Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2 Months

Little Miss Lucy turned 2 months old on Saturday and we are loving every minute with her.  I think she is our smiliest baby.  As soon as she wakes up and eats, she will smile at us for the next 20 minutes or so.  She just seems so happy.  She is giving us lots of coos now too.  And it seems like she is on the verge of laughing.  

She is a really good baby.  She is going to bed around 10pm and sleeping until 4 or 5am.  Then she goes back to sleep until everyone wakes up around 8.  She was sleeping pretty well during the day until last week and now her naps seem to be pretty quick cat naps unless she is in the sling or in my arms.  
We thought we would have to watch Oliver pretty closely around Lucy.  But, he is very loving and thoughtful to her.  One night, while I was reading a bedtime story to Madeline, Lucy was fussing in her crib.  Oliver went in to check on Lucy.  When I went in to check on Oliver, he had climbed into her crib, lined up her pacis for her and wound up her mobile for her.  He was carefully standing over her so he didn't step on her.  He was being very sweet.  He does gets a little jealous when she gets in things that he thinks are his, like the stroller or his grandparents' laps.   

Lucy loves her daddy.  She needs her daddy time in the evenings to keep her happy.  He knows just how to hold her to make her happy.  

Madeline finally got to put Lucy in her doll cradle.  That was an exciting day for Madeline :)  Lucy barely fit.  

She is enjoying her gym and swing a little more.  It might be more tolerating rather than enjoying.  But, she will spend about 5-10 minutes in either before the happiness is over.  

She still likes to sleep on her belly.  She was crying at her doctor's appointment on Tuesday and when the doctor flipped her over on her belly, she calmed right down.  I told Andrew that I wished there were carseats that allowed your child to lay on their bellies.  Because I think there would be a lot less fussing in the car.  And speaking of doctors visits, she weighed 11lbs 6 oz(70%) and is 23.5 inches tall (50%).  

We've tried the Bumbo seat a few times.  It doesn't usually end with smiles.  

One thing she absolutely loves is her mobile.  When it is time for baths and bedtimes for the other two, we put her in her bed and wind the mobile up over and over and she gets super excited about it.  She just smiles and smiles at it.  I wish the mobile lasted a little longer between wind ups.  She also loves her bathtime as well.  She just kicks and kicks for the longest time.  She also has a hard time keeping her eyes off of the Elmo that hangs out in our bathtub.    

Madeline loves her little sister.  

So does Oliver.  

This is how we travel when we are out and about.  Lucy loves to be in the sling.  She will sleep for hours in it.  It is probably my #1 baby item at this stage.
Happy 2 month birthday sweet girl.  We love you bunches!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Matchy Matchy

Madeline really likes to match her baby sister (and hold her). 

Lucy's not so sure.  

But, she eventually came around.  And I think they are pretty cute together.  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

No More Paci Party

Madeline has had a slight obsession with her pacis for the past 3+ years.  So, we have been dreading getting rid of them.  We had them down to just bedtime.  But, it was time to go all the way.  We have been talking about a "No More Paci" party for a long time.  So, once things settled down a little around here, we went for it.  Madeline actually had TWO "No More Paci" parties.  She wanted all of her friends there, including Hannah.  But, Hannah lives in Roanoke.  So, we had her first one in Roanoke.  

Hannah came over for some cake and ice cream and Madeline got rid of 5 pacis.  

She also got some candy corn and a movie as a gift.  

Then we had a party at our house a couple weekends later.   She had all her friends from church over for some pizza, cupcakes, games and some hangin' out time.  Madeline got to suck her remaining pacis one last time and then she had to put them in the bag.  

 It was hard to say goodbye to her favorite one.  

 But, she did it!  And then we sang "Happy no more pacis to you..." And she blew out her candles.  

She really wanted a pinata at her party.  She even helped stuff all the candy in it the night before.     

 Then, they played some simon says, (while Oliver danced)

some Duck Duck Goose and even some Sharks and Minnows (indoor style).  

Madeline went to bed that night for the first time in her life without her pacis.  (And by pacis, I mean 17 pacis.)  She did say she wanted them.  But, she never cried for them.  It has been a little adjustment for her.  It has taken a couple of weeks for her to figure out how to settle herself at night without them.  And she has seemed a little more on edge.  She used to love to get in her bed and just suck her pacis during naptime and before bedtime and even when she just needed a break during the day.  So, without them, she is getting a little less sleep and a little less down time.  But, she is adjusting and doing well.  And we are so proud of our big girl.  And she even got a cool dolphin necklace from her dentist for getting rid of the pacis.