Lucy Goose turned 5 months old last week. How is that possible??
She has grown so much in the past month and her personality is really starting to shine through.
She is such a chatterbox. She loves nothing more than for someone to talk to her…her tiny feet start kicking and she just laughs and talks right back.
I’m sure all moms say this, but I really love watching how people light up around her. She’s got such a joyful disposition, it’s hard not to smile and try to make her laugh.
I still haven’t had the heart to drop her off at the nursery in church, so she sits through service with me (but usually there are friends who are MORE than willing to take a turn…she is SPOILED). I keep telling myself that once she turns 6 months old and cold and flu season is over…but who am I kidding? I guess I’ll slowly let go when I am ready.
Of course, I still have long days sometimes. Lucy is sleeping well most of the time, but we do have the occasional bad night (or sometimes I just have trouble falling back asleep after a super early morning feeding). Some days naps go exactly as planned, I get a shower, get some laundry and baking done and feel on top of the world…and other days, my husband comes home to a greaseball with spit up stains on her shirt, informing him that pizza is on it’s way.
But even on the longest days, I know it will pass and I will miss this time, so I take it all in and try really hard to be grateful, even when I’m just grumpy.
As Lucy’s personality starts to develop, Jon David loves spending time with her even more.
For the first few months, he had a hard time understanding why she would cry when he tried to hold her. But now, her eyes follow him around the room and she squeals over every little thing he says or does.
It’s the same way with my husband, too. She can be calm most of the day, but the second he gets home, she lights up. It’s hard not to get frustrated when I see how excited she gets over them, but then I remind myself that the fact that I’m not a big deal is a GOOD thing — it means she takes me for granted because she knows she can depend on me.
Lucy is rolling over constantly, so I really have to keep an eye on her. She seems to know that crawling is next…she wiggles her butt and kicks her legs and gets so upset when nothing happens. I can’t believe that the days of putting her somewhere and her STAYING PUT have passed.
Some days, I think that’s where my sanity went. But most of the time it’s really cute and a lot of fun.
I look forward to seeing her sit up soon…she’s close!!
Thanks so much for sharing my sweet babies with me. Have a very happy Tuesday!!