Luke: 8 Months

8months

I know I say this every month, but I can’t believe where the time has gone. Sometimes I don’t like doing these monthly updates because it just reminds me that we had a busy month, that time is passing quickly, and I feel some guilt from feeling like I’m not spending enough time with my kids or enjoying the little moments.  I work hard to live life one day at a time as to not miss out on the small, beautiful experiences that I get to have as a stay at home mom to my boys.  Luke is growing big and strong.  He’s nice a thin, smiles constantly, and has such a tender spirit.  I find it interesting how easy it is to see the sweet spirits of young children. It’s the most amazing experience to have such innocent, loving spirits in our home.

At 8 months, Luke:

  • Is growing his 3rd tooth!
  • Can pull himself into standing position in his crib, on couches, tables, stools, chairs.
  • Started liking more solid foods
  • Wears size 3 diapers
  • Laughs all the time
  • Can still fit in 3-6 month clothes because of how thin he is
  • Had viral pink eye in both ears and an ear infection at the same time
  • Celebrated his first Easter
  • Sleeps in the same room as Chad in his own crib! (Hallelujah!)
  • Crawls super fast
  • Babbles and screeches
  • Has his tongue sticking out a majority of the time
  • Drools constantly

Luke’s Favorite Things

Clean diapers • Being held • Gnawing on solid food • Sleeping • Jumping in his jumperoo • Facing forward in his baby carrier • Music • Baths with Chad • Taking Chad’s toys • Biting people’s toes • following Chad around

Luke’s Least Favorite Things

Not getting fed fast enough • Cold bottles • Not being held or being put down • The process of going to bed and getting put in his crib •  Getting hit by big brother •  Diaper changes •  Being alone •  Getting his leg stuck in the bars of his crib

Luke has done exactly what his name means…he is light giving! The happiness, joy, light, and peace that he has brought to our home has been such a blessing for me.  It took a lot longer to get pregnant with Luke that what I hoped for.  It was divine intervention that brought him to me later than I hoped because I know he came to me to help me through my darkest hour.  He is my light and I love him so much for that.

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