Dear Lucy- 10 Months

Dear Lucy-

I’ve been threatening to write “Dear 10 Month Lucy, you were sick. The end.” In truth, your main accomplishment this month was strengthening your immune system. For a second child that didn’t have her first cold until 8.5 months, you have sure made up for lost time. This was a 2 fever month complete with roseola, pink eye, and a suspiciously croupy cough. And you also wounded your face with your own fingernail (which I had just clipped). As I write this, you are totally healthy so I’ve got my fingers crossed that we are in for a long stint of good health.

D2AC1DAE-8D92-4418-BECF-04E5B41310FC.jpegDespite being sick so much, you did accomplish a lot this month.

Your babbling is starting to sound like words. You reach and grab for everything. You are eating purées like a champ now. You still don’t want anything that doesn’t come on a spoon, but you are up to two servings of real food a day so I’ll take it.

You play peekaboo, or as they say at daycare “donde esta Lucy?”

And, drum roll please . . . . YOU SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT! Yup- for a solid 11 hours you stay in your crib without eating. Not sure if it was just the timing or our new strategy, but once I started coming to you when you cried and saying “you’re ok” and NOT feeding you, you threw in the towel and decided to sleep. Thank you!

You still don’t have any interest in moving independently, but that’s ok. I think you are putting your brain power into your vocabulary of sounds.

I love you Goosey Girl!

Mom

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