Meet the Sullivans: Luke is 15 Months!

March 14, 2017

Luke is 15 Months!

Our little Luke is growing bigger and bigger each week! Here is a little bit about him and all the ways he's changing.

Stats: Height - 31.5 inches (63%) Weight - 23lbs 5oz (59%) Head - 19.29 inches (95%)

Eating: You love food and sometimes I'm surprised (happily!) by how much you eat! Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs, oatmeal, avocado, pancakes, banana, cereal etc. For snacks you'll usually have some kind of pouch or try to eat what Owen is having. You recently discovered Goldfish crackers, and you're hooked. For dinner you'll have what we're eating plus some avocado or sweet potato, etc.

You love milk! You drink a bottle of milk right when you wake up in the morning and then a few smaller ones throughout the day. I've started cutting your whole milk with a little water because you love to have lots of bottles throughout the day.

Sleep: You're usually us 1-2 times through the night. If you wake up 2x then you usually sleep in later, but there is never a guarantee. You take 1-2 naps based on what time you woke up in the morning. Your naps are usually 2-3 hours long if you take one nap, and then if you take two naps each one ends up being about 1 1/2-2 hours. You wake up cranky after naps, unfortunately! Sometimes when you wake up in the night I think you've been having bad dreams because all you want it to get out of your room and you cry and scream until we go downstairs. Once we're on the couch downstairs you calm down and fall asleep on me, and then we go back up to your room.

Health: Last month you had another ear infection (or the same one that never went away) and the doctor gave you Rocephin, a shot given over three days, that helped the infection go away. You've been a pretty happy guy since then. After you started to feel normal again Daddy and I marveled at how much we missed our sweet, happy baby boy! We are so glad to see you feeling more like yourself again.  

This morning we took you in for a hearing test, and found that your ear drums are barely functioning because of all the fluid in your ears. It looks like you will definitely be getting tubes very soon, but we won't know for sure until we see your ENT, who we are waiting to hear back from.  

  • Cooking "with" me in the kitchen. Luke loves to be held while I cook anything and he likes to watch steam rise from the stove. He's a huge fan of steam!
  • He loves his brother! When we pick Owen up from school Luke always tries to squeeze his way through the door so he can find O and sit in his lap. 
  • Books! Currently he loves Chugga Chugga Choo Choo, Good Night Moon, all the Baby Touch & Feel books we have and the My First Colors & Shapes books. 
  • Dogs and birds. 
  • Riding in his Cozy Coupe. 
  • Being held upside down. 
  • Going to the doctor, which he's had to do a lot of in the last 3 months.  
  • Being taken away from mommy. 
Says: He says "mama", "dada", and some semblance of "hi". He also tries to sing-a-long when we sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.  We know that you would probably be saying a lot more if you didn't have so many ear infections and so much fluid in your ears. We're hoping the tubes will fix that :) You also

Favorite toys: Kitchen toys, Minnie & Mickey's Mouse, blocks, balls, the Cozy Coupe, his broom and pretty much anything Owen is playing with! Loves to play outside. Loves to splash in water. Really loves getting to play in the sand box! 

Does: You wave "bye-bye" when someone says goodbye to you. You clap along to "If You're Happy and You Know It". You like to dump blocks / balls / anything out of containers and put them back in again. You love being read to and always want to sit in the reader's lap. You walk with confidence and can almost run now. You're a biter, unfortunately, and use it as a way to get attention or attack your brother when you want him to give you something of his.

Dear sweet little Luke,

We love you so much! You're such a fun, sweet and happy boy, although you still have a little spunk in you, and you're not afraid to let your feelings be known. You're such a joy and a seriously great snuggler!

xoxo, Mommy

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