Friday, March 31, 2006


Lucy has a tooth or two.  After months of blaming every drool and bad diaper on "teething I think" ... it finally happened.  Tonight I kept thinking she had something in her mouth, upon investigating, I found it to be true, she had a tooth in her mouth.  Now I know why she had a hard time sleeping last night! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

new photos

Saturday, March 25, 2006

On the mend ...

Lucy is doing better!  Whew, what a week and a half we had.  Poor Lucy had about 6 days of vomiting/diarreah/fever followed by two days of fever and discomfort.  After three trips to the doctor complete with blood tests, urine tests, and a chest x-ray ... it was determined that she had a nasty virus followed by a double ear infection.  Lucy handled it well but was sure sick of being sick and in pain by the end.  She absolutely loves her antibiotics, she gets all excited when she sees the medicine dropper, the goofball!   We celebrated wellness by taking a trip to the zoo this morning.  We were doing a sort of experiment.  See, we've been to the zoo twice before, and both times a dolphin died, now I am not saying that the dolphin world revolves around us but I was getting a little paranoid.  So far today, I haven't heard of any dolphin deaths ...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Well valued blog-readers I have to report that Lucy's been very ill since Wednesday night.  She has some sort of gastro-intestinal virus that's really hurting her.  She has been unable to hold food/formula down for any extended length of time. Lucy can't sleep for long and on top of being in pain is also very tired. OHH the poor baby, she was a real trouper the first few days but now, like her mother, has just bowed down to whining and crying a lot of the day.   Hope to report a happy healthy Lucy very soon.  Stacy

Sunday, March 12, 2006

a taste of spring

What a wonderful mini-vacation!  The weather was so perfect.  Lucy was a stellar traveler, she slept better then ever and seemed to enjoy the constant attention.  No housework, no phone calls, no errands just 100% togetherness.  We went on two hikes. Friday we went on a short 1/2 mile hike, Lucy was in the backpack and fell asleep almost before we entered the woods.  She slept for the entire walk, but I woke her up after the hike so she could see the woods.  Lucy ate snow and seem perplexed.  The second day we went on  a 1 1/2 mile hike. Lucy stayed awake for about 10 minutes of the hike and was out like a log, she didn't even have her nuk!  Lucy snored her way through the beautiful winter woods.   Lucy and I went swimming twice, she LOVED it!  I hope to post some swimming photos soon.  I put her under the water and she came up giggling.  As soon as we got into the pool her arms started flapping and her legs started kicking, she's a natural!   I think she's tired from the vacation, as it's not quite 9am and she's an hour into her first nap already. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

baby's first gamble

Tomorrow we leave for Lucy's first casino adventure.  Oh how exciting, two nights away from the city, away from the computer, away from any cleaning or organizing.  Hopefully the weather will be dry and we can walk around Mille Lacs Kathio state park a bit on Friday.   Lucy has really been changing ... she's so strong. Lucy is a wiggle worm!   She is eating a lot better, experimenting  with more grown up food.  Last Friday we went to an Ethiopian restaurant and Lucy ate a lot of one thing (don't know what it was) and quite a bit of injera (the bread).  Leaving her all day to go to work is still depressing, but the good news is she is much more settled now, and able to stay awake and relatively happy until 8ish each night.    I will try to blog more this weekend.