Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8 Months!

Little Man is 8 months old today!

In 4 too short months, we will be celebrating his first birthday! How is that possible? David and I were looking back at all of his newborn photos the other day and it's crazy how different he looks.

Where did this teeny little baby go?

I feel like I can't blink because I'll miss something. He is changing and learning every day. My favorite part of being a mom is watching him experience something new and learning new things. I never would have thought I'd get so excited to see someone learn how to use a sippy cup or blow raspberries, but I do. I stand there and smile and clap and he probably thinks I'm ridiculous, but I can't help it!

We're still introducing new foods and so far he has loved almost everything. He LOVES asparagus. I gave him some pieces to chew on the other day and you would have thought he was eating lobster and filet mignon. He also really loves broccoli & apples, eggs, chicken, and frozen pears. I love making his food. I'm hoping that by making him food and giving him healthy choices that he won't be a picky eater like I was when I was little. Fingers crossed! I mostly still spoon feed the baby food to him, but I always try to give him something on his tray to play with. He's started putting his fingers in it and then putting them in his mouth. Again- there's that ridiculous excitement and pride!

He said his first word a few weeks ago. We were in Target and he started going "dadadadada!" So I pulled out my phone and started videoing it and saying it back to him. People probably thought I was nuts. I'm ok with that. He also gives high fives and is starting to try and wave. My mom is better at getting him to do it than any of us.

He's still not crawling. He'd much rather just roll on the floor. I'm excited for him to crawl, but I know my world will get so much harder once he's mobile! He has started "dancing" a little bit. When he's sitting up, he'll bounce up and down. It's probably the cutest thing ever. He can also stand by himself if he's holding on to something.

He is still incredibly attached to me. He will let 3 people hold him consistently: me, David, and my mom. Everyone else is hit or miss. Most of the time he will just melt down and cry until I take him back. I hate it because I want him to be ok with other people, but I don't really see it changing any time soon. He still has problems sleeping. 30 minute catnaps during the day, and up every 1-2 hours at night. It's exhausting. I feel terrible for him because he's so tired, but we've tried pretty much everything to get him to sleep and nothing works.

Things he loves: Going to music class, playing in water (his baby pool, the bath tub, the water hose... you name it, he loves it), anything that shakes, Jake and the Neverland Pirates (I'm not a fan of letting him watch the tv, but I let him watch long enough in the morning for me to get my breakfast made), being worn in the Tula at dance class, other babies, playing daddy's guitar, jumping and bouncing, being outside.

Things he hates: Wearing socks or having his feet covered with a blanket (just like me), sitting in the grocery cart, being on his belly (unless he's sleeping), when mommy coughs (this terrifies him for some reason).

He weighs 18 lbs and 2 oz. He has 4 teeth and #5 & #6 are starting to poke through. He has started this incredibly cute habit of hiding his face in my shoulder when people talk to him. He smiles all the time. He has a temper. He plays with my hands as he falls to sleep and it makes me so sad to know that one day they'll be bigger than mine.

He is turning into such a unique little person with this amazing personality. There are times I look at him and can't believe that he's mine. I'm so lucky to be his mama!

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