05 November 2014

Lucy Juney Turns One

Lucy June had a birthday...a couple of weeks ago almost. And true to form we did very little to celebrate, but we did SOMEthing. That something involved sticking a candle in a (still too hot to put icing on) cake, singing happy birthday before Jake blew out her candle, and taking some very poorly lit pictures.

She seemed pleased with the attention.
I'm pretty sure I just updated you on kiddo milestones, but that's actually looking like it was a whole three months ago, so I'm just gonna go ahead and do it again for the underphotographed second born.

Lucy June Lucy June
She still doesn't sleep through the night, but she routinely sleeps until the wee hours of the morning, and her night wakings are quickly shushed by a little bedsharing. She's also begun to sleep more deeply and no longer wakes up when someone sneezes in the kitchen. Not best but better, and we'll take better.

Her Words

Buh - Bye
Buh - Baby
Buh - Ball
Buh - Beau (my parents' dog)
Buh - Dog
Buh - Cat
Dja - Jake
TAH!!! - STOP!!!!
Hum hum hum - drink
Ka Ka - quack: which is, of course, her very own special way of saying: book

She burnt her hands on my parents' oven when we had a big family dinner at their house the other day. It was the classic party fail: so many eyes and none on the baby - mommy guilt be mine forever and ever. But on the plus side...she's gotten a lot better at walking?

She constantly brings me shoes to put on her and tries to pull socks over head. She likes to sit on tables and dances whenever anyone's watching. She was a mama's girl until recently, and finally she's starting to warm up to the wide world of...people other than her mother, and we're all generally digging this development.

She gives kisses and hugs and high fives. She's typically happy to play close to me, and doesn't need to get into anything and everything like her brother did. I'm exhausted just thinking about what it was like parenting her brother when he was a crawler.
Maybe next year we'll level up and actually frost the cake and put some pants on her, but until then I'll bask in her general non-demanding nature.

Happy (belated) Birthday, sweet sweet little Lucy June.


  1. Happy birthday! I remember reading your birth story and thinking "I'll take one of those" - which I actually got, more or less, but in December. And these pictures make me happy. No pants, no frosting, I can live with that.

  2. Pants and icing... Both extreeeemely overrated. Happy bday, Lucy Juney!

  3. Aww sounds like a sweet and low key birthday. How perfect!

  4. I can't believe it's already been a year! Wow - happy birthday, Lucy!

  5. A first birthday after my own heart.

    And I know the mother guilt when they get hurt. So hard. But remember how resilient babies are!

    (If I bake a cake for Chris and me, we eat it warm - no icing. So good).

    Happy Birthday, Lucy June!

  6. What a precious, beautiful baby! I love little baldish baby heads and chubby cheeks. I have a 4 1/2 month old and I can hardly stand the cuteness. Little Lucy is a doll!

    1. Thank you! We're quite fond of her. She's VERY girly...like already has shoe preferences??? is that possible?

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