Friday, April 12, 2013

8 Months

Wilson James,

You are 8 months old today!  Time is flying by.  You are such a happy baby, and you are becoming so incredibly aware of everything and everybody.  You have to know what's going on all the time.  I love how interactive you've become.

You've gotten 2 more teeth in this month, the top 2 middle ones (4 total now).  These 2 were more of a challenge to come in.  You cried in the middle of the night a few nights with these, and I gave you Tylenol and Motrin every now and then.  I'm pretty stingy with medicine, but you got it if you REALLY needed it.  Your gums even bled a little bit when they finally broke through.  You now have a ferocious bite.  Trust me, I know.  You like to bite Mommy's arms.

You absolutely LOVE your bath.  You hate it when you have to get out, but it goes much better if I let you bring a bath toy with you to go dry off, lotion, and put on PJ's.  You still LOVE a bottle.  You pant for it when you see it being made (or if you see another baby getting one).  You're such a people person.  You light up and "talk" to everybody, babies, strangers, and us.  You also love your little play table.  You are working on pulling up, but you haven't mastered it yet.  Standing up is your FAVE.  

And crawling...oh, crawling.  It's pitiful.  You want to crawl so badly, but you just haven't quite figured it out.  You'll plank, scoot, and even crawl backwards a bit.  It's coming soon though which means we'll have to really be on our toes.  You still love outside... being outside or just looking out the window.  After being outside at the lake all weekend last weekend, you've had a little cough and sneeze.  It's not bad, but I think you have a touch of allergies like your mommy and daddy.

You're starting to enjoy books more.  You especially like "Happy Baby ABC" and "Baby Touch and Feel Animals."  You're super ticklish, and I love when you cackle.

You still get 4 bottles a day, and occasionally an extra little one to help you fall asleep for naps.  You're taking a morning nap around 9:30 and an afternoon nap around 2.  You've needed some extra rocking lately with this teething mess, but we kinda enjoy it.

We are starting to give you more table food, but you still baby food some.  We let you try baby yogurt for the first time today, and you liked it!  You LOVE your sippy cup with ice water.  You also go crazy for puffs.

Time is going by so quickly, and we are trying to soak it up!  We love you!!!

Love, Mommy and Daddy

This next picture cracks me up.  It's a perfect shot of his "I'm gonna cry and smile and at the same time" face.  He got ticked off because he couldn't crawl, but then he laughed when he saw us laughing at him.  Bless it.


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