Monday, February 25, 2008


It turns out that poor little Lucy has RSV. Thankfully, it's a fairly mild case, and she seems to be getting better every day. The last week has involved a lot of giving our kiddo whatever makes her happy. Currently, that involves providing her with a soft place to lounge...

...and easy access to anything in the house that has buttons for mashing. (no toy phones, please. Lucy prefers only button mashing that could result in an actual emergency response).

Monday, February 18, 2008

Is it spring yet?

I've had a swimsuit I bought for Lucy lying around since December, so I decided to get it out and see how it fit her. Partially because I'm trying to convince myself that winter is almost over. But really because there is pretty much nothing cuter than a pudgy baby in a swimsuit.

Pensive pudgy baby in a swimsuit.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Eight Months!

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

-She will eat anything. But vegetables and rice cereal are her favorite. And spaghetti. And bananas. And oatmeal. Seriously, this kid is a hungry hungry little hippo.

-She babbles a ton. It's possible she has said both DaDa and ball (both the DaDa and the ball think so), but every time I try to get her to say Mama, she just laughs.

-Until yesterday, she had never gotten sick. Not once! And I was starting to get all sorts of smug about it, so of course she immediately came down with something. Just a little temperature, and the sniffles, and she seems to be getting over it already. Except for the sniffle part- oh my heavens, the amount of snot that little delicate girl can produce is nothing short of amazing.

-Baby clothes sizing is screwy. I know this isn't so much about Lucy at eight months, but let's take a look at what Lucy is wearing today. 6-12 month jeans. Newborn onesie. 3-6 month sweatshirt. They all fit her great. Huh.

-She has in irrational fear of buzzing noises. Like if you're doing a fun game to get her to eat, and you do a fun buzzing noise like a bee while you're flying a big fun spoonful of squash to her mouth? NOT FUN. She will freak the heck out. (it's possibly the only thing that will actually get her to *stop* eating).

Um, Lucy's hair no longer fits in pictures.

Speaking of which, thanks for all the comments on the V-day photo. I'm thrilled with the festive possibilities of Lucy's hair. That front tuft is probably long enough to fashion a nice silhouette of George Washington in honor of President's Day.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Little Sneak

Yesterday Lucy got in to an open container of yogurt on the kitchen counter, and managed to get it everywhere (including in her mouth). So much for her pediatrician's suggestion that we wait for a year to introduce dairy.

Blueberry yogurt would have made for more dramatic pictures, but in the interest of easy cleanup, I'm pretty glad it was lemon.

Also, Lauriann posted some awesome pictures she took of Lucy last week. Check out how much her little Jack has grown!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Lucy hasn’t been sitting up on her own, and in the grand tradition of overly neurotic first-time parents, we were getting a little bit worried. As it turns out, Lucy was perfectly capable of sitting up, she had just never found a terribly compelling reason to do so. She found her motivation in the form of this little yellow talking phone from Grandma Nancy’s house. She can’t seem to resist sitting up to play with it, despite her enduring love of lounging around on her back and letting us do her bidding.

She eventually always gets back to rolling around on the carpet.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Snow Day!

We got a ridiculous amount of snow at our house on Sunday- so much that they even cancelled church. (That may account for the giddy look on Sterling's face in these pictures). We bundled Lucy up in a makeshift snowsuit and 4 times too big galoshes, and let her get a little taste of winter.