Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Luca's weekend with Granshan!

I'm originally from Colorado, so I don't see my family nearly as much as I would like. But this weekend my mom came to visit, and boy did Luca have fun!

He played on the floor wtih granshan...
 and laughed....

 and crawled...
and had so much fun!
 Luca's got his granshan wrapped around his little finger. I think he happens to adore her too! 

Even Daddy got in on some of the action this weekend. Can you spot Luca's lonely little tooth?

Sleep has been really rough since Luca has discovered he can move around in his crib. He's waking up in the crouch position, sitting up, and I think he's going through a bit of separation anxiety at night. He had a similar sleep regression when he learned how to roll over in his crib, but any suggestions on how to get through this time are welcome:)

I'm finally organizing Luca's pictures to post about his nursery, so hopefully that'll be up next!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Nine Months!

Oh my little Luca,
You're changing SO fast and becoming such a little man! At 9 months you're 18lbs 10oz, 28.5 inches long, and your big noggen is 18 inches around- what a big boy. Mommy accidentally scratched your face just above your lip a few days before taking your nine month photos, so I'm sorry to say you'll have evidence I made that mistake- I feel just terrible, but it's healing (and you're healthy, so I guess I'm doing an ok job).

You're just the sweetest little boy I know- you give the BEST hugs, and love to kiss kiss with mouth wide open. This month you've finally popped a tooth, but it took two weeks for us to really see the little pearly white. I tried so hard to get a picture of your one lonely tooth, but you wouldn't let me- you're very opinionated these days, little man. You've discovered that if you smack your mouth you can feel your tooth, so you're doing a lot of lip smacking these days- your Auntie Ashley said you reminded her of a little old man without his dentures and when I saw you do it I couldn't agree more! It's too cute.

You love to eat, as to be expected with your daddy's big appetite! Your favorite foods are still plums, pears, and cheerios, but you rarely push away anything new. You even tried tofu and didn't refuse it- maybe we can work on Daddy to get him to like it?! Probably a long shot.
You love to babble and giggle. You've said mama, dada, and lots of "hi". Usually during snack, lunch or dinner we talk. You tell me about your day, and we sing and dance. You sway side to side when mommy sings, and it might be the cutest thing I've ever seen.
You're really a wiggle worm these days, so it's hard to get you to say still for a picture- You're always looking to explore everything around you, and that means I have to keep a close eye on you! You pull yourself up to stand, and Daddy had to lower the crib you play in while we get ready in the morning. I'm sure we'll need to lower the crib in your room soon, but for now you just like to sleep there.

Getting a little mischievous already...time for mommy to put down the camera!

Last month you started the pre-crawl rock, where you would rock back and forth. This month it's the pre-crawl plank/push up. You're SO close to crawling and this morning just before I sat down to write this, I'm pretty sure you crawled a few steps forward while I was in the kitchen. I'll catch you on camera soon:)

Your favorite toys change daily, but you really love mommy's hairbrush, any kitchen utensil, your piano, and you're starting to love rolling your toy soccer ball.
 We love you so much, little man. I can't wait to see your face in the morning, and I am so blessed to be your mama- even if I occasionally accidentally scratch you :(

Love you Luca,
Your mama

Monday, September 3, 2012

Luca's big announcement

 Luca has something he wants to share....

 He's going to be a big brother!

You may have noticed I haven't been regularly posting, and that's because I've been either hibernating on the couch or taking care of a baby while feeling lousy. This pregnancy is SO different than my pregnancy with Luca. I almost immediately knew I was pregnant for a few reasons- my milk supply and my energy level tanked.. like completely cut in half and then some. I've also been super sick- something I didn't really experience at all with Luca. But now that we're in the second trimester, I'm *hoping I start to feel better soon!

There's another thing that's different from my pregnancy with Luca- I started to show a lot earlier!

7.5ish weeks
10 weeks

13 weeks- we actually took this same picture last year the same weekend in Maine, and last year I was 23 weeks. What a difference a year makes!

23 weeks pregnant with Luca 1 year ago. Hubs thinks I'm carrying a little higher this time, so maybe that's a sign it's a girl?!
So we're excited, and honestly I'm a little anxious about the thought about having two kids under two. Luca will be about 15 months old when baby number 2 arrives, so things will be a little hectic. But I know that I have a wonderful support system here with hub's family living so close, so that's my encouragement for now!
We announced the pregnancy to hub's family early on, as they're around us a lot and it would've quickly become a question. I tried to find a "big brother" shirt for Luca to wear to a family dinner, but every store I asked only had sizes starting at 2T- that wasn't going to work for 5 and a half month old little Luca. So we went to walmart and got a white onesie and some black DIY letters and made a shirt.
Looks pretty excited to be a big brother!
A long day of announcing his big secret...
So we're excited for this huge change in our lives, and we're open to any suggestions on life with two young kids!