And I like to think that Lucy has enjoyed this first year, too! While she is finally warming up to spending time with other people, she is a mommy's girl. She loves to be in my arms, in the Ergo, nursing (nope, not working on weaning yet) or just playing together. She is a happy, content girl. Not generally prone to big belly laughs, but I can get giggles out of her. And so content. She will happily sit and play with the dollhouse, the magnets on the fridge or just watch her sisters playing.
Lucy does things on her own timeline. Whereas her big sisters met various developmental milestones at almost the same times, Lucy is definitely going at a different pace. With the exception of smiling which she did very early, Lucy is happy to wait a little longer to do most everything. She is still doing her funny (but effective) scoot instead of crawling. She pulls up to her knees but has little interest in pulling up to standing or no interest in cruising yet. My gut tells me she just isn't that interested and will do it all when she feels like it so we're not worried.
She talks a lot, although not much in the way of identifiable words with the notable exception of Mama. But she's imitating sounds more so I think more words are right around the corner. She imitates actions all the time. Hand her a brush and she'll start brushing her hair. If she manages to steal my phone she knows just how to swipe her finger across the screen and will hold it to her ear. She loves to wave and point. She enjoys being silly and playing little games. She's into everything! We have a little tree with straw and paper Swedish ornaments and throughout the day I'm finding them all over.
She has four teeth on the bottom, two fully out on top and two just breaking through. Poor thing has had a teething rash on her chin for weeks but that finally seems to be clearing. Her hair is coming in more and seems to have some curl to it. It also has the curse of growing forward (inherited from my mom!) so she has funny little curled up wings jutting forward on either side of her head by her ears.
She enjoys eating. Favorites include scrambled eggs, grapes, pizza, broccoli and asparagus. We haven't introduced cow's milk yet, but probably soon. She finally will use her sippy cup all by herself.
Lucy was sleeping 12+ hours a night straight for awhile. But then she got a GI bug and was up a couple times a night needing to be changed (diaper, pjs, sheet...) Since then she's been getting up once (and sometimes twice!) to nurse. We'll work on that one of these days, but I know the time is short where we'll have that special time to nurse and rock so I'm not worrying about it. If we're home she'll take a nap for a couple hours in the morning and a shorter one in the late afternoon. Often we're on the go and she'll only get one nap in the middle of the day, sometimes well over three hours if that's the only nap she gets.
We all love Lucy so much. I can't believe our baby days are almost behind us and it makes me a bit sad. But I am excited to see her personality emerging and I know that God has big plans for her so we greet this new year of her life with great joy and anticipation. We love you sweet Lucy!
New pjs! I'm a sucker for the striped Hanna Andersson's pjs and now that we have an outlet by us and I can get them at reasonable prices it might be my new vice.