Sunday, January 31, 2010
Other updates....Lucy is "creeping" now. (This is when she scoots on her belly...very close to crawling.) She continues to sleep like a champ and laughs all the time. As you can see from the video in the last post, she LOVES her music. She had the best behavior we have ever seen from her at church last night (not that she is really ever bad in church). She loves to laugh and flirt with the people around us. Over the weeks, lots of people have come up to us after church because they want to meet Lucy. When we were walking through the parking lot last night someone yelled "Hi Lucy" from their car as they were driving away. A very popular girl!
On a different note, our poor girl has had numerous doctor visits lately; she had to see an ENT as she had lots of ear wax buildup, as well as fluid in the ear. For anyone who has ever had a Dr. digging around in your ear, you can probably empathize with what Lucy went through; it was a very upsetting experience for her, and heart wrenching for ma-ma. In addition, some blood work has shown that her thyroid levels are high. The Dr. is hoping that this is from malnourishment when she was in China and that the problem will fix itself with proper nutrition. For now, we are monitoring it and will get another blood draw in a few weeks.
Life is good, and will be even better if we get a COLTS win next weekend!!!! Love and good thoughts to all of you....
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Lucy is one!!! We had a very eventful week, with the highlight being a birthday celebration for our sweet girl. After an 11 hour night's rest, Lucy woke up on her special day just playing in her crib and clapping her hands. Brian and I heard her from our bedroom just lying in her room enjoying her morning. Typically she will cry to let us know she is awake, but not on her big day. She must have been so happy to be turning one! It was so cute!
As you can see from the photos, Lucy had lots of friends come visit and celebrate with her on her big day! We were so happy to have our good friends Johanna, Ross, Molly and Damon stop by with their kids (Lily Kate, Ella, Nate, Patrick, Charlie and Abby) to meet Lucy and celebrate. In her typical form, Lucy was initially reserved and shy. But after some time, she warmed up to everyone and loved playing with her new friends. We all sang Happy Birthday, ate cake and enjoyed opening nice gifts for her. It was also nice for Brian and I to catch up with our friends and enjoy some holiday cheer. Thanks to everyone for coming over and helping our daughter to celebrate. It is a wonderful memory that we will always treasure.
Other than this, Lucy continues to do well and seems very comfortable and happy in her new routine. She LOVES music and will rock and clap whenever she hears it. She smiles all the time and her appetite seems to be increasing (yesterday she had a jar and half of baby food for lunch… a first). She makes us laugh all the time with her funny ways of talking and expressing herself. This upcoming week she has an appointment to have some lab work done and see the audiologist. Also, a few more "guests" will come over from Help Me Grow to do a developmental assessment and give any necessary recommendations.
As far as this writer is concerned, I am suffering from what my sister says is something all new mom's have: the syndrome of losing things. The latest casualty was my car/house/work keys. What I have learned is this: when in doubt, check the roof of your car! After two days of searching, they were found on the top of the CR-V! I believe that I traveled to and from Indy, as well as all around West Chester, with those things on the top of the car! Can you believe it? Brian always has complained about how big and clunky they were, but I say I win this one…if they weren't this heavy my guess is they would currently be lost! Thank you St. Anthony!
We hope that all of our family and friends are graced with many blessings in this New Year!