Today is Lusi's nine month birthday! Again, I cannot believe how fast the time is going and just how much she is changing and growing, month to month. This past month has gone by so quick, especially with Christmas and New Years it went by so fast. I have been so bad at uploading pictures so I will have to add them into this blog later. But I just wanted to blog on her birthday so here is what Lusi has been up to this month.
On Dec.18 I noticed Lusi's first tooth coming in, her bottom right front tooth, and it broke through later that week. I was surprised when I saw it because she wasn't even fussy, drooly or doing anything different to make me think she was teething. I was actually wondering when she was going to start teething because it seemed like every other baby I saw was already getting their teeth. I guess she just wanted to surprise us. I noticed her second tooth coming in just yesterday, her bottom left front tooth!
Christmas was fun, my dad came into town on the 22nd and was excited to see his Sofia, as he likes to call her. Unfortunately Teki had to work, missed Lusi's first Christmas but it was okay because he got off around 2 and we still had time with my family and his. Christmas morning Lusi woke up around 8ish and everyone was still sleep. So we just got up ate and started playing while we waiting for everyone to get up. Finally everyone started getting up around 10 and my dad the last one got up at 11. So we had to hurry and open presents because we were all going to church at 12. So we started opening presents and it was fun trying to get Lusi to open her gifts but she really wasn't that interested. So we just helped her out and tried to get her to get into it. But maybe next year she will enjoy it more. She got some clothes, a baby doll, a few puzzle boards one with numbers, one with shapes and colors, and a magnet chalkboard with the alphabet. Big lego blocks, a singing nursery rhyme book, a cart/high chair cover, socks, snacks, sippy cups, and her first baby toothbrush. After presents we had to hurry and get ready for church and she got to wear her new red Christmas dress, she was so cute. After church Teki got home and he opened his presents and we got ready to go down to his family's Christmas party. We ate, played games and had fun just spending time with Teki's Unufe family. Lusi was kind of a grump and wasn't very friendly with all her cousins and family. She kept crying every time someone tried to hold her. She got even more gifts down there, more clothes and some toys. I realized the next day why she was such a grump. The day after Christmas she got her first cold. She had a runny nose and started coughing. It was the saddest thing having a sick baby. She was sick for a couple weeks and is only now seeming to recover fully. But despite being sick she was still playful and as happy as a sick baby could be. While she was sick she started doing her own version of a wave hello. She just puts her arm out and holds it there, it is so cute. She also started clapping her hands we used to try and have her do it but she would keep her hands in a fist but now she was actually clapping and doing it on her own. She loves when you get excited and yell 'yaaaaaay' and put your hands in the air, she will copy you and will copy you when you clap. She also has become so good at crawling and following you when walk away from her. She used to be good about just staying in the family room and playing in there but she has started to venture out and will go around to the kitchen, making stops along the way to explore. She has learned to climb stairs and is such a dare devil that she will turn to go down the stairs and will just go strait off the edge and not even hesitate. We have to be right next to her to catch her or she will fall. On New Years we went out to dinner with friends and then spent the night at home. Teki went to bed with Lusi around 10 and I was determined to stay up till midnight because I slept through New Years last year. So I went down to watch TV to stay up... but still fell asleep and woke up at 11:59 when the count down started.... but hey I was awake at midnight! I went to wake up Teki to get my New Years kiss and my dad and Reed decided to do some fireworks, so Teki and I watched from our window and enjoyed a the show. Not the most exciting New Years, but I am just happy to be blessed with health and family and that is all I need for the New Year. The first week of January we lost out baby sitter and Lusi's favorite aunty... Aunty Jenn. She moved back to Hawaii for school so we had to figure out what to do for a baby sitter and I work Wed-Sat. Teki's new schedule has him off Thus and Fri. So we just needed someone on Wed. and Sat. Which Mele and Reed agreed they would both help out and take care of her until Teki got home around 12. So I was really worried and didn't know what we were going to do but everything worked out and Lusi is still in good hands. We are excited for this new year and hopefully 2012 will be as good to us as 2011 was.
I still can't believe my baby is 9 months old! She is just such a delight and brings so much love and joy into our home. She is developing such a strong personality, she is a little diva! She knows what she wants and when she doesn't get it she lets you know. She is definitely a momma's girl! I love her so much and am loving watching her grow up! Happy Nine Month Birthday Baby Girl!!!