Monday, May 24, 2010

Smiley boy!

Luke has become very smiley, and a much better sleeper. He's only getting up to eat once a night now, instead of 3-4 times. We're all thankful for the sleep. When he sleeps we've found the Kidappotamus swaddling blanket to be the easiest and most secure way to swaddle him. Also, letting him sleep in his swing helps lull and keep him to sleep most reliably.

He's been going with us to church for the last three weeks, without incident. It's been nice to reconnect with our church family. He just sleeps through the service in a sling on Greg's chest.

He has been able to find his hands for sucking on, and he has a lot better control over his arms and hands. He's been grabbing things on his bouncy seat -- sometimes with both arms at once! During tummy time, he can really lift his head and hold it up.

Here are some more recent pictures.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Two months old

Luke is two months old today, and he passed two milestones today. First, he seemed to repeat a sound that Greg made (we think). Second, he flipped himself from stomach to back -- twice! When he landed on his back, he was pretty surprised, and cried. But we were pretty happy.

Luke has been making a lot of different new sounds lately -- coos and grunts and other types. He's been batting at things, reaching for toys above his chair. He's really looking at lots of stuff. The most fun thing is his smile. He smiles a lot now, especially in the mornings. His smile is *great*. :)

Here's a picture (taken by Ivy):

It's summer (almost), so we've been able to spend some more quality time with Luke during the day. If you haven't yet met our boy, you should! He's growing up fast.