Sunday, December 6, 2015

Luca: Month 3

Luca turned 3 months old this weekend! She had a lot of firsts to celebrate this month: First flight on an airplane, first stamp in her passport, first Christmas tree and first real giggle. It has been a busy and wonderful few weeks! We have so much fun watching her grow and learn about the world. She is very curious and finds such joy in things like lights and patterns.

We spent the week of Thanksgiving visiting Kevin's sister in Amsterdam. Luca did great on the flights and was quite popular with the flight attendants. The jet lag, however, was a little tough on all of us and we are still working to get her back on schedule. She was sleeping 8-9 hour stretches at night before we left and needless to say we are anxious to get back to that.

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the month!

Showing off her new barrette.
On our flight to Amsterdam!
Sleeping in her bassinet on the flight. She slept in it long enough to get a picture, then slept on us the rest of the flight. We didn't mind the extra cuddle time :) 
Enjoying the view and some snuggles with Linda.
All bundled up in her bear suit! Our California girl was cold in Amsterdam.
Ready for Thanksgiving dinner.
Awake at 3am and ready to play!
Family photo in front of our tree... Luca was more interested in "Elf" playing on TV. Can't blame her!
Checking out all the leaves on an afternoon walk.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Luca: Month 2

We can't believe it- our Luca is 2 months old! It is true what they say, time flies. 

Luca has grown so much over the past few weeks. She spends a lot more time awake and is developing quite the personality. She is so much more playful and vocal and we just love making her smile and laugh. She loves playing with her activity gym, listening to us sing songs, and laughing at shadows on the wall. She is also becoming a sports fan, watching lots of football and the World Series with Kevin. In the last week or so she has started to prefer to be held facing out so she can see the world. Every day we grow more thankful and proud to be her parents. 

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the month:

Playing with her gym.
Finding her reflection.
Sharing a laugh with dad.
Our little pumpkin waiting for trick or treaters to come on Halloween.
Found her thumb! 
Smiling in her sleep. I always wonder what it is she is dreaming of...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Luca: Month 1

On Saturday, September 5, 2015 Kevin and I welcomed our daughter Luca Isabelle Bukata into our family.  They say that having a baby changes everything, and it has, but only for the better. We may be a little sleep deprived but our hearts have never been more full of love.

As we pass this milestone, here is a look back on some of my favorite moments from our first month. I can't wait for all the adventures to come!

First photoshoot
First bath
Kisses from dad...
... and mom
LOTS of naps
Meeting Sydney (and Michelle and Brian)
Hanging with Riley