Oh lukie! My baby is one!
Let me tell you a little bit about him.
Luke’s timing was such a fun surprise! It wasn’t a surprise pregnancy, because we were trying for a second, but it was a surprise that it happened so quickly considering it took 14 months to get pregnant with David. We decided to wait to find out whether I was having a boy or girl until the day Luke was born, and Justin and I were THRILLED to discover another boy! A brother for David! Two boys! I said “A boy? Are you sure? That’s so FUN!” in the operating room when he was born (via c-section).
Luke was an easy newborn, as most are in their newborn coma like state, but at about 8 weeks he embarked on a 2 month long journey of crying/screaming all day. It was colic, the doctors told me, and we did everything we could to help him. And suddenly, 2 months after it began, it stopped. It was a Wednesday. And I remember thinking,”huh, this has been a good day”, and I then the good days continued.
That season of colic was very hard. Very taxing, on all parties, and I’ll never forget how deeply grateful I was for the help from my family and friends.
Over the last year, Luke has developed at his own pace. I think he’s going to have strong opinions and be a bit intense (neither of which are bad traits if they are directed properly). He’s loud and always moving, but he’s also quite affectionate and generally happy. You can always get a smile out of him, even when he’s moody. His personality is really different than David’s. I’m curious to see how they will play together. I melt into a puddle when they make each other laugh right now, it’s just the best thing to watch.
He’s very, very attached to me. At times I refer to him as my velcro baby. If I’m in another room and he sees me, he becomes solely focused on getting in my arms. He also really loves David. I usually let David burst into his room to get Luke up from his morning nap and as soon as Luke see’s him he’ll start flailing in the crib and a huge smile will spread across his face.
In the past TWO weeks he’s hit multiple developmental milestones! He fed himself, he scooted across the floor, he walked along the couch and he even said “uh oh”!! It’s as if he feels pressure to accomplish these things before he turns one!
We’ll do something small today, with just the family, like we did when David turned one.
This year flew by and it has been such a joy to be his mother.
To see tiny newborn Luke, see this post with a beautiful video by my friend, Jordan.