Today, October 21, Luke is 15 months old. Yep, it's hard to believe how fast the months just seem to "click" by.
Just for fun....Here's a photo of Luke one year ago today (3 months old) -- in the chair, of course.
When I was looking through last year's photos, I came up on this one -- also taken one year ago today. It was about this time last year when Luke really started "depending" on his thumb for comfort. Wow! Has that not changed much -- except now, the blanket must be with Luke for the thumb to even "work." (Luke doesn't suck his thumb without the blanket in tow).
And, here is a photo of Luke today -- in the chair. I wasn't able to get many smiles in the chair today. Oh well -- we still like the photo.
And, just for fun...here are some photos of Luke from this month.
First, the one where he's looking a bit ornery in the high chair...
Marc frequently wears a ballcap or visor. Luke LOVES to play with them. It usually is a good instant "mood" changer -- if needed. Here's Luke playing with one of Marc's visors.
Luke has been "banging" on the piano for a little while now -- while standing at the piano. I have recently been putting him on the piano bench nearly everyday for him to play. Perhaps he'll take lessons someday (I know Marc would prefer other hobbies, but I say -- there's nothing wrong with the piano).
And, lastly, for those of you who've been following our lives -- you know that Luke isn't quite walking on his own yet. Yes, I realize that younger babies we know are already walking. Yes, I've been told by several of you that "so and so" will beat him walking and they're much younger. Truth be told, I might scream when the next person tells me that I should be glad he's not walking yet because then I'll just have to chase him more....Yep, we've heard it all.
Truth be told, the big reason I'm ready for him to walk is that I'm tired of carrying him EVERYWHERE. Look further down in this post for Luke's stats (specifically, weight), and you'll understand why I make this statement.
BUT, Luke is learning at his own pace. Honestly, he could probably walk if he'd just do it. But, as I've stated in a previous post, Luke's taking after me -- I was a late walker by not walking until 15 months.
SOOOOO, I have a feeling that this might just be the month for Luke to take his first steps. Believe me, I'll keep you posted.
(Also, thanks for you awesome support on this topic, Candice. I know it's near and dear to your heart as well).
Anyways, I'm babbling.
Here's a photo of Luke standing. Yes, he does do that.
Yesterday, Luke had his 15-month well-baby check.
Here are some important stats. I think you'll find that Luke is indeed a big boy (henceforth the reason why I'd like him to walk).
Height: 31 1/2 inches -- 66th percentile
Weight: 27 lb. 8 oz. -- 85th percentile (walking will lower this, I'm sure)
Head Circumference: 19 1/2 inches -- 97th percentile (Hmmmm...That's a big head -- Is that why Luke had to be delivered via a C-Section? Who knows????)
Thanks for reading!!!!!
We absolutely LOVE our little guy. In fact, just tonight, we were talking about how we love him unconditionally just like our Heavenly Father loves us unconditionally. I think that's a little easier to understand once you become a parent. I've heard some other of you folks say that as well.
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