Lucy at 24 weeks
Lucy turned 24 weeks yesterday. We dressed her up in her pumpkin hat and faced the world very early. Honestly I got mad at Henry about something long forgotten and I hopped in the shower way earlier than usual. That got the ball rolling towards a glimpse at my pre-Lucy routine. It was a pretty packed day. The only thing missing was a little Tai Chi.
We walked with Henry to work and then circled around the Civil War memorial close to the White House. I saw a massive sale sign at Banana Republic, so I took advantage to finally find something to wear with long sleeves. Then we went to the studio. I wrote in my journal, feed Lucy and read her a couple of library books.i also began working on her Halloween costume. Then we met Shannon for lunch at Teaism. After lunch, we returned to the studio till almost 3. We were on our way to return some library books when we saw a couple of chefs. A ha! The farmers market … I almost forgot. So we strolled back down the street and were in and out of there by 3:30. We went back home for a snack and a nap.
Last night Lucy watched her first Charlie Brown holiday special, “It’s The Great Pumpkin.” It was Gabe’s first, too. Although we did not get him in any of the pictures. Lucy was just sortof into it despite Rocky’s brand new 52″ TV. I think she noticed the cats a little more. And she perked up a little bit once we switched it over to the UNC football game.
We would have watched it Wednesday night like the rest of the country, but I had a conference call. By the time it was over, she was fast asleep… For an hour. Then she was back up and down until her regular bedtime between 10:30-11. Granted she will sleep until 7 or 8 in the morning, but typically she wakes at 7:30. So this is great. Ideal, even. But I often feel like if she’s not asleep earlier, then she’ll end up a teenage mother on crack. I think that’s just peer pressure.
At this point instead of worrying about the evenings, I’m going to strive for getting out of the house earlier. Like yesterday. Otherwise I often find myself trapped until she wakes up. And for the last few weeks, that means we haven’t been leaving the house until 1 pm. So… Yesterday was great.
Next week, I think we will venture out for the H1N1 vaccine. Although she can’t have one until her six month birthday on November 14th. Last night at Rocky’s, we discussed Bob’s recent run-in with the swine flu. Fortunately we went to dinner at The Adamses instead of spending the evening in #22. Close call. But I developed a sore throat and cough just thinking about it. I came home, gargeled with Listirine, drank an Emergence and Airborne. Just in case.