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Lucy is 8 Months Old!

Lucy turned 8 months old last Thursday! She’s really grown up this past month. I feel like every time I blink my eyes she feels more and more like a toddler and less and less like a baby. Though a piece of my heart often thinks of and misses my wee little baby, I love watching her grow. She’s turning into such a funny, smart and cool gal.

If you missed last month’s update, you can catch up here.

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Beating PPD

I think I’ve finally made it through postpartum depression.

This past week and a half have been so hard on all three of us. Emotionally and physically. Lucy began waking up numerous times in the night, fighting naps and bedtime like a little anti-sleep warrior. She’s sometimes even waking up as often as every 15 minutes. Each time crying and screaming, needing rocked or fed back to sleep. Not to mention the random times throughout the night where she was just “awake for the day”. We’re talking 3am 2 hour play times.

Austin and I planned to handle it like the team that we are. I’d take a turn, then Austin would take a turn. But L has now seemed to notice EXACTLY what soothes her best. Mama. Nothing against Daddy, I just spend 24/7 with her and she’s grown attached to how I comfort her. Austin could do the exact same thing I do, but it doesn’t matter. She’s smart enough to know the difference.

After several attempts of Austin trying and Lucy screaming and crying to the point that she now sounds hoarse, it wasn’t worth it. I was now getting up with her each time.

That didn’t necessarily mean Austin had it easy and got to sleep the entire time. He often sits up with me and keeps me company. One night I told him to lay down. I rocked L back to sleep and went to put her in her crib. She instantly woke back up crying. So I tried again. Walking, bouncing until she went into snoozeville. Again, she woke up as soon as I put her down.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. But after 6 nights of little to no sleep and growing more and more anxious every time she cried, I broke. My legs felt weak, I felt nauseous, dizzy and was trying to focus on keeping my breathing under control. I was beginning to have an anxiety attack.

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Lucy is 7 Months Old!

Lucy turned 7 months old on Thursday! Her personality is really starting to shine and I have to say she is already the most ornery little lady I know. We’re going to have our hands full, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. She is SO much fun right now!

This month I’ve really enjoyed watching her explore herself (she loves her toes and hair) and playing with our dog, Daisy. She lights up every time Daisy gives her an ounce of attention. It’s too stinkin’ cute.

If you missed last month’s update, you can catch up here.

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Lucy is 6 Months Old!

Lucy Bea turned 6 months old (aka a HALF YEAR OLD – omg!) yesterday! We’ve had such a magical month getting to celebrate our first Christmas as a family of three. And due to a dreadful cold, we were able to ring in the New Year all together as we rocked an awoken and fussy Lucy back to sleep. Though she’s been sick, she’s still been in good spirits.

This month I’ve really enjoyed watching her get to spend time with family and love, love, love how she smiles almost instantly when someone interacts with her. She adores people…and attention! 😉

If you remember last month’s update, then you’ll know that Lucy was having some trouble with constipation and fighting her feeds. We did end up going to the doctor after she had a bloody stool. We’ve ended up changing her formula twice, giving her pear juice and a probiotic daily, keeping her on Zantac and often needing to give her milk of magnesia. I know, it’s a lot. And she’s still not fully better, which means Austin and I aren’t satisfied either. We want more answers as to what is going on with her and what we can to do help her. Her next doctor’s appointment is next week, so hopefully we can get some more answers then. I do think transitioning her to solid foods will help, but she still hasn’t shown much interest in them. I’m thinking she may be a good fit for baby led weaning, so we might give that a try in the near future. More updates soon!

Alright, let’s get into the fun part…

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Lucy’s Christmas List

I know I’m a little late to the game, but life has been busy. I finally finished deciding what’s on Lucy’s Christmas list. Trying to figure out what an almost 6 month old wants and needs isn’t all that easy. So, I thought it might be helpful to share with other mamas who are trying to shop for their little one this Christmas.

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