I can’t believe luca is ten months now. We are almost to a year and it seems like we became parents just yesterday. He continues to cruise around the house, says a lot of sounds like dada, dog (duh), hey, yeah. He loves to play with his books and pull them off the shelves. He went to Indiana for Megan and Ryan’s shower so we got to see a lot of family and friends. Flying has become a lot easier as Luca becomes a pro at it. He is eating more foods with chunks and larger pieces that he can pick up himself. He also picks them up to feed the dog lol.
Our little crawler is continuing to cruise around the house. He is using his walker to stand and will go around in the sitting walker (he likes to chase Harvey!) he still takes 3 naps a day and eats 3 meals(4-6 oz) and 4 bottles/breastfeeding. (7-8 oz each). We introduced yogurt for breakfast everyday with fruit or eggs. He eats some kind of meat and veggies for lunch and then usually has oatmeal for dinner. His favorite sounds right now are dada and duh (dog). He waves bye bye to mommy only right now! He loves to stand up and play his piano and stand to pull all of his books off of the shelf in his room. He also took his second flight (first solo with mommy) and was great! We flew to Navarre for aunt Erin’s baby shower! He got to try out all of cousin Elaine’s baby gear and meet our old friends and coworkers.
Luca has a new house. He loves his pool and backyard! It took a few nights to get used to sleeping in his new room but now we are back to 11-12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. He continues to crawl like crazy and attempts to stand up. He is eating five times a day still (6 oz milk) as well as three times of solids.
Mr. Big Guy is 7 months!! He’s weighing in around 19 pounds and 29 inches. He is crawling now with full force and pulling himself up to stand. We had to lower the crib to the lowest setting. He is still a super happy guy who loves to eat and be around people. He hasn’t gotten any teeth in yet. He was baptized this month! Natalie/Vince and Erin/Kevin stood as his godparents/christian witnesses. We’ve moved into our new home so his bedroom now has carpeting. We also bought some new rugs to give him more space to crawl with a little cushion. He continues to love the food I make for him- avocado, spinach, carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, pear, and oatmeal!
Luca made it to half a year!! He is trying to hard to crawl, but isn’t quite there yet. He is eating a ton of new foods – mango, strawberry, avocado, butternut squash, sweet potato… he isn’t a huge fan of the carrots. He graduated swim class so they had him swim under water for the first time. He was so good and didn’t swallow any water! He also discovered grass when we went for a walk and really liked the feeling of it on his hands. He met the Easter bunny but did not cry; he seemed to like him actually! He also started sleeping on his stomach.
Luca is five months old!! He is rolling from his back to belly. He started eating food that I am making him- bananas and carrots so far! We left him for the first time over night to go to Cabo for my good friend’s wedding. It was really hard to leave but ended up being a great trip for us. He is making tons of new noises including a screaming sound which seems to surprise him. He has discovered Harvey and is in love with him, giggling when he licks his hands and smiling when he runs around the living room. He loves his jumper and putting everything in his mouth.
Luca is 1 month old! He weighs 11 pounds, 4 ounces and is 22 inches long.
It has been a long month of very little sleep! The first two weeks were definitely the hardest, especially the first night home from the hospital. Luca was awake almost every hour! We would dread going to bed at night because we knew it would be a night of constant waking, feeding, changing, re-swaddling, and putting back to sleep. As Luca has gotten bigger, he can eat more and sleep longer, giving us 3-5 hour stretches! Daddy is the master swaddler and insists on changing his diaper very frequently. Mommy is getting the hang of nursing which is a relief because it was a hard start! Seeing a lactation consultant and attending breast feeding support groups were life changing though! Luca celebrated his first Halloween (one of my favorite holidays!)