Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Luciana - 11 months

I mentioned in the last monthly post that Luci was taking just a few steps on her own. Well, no sooner that I typed those words - she was a full-blown walker. It was crazy how fast she transitioned into walking, and without much trouble. So now she is running. Keeping up with her is a chore these days. When we go somewhere, she gets bored of the stroller, refuses to be held, and wants to walk on her own. It's quite challenging.

While at work, I tend to call the house at around 12 noon, which is when I am pumping. I am told by whoever is watching her that when the phone rings she calls out "MAMA!" Smart girl! Her other favorite word is "ni-ni" which translate into "night, night." If we ask her to go night, night, she runs over to a pillow, or a cushion, or a stuffed animal, or a lap, then she places her head down and yells "ni, ni!" It's so adorable. She is also saying "Dada" and "Uh, oh." Another cute thing she does now is wave and blow kisses on command. Also, when you ask her "what does Mama say?," she responds waving her pointer finger saying "na, na, na."

I had the day off on Friday and I took her to the zoo with a friend and her daughter. My friend's daughter is 4, and she was teaching Luci about how the lions roar by roaring herself. Luci gave it her best effort and tried to roar too...she did a pretty good job. Her favorite was the aquarium, especially the penguins.

The past 4 days have been beautiful here, so we have been taking advantage of the weather and have been spending a lot of time outside. She just runs around the yard and the driveway as she laughs, smiles, and screams in delight. Due to the exertion of energy, she totally crashes at night. She falls asleep before she can even finish her bedtime bottle.

We have a busy month ahead of us - in addition to her birthday, we have my birthday, John's birthday, Easter, a surprise birthday party for John's grandmother (who is turning 90!), and hopefully the demolition of our kitchen!

It's hard to imagine that she will be celebrating her 1st birthday in a month...where did the time go? The only thing that I am looking forward to is - no.more.pumping!
Here are pictures from last month:


Sarah said...

I've said it before, but stopping pumping is SO FREAKING LIBERATING! You won't know what to do with all your free time!

She is adorable. Glad you're having some nice weather.

Miss you.

WASPY GIRL said...

Wow! I can't believe she is walking already. So big!

pajama mom said...

she'll be climbing soon!