As of yesterday you are beginning your 8th month on this earth. How is this possible - it wasn't long ago that you weighed less than The Phoebe Cat!
And what a month this has been.
Shall we recap?
Probably the most significant accomplishment this month has been your ability to sit up on your own. As long as the Boppy pillow is behind you, you can sit up safely.
At least until you catch sight of a toy that's out of your reach. Then you're likely to throw your whole self towards it and face plant. On the hardwood. . . .We still sit pretty much right with you.
Still no crawling yet, which is a OK with me for now. Besides, you do just fine rolling . Last week you rolled over to the book case and picked out a few cookbooks to
Food has been fun - we have continued to introduce more items, and you now even eat some of the food you didn't like before. But the best has been letting you eat food with more texture. And those banana flavored Puffs made by Gerber? I think you would eat the entire can in one sitting if we let you.
We spend a good portion of the day playing in the floor with your toys. Favorites?
He's so soft, and it's sweet that you give him hugs.
Talking cookie jar.
You can put the cookies in, dump them out, then bang the cookies together - they make a glorious noise!
The little piano the neighbors gave you for Christmas (so nice of them).
Folks keep saying that you're going to be a football player, but we still think you might be a musician.
You have become the expert at knocking blocks down. You patiently wait for us to stack them up, then it's on.
You hit an all time low with the sleeping this month. It's really
Naps are hit or miss. You NEVER just slip into a slumber like the majority of babies do, unless you drift off while nursing. Otherwise it's a fight. But, we do know that you are a happier baby in general if you take a few naps during the day. Oh yeah, and your mom is learning how to take naps, too.
I thought you were trying to wean from nursing this month, but it turns out you were just tanking up at night so much that you just were too busy to be bothered with nursing during the day. Sure enough, the nights that you sleep most of the night, you nurse during the day. I am so relieved, I'm not quite ready yet to give up on nursing.
Oh how you love your baths now!
We'll be moving you to the big bathtub this month, you've almost outgrown your baby tub. We have to cover up the faucets on the kitchen sink so that you don't grab them.
You are starting to mimic us, too. Sometimes it's sounds, but now you will drum the table and clap your hands after we do. We get ridiculously excited over this.
You waved bye-bye for the first time this month, and it was to a complete stranger! But just yesterday you waved bye to your Meemaw - I think it made her day.
We can take you to restaurants now! Hooray! Well, we wouldn't take you to Regis or anything formal, but you've been to breakfast at Razzleberrys, Chik Fil A, and to the Three Rivers Market. You think you're big stuff sitting in that high chair. I tell you what.
I don't know how much you weigh now, but it's a lot. And since you still prefer to be on my person most of the time, momma has some seriously toned arms. I need to start putting you on my legs and doing sit ups so I can get some toned abs. You are still chubby, but your body has lengthened enough that you don't look quite so beefy as you once did. And I'll be, you do have a neck!
But your cheeks, they are still glorious.
I love you so.