Thursday, May 22, 2014

Eight Months

Our little man turned eight months old on Monday. Yes, somehow our sweet boy is already two thirds of his way to being one year old.

Baby boy, we love you more than words can say. Your personality is really starting to show and you are such a fun little guy! Your daddy and I just smile at each other thinking about the fun little boy you are turning into (much too quickly!) You LOVE to show off those two teeth with open mouth smiles and lots of giggles. You give us big wet open mouth "kisses" on our faces and it melts our hearts. You still love jumping in your jumper and doing anything outside. You love sleeping on your side and tummy and we can usually find you doing push ups in your crib when we get you up in the morning. Our most favorite thing you're doing right now is when you lift your arms towards us while sitting down for us to pick you up. It is just the sweetest! You think we are just about the best thing around. You love eating, sleeping and playing- what more can we ask for?

Eating- you have quite the appetite! You get a full breakfast, lunch and dinner and still take four 6-7oz bottles per day. Some days I don't even feel like that is enough! It definitely takes a lot to keep those legs nice and plump. The only food you seem to not like is peas (and I don't really blame you).

Sleeping- We are so blessed and happy that you have always been a great sleeper! Since 4 months, you have been sleeping 12hrs at night and now at 8 months, you will still take 2-3 naps a day.

You are up to just over 19lbs now and provide mommy with the best arm workout in town. You love sitting and now love to sit like a big boy in the bath tub- which leads to more splashing and soaking mommy and daddy.

You are SO close to crawling! You do push-ups on your hands and knees and hands and feet. You rock back and forth until you're frustrated. Your means of getting around right now are rolling and scooting backwards. This means mommy has some baby-proofing to do...

You love to "talk" and have conversations with mommy and daddy. No real words yet, but you are definitely not quiet.
We had our first visit to the Emergency room this month on Mother's Day for a nasty respiratory bug that has thankfully finally been kicked to the curb. I'm sure there will be many more visits to come, but I pray that they are far and few between.

We love you so, our sweet boy! We thank God everyday that He chose us to be your mommy and daddy. You are a such a joy and we love you to the moon and back!

We went to Whitefield Academy's graduation on May 17. I may have silently been praying for time to slow down, but somehow I know these next 18 years are going to go by quicker than I'd ever imagined and we'll be watching you walk across that stage.

We took you to the pool for the first time and you LOVED everything about it except for the cold water. You screamed as soon as we sat you on your bottom and I'm pretty sure your daddy had the same reaction when he tried to sit down. We go to the beach next month, so we'll see what you think of the ocean...

These pictures are getting harder to take, because you definitely do not like to stay in one spot. Here is the best I could get this month...

At this point, you decided you were done with the crib pictures when you spit up all over your sheet. So we moved the photo session to the floor.

Showing off those pearly whites.

And now for your latest milestone...

Just having some play time with my buds.

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