Lucy Goes to the Park

Posted by Shaun on Sunday Jul 19, 2009 Under Infancy

Mommy had a bunch of work to do so Auntie Elaina and Uncle Richard came up to visit with their dog Brea. We took a trip to the park so that Mommy could have some quiet time to concentrate.

Lucy wasn’t at all afraid of Brea which was surprising to me since she was SO much bigger than Lucy and got right in Lucy’s face. I’m guessing Lucy is used to the cat mauling her for pets by this point.

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Lucy Really Likes Food – and Shoes!

Posted by Shaun on Sunday Jul 19, 2009 Under Infancy

I just got an iPhone and so now I can share more Lucy stuff with everyone! Here’s a slideshow I was able to make thanks to PixRemix, an application my company developed and released in June.

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Holy Molar!!!!

Posted by Chelsea on Tuesday Jul 7, 2009 Under Infancy

Lucy got another tooth last night and from the title you may have guessed that she got a molar!!! Her “left first molar” to be exact!

I called daycare yesterday at lunch to check in on her and they told me that she wasn’t eating and was being really fussy. Shaun and I thought we saw her pulling her ear on Sunday so I called the doctor. We went in and he told us that she may be refusing to eat for 2 reasons-either she’s finding her independence and wants to feed herself (which she promptly took food from my hand and signed for “more” when she was done to prove the doctor’s point) or that she’s getting her molars and her mouth hurts. “Her molars?” I asked, “but she only has her front 2 bottom teeth!” The doctor assured me that kids can get their teeth in any order and her molar looked like it was about to come through.

Sure enough, last night at 7-demon child arrived and left with her the outside edge of the left first molar!!! She is an individual-that’s for sure!

Here’s our little 3 teeth wonder:

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Less than 12 hours after getting her third tooth Lucy decided it was time to stop practicing and time to START CRAWLING. I swear she’s been practicing for well over a month now but couldn’t really get anywhere except pushing herself backwards. Well-Not anymore! She’s crawling-check her out:

As you can see from the video she is VERY proud of herself!

An exciting 12 hours in the Titus household!!!

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9 Month Appointment

Posted by Chelsea on Friday Jul 3, 2009 Under Infancy

Lucy had her 9 month appointment on Monday. It was a difficult appointment for Mommy. Lucy has always been little but at this weigh-in she slipped to under the 5th percentile for weight which concerns the doctor. It’s hard to hear that your doctor is concerned. Lucy is a great eater, the teachers at daycare have even commented that she’s probably going to be one of those people that can eat and eat and eat and never gain weight-kinda like her Dad. With all this eating she’s still only 15 pounds. Here were her stats:

Height: 27 Inches ~50th Percentile
Weight: 15 pounds even >5th Percentile
Head Circumference: 17.75 inches ~80th Percentile

Lucy has always had allergies or sensitivities. We can only use a certain kind of detergent, we can’t use wipes on her, only Huggies and 7th Generation diapers don’t give her a rash, most bath products give her a rash, when I eat milk it gives her a rash and on and on. I tried giving her yogurt at 7 months and she got a rash and eczema so we’ve been avoiding dairy. She also got a rash from soy formula and I thought a rash from wheat. I explained all of this to the doctor and he said that it didn’t sound like typical allergy symptoms and more like “sensitivities”. He would rather we deal with the rashes and give her a wide variety of food than limit her food intake. To be sure though, he got blood drawn and tested her for allergies. Lucy handled the blood draw like a champ-that was not fun-they take it out of their arm just like on an adult 🙁 Her tests came back yesterday and she showed no allergies. I gave her wheat yesterday and today with no issue. I gave her some soy formula ~4 ounce the entire week (when I don’t pump enough) and she did get a rash on her chin but not too terribly bad. I’m starting to eat dairy again and I think I’m going to try dairy again with her on Sunday.

To tell the truth, I left her appointment on Monday in tears. It was a hard day. But, I am feeling much better about things and since then I started really pushing the solids. Before her appointment here was a typical day for Lucy:

~6:30 AM Nurse
~8:30 AM 2 ounces of fruit mixed with 1/8 cup cereal
~10:30 AM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~12:30 PM 4 ounces vegetables with 1/2 ounce protein (chicken, beef, or beans) and some veggies as finger foods
~1:30 PM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~4:30 PM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~6 PM Nurse
~6:30 PM 2 ounces of Vegetables, some protein and rice puffs as finger foods
~7:30 Nurse

And then she wakes up usually once to nurse in the middle of the night.

Well NOW she’s getting more than double the solids and still is taking the same amount of milk:

~6:30 AM Nurse
~8:30 AM 4 ounces of fruit mixed with 1/4 cup cereal
~10:30 AM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~12:30 PM 4 ounces vegetables with 1 ounce protein (chicken, beef, or beans) with 1/4 Avocado and 2 tsp of olive oil mixed in and 1/4 cup rice mixed in and some veggies as finger foods
~1:30 PM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~3:30 PM 2 ounces of fruit (new!)
~4:30 PM 5 ounces of Breastmilk
~6 PM Nurse
~6:30 PM 4 ounces of Vegetables mixed with 1/4 avocado and 2 tsp olive oil plus rice cereal, some protein and rice puffs as finger foods
~7:30 Nurse

Yes our little 15 pounder is eating ALL OF THAT! 1/2 an avocado a day!!! Insanity I tell you!!!

I’m feeling better about things and what I keep coming back to is that developmentally she’s doing wonderfully! She’s ahead of the curve in a lot of respects or right on the curve. She’s still not crawling but I’m okay with that!!! This week alone she’s gained 3 new signs. She now signs for: “More”, “All Done”, and “Change”. She’s been signing for “Milk” for a few months now. She’s also making more sounds-“Ma Ma Ma Ma” (only sometimes), “Ne Ne Ne Ne” (when she’s hungry), “OH” (when she drops something), and of course her favorite “Da Da Da Da”. She’s also clapping (and making noise!) and dancing. She becomes more and more like a kid everyday!

Now, to the pictures!

At the park:

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Wearing Mommy’s Shoes:

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Looking Cute:

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With Daddy on Father’s Day:

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At the beach last weekend:

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Watching the waves with Daddy:

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Where’s Daddy?

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With her new favorite toy-yes she VERY CAREFULLY walks while pushing her shopping cart-VERY CAREFULLY!

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Walking with Uncle Dick (Uncle Dick and Marci just came for a visit-it was FUN!):

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Doesn’t she melt your heart?

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(she melts mine!)

What?

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Playing with Daddy:

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