Thursday, December 27, 2007


It was a big, fun day for Lucy, and I don't think there was much we didn't capture on camera.

Lucy's little homemade felt stocking, with Clarice from the old Rudolph cartoon.

Lucy in her new jammies from Grandma Nancy.

Santa came!

Sleepyheads on Christmas morning.

Lucy amongst her loot.

She was an enormous fan of the tissue paper and ribbon (by the way, this the face she makes when she makes that crazy falcon noise I wrote about earlier. It's fantastic).

Maybe ready for a nap...

...but only after a kiss from Daddy.

Next it was over to Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Lucy and Grandma Nancy.

With Uncle Bryan.

With cousin Lander.

Opening more presents (cool blocks from Bryan and Jeanie!)

And a big awesome doggie from Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa.

Next it was on to Grandma Pat's house!

Meeting Aunt Heather and Uncle Jeffry...

...and their doggie!

The end of the day, with proof of just how spoiled our little Lucy is by everyone she knows!

It was a such a great Christmas, and we're unimaginably grateful to have our sweet little girl to share it with this year.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Smiley Baby

Lucy was all smiles this afternoon, and we were even able to get some pictures of it. She's probably just trying to soften us up for some last minute presents.

She eventually resumed her extra-special vacant look she reserves just for the camera.

Stay tuned for what will surely be a nauseating number of pictures of Lucy's first Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2007


Lucy got carrots today for the first time, and they were a big success. (I know they've mostly been food posts lately, but trying new baby food is pretty much the most exciting thing we've been doing).

Also, Lucy got to meet her new cute friend Jack yesterday, and
Lauriann snapped some pictures of our sweet little kiddos together.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Six months!

Lucy turned six months old today! Here are a few things about Lucy at six months old:

-She has the best, cartoon-style frown we have ever seen. It's like an upside down letter U, and if you laugh at her when she's doing it, she gets even angrier.

-She has started making this fantastic bird-of-prey sort of screech, like some sort of really loud falcon. We have yet to determine whether it's a happy or a mad noise, and I'm not sure she knows either.

-The best way to get her to laugh is to act like a total idiot, preferably in the form of singing and dancing.

-She fits in all of her newborn clothes width-wise, but she has to wear her 6 months clothes for things to fit her length-wise.

-She hates hates hates getting dressed.

-She really loves watching football on tv.

-She sometimes sucks on her big toe like most kids suck on their thumb.

-She has a little scar on her wrist from one of her IV's in the hospital.

-She is getting a respectable amount of fluffy hair all over her head, except for an enormous bald spot in back (which is showing no signs of hair growth whatsoever).

-She has one really long tuft of hair in front. She lost the rest of her hair at about 4 months, but that piece stuck around.

-She loves the Christmas tree, even the pokey needle part of the Christmas tree.

-She can almost sit up by herself, but shows a lot more interest in just laying around while we do her bidding.

-Her eyes look like they're going to stay blue like her Daddy's.

-She has yet to get through a doctor's appointment without peeing all over the table and/or scale, and/or nurse.

Happy six month birthday Lucy!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

We took Lucy to see Santa last week. It was fine, and Lucy seemed wholly unconcerned that a huge, hairy stranger was holding her. I do have a few issues with what Santa was wearing. Where is the red coat? Where is the hat? A festive blue shirt does not a Santa make! Oh well, his beard was real, I guess that counts for something.

Also, Lucy had a doctor appointment yesterday where she got weighed (and vaccinated, which I'm betting is the only part she remembers of the whole visit). At close to 6 months, she weighs in at 12 1/2 pounds, and is nearly 25 inches long! Her weight is *almost* on the chart, and her height is in the 18th percentile. Go Lucy!

At the appointment, we got the go-ahead to start giving her something to eat besides rice cereal. Here is her first experimentation with peas:

She was unimpressed.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Little elf

I love Lucy's Christmas pj's- I pretty much leave them on her all day long at this point, and I took waaaay to many pictures of her in them this morning.
The hat was mine when I was a baby. Lucy just wanted to get it off and then gnaw on it.

It is SO hard to get Lucy to smile for the camera, but I finally got this out of her:
I'm still trying to capture her *really* happy smile. It's this fantastic wide-open mouth thing that makes her get the best dimples on her upper cheeks, right under her eyes.

This is her "Mom. Are you SERIOUSLY not done taking pictures yet?" face.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lucy's Blessing

We had Lucy's baby blessing on Sunday, which was awesome (she didn't even cry!) We had a little get-together at our house afterward. It was pretty chaotic, so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but here are a few.

The dress Lucy was blessed in was also the dress that his sisters and all his nieces have been blessed in. It's over 50 years old. (The Sesame Street diaper really accentuates the ensemble). I wonder if it had been soaked in something delicious over the course of that 50 years, cause she sure did love chewing on it.

My brother and Lucy. She was a total trooper with all the people over at our house. Until now, I don't think she knew that many people even existed.

They all love Sterling!

The little guys immediately found spots in front of the tv. The big guys were jealous.

Our little family, right before we let Lucy escape in to something a little less frilly (and less prone to damage if she pooped on it).

Thanks so much to everyone who came and participated and helped out, especially all of you who travelled to be here. It was such a great day, and we really appreciate everyone coming and being a part of it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eat it up, yum.

Lucy's been feeling a little left out, what with this being the holiday season, and everyone eating yummy holiday treats except her. So we let her in on the action by giving her her first solid food. Admittedly, rice cereal is not the most festive of Thanksgiving delicacies, but it's definitely one step closer to turkey and stuffing.

Her reaction to her first food from a spoon? I can't really say we got much of a reaction at all. She seemed totally unphased by the whole thing, and more than a little bored. Which I'm thinking is an entirely appropriate reaction to liquified rice.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Okay, so I'm a day late, give a girl a break. Before I could post, I had to sort through the 13,000 pictures we took of our little kiddo yesterday. I have to say, Halloween is one million times more fun when you have a tiny person to dress up. I'm not sure it's Lucy's favorite holiday ever (especially when you take in to account her intense dislike of all things clothes-related), but once she figures out the whole candy thing, I'm positive she'll be on board.

Yeah-definitely not convinced about this whole Halloween thing.

For her actual costume, she was a witch. It was hard to get a decent picture of her in it, since she kept trying to eat it, but it certainly didn't keep us from trying.

Here's Sterling cuddling Lucy after a demanding night of trick or treating (to a total of one house). But it seemed to wipe her out pretty thoroughly.