Monday, December 7, 2009

A Lucie Update


I thought it would be fun to do an update on Lucie, something I've never really done before.

I had in my mind, when I was pregnant with her, to keep you all posted about how things were going and then, after she was born, I would be all cute and relevant and post regular, monthly updates about how she was doing and what she was doing and how cute and adorable she was.  I love to read updates like that on the blogs that I read! And well, after I started posting more regularly again....I stopped posting regularly again!

I am making an effort to remedy that.  I want to post every day and include pictures, which I am determined to have interspersed through my posts, like my favorite bloggers do.

So, here's a Lucie update post!

Lucie is 10 months old now.  I know, I can't believe it either!  to me, the time since she was born has flown a lot quicker  than it has with any of my other children.  It seems as I get older, time's wings get swifter.  I don't like it at all!

Where to start? She really has blossomed this month.  She has four teeth, two on the top and two on the bottom, and yes, her smile is the most adorable thing, especially when she wrinkles up her little noses and squints her eyes! Exactly like this picture below!

She looooooves, I mean Loves her sisters big time.  She never wants for people to hold her.  All she has to do is bat her little eyelashes and at least three little mommies come running to hold her!

She weighs about 18 or so pounds and is about 29 inches long,  I think.  I think she's small for her age, compared to other babies we know who are around her age (not that I'm into comparing or anything).  We hardly ever take our kids to the doctor, so I'm not real sure on those stats, but that's what she feels and looks like to me.

She is wearing a size 3 diaper right now, although I was forced, when I went to my local Safeway, to get her a size 4 in a brand that I did NOT want to buy, since they were 6 dollars more than the Fred Meyer diapers I usually buy! But, beggars can't be choosers, and it was 9 o'clock at night when I discovered that we were out of diapers and so,  I had to buy them.  I hate them and will never use them again, if I can help it.  I bet you're dying to know what brand they were, huh? Well, they were Pampers.  Yuck!

She hasn't started crawling yet.  Wait.  What I mean is, she hasn't started crawling in the conventional way yet.......but she does do "The Baby Frog" scoot, as I like to call it.  She will dig her big toes into the floor and pull herself around by her arms, while on her tummy.  It is sooo cute! She looks just like a frog swimming!

If we stand her up against the couch, she cruises along it one way, but she won't come back! If I'm sitting at one end and I stand her up next to me, she'll cruise to the other end of the couch, alllll the way to the end, then she'll look at me as if to say "What now?" It's the funniest thing!

She's eating lots of foods now and is really good at putting stuff in her mouth! She's a human vacuum cleaner! She loves cooked carrots, green beans, noodles, fried potatoes, bananas, peaches, avocados, yogurt, chicken, stew meat...and lots of other stuff too! She will not let me put mashed potatoes or rice of any kind in her mouth.  She won't eat baby food peaches either.  


She takes two naps or so a day.  Her morning nap is her longest and I'm blessed that she sleeps for 3 to 4 hours.  She'll take another nap around 4 or 5 and sleep for about 2 hours.

She is still nursing regularly, about four times a day or so.

She sleeps through the night most nights.  She goes down at about 10 and most nights she sleeps till 4:30 am, then she'll go back to sleep till around 9.  A couple of nights she may wake up at 2:30 and that's when I struggle to be a true Christian!!

She has the bluest eyes I've seen!

She's wearing 12-18 mth clothes, although they're a bit big on her right now, but she has grow room!

She is very, very attached to Mama.  She follows me with her eyes whenever I put her down and walk away or around the room.  Now that she's mobile, she can find me and that's so happy for her! I've never had a baby who's so attached to me.  It's fulfilling and disconcerting at the same time!

I think that's it.  I love her so much.  She fills our lives in ways I never imagined she would.  Everyone loves her around here.  All of the girls are getting really good "babysitting" experience while I do the things I need to do each day.

Thanks for reading!
 

8 comments:

Devin said...

She is sooooo sweet....

I got a kick out of the "it's so fulfilling yet disconcerting" comment. HA! So true...you want them to be attached to you, but yet, sometimes it's like--I need my space!

*hee hee*

Christine said...

She is a super sweetheart and I love her! I'm so glad she likes me too. :) I love her scrunchy smiley face. SO adorable!!! Thanks for the update. I'm so glad I got to meet her in person and I'm glad she let me hold her.

Karen said...

What a precious, precious doll!!

I love that scrunchy face, too. And love, love that headband you put on her head (it's all about the accessories:)...

And I rarely take mine to the dr either. Kinda hard to write baby stats in their book, though. I would just hold them while I was on the scale and subtract their weight from mine. Hmmm..it is sortof fishy that at 6 months my babies would weigh 50 plus pounds depending on what mood I was in and if I wanted to be "thin" that day(hee hee)...

Thanks for sharing sweet Lucie with us. It was a precious post...

Renata said...

She is just adorable! Thanks for the update - 10 months old - that sure has gone fast!

Mrs. Honey Bee said...

Leanne!I have never found this blog before! YOU READ JANE KIRKPATRICK too? Have you read her books about our area??? The Willie Keil story....that's from Raymond, WA. Willie Keil is burried here. That's how I got introduced to her! Funny....
I love your blog...so sweet!! xoxo Love ya, sista'

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

squishy faces and baby scoots are the best!

have you got her moves on video?

Chelsea said...

Thank you so much for your continued comments on my blog and facebook. I am so uplifted and feel supported. You are a blessing. Beautiful blog and children! Back to breastfeeding...

Susan said...

I'm so glad I got to meet her in person. She is a cutie! I wanted to share that if I could do it over again, I would really have encouraged my youngest to crawl when she was little. Not crawling has really set her back in her learning and vision. So put that little one on her belly a lot, have big sis' crawl on the floor with her and encourage her to crawl instead of scoot. It could make a significant difference when she gets older and is ready to learn to read.