Two years ago I held this tiny little newborn in my arms and had no idea what was in store for me. For my kids. For our family. For our neighbor's ears.
I had no idea the effect she would have on us, or on our hearts. She has turned them all to mush. She has wrapped herself into all our lives so tight that I have no idea what in the world we would ever do without her.
Two years ago I sat in my tiny hospital room and gazed into her blue eyes.
I held her close.
I soaked her in every second I could.
Because I knew this was it...the end.
And boy oh boy has this little girl been loved, and has shown us even more how to love.
Claire's prayers still always thank Heavenly Father that we have "the cutest baby in the world."
Max told me yesterday that the new "thing" he and his friends like to do at our house is play with Lucy.
Elle still makes me smile every time she slings Lu up on her hip...I wonder at how her toothpick legs can hold up such a solid baby.
Claire HAS to tackle her with a HUGE hug every time she sees her, much to Lucy's chagrin.
Grace absolutely cannot go to sleep without kissing her goodnight.
Here are a few things you may not know about Lucy:
She is super, duper feisty. Oh wait, you already know that.
She LOVES dogs...you probably know that too.Lucy is the only one in our whole family with blue eyes. Love those piercing blue pools (that are often filled with pools of tears in one of her tantrums).Lucy LOVES to drink water. She will drink sippy cup after sippy cup of water all day long.
She LOVES her blanket....And her babies.
There was time I thought maybe she'd never really be attached to stuff like my other kids were. Boy was I ever wrong. When she gets her vice grip on these favorites of hers, there's no letting go.
She knows how to say "please" in sign language now. It's killing me it's so darn cute. Instead of rubbing her hand in a circular motion on her chest as she's supposed to, she rubs her hand in a circle all around her huge belly as she smiles and nods her head, accentuating her great double chins with each nod.
She also has her own version of "more:"Her version of saying "yes" is a huffy little delighted laugh that makes her eyes sparkle more than ever.
We don't feed Lucy things with sugar in them if we can help it. We figure with her physique she's gonna be just fine without a bunch of cookies, and she doesn't seem to notice the difference. This theory was great until she started realizing what mouthwatering stuff is in that Kitchen Aid mixer at our house on a continual basis. She had had enough of the deprivation this day:
Man we love this girl. My question is, how in the world did she go from this:...to this, in such record speed?Ok, she just woke up and we're off to celebrate. The older kids are so darn excited about her big day it's almost comical. They have big plans for this evening.