Lucy: Month Eleven

Dear Lucy,

I’m not entirely sure what happened over this past month, but frankly I don’t care. The touchy, sleepless baby that we’ve been wrestling with for the past few months has suddently disappeared, only to be replaced by the lovely, happy little girl that we remember from six months ago. You’ll never know how wonderful it is to go to bed knowing that you’re going to let us sleep through the night, only to be woken up — after 7am, I might add — by the sweet babling and laughter of our little eleven month old. 

Honestly, you’ve been such a joy to be around this month. I think I can pinpoint the day that it happened, actually. I was in Washington, D.C. on business the middle of the month and your mama diligently kept me in a steady supply of videos of you hamming it up. Most of the time when I go out of town, we hold our breath hoping that you’ll cooperate and not be more than your mama can handle, but this time you were clearly very, very happy.

This month, you also experienced your very first Christmas! You’ve always been such an observer, so you were happy to just take a bit of a backseat this holiday and try to figure out exactly what was going on. You definitely liked all the lights, the oft-played She & Him Christmas album, and wearing your matching pajamas with cousins Emma and Will.

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What you did not enjoy, however, was your fancy Christmas dress. 

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You really handled all the out-of-routine activity well, though. And I’m sure all the great new toys didn’t hurt, either.

I can’t believe that in just one more month you’re going to be a full year old. I’m really glad that you’ll be wrapping up your first year in such a happy way. You’ve always been fun, but this past month has far surpassed all of the months before this one. I can’t wait to see where we go from here as we work our way toward your first birthday!

All my love,

Papa

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