Luka turned 22 yesterday. Where has the time gone? I went into pre-mature labor with him like I did 'dawg and so was on bed rest and medication the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy.
His delivery was great and for the first 4 weeks or so, he was a great baby.
Then all hell broke loose!
The crying. The blood in his stools. The crying. The projectile vomiting. The crying.
He spent a week at PCMC while they ran test after test after test to try and figure out what was wrong with this baby. We took him off regular formula, on to disgusting soy. Then off of soy and on to a more disgusting formula that stunk to high heaven. He slept on a reflux board. He had colic. He cried. A.LOT.
And then he hit six months old and it was like a switch was turned. He became the happiest, funloving, laid back cat in the world! People called him Guy Smiley because you NEVER saw him without a smile on his face.
As he's grown into an amazing man, not much has changed. He is still laid back, easy going and fun as ever. Always smiling, positive and a hard worker. He's the middle child, and I would def say he fits the mold. A peacemaker. The calm to the storm. He brings an element to our family that lifts the rest of us up and inspires us all to be better.
My chubby, chubby, big brown eyed beautiful baby!
Loving a good time
A goof off ! He and I did karate together for a while. It was fun and exciting to watch him compete.
His smile is so charming
He played the piano for awhile. I gave in too easily and let him quit before he had mastered it well. But when he wrote up a whole proposal as to why he should be allowed to quit, it was hard to ignore.
Hugging his Grandma Grape. My Grandmother. Whom I still dream about, think about and miss virtually every single day! His big baptism date,
and of course, basketball!
All my boys went through a phase of bleaching their hair. It was the "in" thing to do.
Seminary Graduation with BFF CM
And sophomore year playing for the West Jordan Jaguar basketball team
High school graduation
His missionary plaque.
We still haven't celebrated his BD as a family yet. So there will be more to come, but serio - I am a lucky, lucky Mom to have this one in my little litter.
I L Y P I - Luka and Happy Birthday!!