We are a little late on this post. Lucia turned 10 months on the 26th and to commemorate that she picked up a wicked sickness and gave it to Josh and I as a thank you for all the loving care. But seriously, Lucia has never been sick before, so this past few days has been very hard for us. It's so horrible watching your little baby sick. Ugh...a nightmare. Thankfully my mother came down to help us because Josh and I are both feeling awful still. Taking care of a sick baby is not an easy task. Taking care of a sick baby when you are sick...is the worst. We have had to tag team like no other. Lucia seems to be improving though...Josh and I are still in the sick zone. Hopefully whatever this cold is that her "always touching everything and putting it in her mouth" little self gave us goes away soon. Pray for us friends.
Anyway...back to Lucia. We did this photo shoot the day before she got really sick so maybe that is why she was kind of a psycho during it. However, I think she has entered the bonkers infant stage...but we love it. She is wild and squirmy and loud and moving everywhere. This month she has probably changed the most compared to other months prior. She started crawling like a champ, learned she could pull her self up by holding onto anything, is cruising, is fearlessly letting go of whatever she is holding on to and trying to balance herself and she has started to imitate things we do.
Physically, she went from not crawling or anything to bouncing around like crazy. Nap and bedtime consist of her standing and jumping, beating on the wall while standing in the crib and throwing herself around for about 30 minutes before she passes out like she got punched. It is entertaining yet at the same time terrifying. I have an odd suspicion it will not be long before she tries to jail break out of that crib. Just when I thought I was going to get some sleep at night.
Her brain in that big 'ol head...is developing wonderfully as well. She started doing things like...picking up her brush and pretending to brush her hair, taking the channel changer and holding it towards the TV, she gives hugs and kisses on demand or just because she is super sweet, she waves hi and bye to people in person and on TV, she claps when other people clap...like in church, she follows direction like...'put the the toys in the basket' and she definitely knows what "No" means! My favorite new thing is this video below. Every time I put her for a nap I cover her face with the blanket and say "where is Lucia" then pull it off and she laughs and laughs...I have been doing this since she was 4 months old...well this week she started to do it by herself...its so stinking cute.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, and a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.