Rolling Over, Pennsylvania, 4 Month Appointment

Posted by Chelsea on Monday Jan 26, 2009 Under Infancy

Wow. January has been one crazy month. Here’s a recap of the last 2 weeks:

On Wednesday, January 14th Lucy rolled from front to back about 10 times. I couldn’t get her to stay on her tummy:

Since then? Nada. Nothing. Zilch. She’s decided that rolling over isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and would rather cry on her tummy than turn over. The doctor said that this is completely normal and that is why they don’t use rolling over or crawling as a milestone because some babies just don’t like to do it, so they don’t. Yes, she already has a mind of her own!

She has decided that she likes traveling. Out to Pennsylvania we were on a plane for about 7 hours and on the way back about 8 hours. She was a perfect angel. No fussing. Just sleeping, smiling, and playing. Numerous people commented on what a cute/well behaved/happy baby we have and I’ve got to say that I agree.

Our trip to PA was fun but COLD. The morning after we arrived the thermometer said this:

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No, not the top number. The bottom number-yes you read right, it was -2.4 outside. Brrrrrr.

That first night we stayed at our friend’s Kim and Kevin’s house where Lucy got to meet their daughter, Crista, who just turned 1:

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Our friends Mike, Claire, and their son Max were also there. Here’s Lucy with Claire:

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And Kim:

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This was a trip for Lucy to meet many people and boy did she ever!:

Her cousin Tyler:

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Her Aunt Kara and Uncle Jerel (with Tyler-who is Uncle Ricky and Aunt Kelly’s son-Kelly is in the background of this picture):

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I think Lucy wrapped Uncle Jerel around her little finger:

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The trip was really for Lucy to meet her 2 Great Grandmas.

Here she is with 93 (almost 94) year old Grandma Titus:

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And 83 (almost 84) year old Grandma Gale:

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They both thought she was pretty special ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucy also met her Uncle Larry, Aunt Janet, Cousin Matt, and Cousin Stephanie. Somehow I only got a picture of her with Cousin Stephanie:

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Her Cousin Matt was able to jiggle her to sleep and I thought we got a picture of it but I can’t find it anywhere.

We also got to meet Stephanie and Jenna:

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I met Stephanie on Baby Center where we commiserated about our pregnancies and now our infants. Jenna was born 4 days after Lucy. They are the same height but Jenna weighs 3 pounds more.

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We went to Hershey World:

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Where Daddy clowned around:

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We did alot of driving this trip. Lucy wanted to try, so we let her (not really!):

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Lucy also found some time to just hang out:

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And to see Grandma of course!

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Oh and the snow!

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We got back Saturday and today Lucy had her 4 month doctor’s appointment. She weighs 12.6 pounds (45th percentile) and is 24.5 inches tall (75th percentile). The doctor thinks that she’s going to keep her blue eyes and said that she is doing “just perfect”.

She goes to her first half day of daycare tomorrow ๐Ÿ™ and I start work on Thursday ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ I can’t believe it’s been 4 months already.

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16 Weeks!

Posted by Chelsea on Tuesday Jan 13, 2009 Under Infancy

January is flying by! I go back to work on the 29th and I can’t believe it. I don’t know where the last 5 months went-or the last year for that matter!! The last post I talked about how we got our first giggles, well, we also got teething that day. Yes our 3 and half month old started giggling and teething on the same day. She’ll go from smiling and giggling to screaming at the drop of a hat. No teeth yet, just lots of drooling, chewing, crying, red cheeks, and little slits on her lower and upper gums. As soon as we have breakthrough, I’ll be sure to take a picture!

In the meantime, you can amuse yourself with video of our little girl laughing. I think it’s the best sound in the world:

Other Pictures:

Lucy 15 weeks:

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Lucy 16 weeks:

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Last weekend I was very brave and flew to Boise with Lucy to go to my sister’s baby shower. No Shaun to help! I’m so glad I went and Lucy was great on the plane. Although having Shaun sure does make a difference.

Here’s a picture of 9 month pregnant Lissa holding up the sweater I made for BB2B:

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And one of my favorite pictures of Lucy and me so far. It was taken at the shower:

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Next up? A 6 hour flight to Pennsylvania. We leave on Friday-wish us luck!

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GIGGLES!!!

Posted by Chelsea on Friday Jan 2, 2009 Under Infancy

Shaun got the first real Lucy giggle this morning while he was changing her!!! I’ve been hearing what I thought was a giggle while she’s sleeping every so often for months now but nothing while she’s awake. Lately she’s been making some giggle-like noises while smiling and she’ll have a huge smile on her face and look like she’s laughing but isn’t. That all changed today!

After he put her back in the crib to wash his hands she giggled again and I heard it from the other room clear as could be.

I think it’s the best and sweetest sound I’ve ever heard.

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What a Year!!!

Posted by Chelsea on Thursday Jan 1, 2009 Under Infancy

Here’s to 2009 being as awesome as 2008!!! 2008 was by far my best year-it even surpasses 2005 when I got married and bought a house and car.

2008 was the year my biggest wish was granted and the fact that she’s better than anything I ever imagined makes it that much more sweet.

I was one of those girls who always knew she wanted to be a Mommy and since about age 18 I wanted a baby desperately. I knew intellectually that I was waaaaay too young to have a baby at 18, but emotionally and physically I wanted a baby. I would see a baby and my uterus would literally hurt. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. This went on for 9 years until I got to finally try to have a baby-boy was I happy! I’m glad that I waited until I met Shaun, married Shaun, and had some married time with him before we brought this little girl into our lives-those 9 years were so worth it.

Shaun and Lucy-I love you more than I can ever express. Thank you for making my 2008 amazing.

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