Sunday, December 29, 2013

Luke at 9 months old ❤️❤️❤️

Luke is my last baby. He makes me so incredibly happy. I adore the twins and love them just as much, but I now see even more how people say they love differently. The bond with each of my children is different. My bond with each of the twins is very similar, but I feel like my bond with Luke is different. I wonder if it is because I know he is my last baby?

He started clapping at 8.5 months! He claps all the time!

Luke wears size 9 months and 12 months clothing.

He is in size 4 Pampers Cruisers.

He is still breastfeeding. We made is 9 months!!! Yay!!! He started only taking 12 ounces while away from me at Sandy's during the day! He is eating more solids. He nurses in the morning, when we get home, and before bed. On the weekends he nurses 4-5 times a day.  

His hair has started to lay down. Some days more than others it lays down flatter.

At 8.5 months he started really walking up and down furniture with one hand. He has become much more confident with standing and holds on with one hand typically. 

Luke goes wherever the boys are in the house. You can tell he absolutely loves playing with them. They are so incredibly gentle with him.

He loves food and eats 2-3 meals a day. 

He is great at self feeding! He loves puffs, crunchies, Cheerios, mum mums, and avocado! 

Luke prefers to drink out of his brothers straw sippy cups!

When I lay him down to go to sleep he immediately flips on his belly with his butt in the air and his arms down by his sides.

Right after Luke turned 8 months I noticed some pain in my right nipple when nursing. I could tell it was different than a thrush pain, but didn't know what was wrong. It turned out to be a clogged duct that caused a bleb on my nipple. It has been the most painful issue we have had since starting this breastfeeding journey! I wish it hadn't taken me a week to realize what it was, so it was able to continue to get worse.

Luke constantly pushes on my chest while he nurses. I have no idea if it affects the flow, but even if I try to hold his hands he gets them out and does it. 

His little knees get so red from crawling around the house after the twins. 

Brandon made a comment that Luke eats so much better than the twins! He is less messy for Brandon. I think a lot of it has to do with how long I waited to do solids with Luke. The twins had cereal at 4 months, and homemade baby food at 6 months. Luke did not start homemade baby food until 7 months when he finally showed interest. 

He started shaking his head no-no the week he turned 9 months. 

At 8.5 months he got a flu shot and weighed 19 pounds 11 ounces. 

His 9 month appointment he weighed 19 pounds 15 ounces!

He is my quiet baby! He doesn't babble nearly as often as the twins! He says dada, and shrieks more than anything! I asked the pediatrician and she said it is most likely due to listening to the twins and taking everything in. Sure enough we've noticed when the twins are napping or with Meme and PawPaw he babbles a ton more! 

He still wakes up random nights. We snuggle in bed and nurse. He is very distracted when baring during the day. It is nice that before bed, any middle of the night, and his first nursing session he actually focuses on eating!

He still sleeps with a white noise machine on at night and nap times! It keeps him from waking when the twins are loud, and the twins don't wake to him when he gets up.

Luke takes a morning nap, an early afternoon nap, and sometimes a late afternoon nap.

He got his first ear infection this month from being sick for so long. He has had a head cold for 2 months. Snot pouring out his nose gets better then worse. We love humidifiers, boogie wipes, and amoxicillin! 

He celebrates his first Thanksgiving this month! He looked precious with a Camo and Minky brown onesie that said "My First Thanksgiving" We celebrated at Meme and PawPaw's first, then went to Aunt Kitty's house. My daddy, Luke's Grandpa got to come home from California to see us! It was a very blessed thanksgiving!