky to have her as our own. We couldn't love her more. Happy half-birthday Sunshine!


The Martin Family said...

What a cutie pie! Love that smile!
btw: you will still fall asleep talking about your kids when they are old and you have a bunch. :)
There is nothing like being a parent!

Trevor and Shelby said...

Seriously, what a smiley smiley baby you have! So precious.

Lap of Luxury said...

She truly is a precious little girl. I can tell she is very happy. I am sure you are a great mother which contributes to her happiness.

Megan said...

i can't believe she is already 6 months old either. i love how happy she is... not to mention how much she sleeps... thats insane (in a purely awesome way)! isaac still loved being swaddled at 6 months old... and thats when we started getting him out of that habit as well. fun stuff!

Jake and Kim said...

What a sweet girl! How could you not expect it, with you and Josh as her parents?! Babies are the best things in the world...

rach said...

Oh my word time flys! She is so cute! Enjoy every second !:)

Chantelle Olsen Peavler said...

I can't believe she is 6 months already! She is an absolute doll! I love her happy little face! Isn't being a momma the best most rewarding thing in the whole world?!? Every day Jeremy and I talk about how amazing our life is with this little one and how we have never felt so much joy and happiness!!

Whitney said...

Happy six months little Lucy! Wasn't it just yesterday that she barely fit in my arms? What a doll she is. We love Lucy.

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

I love how happy she is, all of her pictures are so very cute.