Monday, November 25, 2013

Twelve Months

Luke is twelve months old!
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Sorry, he wants me to say he's ONE now.
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And, wow, it was almost impossible to get him to sit in that chair.  He definitely wanted to show off his 'almost' walking skills.
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Speaking of walking...he's SO close.  He's holding on to everything for help, and seems to prefer walking over crawling.
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A few little steps have been taken here and there, but Luke's still really tentative.  Maybe this week, he'll decide to make it happen.
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Here are Luke's twelve month stats:
Height: 31.4 inches (94%)
Weight: 23 pounds (72%)
Head Circumference: 49 centimeters (100%)

I love how excited Luke gets when he's proud of himself.  And, boy is he a noisy one.  He squeals, has a deep belly laugh, and growls all throughout the day.  Luke loves it when we imitate his sounds, and he also likes to imitate silly ones we make first.  It makes for a very noisy and silly dinner sometimes.
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Luke's teeth continue to come in twos.  He's now got four on the top and two on the bottom.
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He's decided that bananas are not his favorite, and will rarely eat them.  I think it's a texture thing, because he'll eat them just fine if they're mixed into something.  Strawberries, on the other  hand, are definitely his favorite fruit.
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While at a friend's house a few days after Halloween we also discovered that Luke is not allergic to peanuts.  He-who-finds-anything-and-everything-he's-not-supposed-to crawled off and found a stray peanut m&m and ate it with delight.  He also bought himself a little more play time while we stared at him wondering if there would be a reaction. :-)

Luke loves swimming in the tub.  He'll get on his belly, put his face in the water and kick.  There's definitely a strong protest when it's time to get out.

I don't spend a lot of time teaching sign language, but Luke can sign 'more,' 'all done,' and 'milk.'  And, of course, 'one.'
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This sweet boy is a hugger.  We love when he'll lean into one of us for a hug.
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He gives his stuffed animals hugs, and lately he's been pulling his books in close to give the characters in there a hug too.  Such sweetness. 
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It is such an awesome thing to be the one primarily responsible for teaching our boys how to love.  I am so lucky.  And we are all so blessed that this rather big bundle of happiness is a part of our family!



2 comments:

Julie said...

He is so stinkin sweet! And I can't believe he already a year! Happy Birthday Luke!

Brandon and Evie said...

I cannot believe it's been a year already! Happy Birthday Luke!! What a sweetie pie :) (and those pictures could not get any cuter!!)