"FAMILY...is a little world created by LOVE"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

8 Months Old

My baby boy turned eight months old May 1st. I can't believe it, I literally cant wrap my brain around my baby being past the half year mark two months ago, and is sneaking up on a year way too fast!

B has gone through a lot of changes in the past three weeks, not only is he crawling now, he is pulling up on everything, and I really believe this kid will be walking by ten months old! Before when people said that their child walked by that age I just didn't believe it, but now seeing how quickly things have changed in the past few weeks and the look in his eye when he stands up, I can totally see it! He is a dare-devil and is already letting go of whatever he is holding on to when he pulls up to stand. We have had to put his bed to the lowest setting because in one weekend he went from sitting up and wobbling to sitting up on his very own and pulling up and rocking back and forth on all fours.

His words consist of mostly "Ba ba ba ba" some "Da da's" and a few "Mmmaa Ma's". He really emphasizes on the "Mmmm", and when calling out to me he typically just says "Mmmmmm" over and over because that's just easier to do than spitting out the complete word, I guess.

I've created my own little monster. My husband and mother already think I've spoiled him with holding him as much as I do. I can't help it though, when he cries/whines out for me with that pouty lip and hands in the air my heart melts, and I rush over. Is this totally horrible? Maybe, I should try better. LOL! If I need to do something and I've been holding him, I will hand him off to my husband, because normally if he sets him down he wont cry out, but as soon as I put him down the whining begins!

Hmm...what else is new with my little stinker?!?!

He is trying more solids now, Gerber Puffs, Cheerios, fresh bananas, gravy, and mashed potatoes. He loves fresh guacamole and re-fried beans from our favorite Mexican restaurant, but as for his breakfast, lunch and dinner, he is still strictly on his baby foods, which he loves! I wish I had the time or just the motivation to puree fresh veggies and fruits for him, but I just don't. I feel like a bad Mom sometimes, so every once in awhile I will try, and he enjoys it.

He is growing like a weed, and I am amazed that I had to buy a 12/18 month shirt from Old Navy the other week for my eight month old, but then again he still fits in to some 6-month clothing that he has, very strange that different clothing stores can be so far off from each other in sizing.

B's nine month check-up is fast approaching, once again...


And, other than multiple ear infections from his teeth that just wont come in already and a little cold/allergies, he's doing just fine.

Braden is your typical all American boy Messy.Temper.Big Teddy Bear!

..............and I'm very proud to say, he's all mine! :)

'Til next time!


Kristin said...

Awww, they are growing up fast!! So crazy! I'm excited to see Karter start to crawl soon, they just get more and more fun!

Mel said...

I have to take at least 1, if not 2, days a week off from The Shred. It is too hard otherwise. That first week was definitely the hardest, too! My bum and thighs were KILLING me! Keep up the good work!

Tiffany said...

It really does become more and more fun, even though it is simultaneously breaking your heart to watch them get older! Of course, once they start really moving, you miss the days when you could put them somewhere and they would stay still!!