Ryan and Luke…bestest of brothers

October 18, 2010

Luke is 18 months…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by branry @ 4:05 am

love that smile!

Dear Lukie,

As of October 7th, you are 18 months old.  Daddy keeps saying you are “almost” 2 and it drives me crazy.  But, its true, you really are no longer a baby-probably haven’t been in a while.  You certainly don’t look like one!  Things have really changed in the last 6-8 months. Like your brother, once you started walking, your personality changed.  I hate to say that you were high maintenance, but YOU TOTALLY WERE.  I pretty much held you for the first 6 months of your life.  You cried everytime I put you down or tried to change your diaper.  Crawling helped, but walking was your ticket to freedom! 

Your sleeping went back and forth from about 6 months but it wasn’t your fault.  We were dealing with your allergies and asthma and coughing.  But, since you turned a year you have been sleeping all night and taking scheduled naps.  You are so much happier (we all are).   

You are picking up new words all the time and I ususally understand you.  Your daddy and I are not used to having an 18 month old talk to us so this is all new for us but we love it (most of the time). 

You love books.  LOVE.  You could care less about the story, but point at all the pictures and want us to tell you what they are.  You are obsessed with dogs.  Our dogs, other dogs you see, dogs in books, even dogs you hear barking.  Like your brother, you enjoy cars.  Right now you are pushing them off the end of the couch, collecting them, and them pushing them off again.

You also love spotting airplanes in the sky and hearing motorcycles.  Watching you discover new things is fascinating.  One of our favorite things to do is watch you dance.  You are a machine!  You enjoy all kinds of music and will dance as soon as you hear it.  You bring a smile to all of our faces and we love you so much.  Though your brother often complains about you, he recently started asking you to play with him.  You follow him around and want to be just like him.  Throwing the cushions on the floor and jumping on them is one of your favorite things to do together.  You will try and copy anything he does–which is usually dangerous.  I have to keep an eye on you constantly.  You are the king of fat lips, bloody mouth, and bonking your head. 

I have to admit you are kind of a mama’s boy.  You cry when I leave, or if you think I’m leaving.  You are fine, I promise.  You follow me to the bathroom, upstairs, to the laundry room…you want me in your sight. 

Everynight we read Pat the Bunny Goodnight and it is my absolute favorite time.  You point to all the pictures, we wish for happiness and health on the stars, and then we say goodnight to the bunny.  Then you put your head on my shoulder and give me the best hug. 

Happy 18 months Lukie Boo.  Thank you for changing our lives.


1 Comment »

  1. I love this, Brandi! He’s such a big boy already!

    Comment by Anne Abris — October 20, 2010 @ 6:56 am |Reply

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