You still have two bottom teeth and we're waiting on those top two to poke through. The drool is picking up, so it could be anytime now.
You love feeding yourself by the fistful! One day you were just super fidgety and fussy when I was trying to feed you, so I just gave you a cut up version of what we were eating (chicken, potatoes and Brussels sprouts) and you squealed and dug right in! You now officially eat better (both in quantity and quality) than Ryder. I still try and give you purees sometimes, because letting you feed yourself usually means we have to be fully committed to also give you a bath before bed.
You are still barrel-rolling your way around the house but just this past week you've started army crawling! You are most proud of this and once you get from point A to point B, you look up with a gummy grin and a little giggle.
You started sitting like a big boy in a grocery cart too- this is actually something I'm pretty sure I did with your brothers closer to 6/7 mos so I blame this on the third baby syndrome.
You're sitting fully independently to play although sometimes that pumpkin head still takes you down- I blame that on the fact that you inherited your daddy's deep head.
You still love watching you brothers do anything and everything- especially outside.
You're 18lbs and 28in which puts you in the 50% for both. You're wearing size 4 diapers and 12-18 mo clothing- although again this is probably because they're hand me downs that have been through your two brothers and shrunken over the years. You're likely a true 9-12 mo size.
You had your third ear infection over a 6 week period, so Santa may be bringing you tubes this year. You still despise taking medicine of any type, so out of desperation we gave you this last antibiotic with spoonfuls of chocolate syrup and you kept it down- messy- but you kept it down.
We can hardly believe how fast you're growing, baby Jude, but we just love you to pieces!
You now sit like a big boy in restaurants- again this is third baby syndrome. Your big brothers likely did this around 7 months, but it's just been easier to keep you in your car seat until now.
Ryder asks to hold you at least 4x a day.
You have yet to find a food you don't like.
My latest method of giving you an antibiotic/choc syrup cocktail. Patent pending.
Because this was our first attempt.
"Jude, when you sit here you get all the snamples"- Ryder
This progression of pics is mostly blurry and I didn't have time to adjust my light settings, but it's an accurate depiction of their sweet bond. Ryder wants to be next to Jude at all times. Jude loves it so much until he doesn't.