You are eight months old today; 2/3 of a year. While it seems like you were just born yesterday, it also seems like you have been with us and we have been a family forever.
You continue to make us laugh and smile so very much and we love you to pieces.
This month has been another month of firsts. It is so fun to watch you grow and change and learn new skills. This month it seems like you were learning something new almost every day. It has been amazing to see all of the skills you are developing and to watch your personality continue to take shape.
You sprouted two more teeth this month so now you have your top two teeth as well. Now you can really bite! We didn't even realize that the first top tooth had come in until Mama was playing with you and flipped you upside down. As you laughed while being upside down, there was a tooth already peeking through your gums! These two teeth did not make you as miserable as your bottom ones did.
You have really mastered being able to scoot anywhere that you want to. You use your right arm to pull your body along the floor as your toes help to propel you forward. You spend a lot of time up "on all fours" but you just haven't quite figured out how to put one knee in front of the other in order to crawl. You are so very close though! When you do finally start crawling, we are in trouble!
You had your first fever this month. We are so lucky that this was the first time that you have been sick. You were just miserable for a couple of days, but it was nothing that some extra love and snuggling couldn't take care of.
You still love to squeal and shriek, and now you have added growling to your noises. It is quite amusing to listen to you growl. You also love to blow raspberries on our legs and arms. You are constantly smiling and your toothy grin just makes our day.,
One of the best parts of this month was the end of the school year. That means that Mom and Mama are on vacation and we get to spend every day with you. We are so looking forward to the summer and all of the fun adventures that we will have.
This month we traveled to Minnesota to visit Mom's family. Once again, you were an excellent traveler. You had so much fun exploring Grandma Jo's house and you loved going for walks each day. While you were in MN you went to the park and tried out a swing for the first time. You LOVED it! You also had your first hair trim from your Aunt Annette. We just trimmed above your ears, but it makes you look so much more like a little boy. You really loved visiting with everyone and it was so nice to spend time with Mom's family.
You celebrated your first Fourth of July this month, but you were sleeping long before fireworks! You have finally decided that you REALLY want to eat food and you are more regularly eating 3 "meals" a day.
You are wearing both 9 and 12 month clothes now and you are still in size 3 diapers. You didn't have a Doctor's appointment this month, but Grandma weighed you and you are 18 pounds. We feel like you have really grown a lot this month! It is almost like you skipped a clothing size!
You continue to make our days brighter and we savor every moment with you. There is nothing like seeing you smile at us and that grin of yours will put a smile on anyone's face! You are truly amazing and we can't believe that we are lucky enough to be your Moms.
With All Our Love,
Mom and Mama