8 whole months baby boy! I say it every month and I’ll say it again, but time needs to slow down! You are the happiest little guy and your smile can melt hearts left and right. You are the best at giving away toothy grins and love to see faces you recognize.
Any time your daddy or I turn the corner, you couldn’t be happier. As for your brother, he is the best at playing with you and keeping you entertained. You two are already fast friends and the bond grows deeper each and every day.
Month 7 to 8 was a big leap for you. You are (finally) sitting up like a pro and you’ve even started crawling too. You babble like a crazy man, blow strawberries, and scream at the top of your lungs to entertain yourself. You think that is so so funny! You’ve really taken a liking to music, really since you were a newborn, and can be calmed by most any tunes – even my rendition of the itsy bitsy spider.
You’ve never had a food you didn’t like – you sir, are an eater! I make your food at the start of each week and you just wolf it down every day. You favorites seem to be oatmeal with banana and peanut butter, sweet potato with applesauce, and butternut squash. You think pouches are the coolest since you can hold onto them and feed yourself without help from mommy or daddy.
You are still on the smaller side and are in 6 month clothes and still in size 2 diapers. The doctors say you are growing right on par with your growth chart and say you are absolutely thriving. I have to say I agree! Nursing is still something I look forward to when you wake up, since its really the only time of day you and I spend together by ourselves. Sometimes at night you will nurse, but most of the time you take a bottle since my supply is a little lower then, and you get frustrated and start biting me. Ouch! That can stop sooner than later, mkay?
Your sleep is still great, and I really thank you for that! Bedtime is right around 6:30pm and you sleep until 6:30-7:30am most days. Once I get back from my early morning runs or gym sessions, you are ready to play! You love coming on runs with me in the stroller and have an affinity for your thumb and lovies. If you grab something soft, your thumb immediately goes into your mouth and spend a few moments cuddling. Its absolutely adorable.
We are creeping up on a very busy spring, with your first trip to Disney, your brother’s 3rd birthday, and lots of other fun outings in between. You are so great about taking it all in stride (or nap!) and we couldn’t be more thankful to have you in the family, sweet baby!