Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lucy turned 15 months old a few days ago, but I was waiting for her dr.'s appointment to do a stats update. So here you go:

Weight: 18.1 pounds! She keeps gaining about 2 pounds every 3 months, so it's conceivable that she could bust the big 2-0 at her 18 month appointment. (p.s., can't BELIEVE that her next appointment is 18 months. Sob).

Height: a huge mystery. The nurse was new, and measured it at exactly what it was at 12 months. Impossible, judging by the fact that her pants are all about 4 inches too short.

Transportation: still crawling, but she has started getting really good at standing alone. I think she could probably do it without falling, ever, but after about a minute, she realizes what she's doing and collapses to the ground in a fit of nervous giggles.

Things I love about Lucy at 15 months: It would be most accurate to just say "everything", but since that's not terribly helpful in terms of chronicling Lucy's development, how about we start with this:

-Hugs. Lucy hugs are freaking amazing right now. They're the kind of full body, squeeze with all her might sort of hugs that would force even the biggest baby-hater to pull a Grinch and grow a heart. I get them like 10 times a day, and they still make me a little weepy.

-Learning. She is learning like crazy. She says so many words now (we stopped counting at 40), and it's so fun how much she understands. After months of stabbing in the dark at what she really wanted, it's incredible now to have her tell us. And when we ask her if she wants something, and she does, she lets out an excited "YEAH", and bounces up and down on her little bum, like she's just as excited about all of this communication as we are.

-Quirkiness. She's turning in to her own little person, and that person is turning out to be hilarious. From her funny little dance moves, to her bizarre facial expressions, to her uncontrollable excitement about really random stuff, she is so much more entertaining than I ever expected.

Anyway, 15 months is just awesome. If someone could share a method of keeping her this age for a little longer (freeze-drying?), I would be most appreciative.


Heather Keele said...

Isn't the toddler phase (after 1 yr) the best?! It's such a blast to watch their little personalities blossom and to watch them figure everything out. I totally agree wanting to keep them at the age they're at, but my experience has been that as he gets older he just gets better! And I loved how you said her hugs still make you weepy - I'm glad I'm not the only one. Sometimes, I'll just watch Max play with his blocks and I'll just want to bawl because I can't believe how much I love him.

Anyway, I love how well you capture the joys of mommyhood! And you take such nice pictures of Lucy!

Clayton said...

Try feeding her a less nutritious diet. Straight carbs, no veggies or fruits and she should stay little and about the same IQ. I bet I am going to be a great mom. Ok, on the real side and as a recipient of the afore mentioned hugs, I have to say that they are a moment of perfection in a dreary world. Or something. She is almost too much. Blessedly so.

Marianne & Clayton said...

Um, that wasn't Clayton, but me. Wrong sign in.

Lauri's Photography said...

oh that's all so heart warming. What a cutie.

Jack's just barely learned to give slobber kisses. At least I think that's what he's doing.