Sunday, November 23, 2008

First Rice Cereal

So, we had another big milestone yesterday.  Luke had his first taste of solid food although I wouldn't really say it was solid.  He got to try rice cereal.  He appeared to like it but got frustrated very quickly because it wasn't a constant flow as with a bottle.  I made it a rather liquid consistency so Luke basically just slurped it off of the spoon.  He had maybe 15-20 spoonfuls and then he was done and ready for some milk.  We tried again today and I made it just slightly more solid but he finished all that I fixed today although there was still frustration.  The doctor said to gradually work up to more solid and a couple of times a day before moving on to fruits and vegetables.  Maybe on Thanksgiving he can have a taste of some peas or carrots- YUMMY!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Pictures

 Love those hands!


So, it's been a while since I've posted.  Life has been busy.  November is flying by and it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week.  Luke was 4 months old on the 10th.  It's going so fast.  We are trying to enjoy every moment.  His favorite things right now are sucking on his hands, kicking his legs super fast, playing on his play mat, being on the changing pad and interacting with mom and dad and he loves bath time.  He also now really likes his swing and takes his naps there on a regular basis.  At Luke's 4 month appointment today, he weighed 15 lbs 4 oz (50% for his age) and he is 25 1/2 inches long (60%).  Luke is holding his head up very well and likes to sit up and stand with help of course.  He also likes to bounce and wiggle and laughs up a storm.  Monday he really found his voice and is talking nonstop when awake.  Troy and I absolutely love it!!  Another milestone happened over the weekend.  On Saturday Luke rolled over for the first time- YEAH!  Because of his reflux he doesn't like to be on his tummy much so I wasn't expecting him to roll over so soon.  Troy and I were on the floor with him and saw him do it.  I was so glad that Troy was home and able to see it with me for the first time.  Luke has changed so much the past 2 weeks- it is absolutely amazing!  We love every minute and can not wait for the next big event to happen.  

Monday, November 3, 2008


I knew that Halloween wouldn't be too exciting this year for Luke but I was hoping to have some fun anyway.  I bought Luke a monkey costume with the hope of at least getting some great pictures.  We did get pictures but Luke was not his happy, smiley self because he refused to take much of a nap all day.  After Troy carved our pumpkin we put Luke in his costume and managed a few pictures before he lost it.  Troy and I enjoyed our little monkey even though he wasn't enjoying himself too much.


Topeka Weekend

We took Luke on his first trip to Grandma and Grandpa Johnson's house two weekends ago.  We were actually there for five days.  It was a very nice weekend with family.  We arrived just before dinner on Thursday and left before lunch on Monday.  Friday, Luke and I spent the day with Lowell and Sherre as Troy had to be at KSU for an alumni meeting.  On Saturday, Grandma and Grandpa took care of Luke so that we could go to the K-State football game.  It was nice to be on our own for a few hours but I definitely missed my little munchkin.  After church on Sunday, extended family came for a luncheon and to meet Luke for the first time.  I was somewhat worried that Luke would not handle it well but he slept through most of it and did just fine.  Although we when got back home he took a 4 hour nap- poor little guy.  Of course everyone thought Luke was adorable and Grandma and Grandpa really enjoyed showing him off :)