Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy 3 Months Lucy


Dear Lucy,


     Today my dear you are three months old! It has been such a fun month but also a very busy month, it really did fly by! You have changed so much this month and are truly now a baby instead of a newborn.


Lucy you are one of the happy babies I have ever seen. If you are awake you are mostly likely smiling or laughing. This month we learned that you are very ticklish and let out big belly laughs, you melt us with how adorable your laugh is. You absolutely love your Dada and cannot look at him without a huge grin on your face!


You are sleeping like a rock star! You love your sleep. You take one very short, usually 20 minute nap in the morning and then a solid 2.5-3 hour nap in the afternoon. You go to bed around 8, I dream feed you at 11 and you wake at 7, yeah like I said you are a rock star! Depending on the night I have to give you a paci to soothe you back to sleep; sometimes it is just twice a night other nights it can be a few times an hour. We swaddle you for your long nap and night time.


Girl you are one social butterfly and chatty girl! You cannot be around other people without being awake, even if it is naptime. When we go out shopping you are awake the entire time. When Mama is talking with other ladies you are always in on the conversation. On Christmas Eve you had the best little conversation with your Aunt Kerri, it was too cute.


You are 12.6 pounds (home scale, no appointment this month), wear a size 1 diaper, size 0-3 and a few 3-6 months clothes.  You have almost doubled your birth weight (6 pounds 10 ounces at birth and 12.6 pounds now). You LOVE to eat, hence those adorable, kissable cheeks your have acquired.


You have rolled over once, maybe twice in the last month but are not doing it often. I can honestly say it is probably my fault. Knowing you will be my last baby (most likely) I want to keep you a baby as long as possible and just like to hold and snuggle you most of the time. You love your jungle activity mat and stuffed moose that hangs on it. You spend about 30 minutes every morning under the gym while I make and eat breakfast. You now love your swing and tend to fall asleep for both your long nap and night time in it with the white noise on. You LOVE watching Liam. You following him (with your eyes) room all day all day just watching what he is doing. When he comes to show you something, most likely a car or truck, you light up that he has acknowledged you.

Love you always,


Look at how you’ve grown (already!)


Christmas Celebrations

Here comes a HUGE photo dump of all the Christmas festivities from the last week. My sister got Lucy this cheerleading outfit a few weeks ago and had been wanting a picture of her to put on her desk at her cheerleading/gymnastics gym. Here is the shot I got of my sweet girl.

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Our cats pretty much spend the whole week under the tree


Liam ate a lot of candy (peppermint bark here) and cookies


Our trees, so hard to get a good shot of, I may need to do a video before we take them down


Alex got me an upgraded lens for my camera and I am just in  love with it!!!

Lucy on Christmas Eve


The boys


Liam having some breakfast


Edgars grand finale, the zip line!


Liam painting on Christmas Eve


Possibly one of my favorites pictures, Liam and I cooking


Sweet Lucy


Lucy just LOVES to watch Liam so we put her in the high chair to watch us cookIMG_6459IMG_6460

Liam at my parents house on Christmas Eve when he saw his Lighting McQueen hot wheels car


My Aunt Chris, Mom and Lucy


Liam and Evan opening presents


Ooooh what is it…. CAILLOU!!!


Evan, Kerri, and Liam



Action shots


One of my favorite pictures ever! My whole family!!


Liam on Christmas morning, he wanted nothing to do with his presents he just wanted to play cars


Liam at Alex’s parents house christmas morning playing with cars instead of opening presents.


Last day opening the advent calendar


Pioneer Women cinnamon rolls for breakfast yummmm!


Lucy having her bottle on Christmas morning


Our failed attempt at a sibling picture in their matching PJs.


We hosted Christmas this year which was so much fun! Here is our table


Pop and Lucy


Matt, Alex and Liam at the kids table HAHA we ran out of room at the dining room table so instead of being squished we just sat at a different table.


Liam with his new picnic table from Aunt Debbie and Steve.


Action shot in the kitchen


Monday, December 19, 2011

It’s the holiday season….

This weekend I got to work and started on our holiday baking. Liam was very excited to help me cook, he is still very into cooking which I love. Now if only he were that into helping do the dishes! He helped me made chicken pot pie soup tonight, which I thought turned out great! He loves to pick out just the right utensil to help stir.


Ripping up kale for a stir fry I made last week, he did such a good job. Then he ran and got two dump trucks to fill the back with leaves and drive them around.


Stirring my oatmeal for me. I make the same thing for breakfast everyday (rolled oats, millet, chia seeds, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a scoop of almond butter), the poor kiddo could probably make it for me all by himself by now.


Some of our baking…peanut butter filled chocolate cookies and vegan chocolate chip with walnuts for me, honestly SO SO SO good and the best part you can eat all the batter you want without fear of salmonella.


Yesterday we went to a 1st birthday party for our good friends daughter, Addison. Ms. Lucy was all ready to party! Ummm when did this girl get so big?!?


Last week there was a meeting of the survivors, HAHA, we had eight  deer in our back yard. I was happy to see the survivors of hunting season. My Mom and nephew happen to stop by to drop something off (deco mesh because I decided to redo our family room tree 10 days before Christmas because I am crazy) and she told them it was Santa’s reindeer, it was so cute to see the look on his face.


Today we finished up our cookie baking with Liams favorite! We made pinwheel shortbread cookies with were suppose to be coated in sprinkles but it just didn’t work out BUT Liam had a fantastic time playing in the sprinkles. I am pretty sure it made his week!


…I had to laugh, didn’t his hair look mullet like today? He was channeling his inner Billy Ray Cyrus. IMG_6348

and of course Lucy was our supervisor. I swear this kid is one of the most happy babies I have ever seen she is constantly smiling and laughing (she has a very ticklish chin). I just cant get enough of her!


Our poor cats sleep under our living room tree all day and all night. They are going to be really depressed come January.


I am still putting on the running shoes at least six days a week. Today I ran two miles without stopping, let me just tell you for a girl that used to cheat on the presidential fitness test in high school this is a big deal! I was pretty proud of that accomplishment tonight. I didn’t start this journey with the intent to lose weight (more so to keep an organ….whacked out pregnancy hormones that gave me gallbadder disease) but let me just say that being 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight at 12 weeks post partum in pretty awesome. Hard works pays off!

We are hosting Christmas this year and I am super excited! I have been planning since June so I am excited for everything to start coming together. My brother is coming in tomorrow (by train, wouldn’t Liam love that!) and will be here until well after the new year! We are so excited for “Unc” to visit for a while! It is such a joyful time of year and I have so much to be grateful for. I can’t wait to see Liam on Christmas this year, we have been doing Elf on the Shelf and an advent calendar all month so the anticipation to the big day has been building for him. We didn’t get him a ton of gifts (who knows where I am going to store anything else the kid gets since we are bursting at the seams over here) but what we did get were very thought out and I think he will be very excited for! I also have a few get togethers with friends planning. One with a few high school friends that I have not seen in years and who haven't been all together since the summer we graduated, so excited!