Saturday, March 14, 2015

Luke is ONE!

i can NOT believe this is happening!  HOW is my baby one already?!  things get much easier as they get older but it's sad how fast they grow.

Luke at 1 year old
-says bye-bye, mama, and dada
-waves, claps, kisses, dances, just started consistently pulling himself up onto things, still army crawls, just learned to go from laying down to siting up on his own.
-takes two good naps.
-wakes around 7am. naps around 9am and 1/2pm and in bed between 7-8pm.
-is pretty picky compared to his sister.  the only solid produce he'll eat is strawberries, which he LOVES and cries/yells when they are gone.  it's pretty cute!  so even though he can eat all solids i still feed him purees (just glad he likes them!) so he'll get in veggies and other fruits.  as of right now he likes yogurt, cheese, eggs, hot dogs and meatballs sometimes, some crackers, Italian food, bread, and that's about it.  i'm always offering new things! but the kid doesn't even care for cheerios, even tried honey nut ones! but give him yogurt and strawberries and lasagna and he'll cry and yell for more when it's gone!
-still has an easy going temperament and is such a big mamas boy.  i kind of love it! especially when he opens his mouth real big with this little growling/laughing sound as he tries to kiss/eat all of my face.  so slobbery but so wonderful.
-goes to sleep great on his own but loves a little cuddle and song before he starts diving for his bed.
-we stopped breastfeeding completely this week and i'm a little sad about it (even though at the same time i was looking forward to being done i didn't know it'd feel so sad about it in the end).  he kind of wasn't that interested anymore.  he liked to flop himself all over our bed instead of nurse (and if there was any other tiniest little distraction he could care less about nursing) so it was easy to wean him.  and i did it gradually too so it was great on both of us! he never cried for it and no pain for me!
-luke LOVES the bath (if he sees me getting it started and he isn't in yet or i take him out when he's done he is not happy!), his daddy and sister quinn, balls, and being outside.
-he gets a little unsure and cautious or shy of new people, environments, or situations.  it's fun seeing how different his and Quinn's personalities are!
-he is the sweetest, loveliest little baby boy.  i love when he sees me for the first time when i come home from being out, or when i get him out of bed, he gets SO very excited that his whole body shows it!

(6 days old)