Monday, June 1, 2009

A Week of Firsts For Luke

Luke has had quite the week, experiencing many new "firsts"!

1) First top tooth!

2) First dip in the ocean!

3) First time playing in the sand!

4) First time willingly drinking more than just a sip out of a cup!

5) First time pulling up to a standing position on the furniture without help!

And finally, 6) First time he ate dog food! (According to Jeremy, this is a rite of passage for all little boys...Yuck!)

Luke is officially everywhere and into everything. He is pulling up well now, and traveling along the edges of the chairs, and along the sides of the couch. He is quickly becoming a crawling pro, and can jet across the room or down the hallway before you barely realize he's gone. Luke has finally gotten his third tooth, with number four and five on their way. We are slowly but surely getting him to take a cup, so (not getting my hopes up) maybe weaning is in the near future. We took a day trip to Cape Charles on Saturday, so Luke got his first look at the ocean. I've got lots of pictures and video as usual, so I'll get those posted as soon as they're ready. Last week, Luke had his nine month checkup, and weighed in at 22 pounds! he is 30 inches long now, and the doctor said he looked perfect. his ear has completely healed from the infection, and no surgery is needed for his tear duct! Yeah! He's growing like a weed. his vocabulary is growing too. He can now say "ni-ni" for night night, "da-da", "ma-ma", "bubba", and for some reason he says "nu-nu" when he wants to nurse. Luke's also been making the "mmmmm" sound while he's having his snacks in his high chair. It's so cute! He's starting to understand what "no" means. Although, the mischievous grin on his face as he's dumping the dog's water bowl, and I'm yelling "NOOOOO" from the other side of the room, somehow makes me think he doesn't care! :) Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty for a healthy baby boy!

**P.S. Please pray for Jeremy. This week is going to be difficult at work.**