Meet the Sullivans: Luke is 7 Months!

July 12, 2016

Luke is 7 Months!

Oh Mr. Luke, you're 7 months old! We're over halfway through your first year of life and I'm not ready for the baby stage to be over yet. I enjoy caring for, and loving you so much -- you bring so much joy to my days!


Stats:  You weigh 18lbs 5oz. (still need to weigh you!) You are wearing 6-12 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
 
Eating: You're still loving to eat! I feed you 3 meals a day, although if you eat too much or too little at lunch it makes dinner a bigger or smaller meal for you, so really you're probably getting the equivalent of 2-ish meals a day at this point. You love sweet potatoes, most veggies and any baby food with meat. You're not a fan of anything with apricots or mangoes. Sweet isn't really your thing I guess.

You are still breastfeeding like a little champ! I think my supply is better this time around since we haven't done any supplementing. If I need to go out somewhere I try to pump the night before and then again first thing in the morning, which usually give me a 4-5 hour window to be out. You're also drinking a little water here and there with your meals. You LOVE water, but I'm trying to limit it since you get all the hydration you need from breast milk.

Sleep: Oh, sleep. You're up a ton throughout the night, and often wake up to party around 4am and stay up for an hour before going back to sleep. You nap 2-3 times a day and sleep for about 1-2 hours at a time. Bedtime is around 7pm right now, but you only stay asleep for a couple hours at a time at night.



Health: You've stayed pretty healthy this month. You caught a little cold last week, but you're already over it. We're still battling cradle cap, but it's not as bad as it was a couple months ago.

Development:
  • You can almost hold yourself up on the couch if we assist you in getting there -- you have very strong legs. You sit unassisted. You grab and hold things with your hands.
  • You're babbling a ton, and you are saying "dadadada" among other things. 
  • You can identify your family and feel safe with the people you're familiar with. 
  • You can get up on all fours!
Likes: Swimming in the pool, watching leaves, when Owen talks baby talk to you (you both laugh!), getting your hands on Owen's toys, exploring outside and touch flowers and leaves.


Dislikes: Being on your back, getting strapped into your car seat, when Owen smothers you.


Luke you are a sweetheart! You are gentle, easy going and sweet as can be! We love you more than I could ever express in words!

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