Monday, February 2, 2009

Luke Update: 6 Months

Weight: 19 lbs 14 oz  (97%)

Height: 26 1/2 in (50-75%)

Head: 43 (25-50%)

I realize this is a little late since he's been 6 months for a little over a week...can you believe it's already been 6 months!!  Crazy!  And he's huge!  Well, except for his head apparently, though his chubby cheeks make up for the small circumference of his skull!  He can get all over the floor now simply by rolling, turning in circles, and pushing himself backwards.  He still doesn't go anywhere too quickly, but enjoys finding new things to catch his attention, playing for a bit, then moving on.  


Luke started off pretty early sleeping through the night and he rarely cried.  Because of that, I over-reacted to his crying and awakenings and I think I spoiled him too much so that he started not doing too well at night.  I was always afraid he would wake up his sister if I let him cry for too long.  I have since found out that Annie is an incredibly deep sleeper and will not be easily disturbed during the night (though naptimes are a different story).  Anyway, so after a series of rough nights in a row, the last one being the worst of them all, Lee and I unconsciously slept through his crying the next night...well most of it.  We'd hear it and be so tired we'd both fall back asleep!  I guess that taught him  (and us) that he was capable of going back to sleep on his own!  We also decided it was time to start solids to see if that would help (and it has) so he wouldn't need a feeding in the middle of the night and I finally found the night light and replenished the light bulb so if we wakes up he recognizes his surroundings (pink sheets and all!) and feels safe.  

(Ok, so I finally did buy him some blue crib sheets but there was another set I liked better that I wasn't sure would match the nursery and so I might take back the ones I got in order to get the other ones and so in my indecision, my poor 6 month-old baby is still sleeping on pink sheets!)

As you can see from the pictures, we had a photo-shoot the other day and got some super cute pictures of him.  Take note of the classic open-mouth Luke smile.  That means he's super excited.  Isn't he adorable?


Scott said...

He is very cute! Is it just me or does time fly with the second? I feel like my baby vanished and now I have this little boy. Luke looks so much like Annie. What a cutie! P.S. The exact same thing happened with Nate and the sleep issue. We had to do the same thing, and boy was it worth it. :)

Coach Ann said...

He is simply adorable!

Aimee and David said...

He is SO cute!!

The Hamiltons said...

He is so cute. I hope we can spend some time together next week!

don&janet said...

Of course he's adorable, it's genetic!