My First Christmas

Posted by Lucy on Tuesday Dec 30, 2008 Under Infancy

Wow, it’s been a busy 2 weeks! I had my first Christmas!

It started with my first plane ride the weekend before Christmas to go see Mimi, Papa, Uncle Ben, Aunt Sheri, Unckie Jake, Aunt Amy, my cousins Cole, Zach, and Luke, and many more!

Here’s some pictures of my first plane ride.

Photobucket

Photobucket

I don’t know what all the fuss is about-I slept through the entire thing!

After we landed in Burbank, Mimi took us over to my Uncle Ben and Aunt Sheri’s house. I had never met them before but had heard ALL about them. First my cousin Zach held me:

Photobucket

Then I took a picture with all 3 cousins, Zach, Luke, and Cole. I think Luke thinks I smell!  I don’t, I promise!

Photobucket

I opened a gift from Zach. He bought it for me right after I was born. He was very excited to meet me:

Photobucket

My Uncle Ben came home early from work to meet me.

Photobucket

Later that night I got to see Papa. He makes me smile.

Photobucket

The next day, we went and met my Mommy’s friend and I met my future boyfriend. Mommy and Aunt Lisa have known each other since they were 12!!!

Photobucket

Here’s my future boyfriend Ben showing me how to walk. He turns 1 today! Happy Birthday Ben!!!

Photobucket

Later that night Mimi and Papa had a party at their house. Everyone and their dog was there!!

I met Aunt Marci:

Photobucket

And Uncle Dick:

Photobucket

Photobucket

My Unckie Jake’s outfit was a homage to Clark Griswald-yes those are embroidered skiing men on his green cords:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Mimi held me. Did you notice the pretty dress she got me for Christmas? It has snowmen smocked onto it:

Photobucket

My Aunt Sheri held me and rocked me to sleep (that lady is good at getting me to sleep!):

Photobucket

Check out some of my loot! (Yes I slept through opening my presents-it was an hour past my bedtime!)

Photobucket

The next day, I got to see Unckie Jake’s new house. It’s really COOL. I decided to ham it up at his house:

Photobucket

Photobucket

We flew home and again I slept through the entire flight. Air travel is so relaxing ;0)

When we got home I tried out my new travel play gym. I liked it! It’s already gone places with me and will be perfect for my upcoming trip to Pennsylvania-Thanks Uncle Ben, Aunt Sheri, Cole, Zack, and Luke!:

Photobucket

On Christmas Eve, Mommy and Daddy dressed me in the Christmas Pajamas that Mimi gave me and we had a quiet night in. Daddy was really pretty sick and Mommy and I didn’t feel all that great either. Before I went to bed, Mommy read “Where the Wild Things Are” to Daddy and me. Daddy had never read it! Unckie Jake and Aunt Amy gave me the book and stuffed animal for Christmas:

Photobucket

We also hung my stocking (Mommy made it) and left cookies, almond milk, and celery for Santa and his reindeers. In case you didn’t know Santa is allergic to milk.

Photobucket

Photobucket

When I got up in the morning, we checked and Santa sure did like his goodies-so did his reindeer!

Photobucket

Did you know that Santa leaves you presents? Check it out!

Photobucket

He got me some nice PJs and a footmuff for my carseat to keep my tootsies warm and he left all sorts of fun things in my stocking. He somehow knows what all my favorite toys are!:

Photobucket

Mommy and Daddy got me a monkey that can go in my crib with me and they opened a 529-college here I come! Well in 2026…

Photobucket

On Christmas Day, I started bringing my legs perpendicular to my body and can grab things hanging above me with my toes! I can also consistently grab things above my head with no problem. I’ve also become a chatter box. And? I’ve figured out that if I’m bored or lonely, all I have to do is cry and Mommy and Daddy come running. They may have ME figured out though…

Christmas is fun! I hope yours was as nice as ours.

Oh yeah, Mommy chopped all her hair off the next day. I think she looks pretty.

Photobucket

Tags : | 8 comments

Woah…

Posted by Chelsea on Thursday Dec 18, 2008 Under Infancy

5 Days Old

Photobucket

12 Weeks 3 Days Old

At 5 days old she took up 3 x 1 Mitred Squares. At 12 weeks 3 days old she takes up 4 x 2. If you look closely at the squares  you can see that the first picture was taken at a closer angle than the second picture.

And just for fun, more of Lucy in Knitwear by Mommy:

Photobucket

I made the blanket she is laying on, the 2 hats she is wearing and the sweater. The ridiculously cute pants in the first picture were made by my good friend Jocelyn.

Tags : | 6 comments

12 Weeks! Seriously?!?!?!

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday Dec 14, 2008 Under Infancy

Yes, seriously! Lucy will be 12 weeks old tomorrow. I can’t believe how time has flown by!

Some new developments:

  • Saying “Goo” and “Gah”
  • Consistently getting her fist to her mouth-to suck on of course!
  • Sit facing forward in the Baby Bjorn (better neck control!)
  • She only poos 2-4 times a day vs. the 10-12 that she used to (she’s going to love this one when she’s old enough to read her blog!)
  • Smiling so hard (at us) that she’s almost laughing. I really want her to laugh 🙂
  • She slept 8 hours straight a few nights ago and consistently sleeps about 7 hours at a stretch now.
  • She has a bedtime. In bed by 8, up by 7-7:30.
  • She’s sleeping in her own room (it’s much warmer than ours)

Now some pictures!

We think her eyes will be blue!:

Photobucket

Smiling!:

Photobucket

I’m 2 feet tall people!:

Photobucket

No Really!:

Photobucket

Sitting up is FUN!:

Photobucket

Tags : | 6 comments

Play Groups!

Posted by Chelsea on Sunday Dec 7, 2008 Under Infancy

I’ve been going to play groups with Lucy. It’s really more of a time for the Mommies to talk and get out of the house but lately the kiddos have been interacting a bit more.

Here is Lucy on November 21st with a friend (this picture makes me sad because Lucy has grown up so much since it was taken!):

Photobucket

Lucy and a friend on December 4th playing. At one point she grabbed his hand and he tried to put it in his mouth-too cute!

And then on Friday (December 5th) we went to a play group with 4 other babies. The Moms decided to torture the babies and line them up for a picture to compare their sizes.

Photobucket

Ages, from Right to Left: 3 months 1 week., almost 4 months, 2 months 2 weeks (Lucy), almost 4 months, and a little over 4 months.

As you can see, Lucy is the same height as the 4 month olds!!! She’s just much more petite than they are and doesn’t have nearly the strength that they do. They can all stand (with Mommy helping) and hold their heads up. I tried to stand Lucy up with them and her legs were like jello. She can hold her head up for a few minutes but these kiddos can hold their heads up indefinitely.

I wish I would have gotten pictures when we fist started going to play group because these kids were seriously twice her size!!! It’s amazing how much she’s grown-it’s going too fast!!!

Tags : | 4 comments

Gram and Pop’s First Visit

Posted by Chelsea on Monday Dec 1, 2008 Under Infancy

I downloaded pictures to my work computer while we wait for our computer to be fixed.

First up, Gram and Pop meet Lucy for the first time on her 2 month birthday:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

We went to the California Academy of Sciences last Monday and saw a 4 story rainforest and amazing aquariums. This is a not so great picture of Shaun but a great one of Lucy:

Photobucket

Our Thanksgiving Table. I got to use my nice china and crystal for the first time:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Lucy in her Thanksgiving dress. Thanks Mimi!:

Photobucket

Pictures of us after dinner:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Crazy Eyes!

Photobucket

On Friday, we went to the local toy shop, Talbots, and unbeknownst to us Santa Claus was there!

Photobucket

We also got our first Christmas Tree on Friday-it’s pokey!:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

On Sunday, we had a picnic at the beach but first both Daddy and Lucy swaddled!:

Photobucket

Beach Pictures:

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

It’s been a great trip!

Photobucket

Tags : | 3 comments