Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eleven Months

My baby is growing up before my eyes! How is it possible she is already 11 months old? It breaks my heart that she is growing so quickly.

At 11 months Lucy:

  • is still just the tiniest baby ever. She is light as a feather and still has a tiny little head, but is very tall.
  • is the sweetest thing in the world right when she wakes up in the morning. She is all smiles and coos. I love it.
  • is more social than ever and LOVES to get the attention of random people at restaurants, stores, wherever. She turns on the charm and sucks them right in. She still loves other babies and kids and is in Heaven when she gets to play with them.
  • still has more energy than I do. We both are exhausted by the end of the day. She is too busy to sit and read with me anymore. She has been for a couple of months now. I have to sit on the floor and read to her. She comes and goes to look at a page every now and then. Texture books seem to keep her attention a little better than normal books.
  • is the life of the party everywhere we go. Everyone wants to hold her and play with her. She loves it.
  • loves her mama and it thrills me. She still wants me all the time and it's the best thing ever.
  • knows when Josh comes home from work. She hears the keys turn in the door and lets out an excited shriek as she bolts to the front door to greet him.
  • initiates kisses and it's the best thing ever!
  • is still too busy to cuddle with us. I am reluctant to stop nursing her because that is the thing closest to cuddling that I get to do with her.
  • still nurses throughout the day. We have cut out one feeding, but still nurse about 5 times a day. I will probably cut another one out in the next couple of weeks. I can't believe we are at this point already.
  • loves to play with 'toys' that aren't toys at all. If it could potentially be dangerous, she's all over it!
  • dances and it's the cutest thing ever!
  • can pull herself up to stand and can walk while holding onto furniture. I think we are still a couple of months from real walking though.
  • finally clapped, but has only done it a couple of times. She can point to things she wants and has been doing so for a little over a month.
  • has a really cute wave.
  • still eats fantastically well. She still has a vegan diet, only eating fruits, veggies, grains and legumes. I haven't seen the need for her to have anything else up to this point. She gets plenty of nutrient rich calories and is as healthy as can be. She still hasn't had sugar outside of the fruit she eats, or anything processed. I will probably introduce fish and some dairy in the next few weeks. I wouldn't give her dairy at all if I wasn't going to wean her. I want to get pregnant though, so nursing will slowly be coming to an end in the next few months, and she will switch to whole milk. Boo!
  • doesn't nap quite as much as she used to. She naps on average 6 hours a day. A couple of months ago she would do up to 9 hours in a day. She still sleeps between 10 and 12 hours a night, usually 11 though.
  • loves to be outside. I think she loves having freedom to crawl anywhere she wants. Our house is small and old so we don't have any huge empty play areas for her. You can tell how excited she gets to be in a big open space and it makes me sad that we don't really have that for her in our home. She loves to swing on the swing her daddy built for her last year. It's so cute!
  • only has two teeth.
  • still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. I would have thought she would be less interested in this by now but I was wrong! She still puts every little thing she possibly can in there. Naughty pants.
  • still loves the camera and totally poses for pictures.
  • is the sunshine in our day. Lucy is the best thing that has ever happened to us. We couldn't be more in love with her. She makes us laugh all day long and is the greatest thing in the world. We are so proud to be her parents.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Five Years

And every minute of it has been amazing. We are so blessed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The month of July was insanely busy for us. I'm going to let the pictures do most of the explaining, but we spent more than half of it in CA, Josh was flying back and forth between UT and CA during that time, we went to the cabin, spent time with family and friends, went to two outdoor concerts and still took care of normal life stuff. We are happy to be home and get back in the swing of things. Here are pictures from the first half of July:

Fourth of July celebration in Utah, on the second.

The actual fourth was spent at my parents house.

Lucy cheesing it up with Aunt Lindsay.

Shopping with our lovely friend Whit. We love her.

We spent a week and a half in Newport Beach. It was awesome. Lucy loved the water, and playing with her cousins, who aren't really cousins, that's just what we call them. We ate delicious food, played with family, Reesey and Ash came down for a sleepover, we shopped, swam, sunbathed, went for a boat ride, did a segway tour on Balboa Island, and had BBQs aroung the fire pit. It was perfect.