Lucia is getting toooooo biggggg!!! (insert crying face!!) My little...well not so little... girl was 8 months on Thursday. I am happy to report folks, she is only waking up once a night! Halleluiah! Thank the good Lord because her waking up every two hours was enough to put me in the nut house and it almost turned Josh into a narcoleptic. Poor kid would fall asleep doing normal task like... searching the internet on his phone...
and in mid sentence. It was getting kind of annoying and a little bit concerning...but whatever. So anyway, back to Lucia. This big mama is tipping the scale at 21 pounds! My parents are slightly alarmed at the amount she eats, but we don't even feed her! She feeds herself!! We messed with purees for like a week and it was very time consuming, made a huge mess and it seemed like Lucia was advanced enough to pick up food on her own and chew it without causing me to dial 911. We were right. We put some food on her plate and she feeds herself and stops when she is full. But this kid...this kid can eat. This morning she put down some cucumber, two egg yokes and half a banana...an hour after a 7oz bottle of milk. Yea, my adult sister eats less than that for breakfast. We are glad that she is not a picky eater though, that would be bad considering Josh and I will literally eat anything.
So what's new with this little sausage?? Well, she is not crawling yet, but she is getting close. She does get up on her hands and knees but just kind of gets stuck there...she also loves to stand and hold on to things...so maybe she will walk before she crawls? Who knows. She talks ALL the time and screams. That's my fault because I just squeal at her all the time, very loudly.
She's super fun and her personality is very apparent and it is scarily similar to mine. Pray.For.Us.Friends. She is starting to throw little baby fits when she wants something and she is very strong willed. We love it though. We will, God willing, channel it for good.
She is very smart. I am sure all parents say that about their kids, but she really is. She knows a bunch of words already, can clap her hands on cue, looks outside when you say 'look at the tree and birds,' looks at the door when you say 'who is here'..a bunch of that stuff like that. She is very aware. She's not just a babbly baby, she acts like she knows whats going on. She acts very grown up. It's funny. We love our chubby little sausage!
Here are some pictures from her 8 month photo shoot.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and a mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.