Six Months with Lucy

December 14, 2015

Oh, Lucybabe. The best part of my day is when I see Lucy make her happy face. It’s the best. I cannot believe our Lucy is half a year old! Lucy is such a lively baby lately… squealing, grabbing and laughing all the time.


Development: Lucy has learned a lot of fun movements this month! One of the funniest discoveries… her tongue! Lucy started playing around with her tongue, sticking it out, pulling it in, sucking on her upper lip, doing horselips (that’s what you call the tongue vibrating on the lips, right?!), and sucking on her fingers. Lucy’s been so giggly lately and easily entertained. She’s so excited about her toys these days, clearly showing a preference for her bunny friend, her pink puppy, her soft stackable blocks and her owl rattle. Her motor skills are developing, she can control her paci in and out of her mouth pretty well.


Daytime: We eased back into the daycare routine after our hospital stay and it’s improved a lot since that first sick week. (There haven’t been any more illnesses so I’m thankful for that!) Lucy is always happy and smiling when I pick her up. She’s taking 2, sometimes 3, naps at daycare each day. She’s usually a quick napper, less than an hour, but sometimes she’ll still do a solid 2 hour nap. On the weekends, Lucy naps in her crib, snuggling with mama and daddy or while we grocery shop, like a champ. I’m thankful she’s such a flexible gal.

Nighttime: We had a little bit of a sleep regression after the hospital stay. (Waking up for vital checks every 2 hours in the hospital will really throw you off your routine I think.) For the past month Lucy’s only slept through the night 2 or 3 times, but she usually sleeps a solid 6-7 hour chunk at least, so it’s not too bad. I like to think of it as a little snuggle. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I can just roll over and feel Allen’s warmth and hear his breathing, and it’s so comforting. I don’t mind being that for Lucy even if it means I have to wake up at 4am. :)

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At her six month appointment, Lucy weighed 14.5 lbs and measured 27 inches long. A whole 10 inches longer than when she was born! Lucy is 20th percentile in weight and 90th percentile in height… I wonder where she gets those proportions!


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Hand lettering by Jenn Gietzen, Write On! Design

Our 2015 Christmas Cards

December 11, 2015

It’s time, it’s time! It’s time to fill your friends’ and families’ mailboxes with beautiful family memories and holiday cheer. I always love an opportunity to to look back over the best memories of the year or to document an annual family portrait. This year, I was happy to partner with Minted for our Christmas cards!

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I loved flipping through my favorite cards and previewing our family photo in all the different designs. I thought about a birth announcement holiday card, the foil-pressed, and the luxe letterpress cards. I ended up choosing a classic Merry Christmas on a simple cotton card.

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This year, since I’ve got my hands full with Little Lucy, I took full advantage of the free recipient addressing with The Minted Envelope. They have designs for the address block to coordinate with each holiday card design. I loved how easy it was to upload our addresses (I used Postable to collect our addresses in a digital address book for the first time this year!) and then receive everything complete and ready to go. All that was left to do was stuff the envelopes!

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Christmas card photo by Betsy McPherson

Five Months with Lucy

November 16, 2015

Oh, Lucybaby! It’s been such a great five months with you, baby girl. You are such a delight! Your personality is starting to bubble out of your sweet little spirit. We love you!



Lucy’s 5 month mark was unfortunately a liiittle bit overshadowed by a hospital stay. We started daycare at the beginning of November, so Lucy was exposed to a few bugs pretty much right away. A nasty virus called RSV landed us in the hospital for 4 days. But, Lucy’s 5 month mark was also when we got to do a fun photoshoot with Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Look for my mom and Lucy in the February issue! Anyway, it was a big month!


Lucy’s motor skills are developing faster than ever and she’s demonstrating her strength daily. Lucy’s rolling every which way and always practicing interesting movements. It’s so interesting to watch her work and work and then, voila, move!

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Two Months with Lucy
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Hand lettering by Jenn Gietzen, Write On! Design