Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Goodnight mush"

We had our first ever storytime last night and kicked it off with a bang by reading one of Andrew's childhood favorites, Goodnight Moon. Of course, Lucy had absolutely no idea what I was saying, but... she did sit quietly and stare at the pictures and I think she liked the cadence of my voice as I read those repetitive well-loved lines. Friends who hosted my Baton Rouge baby shower secretly asked everyone to bring a book as a gift since they assumed (rightly so) that I'd want to share my passion for reading with Lucy. I'm so grateful to them for doing this -- she already has a library to be rivaled and we're looking forward to bedtime stories for many years to come!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Topping the charts

We had our three month check-up today with our beloved pediatrician, Dr. Wood. He thinks Lucy's "perfect", which we already knew but were nonetheless pleased to confirm! Her new stats are:
  • weight: 14 lbs, 1/2 oz (80th -- 85th percentile)
  • head circumference: 16 3/4 in (75th percentile)
  • height: 24 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
So... as you can see, she is a very healthy girl! Lucy's starting to drool in excessive amounts (hence the now ever-present bib) which makes me a little afraid of the teething stage that lies right around the corner. But in the meantime, we're enjoying our happy, smiley little chunk in this sweet baby stage.

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Tiger Bowl" 2008

Man, this LSU v. Auburn football game gets me fired up every year. It's always a good contest, usually with a dramatic ending for one of the two teams and this year was no exception! And... there's always the added element of bragging rights for the year over Lisa and Candace (and now Charlie, too) if we manage to come out on top. :)

While the Fighting Tigers pulled out a victory in the last few minutes of the game, I have to tip my hat to a game well-played by the Auburn Tigers/Plainsmen/Big Blue/War Eagles (or whatever the heck their mascot is). We enjoyed the showdown on a giant outdoor screen at a fun neighborhood bbq while eating great food, making new friends, and enjoying the nice weather. A truly winning combination -- love SEC football on a fall Saturday night!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Head held high

Lucy's steady working on holding her head up without resembling one of those bobble head toys. And although we generally hate tummy time, I was able to catch Lucy in action at her favorite location (the changing table) during her favorite time (after a bath). We're almost there!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rock & roll pajamas

I love these little footie pajamas -- I feel they accurately represent how Lucy fully embraces the rock & roll lifestyle, just like her guitar-loving daddy! When I went to put the pjs on after our bath the other day, they felt pretty snug (our girl is getting big so fast!) so I grabbed a few pictures before they're gone for good. And thanks to my prop staging, we have our first shots of Lucy sitting up "on her own" in the nursery rocker.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Top Ten Reasons Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

From an e-mail that's been circulating around after Gustav tore up Baton Rouge:

10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows).

9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (camping gear, flashlights).

8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores.

7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for "specials".

6. Family coming to stay with you.

5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling.

4. Buying food you don't normally buy ... and in large quantities.

3. Days off from work.

2. Candles.

and the number one reason hurricane season is like Christmas. . . .

1. At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house!

Monday, September 1, 2008

We will

"Every good and perfect gift is from above..." ~James 1:17

This weekend we celebrated Lucy's baptism surrounded by our friends and family members at Grace Community UMC in Shreveport. It was an incredibly emotional experience for me and a sobering reminder that Andrew & I are to be Lucy's godly examples in this world -- a huge undertaking to be sure. Parenthood is a much more awe-inspiring and daunting experience than either of us knew we were signing up for, and I know we'll need constant guidance from above to lead our good and perfect gift in the right direction.