Lucy: Eighteen Months

Oh my sweet, silly Lucy girl. Like I did for your brother last month, the days surrounding your monthday were oh so full & I missed a timely post for you.

But I would be remiss if I didn’t share anything about how awesome my girl is right now before I move on to Thanksgiving & the Christmas advent season.

She is such a ham. Says hey & hi & bye to everyone & blows kisses to all as we leave a restaurant or store. It’s hilarious.

I’ll try to remember her current words but I know I’ll miss some. She says all the family members she’s seen recently- Mommy, Dada, Cici & Pops, Nana & Pawpaw (& Bocce), Papa, & Sue. She’s called Zach Zachy & Brother. Lucy will sometimes say Lucy but often says ‘me me me’ when wanting something or if she’s claiming it as hers. She calls cars ‘beep beep’ after the Little Blue Truck book. She can read our Colors book – banana, shoes, flowers, choo choo train, goldfish, baby & kitty cat. Lucy says dog & knows they say woof woof. She also knows duck (quack), cow (& moo), horse (& nay) & owl (hoo) of course. She says more, all done, pretty, cute, good girl, tickle, book, eat eat, banana, cracker, apple, yo yo (for yogurt), chicken, two, yes, & no.

At their 18th month appointment on the 21st, Lucy weighed 25.8 lbs which put her squarely in the 90th percentile. {Anyone else remember when she was a tiny preemie who I was afraid wouldn’t catch up to her peers?!}

Lucy’s wearing a few 18 mo clothes still but fits better in 18-24. I’ve started pulling out 24 mo tops since she’s long waisted like me. She wore 2t Gymboree leggings on Thanksgiving that weren’t that big on her.

In the recent photos taken by my friend Steph from Lily Mae photography, there’s a shot where Lucy & I are smiling identical smiles. Like we look so similar it scares me. Husband swears he wouldn’t be able to claim her except for her eyebrows & a few expressions are so him.

Toddlerhood is here for Lucy girl. She is coy & silly & likes to get her way. I think we’re in for it when it comes to a stubborn streak & a flare for the dramatic. So often now I forget she’s still my baby when she’s acting & talking & running & dancing like a big girl.

Lucy has two favorite songs- Lady Gaga’s Applause (she says Gaga too) which is her JAM. Lucy starts clapping & bouncing when it comes on. And her other favorite is The B.I.B.L.E. One day she just started going around singing B.I.B.I.B. So she has two letters wrong but it’s ridiculously cute.

Lucy’s learned to kiss this month & will give us & Zach kisses. They’re sloppy & open mouthed but I get as many as I can before she moves on to her next thing.

I can’t wait to see what
your next thing will be, my wild Lucy girl. I’ll look forward to holding your little hand as we leap into December. Happy (belated) birthday!

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