Noah, I can't believe that you turned 8 months old next week. This month you started growing out of your "baby phase". The cuddly baby that was here just a few weeks ago is gone and has been replaced by a chubby giggly boy who cannot keep still!
This month you have been all over the place. You love to roll onto your tummy and crawl across the room. I use the term "crawl" loosely since you can only go in reverse at the moment, although you have become quite good at getting where you need to go. When crawling backwards doesn't get you anywhere, you can always roll your way to your desired destination. It is always fun to leave you somewhere and see how far you can get.
You can stand on your own now, although it isn't for very long. You seem amazed every time you manage to get on your feet - especially when your brother is around and you see him from an entirely new perspective. You still can't get into a seated position by yourself, but that doesn't seem to bother you too much. You are still in love with your jumperoo and literally squee whenever we let you play in it.
You reached out for me this month for the first time and it melted my heart.
You are still babbling you way through life. Your daddy swears that you say "Dada" and we let him pretend that he is right, although all of your babbles sound the same at the moment.
We are still nursing although I am hoping that this relationship ends soon. It has not been fun for either of us. You are still completely distracted and it takes us forever to get through it. Now that you are back at daycare we are starting the weaning process. I thought we could make it longer but I think this will be better for both of us.
You are also still devouring your food. Even though you have no teeth you love to try everything on your plate. We have started giving you cheerios and bread along with some baby pasta. There is nothing that you've tried that you haven't loved. You could eat all day long if we let you. Your favorites are still broccoli and leeks and the fishes we gave you on vacation were a huge hit!
Speaking of vacation, you crossed another country off the list this month when we went to Spain. You handled the heat a lot better than I thought you would. You were also such a champ with the traveling. You got to meet up with a lot of friends who were so excited to meet you. You saw the sea for the first time and you didn't complain a single time. You loved being passed around between everyone and we were afraid that they wouldn't give you back!
Now we are back to our old routine and adjusting back to the early morning wake up calls. I can hardly see what changes are in store in the coming months.
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