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My little man crush Monday. I’m taking a break to look at a few pictures while Luke is sick with a cold and there are about a thousand things to complete before the end of this dayβ€”and he just looked at me and let out a big one πŸ™‚ So I best be back to it. Hope you all are enjoying your Monday!

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I’m proud to say that smile up there was caused by me πŸ˜‰

So today my baby boy slept in my arms like he did when he was a firstborn (all nestled in my arms, cradle style).. twice!! He hasn’t wanted to be in that position since his “sit-up” muscles have kicked in (although he’s not sitting up quite yet, almost!) and so I imagine it’s at least been a good two months. It was heaven. I treasure those little moments with him, because I’m acutely aware of the quickness of things.

It’s so strange and incredible all at once. These little beings grow before your eyes and while I long for the next stage, I am clinging to the last one at the same time. I understand wanting to bottle it all up and be able to pop it open when the time is right. But alas, it just doesn’t work that way!

But I’m in love with this stage. Luke’s belly laugh is really coming into itself and it’s delicious. His hair is growing longer and he’s beginning to burst out of some of his pants (so many highwaters at the moment.. sorry son!). He loves engaging and interacting with people, playing with his big bird stuffed animal and swatting and grabbing all his rattling and colorful toys. He tries to crawl and is starting to have a preference about everything.

What stage is your favorite with the little ones in your life? πŸ™‚

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luke at four months:

+belly squeaking and laughing.. it’s the cutest

+babbling much more and distinct “la la” and sometimes a “ma” pops out!

+loves toys (specifically a musical monkey and big bird stuffed animal)

+much faster nurser than before (praise hands in the air!)

+loves walks by the beach and strolling in the stroller

+approx. one nap a day ends up in the stroller πŸ™‚

+has discovered trees, thumb sucking, rolling, my phone

+runs warm like daddy, sweaty child

+loves playtime with daddy, i love watching these boys play together

+got his first virus & sore throat, woke up every hour whimpering the first night, so so sad 😦

+probably has entered four month sleep regression but his cuddles are worth it

we love you little boy!!

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a photograph of luke, once a week, every week in 2014.
week 28: we are seeing little man’s personality way more these days. giggling (well..high pitched little screeches), watching conversations so intensely, wanting to be held way more. he’s our little joy and burst of energy! i’m pretty sure he’s constantly moving. i’m already getting ready for the running shoes once his feet hit the ground πŸ˜‰