Friday, August 31, 2012

7 months did that happen!?

Broken record here, but amazed that he is 7 months old!!  To reach 7 months in my pregnancy took eternity.  With him here, these past 7 months have flown.  Seriously. 
We made some homemade squash from Nee-Nee and Pop-Pop's garden in the Baby Bullet.  He didn't really care for it.  But he devoured some baby food applesauce.  Mmm...  Still size 3 diapers, still bf, went to another Indians game for Meyer-Najem, going to his first Purdue game tomorrow (weather permitting- thanks a lot Hurricane Issac).  And just the past 2 days, has really started the army crawling and standing pretty solid.  Man! Look out!

Luke comes from the Latin name meaning 'light'.  And it's true, Luke is the light of our lives and I think of all the lives he has brought so much joy and light into!  Definitely. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

He'll always be my baby

I love music, mostly country.  I love the stories they tell.  I love to imagine the 'video' of my life in the words.  I love to just really listen.  It's a whole world of possibilities. 

When I was pregnant with Luke (and didn't it know it was baby boy Luke at the time!)I kept hearing 'All American Girl' by Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn ''Til you put a girl in it', and Keith Urban's 'I wanna kiss a girl'.  So I thought those were signs I was having a girl. Wrong.  But I, too, kept hearing 'Dream Weaver', Blake Shelton's 'God gave me you' and Elvis' 'Follow that Dream'.  Those were my songs that gave me hope that this baby really was coming.  Now that Luke is here, no joke, I hear Sara Evan's 'You'll Always Be My Baby' like all.the.time.   And every darn time I can't get through this last verse.  Man, tear jerker. 

"There he is, my little man
I’m sure he'll get in trouble every now and then
And I pray to God that when he does
I’ll be just as understanding, as my father was
'Cause the last thing that I wanna do
Is let him down
So instead of being angry I’m gonna
throw my arms around him and I’ll say

In the sunlight or the rain
Brightest nights or darkest days
I'll always feel the same way
Whatever road you may be on
Know you're never too far gone
My love is there, wherever you may be
Just remember that you'll always be my baby"

And then a little of  George Strait's 'I saw God today' - whoa,  bring on the Kleenex!

Happy 7 months birthday to my little man!!   Pics & stats soon!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


So Daddy found out that Luke finds it absolutely hilarious when you say 'Uh-oh!'  I mean, this kid CRACKS up.  Funniest thing ever.
Also, he found out the joy of clapping this past weekend.  Loves to clap! Aunt Tracey watched him while we had B.O.B. fest and he wore his best B.Y.O.B.onesie and baby legs (that he's about to outgrow thanks to the chunky thighs!!) 

And he has been eating baby food and getting the hang of it.  That sweet lil tongue gets in the way, but so far, bananas, apples w/blueberries, and sweet potatoes are going down (and staying down!). 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

6 months old!!! Such fun!!

Luke turned 6 months old on July 28, 2012.  And I can't believe how much fun it is to see him grow and change!  We had some bad news the night before regarding our beloved Charlie dog, but that's another post :(
He really is such a good boy.  He went through a rough patch of not sleeping well, but he thankfully right now it's back to going great again.  He's going to bed 7:30-8:00 pm ish until I wake him between 6 am - 7 am on work days! Whew. 
We tried some rice cereal at 5 months- projectile vomit.  awful.  Tried it again before his 6 mo appointment, gagged.  So not good.  We waited until his appointment w/the doctor to make sure everything was ok.  She was not worried about allergies or anything, just his little tummy didn't like it.  After 6 months of only breast milk it was a shock to his system.  He is sitting up like a big boy, like clockwork on his 6 month b-day.  He weighed in at 18 lbs 2 oz (57%) and 27 inches long (65%) and his noggin is in the 78% .  Luke is pretty darn good!
Rollin' rollin' rollin'.... good big ol' giggles....happy & reaches for us....still loves the exersaucer...anything he can get in his mouth, especially Sophie the giraffe...has a new baby cousin, Ruby born July 5 he tries to steal her paci.....went to his first Indianapolis Indians game....went to the Indiana State Fair....sat in the highchair at Friacos' on a lunchdate w/Brady and Max.....celebrated Great Grandma's 79th birthday....lots of visiting with Grandma & Grandpa and the Booth cousins...hoping to see the Weaver gang soon- Daddy will be celebrating his 36th birthday August 17th, so that should be fun! Sara & Brian will watch him that night then Aunt Tracey comes to town to watch him Saturday during the day! ...still lovin' Pam & happy!!  We love this little guy so much!!!!!