Tuesday, December 25, 2012

One Month

Luke is one month old!
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And so starts the rocking chair pictures month-by-month for the next year.

Oh, Luke.  You are the second child.  Hard as I try, the camera is just not capturing you as much as it did your big brother.  And the blog posts about your progress and cuteness are already less frequent.  I'm trying.
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What a month it has been.  We've all been adjusting to having a new baby in the family, and overall, things are going well.

Luke visited the doctor for his two week appointment and had already exceeded his birth weight:
Weight: 9 pounds, 9 ounces (81%)
Height: 21.5 inches (85%)
Head circumference: 38 cm (94%)

Sometime during the second week, big brother Noah decided that having Luke around wasn't so bad.
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Noah supervises Luke's diaper changes to make sure I take care of all of the 'stinky,' as he calls it.  He is amazing at finding a lost pacifier, and he's always reminding us to not leave 'Baby Ook' behind when we're going somewhere.
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This is just the beginning of Noah being a great big brother to Luke.
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But having a big brother around also means that there are some extra germs lingering that we didn't have with our first baby.  About a week ago, Luke came down with his first cold.  Overall it's been pretty manageable. I just hate the worry that comes along with having a sick newborn.
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Luke is probably a normal, average newborn when it comes to temperament.  As long as he's fed and rested he's a pretty happy guy. Well, except for when he gets the hiccups, which is pretty much after every feeding.  Sometimes those hiccups even wake him up from a nap.  Luke is sleeping for three or four hour stretches at night, and a couple times has gone for five.  Oh, I can't wait to have sleep that isn't so fractured by feedings.   He's a really gassy baby, but handles it like a champ.  And, he doesn't spit up.  Wow, what a change from the first time we had a newborn.
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Luke is just starting to make those cute cooing sounds and is pretty good at tracking movement.  He loves to have his head up and look around.
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We are loving our little 'Ook' and are so glad he's a part of our family!

1 comment:

Brandon and Evie said...

One month already!! So glad things are going smoothly :). Little Luke is just adorable!!!