Friday, March 14, 2014

Luke {1 year }

Luke is officially a year old! 

He weighs 21 pounds.

He is 29 inches long.

His head is 18.25 inches.

He still takes 2 naps a day, morning and afternoon.

Luke is still a breastfed baby! We made a year! Woohoo!!!!!! He nurses in the morning, has a breast milk bottle with Sandy in the afternoon, and nurses before bed around 8. 

He absolutely loves food and has yet to not like something we've fed him. 

Luke started walking the week before his first birthday, just like his big brother Drake! Hunt walked the day after his first birthday! So all 3 boys walked at a year old!

If you ask him where his nose is he scrunched his nose and breathes in and out quickly!

From the day he started walking he was able to stand himself up unassisted. I think the way he crawled helped him with this. He has fantastic balance. He started walking on March 5, and never looked back.

I still turn his white noise machine on at nap time and bed time. It does a great job of drowning out the twins playing while he rests.

He says dada often, but rarely says momma.

He says hi and waves!

He plays pat-a-cake! He scrunched his nose and breathes in and out when you ask him where his nose is! He claps and waves bye-bye! 

He loves to play peek a boo and put things over his face.

Luke loves to give kisses! He sticks his bottom lip out and gives an open mouth kiss. It is so sweet!

In the past two week he has started really snuggling with me. He will lay his head on me and relax for several minutes. It melts me!

He follows his brothers everywhere around the house. 

He ate a piece of cake at lunch on his birthday with Aunt Cici! 

We gave Luke a red velvet cupcake on his birthday at dinner! He devoured it! 

He has become dramatic and throws fits when he can't get what he wants. He lays on the ground, kicks the ground or anything near him. It is quite a sight to see. 

Luke has really become a daddy's boy in the last two months! He loves to snuggle with daddy and play. It is pretty sweet!

He wrestles with his brothers all the time.

He loves to play with his fisher price gum ball machine! 

Luke's loves taking a bath. 

He sleeps through the night. He goes to bed around 7 or 8. He wakes around 7 or 8 am. 

He is in size 4 Pampers Cruisers.

Luke wears size 12 months clothing from Carter's . He is wearing size 12-18 in shirts from The Children's Place. 

He is an incredibly happy baby, and rarely cries actual tears.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dear Luke 💙

My baby Luke,

As I sit here and think about you being 1 in two hours tears fill my eyes. 

You were not "planned." This did not make you any less wanted. You were an amazing surprise. God knew I needed you when I didn't even know I did.

You are the piece that has completed my heart. I always knew I wanted to have another baby, I just didn't expect it to be so soon after your brothers. You were ALWAYS wanted. There was never a moment I was not happy to bring you into this world. 

Your smile lights up a room. You are pretty much always happy. You cried tears for the first time at 11 months old. The only time you are fussy is when you are hungry or tired.

You adore your older brothers and my goodness do they adore you. You wrestle with Drake, and Hunter likes to love on you. The moment you are awake you are searching for your big brothers. When you finally find them you get excited and smile so sweetly. They hug and kiss you often.

In the past two months you have really become closer with daddy! You have always been a momma's boy, but lately you are wanting daddy just as often! We are both so melted by you Luke Arthur.

We made it a full year breastfeeding ! Mommy absolutely loves our nursing relationship. You love it too. You nursed more today than you normally do, but you are cutting teeth and not your normal happy demeanor. I am so happy to know that we were able to make it without any supplementation for a year! You weren't my sleeper for the first 7 months, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. I loved the extra snuggles, the extra time with my last baby. I love that you will sleep with me and snuggle! Drake and Hunter would never do that, so it is something special just between you and I! 

Luke you have completed me as a mommy. You are an amazing little boy. You are a ham and love to make us laugh. You throw a pretty dramatic fit with kicking the ground or anything nearby that makes me laugh. You love food and love to nurse. You just started walking everywhere. You are perfect. 

I love you so much it hurts, and I will love you forever. You will always be my baby, and the one that filled the last empty space in my heart. You completed me ❤️

Happy Birthday my beautiful boy, I love you.