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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 day—and he just looked at me and let out a big one 🙂 So I best be back to it. Hope you all are enjoying your Monday!

Happy SIX months Luke!!

six months!

+now 26 inches and almost 17 pounds, go baby go!

+”ah-da-da” and tons of other sounds and half-words are on the regular over here 🙂

(we officially have a babbler!)

+exclusively nursing still (and it’s great!), but starting solids soon

+almost crawling, which i have no idea if i like that or not! ha! but very good at the booty shake in the air

+sleeps well at night in the “magic sleepsuit” which is truly magic

+prefer long afternoon naps and a morning catnap (that took awhile to hammer down for moi)

+love the pool (at least he did on our very warm vacation)

+still looks like there’s a little ginger going on, but we think it changes all the time

+gets very playful and silly with daddy, especially at the end of the workday and before dinner

+loves remote controls, phones, the camera monitor near the crib

+loves being out in nature and touching plants and water and leaves

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I’m proud to say that smile up there was caused by me 😉

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? 🙂

Dusk on the cliff

A few weeks ago, James family was in town and we grabbed some dinner and took a walk around dusk down one of our favorite spots (East Cliff). I snapped a couple pictures with the family (all girls, except for Luke and James!) and I must say, we have some beautiful family! I love seeing Luke surrounded by so many loved ones, especially those sweet girlies.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 🙂

+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!!

Luke 28/52

 

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 😉

Luke 24/52

 

a photograph of luke, once a week, every week in 2014.
week 24: luke’s first vbs! he’s been snug as a bug this week, cuddling in my wrap and sleeping on the go. i took this right after removing him from the wrap (and a nice nap!) and he was pure joy. love my little boy.

Our birth story–Luke William

I so understand why people tell you to write down a birth story as soon as humanly possible because goodness gracious, the vividness of a day seems to fade so quickly once all the excitement and emotions have died down and you have your sweet little bundle (extremely loud bundle at times!) in your arms. But even though we’re nearly ten (ten!) weeks out, it’s almost like time stands still when I think back on the day we met Luke.

Continue reading “Our birth story–Luke William”

Luke 23/52

a photograph of luke, once a week, every week in 2014.
week 23: this little 10 week old is all smiles, all the time. i don’t know who taught him how to bat his eyelashes but it’s trouble i tell you! stealing our hearts, little boy. every single day!

 

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luke at two months:
+still smiling all the time (yay!)
+now cooing, gurgling and early signs of his laugh 🙂
+sleeping from his 10pm feeding all the way til 6-7am depending on day! fist bump baby boy.
+likes to sleep unswaddled from time to time but still prefers being all smooshed to sleep
+happily sleeps in his crib, our arms, his bassinet and the like
+starting to look way more like daddy in his eyes and cheeks
+hair seems to be getting a little lighter on top, looking reddish-brown
+getting to be a better communicator! and we’re really learning his cries
+cutest underlip shudder when something is not to his liking**
+so so so content!!
**funny story: the other night, james and i yawned simultaneously while luke was on my lap. it must’ve hit him the wrong way because his bottom lip curled over the top and he stared at us with the saddest face for a moment and then let out a faint, sad but sweet little cry. heart wrenching-make-you-never-want-to-yawn-again! hope he gets used to those yawns fast though..they’re not going anywhere soon 😉