Wow. I'm trying to balance celebrating her, and not getting too emotional about this being my last baby. I'm so happy she is thriving and growing, but I want to snuggle with a baby for a little bit longer! I'm glad she is a little bit behind so I can still have a little baby around =) She is currently 10 pounds and 5 ounces. She is 22 and 7/8 inches long, and I forget what her head is. I DO know that her head is on the growth chart!!!5th%! That is funny to me because Landon's head just recently got above the 5%. With her corrected age, she would be about 20% in weight & 50% in height--a place that Landon is still not at. This little girlie has some potential to pass him up. Everything is going great with her health and development, and we will be starting some cereal in about a month, shortly followed by baby food. She goes back for another hearing test in a few months, and she will continue those 1-2 times per year until she is 3 years old. She did have a little issue with some *skin* growing together--an issue that we hadn't dealt with from having a boy, and hadn't really ever heard of it. It is common though, and for now we will just put Vaseline on her once a day. If the adhesion doesn't clear up, then there is a hormone cream they can put on her. Gross. Look it up if you want to though,I guess we learn something new everyday. We will not have to go back to the Dr. for a well visit until she is 9 months old. I hope the next 3 months are VERY slow, and that we can take the time to enjoy both of these kids!

Don't you think these sweet little ears need to be pierced?

We never made birth announcements. I was really really bummed that we didn't get the 'normal' hospital pictures, I love all the ones at Baptist. I certainly was in no shape to be sending out pictures of my baby with cords and wires and tape and tubes. By the time she was discharged and almost 2 months old, I figured it was too late--everyone already knew.I have been trying to figure out what picture I can at least take up to the NICU, Dr. W, and Dr. M. So I had a coupon for some free cards that printed on my receipt at Target, and came up with this! I love it =)
Stationery card
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I heart Lucy

Lucy had another 3 month follow-up appointment at the cardiologist Thursday. After about a 5 minute echo cardiogram Dr. M. said, " It looks perfect"!


Sweet Sweet Summertime

A life without love is like a year without summer. ~Swedish Proverb

So it's not officially summer yet, but school is out. That is close enough!
I decided to ride along with my sister & niece to Orlando last week. OK, so we took my Nitro, and I drove some (for like the FIRST time I drove), but I went with them so they didn't have to go alone. We weren't planning on leaving until Saturday, but headed out Friday evening around 6pm. We drove until we were sleepy, and stayed the night in Perry, G.A. Landon ran around the hotel like crazy until 2AM, and both the kids loved eating breakfast there. :) It is a much longer trip when you are nursing a baby, but it  gave the kids chances to get out and play. We only stayed until Thursday morning,pulling out and heading back home before 6A.M.
While we were there we got to relax with family,swim, & soak up some sun.

Our cousins are just about the same age as our kiddos.

My cousin Benjamin & Landon.

There is a random jellyfish invasion on the beaches on the east coast of Florida, so we only went once. I didn't even venture down to the wet sand to see because Lucy was a little on the fussy side that day. I stayed under the umbrella with her most of the time. BUT my sister, son, and niece decided to make the best of it. In turn, they made the local Fox station. The story then went to the National Fox News, and then Good Morning America ! If are my friend on Facebook, I'm sure you've seen it. If not, here are the links!


My niece caught these.

Landon on cloud 9 with his Great Uncle Tim & Aunt Becky

Lucy with her Great Aunt Becky

I hear my parents might be heading back down in July, maybe we can hitch a ride then too. ;)