He is crawling super fast & is all over the place now. He pulls himself up to a standing position every chance he gets, & can use pretty much anything to do so - even the wall. He is cruising around like a champ as well.
He still wants to eat everything we eat, & much prefers "real" food to baby food. He's still just a little thing though, only 18 pounds.
He goes to bed at night easily, usually between 7 & 8 pm, & sleeps through the night (thank you Luke). I put him to bed awake & he puts himself to sleep - crazy, huh? I say this because not much has ever been real easy with Luke - he had a serious case of colic that STILL lingers. But even with the constant fuss, he's still a very smiley baby - & oh, does he love to smile - big open mouth smiles, small shy smiles, & one-sided crooked smiles - it's seriously the sweetest smile I've ever seen (I know, I'm biased!).
He has started waving - bye bye & hello! It's so cute. He waves at everyone too which makes it even cuter. I swear Luke has NO sense of stranger danger - he likes anyone who pays attention to him or just looks at him. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing yet.
His new favorite book is a little board book that my sweet friend Shelley gave him - thank you Shelley! It's the song "If You're Happy & You Know It" made into a book. Oh my gosh, Luke loves loves loves it. He will sit in my lap & listen to it over & over, & if I stop (because there's only so many times I can sing that song) he will cry until I sing it again. I love it.
He loves to play with his toys most days - his daycare teacher said that he "plays hard". I thought that was so funny & the perfect description of him. He still LOVES Sesame Street - I mean really loves it. A lot. And so do I because it will usually calm him down pretty quickly if he's upset.
So, I could be totally imagining this, but I swear that he is copying some things I say - 2 words I can think of now are "kitty" and "uh-oh". He doesn't say it clearly, but is really trying to say it, even using the same tone as me. I think this means he's going to be really smart - ha!
He just started doing this thing where he scrunches up his little nose & face & makes small sniffle sounds - kind of like he's sniffing something that smells weird. We don't know where he learned it, but now we do it back & forth with him. I think he does it when he's happy.
And I hope that he is happy forever.
I love my baby bear.
Here are some pics taken this past weekend at a new trail on the greenbelt in our neighborhood.
|Sweet little feet|
|Dad & Luke|
|Waving bye bye - look at that dirty foot from standing in the dirt|