My baby is 7 months old today. I have enjoyed so much watching him grow and learn everyday. There isn’t any other place I’d rather be than at home with my three little kids. Luke is a joy. He has had some hard times this last month, but is a very happy baby. He smiles at just about everyone he sees and he has the most beautiful, big, blue eyes. Luke sits up very well and other than rolling over is immobile. It is nice to let him sit anywhere and play toys. Whitney is my great little helper. She will sit by him, play with him, and talk/sing to him. He loves her and Alonzo when he will hold him too.
Luke is a great eater. So far, he just eats breastmilk and vegetables. Lately I have given him bananas with oatmeal in the morning. A few days ago I fed him applesauce. It wasn’t the first time, but one of the first times that I remember. A few days later he got a rash on his torso and around his ears. And he had diarrhea, too. I wonder if he is allergic to applesauce. He got a rash while we were in Virginia and it could have been from applesauce then too. I can’t be sure because I wasn’t paying too much attention to everything he was eating and when. Apple allergies are very rare, so it might be something else. I will need to see a pediatrician and see what I should do next.
Luke’s sleeping has gotten a little better. He goes to bed around 7:30 and sleeps until 2:00. It is habit for him to wake up at that time. He would love to eat then, but goes to sleep with just a binkie and wakes up again at 4:00 or 5:00. He eats and goes back to sleep until 7:00 when the kids come wake him up. Luke is a non-cuddler. He pushes me away and arches his back wanting to be put down for a nap instead of in my arms. He falls asleep on his own, so that is good. He just needs his binkie and his teddy bear by his face. How come teddy gets to cuddle and not me? I guess he is not a little newborn anymore.
My kids have loved having cousins to play with almost every day! I think they might be sad when it’s time to go back home. Today when I picked up Alonzo from his primary class he showed me his picture. On the back he drew a picture of him holding hands with Jake. He said, “this is Utah Jake.”