Luca at Six and Seven Months

Our sweet baby Luca turned 7 months old on May 21. I think that I say this with each passing month, but it doesn’t make it any less true – I can’t believe how fast our baby is growing! He is now officially closer to one than being a newborn, which is definitely bitter sweet. I can’t wait to watch him grow, but I also want to keep him small. I think that most parents share those feelings. Since I completely neglected to post his 6 month update, I’m going to combine months 6 and  7 in one blog post. Let’s go!

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

STATS
At his 6 month check-up, Luca weighed in at 19 pounds 11 ounces and was 28 inches tall. I assure you that my mouth all but hit the floor when I learned of his height and weight. At only 6 months, Luca was a mere pound away from what Jonah weighed when he turned one. It totally blows my mind how different the boys are! Even though he’s chubby, he is still considered underweight for his height. His pediatrician said that he is a very healthy baby growing right on track. We are pushing the limits of size 3 diapers. After we finish up this last box of size 3, we are going to make the switch to size 4. As far as clothing goes, he’s currently in 9 month and 12 month clothing. He definitely needs 12 month-sized pants, simply for the length. We’re moving into summer though, so we won’t really have to worry about that for much longer. In the summer we live in shorts, rompers, and sometimes even just onesies.

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

EATING
He is still eating every 3-4 hours, and he’ll take a 6 ounce bottle each time. We’ve also incorporated some purees into his diet. There hasn’t been one that he doesn’t like! Prunes, peas, green beans, carrots…you name it, he loves it. He especially loves fruit, but he’s never rejected a veggie! We typically give him 4 ounces of fruit in the morning and 4 ounces of a veggie at night. I’m so excited for summer vacation so we can get him more into a routine. As we approach the 8 month mark, we will also start leaning more toward the Baby Led Weaning approach. He eats off a spoon like a pro, and is a very clean eater! It amazes me how clean this little one is after a meal. We’re still on the same nighttime schedule, too. His last bottle is between 8 and 9 o’clock, and then he’s down for the night. Lately he’s been waking up around 4 or 5 o’clock for another bottle, but after he’s fed he goes right back down. We really can’t complain! He’s a great sleeper, and we are so thankful for that.

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

NAPPING
Similar to the last update, Luca’s napping habits aren’t the greatest. He follows a pretty regular schedule of eating, playing, and sleeping – but it’s been difficult to get him to nap for an extended period of time. He is definitely a cat napper these days – 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there. Occasionally (especially on weekends when we are home) we will get a solid two or three hour nap in his crib. I’m really hoping that this summer we are able to get into a better routine. It’s so hard when we aren’t home during the day!

NIGHT SLEEP
Luca has been sleeping through the night since he was 2 months old, and for this we are so thankful and blessed. Every once in awhile, he’ll decide to wake up and want to play in the middle of the night. It’s so hard to be upset when he’s just lying there all smiley and giggling. He’s such a happy little soul!

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BROTHERLY LOVE
I know that the dynamic between the boys will change on a daily basis (sometimes I see that happening even now), but these two LOVE each other. Jonah is such a good helper and loves to play with Luca. He is always offering him toys, tickling him, making him laugh, and wanting to help feed him. Jonah has handled this transition so wonderfully, he truly is a wonderful big brother!

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

GENERAL NOTES
Our sweet baby Luca, you are the sunshine of our lives. You smile constantly, and are so observant and you tolerate your big brother’s shenanigans so well. He loves you so much, and I know you’re just a baby – but you love him too. It shows in how you look at him. I can’t wait to watch you two grow up together! You are starting to get up on all fours and rock back and forth. I am thinking that you’ll probably be crawling by the end of this month. Sometimes, you even forego the whole “on your fours” thing, and actually lift your knees up into a planking position. Daddy and I are thoroughly impressed!

You are on your own little schedule, which makes you fairly predictable. After you eat, you love to play…then you’ll start to fuss which means you are tired. After some snuggles with Mommy and cuddles with your favorite blanket – you are out like a light. You love all food, and have even started eating some solid food. Solid foods you’ve had so far are: bananas, spaghetti, green beans, and potatoes. You love it all, and it’s so fun to see your face as you try new things and experience new textures. Your favorite toys right now are basically anything that Jonah is playing with, and he is surprisingly okay with that!  You love to be outside and feel your toes in the grass. Going for walks in your stroller is another thing you love – and you recently had your first visit to the park. You LOVED the swings! We love you so much, little love, and can’t wait to see what the next month has in store!

Luca's 6 & 7 Month Update

11 thoughts on “Luca at Six and Seven Months

  1. Aw what a cutie! You take such lovely photos of him, too. And yes, how lucky you guys are that he was sleeping through the night at 2 months. How did you pull that one off?? My 7 week old had her best night a few nights ago with two 4-hour stretches of sleep (a bottle in between). I miss my sleep 🙁 Also, those alligator sheets are the coolest! Love those 🙂 -Misty

  2. Absolutely adorable pics! I love babies at this age- they are old enough to start to explore the world around them, and you see their little personalities start to show more– but they usually aren’t mobile yet so you can keep your sanity a little longer. I miss my kids being babies in some ways. The days go slow by the years fly by!

  3. They really do grow up so fast. The only regret that I have from my kids’ childhoods is not taking more milestone photos. Just a reminder to cherish every moment.

  4. Awww how sweet and precious! He’s really growing up isn’t he! I love those month stickers, adorable and you can just stick it to them 🙂 His eyes are absolutely beautiful! <3 Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  5. What an absolute cutie that has a fantastic smile that brightened my day! I am always curious and fascinated at what stages children develop and grow, so thanks for highlighting this today! Children are a lot more than love!

  6. AWW He is really adorable he looks very healthy, I’m sure when he get’s grown like my son, he will be looks handsome. I’m glad that you share him to us, and I hope he will be receive more blessings.

  7. Omgosh! Could Luca be any cuter! I LOVED the age of 6 and 7 months. Well everything but the teething that is 😉 Soak in each and ever second of it because before you blink and eye he will be 10 (ask me how I know ;-( – Seriously though I love that you are blogging his process monthly. How precious.

  8. Luca looks so cute and healthy. It’s great to see the smile of the baby. Checking with pediatrician is essential to monitor the baby’s weight as compared to the height. Now not a lot of babies appreciate the taste of veggies. It’s good to hear that he likes green beans, carrots, etc.!

  9. This is such a beautiful post and had me on a trip down memory lane with my own 2 boys. All of those first moments are so precisous. Aren’t you guys so lucky that he’s been sleeping through the night since 2months old. I wish! Lol, my boys 10 and 4 still don’t sleep through the night. I remember all the photos of them trying out first foods, peas was not a hit but bananas and oatmeal was a smash!

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