Saturday, July 26, 2008

sleep, sweet sleep!

Lucy turned 2 months old this week and to celebrate...SHE SLEPT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE NIGHT!!  Go girl...we are so proud of you...11 hours of sleep (which translated to 9 hours of sleep for me and Joey...I had forgotten what that felt like!).  At her doctor's visit this week our suspicions were confirmed - Lucy is a LONG, LEAN poopin-eatin-sleepin machine!  At 11 lbs. 2 oz. she is in the 50th percentile for weight and her measurement of 24 inches put her in the 95th percentile for length.  As you can see from the pic - Joey and his mom (AKA BeBe) couldn't wait for the doctor's visit...they had to find out for themselves.

As you can see Lucy has spent a lot of time with a lot of friends over the past couple of weeks.  A trip down to Orangeburg and Charleston allowed us to see Gran and Papa, my friend Heather, Lucy's Aunt Lindsay, and her buddies Julia and Grant (who are also adopted!).  And we can't forget our trip to the mall with her best girlfriend, Addison, and her local grandmas (Mimi and Mia).  This girl doesn't lack for love - that's for sure!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


every day i am amazed at the precious little ways lucy grows and changes.  lately joey and i have been particularly in awe of her eyelashes - once non-existent, they are now growing longer and fuller every day!  looking back at pictures of her in her first week of life i realize how much she has developed...her little personality is really starting to show.  she's smiling so much and trying her darnedest to talk and laugh.  who would have thought that a tiny little thing could bring such joy into our lives.  it's hard to remember our family without her.  we continue to correspond with amy which is such a gift.  i truly miss her and think of her every day when i look at lucy.  i think that more and more as i see the child that lucy is becoming i am grateful beyond measure for amy's decision to give her life and place her in our family.  i just finished making a collage of pictures for lucy's room.  i included pictures of amy so that she can be familiar with the face of the precious person with whom her story began...

...i am including a few pics from "cow appreciation day" at chick-fil-a.  being the chick-fil-a nut that i am, lucy and i (along with our friends Corinne and Dylann) dressed up as cows to get free lunch last week : )