Check out this little cutie! This week Lucia turned 9 months old this week and she is as fun as ever. This kid just keeps getting cuter and cuter, I can barely stand it. She literally smiles all day long. Smiles at the TV, at me, at birds outside, at strangers...everything. Josh and I are relatively happy people but we don't go around smiling at everything..she does! Its so funny. She is also big into dancing right now. My brother gave her this noise toy that plays different songs if you press a button...and she presses it all day long and dances to it. Here's videos.
She screams and plays and laughs its the best. She is such a happy baby...and a smart little thing. I love to watch her face when we show her something new, or when she does something we are proud of and she looks at us and smiles. Its the best.
She has added a bunch of new words to her vocabulary, she can now identify different animals in pictures if we say things like "where is the cat Lucia?," she tells us when she is "all done" when eating and she knows who people are when we say their names. She is not crawling fully yet, which I am not rushing!! But she has started to army crawl and she can climb up and stand....and wait for it....she SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT! Wahoo!! We suffered long and hard but eventually she started sleeping through the night and we didn't have to do the cry out method which I was not pumped about. I love this girl more and more everyday! Here's some more info on Lucia and 9 month pictures.
For those of you who know me well, you know it is not far fetched to believe that I used to be that young, childless woman on a plane commenting about the baby in the seat behind me crying, whining, crapping all over and babbling through the flight. My mouth has spoken things such as "man shut that baby up," "yes, yes lady, your baby crapped..change the diaper," and we can't forget the "babies shouldn't be allowed on a planes...ever." Well somewhere around Ohio I began to vaguely remember that young, energy filled girl and how she has been replaced with a tired, slightly bonkers mom, begging her husband to strap on the baby carry and cart the baby up and down the plane to shut her up. Yes, yes, we were those parents. Lucia is the best. She's a great baby, but this baby, when tired, becomes very high maintenance. She needs....
Her Buckeyes Blanket...
Her humidifier that makes a fan noise...
And ample room to spread out...
...so mom and dads jiggly bellies and boney shoulders were not cutting it. For the first hour of our first flight from Philadelphia to Kansas my nightmare came true...an extremely tired baby, who would not sleep while being held and was straight losing her mind.
We pulled out all the stops friends. We let her see our iPhones (which is a no-no at home), continually fed her, gave her all of the 89430849238094 million toys I brought on the plane for her, even busted out the baby carrier and carted her screaming self around the plane like a bunch of wackos. Nothing. After an hour, which felt like a day, she finally relented. And would you believe what got her to stop crying and calm down before she passed out?? A cup. A friggin cup from the stewardess. What the ?@$#%*^%#. Well played stewardess, you mastermind.
The flight going home was much better. I guess Lucia figured out she was going to have to just suck it up and pass out on her pops till we were home free.
Our trip back to the Midwest, however, was a bit more enjoyable. This was the first time since Lucia has been born that we have come for a visit. It had been a year since we had seen family in Kansas and almost two years since we saw friends in Des Moines. So crazy how fast that went. It was a whirlwind but we had a great time catching up with everyone. We miss you guys so much!! So happy you all got to meet Lucia!...but ....so glad the flights are over. Friends and family in Kansas and Des Moines you might not see us again for...hmmm...I don't know...maybe a decade or two...when all of the children we want to have are old..potentially with children of their own.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.