I haven't been very great at doing a monthly post about Luke for his first year, but I have done enough about him to feel ok about it. This week however, there have been a few memorable things with Luke that I don't want to forget.
Today Luke crawled up the stairs all by himself. I was looking all over for him, and soon found him about 6 stairs up, laughing all the way. He was so proud.
He has been standing without help for over a month now. He will just stand up in the middle of the room and hang out. It is really cute, and for my kids, extremely early.
Today, at 10 months, Luke took his first few steps! Again, it is much earlier that what we are used to, but because he has been standing so much, it seems natural.
Luke has his first ear infection (both ears) going on since he had tubes put in a month ago. The tubes make it so that the infection just drains out. It is great for Luke, because he doesn't have much pain, and good for us, because I know for sure it is an infection, but that nasty brown thick goo that is constantly oozing out of his ears is sooooo nasty! I gag every time I clean it out. So gross! Hopefully the antibiotic kicks in soon, and stops the ooze. And hopefully the infections stop. The doctor said that this one is pretty nasty.
We discovered that Luke loves water. I put him in the tub with the other boys a few weeks ago, and Luke went nuts! It was hilarious! He splashed and laughed and wiggled so much that the other two boys wanted out because they were getting splashed too much.
We went to the swimming pool in Kamas today, which was awesome, and Luke had his first swimming pool experience. We put him in a floaty thing and I just pushed him around and around and around the lazy river. He couldn't get enough of it. We also let him sit in the shallow end and splash and splash and splash.
Luke weighed in at about 18 lbs yesterday at the doctor, which is more that what we thought. He is a short little guy, but his has just enough chub to keep us squeezing and kissing on him all day.
He says mama and ba (bottle)
Luke has a very sweet countenance. We have been able to predict pretty accurately, the personalities of our children from when they were babies. We knew Mary would be quick, determined, fun loving and a go getter. We knew Sam would be soft hearted, playful and eager to please. We knew William would be extremely fun loving, playful, a tease, active, and full of energy and life.
We feel that Luke will be very sweet, playful, and more calm. Not necessarily quiet and shy, but just more gentle and sweet. He has a very precious spirit in him.
So there you have it. Some little Luke-isms.