Lucy, dear, its time for a much past-due update.
You are 8 months old, I still cannot believe it.
We have a lot to catch up on.
At 6 months you were
16 lb 7 oz (54th percentile)
2 ft 7 in (100th percentile)
22nd percentile for head circumference
You are my sweet baby but you are also the length of your 1-2 year old friends so sometimes you trick us into thinking you are quite a bit older.
You spent your first Christmas sick with a virus. And in the season of giving, you shared it with the rest of the family. We were all pretty under the weather but I forced you into your Christmas dress, while your brother opted for Frozen pajamas
You began eating solid foods around 5 months and have quickly transitioned to eating finger foods by yourself. You love cherrios, pancakes and yogurt.
You are the queen of cat naps, you sleep in 20-30 minute spurts but you wake up rested, rejuvenated and always have a huge grin on your face.
At seven months you had two teeth, slept through the night and started school at the same daycare as your brother. You started scooting around with an army crawl and love to explore all around the kitchen floor.
And on the subject of your brother, you look just like him. There are subtle differences with your dainty fingers, long long lean body and your darker eyes but there is no question you and Kip are brother and sister. I always dress you in pink otherwise I have constant deja vu of Kip at your age.
Kip takes his role as big brother very seriously, he is always looking out for you. He is constantly providing protection, guidance and entertainment; always handing you dollies, stuffed animals and books or clapping your hands and playing 'patty cake'. He tries to feed you hamburgers and cookies and is convinced a pacifier should always be kept in your mouth.
We don't call you Lucy all that often. Kip only calls you Luce, I prefer Lulu or Lu, your dad calls you sweet girl and the occasional Juicy Lucy.
We are blessed by your joyful spirit and your easy going nature. You smile freely and rarely fuss. You've given us grace in the transition to a family of four and everyday you capture our hearts a little more.