WHAT LUCY WORE: Polka Dotted Tomboy

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It’s funny how every month I find myself saying “THIS is my favorite age!” Every day this kiddo is more fun than the day before. And I am loving the fact that I’m her favorite person. At least, today I am. Lucy’s almost 15 months, her favorite toy is her Teddy, she looooves my glasses, her favorite thing to say is “ball,” and her hair actually trails down her back. She’s still not walking, and I’m counting my blessings!

You know, now that I think about it, her new favorite toy might be the Christmas tree. Oh boy oh boy. Like I said, life is fun! Seriously, though. I think about how dark my mind was this time last year, and this child helped get me through it. And now she’s my little reward. I thank God for her, and I don’t mind how cheesy I sound when I say it.

Lucy’s sweater is vintage (thrifted), and her pants are from Carter’s

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy's bedroom from Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy's bedroom from Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

Lucy of Making Nice in the Midwest

WHAT LUCY WORE: Gingham & Stripes

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I thought I’d break my blogging hiatus with some self indulgent pictures of my little side-kick, Lucy Jo. It’s pretty difficult to feel glum about life when she’s always smiling back and reaching out affectionately for her mamma… or scratching my face so that it bleeds. But whatever she’s doing, it sure makes what I’m going through so much easier! We’re so thankful she’s here. And yesterday we got to see her bare shoulders in an outfit for the first time! I think we’re going to love Summertime especially this year, with the addition of bare baby legs and squishy baby shoulders. Can’t wait!

T W E N T Y – N I N E   W E E K   O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

romper: thrifted | tights: Marshalls | purse: vintage

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WHAT LUCY WORE: Six Months Old!

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Lucy’s already been with us for half of a year, and I can’t believe it! I can’t believe that last Fall, she was swimming in this very same dress, and now it’s practically just a baby blouse. I can’t believe she has tooth poking through, and I can’t believe the sounds she makes resemble words! So much to not believe. Right now, my favorite thing in the world is making her laugh, and she fills my heart with joy, when she isn’t making my head explode with one of her fits. I can’t wait ’till two. Sigh.

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

dress: Baby Gap (sold out) | shirt: Baby Gap (sold out) | shoes: thrifted
headband: Her Lion Heart | tights: garage sale

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WHAT LUCY WORE: Pastel Folk Prints

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My, don’t babies grow fast! (Not to mention, this one’s hair.) Each month I rummage through her drawers and closet to make sure I don’t miss the opportunity to dress Lucy in the things I had bought for her almost a year ago. I just packed away her 0-3 month clothes (!!!), and at 5 months old, she’s finally starting to fit into 3-6 month clothes. It’s such a treat rediscovering the fun things I had found at the thrift store shortly after we learned I was pregnant with a baby girl. During my pregnancy, I had often imagined what my baby would look like, and tried to picture her wearing the clothes I found. Now that she’s finally here, and growing into new stages all the time, I couldn’t be more excited! Little girls sure are fun to dress, and I’m enjoying every minute of it!

T W E N T Y   T H R E E   W E E K   O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

hat: Marshalls (part of a sweater set) | dress: thrifted | shirt: thrifted | tights: second-hand

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WHAT LUCY WORE: My Funny Valentine

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I had this nagging fear the entire time I was pregnant. I didn’t worry too much about our baby’s healthy, about the pain of labor, or about transitioning into a life of being a diaper-changer. I worried that maybe I wouldn’t like being a mom as much as I had hoped. I wondered if I’d be able to happily give up my selfish lifestyle and enjoy taking care of a kiddo, 24-7.

Well, folks- good news! I love being a mom! I don’t know what I was so worried about. (Maybe it was the thought of postpartum depression, which thankfully never happened to me.) Lucy brings so much joy to my life. I feel like my biggest goal every day is just to make her giggle. Sometimes, admittedly, it’s just to get her to stop screaming or crying. But good gracious, I love carrying her around all day. I love changing her diapers (no, really!). And you guys… I love getting her dressed for the day. It’s the little things, I suppose. But they all add up to one big gigantic feeling of LOVE. She’s my funny Valentine, for sure! (P.S. Speaking of funny, I joined Vine!)

T W E N T Y – O N E   W E E K S   O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

shirt: hand-me-down from Aunt Lisa (26 years old!) | pants: thrifted (similar pair here)
shoes: thrifted (similar pair here) | bow: made by me

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