Monday, December 19, 2016

Lucas William {Seven Months}

Dear Lucas,

What the heck. I thought we were going to stop time last month buddy?!? Well, you are only getting more and more fun, so I'll let it slide...but promise me you'll try and slow down the clock soon.
We have had such a fun month though!

Height: 27.5 inches (65 percentile)
Weight: 18 pounds, 11 ounces (62 percentile)
*I know the weight is accurate, because that was your weight last Thursday at the doctor. They didn't take your height, so I have no clue how accurate that is! Considering you were only in the 28 percentile last month, I'm second guessing my baby measuring skills!

Clothes: Boys clothing sizes have got the be the most illogical, nonsensical thing in the entire world. Wayyyy worse than girls' clothing sizes (dresses are a lot more forgiving in the length department than longalls/jon jons!). I've decided that to get your "true" size, I'm going off of what size pajamas you wear. And right now you are still squeezing into 3-6 month pajamas, although I really should be putting you in 9 month pajamas. Maybe next month. Another good way for me to measure clothes is taking the good ol' tape measure and figuring out the STS: shoulder to stride. Right now the things that fit you best have about 16" to 17" STS. These could be 6 month clothes, 9 month clothes, 12 month clothes...I'm still wondering why I have your closet organized by size, because really it's anybody's guess what outfit is what size (some 12 month stuff is smaller than 6 month stuff...). Did I mention how boys' clothing sizes make NO SENSE?! You're still in size 3 diapers. (Those sizes make sense to me!)

Nicknames: Lou-Lou/Lulu, Lou-Ba-Lou, Lou-Bear, Baby brother, Luuuuke, Little Chub/Chub-a-lub, Joy Boy, Hiiiiiiii guy/little guy, buddy, sweet boy...Ella still calls you "Baby Woo-cus"

Milestones: Last week, you finally managed to roll yourself from your back onto your belly! Now you are a rolling machine. You literally go from from one side of the room to the other by rolling! It is the funniest thing. You really, really, really want to crawl and are still "swimming" when you're on your tummy. I felt your first tooth finally popping though last Tuesday and the one right next to it is starting to come in, too! Maybe you'll get your 2 front teeth for Christmas?!

Sleep: Well. Let's start off positive. You are an excellent napper! You take a great morning nap and usually wake up right when I need you to, whether you've slept for 45 minutes or 2 hours. In the afternoons, you sleep longer than Ella! It's not rare for you to take a 2.5 or 3 hour nap. Night time is a different story, my friend. You like to wake up juuuust as I am about to go to sleep. We've cut out the dream feed, so I don't feed you...but I really think you didn't care about eating at that time to begin with. You just want to snuggle! If we put you in bed with us, you sleep great! 😩 I know, such a bad habit...but it's seriously the only way we can get you to sleep at night!

Best Moment: Celebrating your first Thanksgiving, introducing you to real food and doing all sorts of fun Christmas-y things with you!! You were such a joy with Santa!!!

Worst Moment: I don't think I really had one! I've gotten over the fact that you are going to wake us up every night from now until you're probably like 18, so I'm enjoying the snuggles while I can get them!

Likes: Still everything!!! See above photo: you are happiest with one hand in your mouth and the other on your feet.
You also love bath time, your Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, rolling around and around, grabbing the spoon out of my hand (you want to feed yourself!), the Baby Shark song, playing Peekaboo, when we clap your hands for you, and watching football with Daddy (you are SO into it!).

Dislikes: Being tired (huh. we must be related). When I won't let you feed yourself. Not being able to find your paci in your crib (like if you are laying on it or something...frustrates you to no end).

Health: When we started solid foods earlier this month, we gave you bananas, which got you a little...backed up. You were straining so hard to go that you were bleeding a little bit down there, which freaked me out. After it happened a few times, we had the pediatrician take a look...she told us that there was just a little cut and to put lots of diaper cream on it. Sorry that was really TMI! had blood work done just to make sure your hemoglobin and blood cell counts were good...and everything looked AMAZING!!!! Your hemoglobin is the highest it's ever been (11.9)!

Eating: So like I mentioned, we started solid food this month! You really, really like to eat! You are still enjoying your rice cereal every morning, and then you eat a fruit or vegetable at dinner time. So far the only thing you weren't a fan of was avocado. You've mostly had fruits so I'm hoping to give you more veggies now that we've gotten your poop situation all figured out.
You are still nursing 5 times a day, every 3 hours or so.

Joy boy! How are you so stinking cute...and so old already?!??! You are seriously the happiest, smiliest, most joyful boy I've ever met!!! When we are out and about, you always smile at random people in the store and it totally makes their day! I still can't believe I get to be your did I get so lucky to have such cute (and healthy!!!) kids?!

{And, just for fun...Ella at 7 months}

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