Tuesday, 3 March 2009

11 Months Old!

So we are officially one month away from Lucy's first birthday! How crazy is that? I just can't believe that my little girl is almost ONE!!! She continues to bring a smile to my face and melt my heart every day. I hesitate to say this because I don't want to jinks anything but I really think she is turning a corner with her stranger anxiety. Last week we spent some time in Abilene with my parents and she did so well with them. She was so happy showing very little anxiety towards them at all. Today when I took her to the nursery at church for my mom's group; not only did she smile at the sweet lady who works in there, but her lip did not even quiver when I handed her over!! I was elated to get to walk off without hearing my daughter's sad little cry.

She is talking, crawling, cruising, pushing, eating, smiling, waving, clapping, and kissing up a storm. This afternoon I drove in the car to the sounds of her little kisses coming from the back seat. So sweet. It is not something she does necessarily on command, but definitely a new noise she has discovered that she can make and I think it is precious. Cory told me that tonight, she "walked" all over the kitchen with the assistance of one of our little tiny "kid table" chairs, pushing it from one corner of the room to the other. The baby gates are back up and it is a good thing too because today I watched her make it all the way to the top of our stairs. She was so proud of herself and would stop periodically to smile and wave at me as I followed along beside her.

We are so blessed with this beautiful baby girl. I am hoping that this month will go by so slow so that I can soak up every last bit of this first year with her that I can.

Lucy at 11 months:
Waves all the time
Claps (will usually start clapping whenever she hears the song "When Your Happy and You Know It")
Makes adorable kissing sounds
Eats like a champ
Pulls up on all furniture
Cruises around all furniture
Will move from one piece of furniture to the next
Will walk behind toys/chairs etc.
Drinks very well from a sippy cup
Takes two naps a day (when her brother's schedule allows her to be at home)
Sleeps from about 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. (at least this week!)


J. said...

she's so cute! it was great to see the Lockes!!!

Julie said...

She looks so cute! I really hope we get to see both of them this weekend. Even if it's just for a while on Sunday. Dance competition with any kids might make you want to poke your eyes out! :)

By the way, what setting on your camera do you use to get the blurred background? I will be trying to get some good pics this weekend!

Aubs said...

I saw the title of the blog entry and Lucy was not even on my radar as being 11 months. I cannot believe she is almost one. Wow! She is such a pretty little girl.

pkhubbard said...

She is adorable!!!!

BethHubbard said...

She did so good last night while I was babysitting. Only cried a tiny bit when you left. Her stranger danger is getting better towards me!