My dear sweet Lucy,
You're now 14 months old. I apologize for this being so late, but in my defense, your dad was gone for 18 days in a row and I'm tired. So, this will be short and sweet. I promise to make it up to you next month, especially because some exciting things have happened.
This month you got your first haircut. Yours was about a year earlier than your big sister, and it was your dad's idea but in the end I was glad we did it because your hair was always in your face.
You went from this:
All of a sudden you look more like a kid and less like a baby.
We took a trip to the zoo, just the two of us and it was delightful.
You met a primate you really liked, and it seemed he liked you too:
You also took a liking to a certain mountain goat baby:
Spending Wednesdays with you is quite wonderful. Some weeks we run errands then take a nap, others we visit with friends or have exciting outings like the zoo. As much fun as it is to do these things with your big sister, doing them just the two of us is a completely different world.
You also had your first mystery illness. You came home from The Cedar School where you are doing pre-PreSchool because you'd thrown up and then later that night errupted in hives.
It was a sad sad few days, and it turned out to be high pollen count and a weird mixture of food (watermelon, go figure). We gave you a lot of homeopathics and benedryl and lots of snuggles and you were through it before we knew it.
You've been enjoying OT with Ruby. You LOVE the ball pit
And you tolerate the swing:
One of the exciting developments is that you've been sitting on the potty!
You've had some success with pee, and several successes with poop! you've even signed potty and then sat and done your thing (both pee and poop!) You're not remotely consistent, not even having success every day, but every one is awesome! Ruby likes to cheer you on when you're on the potty and when you do pee you're SO excited. (I'm more excited when you poop but hey, I like to avoid messes.) It's pretty awesome.
We took a trip to a pumpkin patch with your cousin Kelcie and Max & Shoghi.
We hiked through a corn maze, watched the big kids go on a cow train, visited the animals on the farm and picked out pumpkins. The sun was shining and we spent time with friends, It couldn't have been better!
You've been trying to do all the same things as your big sister:
You've tried your hand at coloring
We also had a super fun sleep over with your big sister's buddy Lily, however you ended up throwing up and that blew chunks.
All in all, it was a great month. Lots of fun and excitement. Next month I promise to tell you about how you're getting closer to walking, how you've mastered the stairs and how much you're communicating. But for now, I'll tell you that I love you more than words, and that I think I hear you stirring on the monitor so I'd better get up there and nurse you back to sleep.
All my love, Mama