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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Major

Lukey is a 1 Month Old!

Updated: May 9, 2023

He’s the sweetest and best boy! He spends most of his days cuddling with mom, which I love so much. And he’s already starting to smile and roll over, but that’s just what happens when you’re born two weeks past your due date, lol.


He is such a gift from the Lord and we are so so so blessed to be his parents.


If you missed my birth story, you can read it here. It's a crazy one, but goodness, we are so grateful to have a healthy and happy boy.


Here's some of my favorite things from this month:


+ We were at the pediatrician's office when he was a little over 3 weeks old. The doctor asked us if we had been doing tummy time and we said no. He goes, "well let's try it!" And Luke rolled over. The pediatrician goes, "well typically that's a 4-month old thing...." and Dan and I died laughing. We're still doing tummy time even though we have a little over-achiever.


+ The changing pad is his 2nd favorite place. He will be crying so loudly and as soon as we place him on there, he instantly stops crying. Each night when we change his diaper and get him ready for bed, we seem to have a family hang out in the nursery at the changing pad and Luke just moves like crazy, coos and makes lots of little noises, and often smiles at us. It's the best.


+ Luke is typically so easy-going and has turned into my little bestie that goes everywhere with me. He has been having chiropractic adjustments and never cries. We usually leave the office and everyone asks us if he ever cries (he has them all fooled, lol). He loves to just be chilling next to mom or dad, no matter what we're doing.


+ The only place that he will nap during the day is on my chest. He will be dead asleep in our arms or on me, and the second we lay him down, he will wake up. It never fails. It's pretty funny, but I honestly love how much he loves to be on me right now. I know these days will fly by and I will miss them, so I soak up the newborn cuddles every day and I already catch myself wishing time would slow down. I also LOVE my Solly baby wrap, so that I still have my hands free during some nap times :)


What I've learned so far:


+ Babies are such blessings. This might sound silly, but I feel like I hear more complaining about kids than anything else, and it made me nervous for all the work and exhaustion. But now that Luke is here, I thank God for him every day. It made me realize that we don't talk about the wonderful and amazing things about babies nearly as much as the hard parts. It's okay, I know that's just our human nature, but gosh I just want to scream from the rooftops all the goodness God blesses us with when kids are brought into our lives.


+ Babies really do love to be on you. I love when people share how much newborns need contact. It makes me realize how normal it is and it's helped lower my expectations of expecting Luke to nap in his bassinet, or anywhere besides on someone, lol. This is a time to soak up the cuddles, let them sleep on us, and not feel guilty about it. It's what they need and honestly, we need it too. We will never regret holding or snuggling them too much and try being mad while snuggling a sleeping baby...it's impossible :)


+ There are hard days and hard moments (typically when you got 0 sleep the night before, lol), but they are just for a season. It's taught me to ask for help, even if that means voicing what I need to my husband or nearby family. I think most people are always happy to help, but often don't know what we need. Ask and you shall receive...even if that's having them hold the baby while you take a 2 hour nap!


+ Life is different, but it's so much sweeter. I was anxious for my life to change...I loved my freedom and I was nervous to now take care of a baby. Like it was already a struggle to eat well, get enough sleep, and clean the house....how am I going to take care of a whole other human now too?! I don't know how to explain it other than, you still keep doing life, just with another human. It's almost like your capacity grows, and you just figure it out. Sometimes, I also think that I'm more efficient at things because I know I have less time. You know how when it's the weekend and sometimes you spend the whole Saturday doing nothing? No? Just me? Okay, well on the weekdays, I get done 10 times as much it seems just by not being lazy, lol. Now, I go to the store with a sweet baby in tow and I get to smile and awe at him in the cart while others make sweet comments about him as well. I still do what I've always done, but I just have this adorable sleeping baby in a wrap on my chest. Like I said....different, but so much better!


Thank you for making our lives so much sweeter, Lukers!




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irishaly
Apr 09, 2023

✨wow Brit, both stories are so amazing and brought tears... ur such an amazing human and so strong! You are going to love being a mom forever now and raising Luke (and maybe some more babies? 😉) I love that your doing these stories and can't wait to read more. I love you!!💕

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Brittany Major
Brittany Major
Apr 30, 2023
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Aweeee you're the best, thank you!! I love you mucho!

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