The days are passing so quickly I can't keep up! Here you are 8 months old, and I am a week behind again.
So what is new this month? Well the yucky part is the nasty cold you've had for 2 weeks now. But other than a little less stellar sleep at night for a few nights and an absolute disgust for having your nose cleaned, you've handled it well.
You are rolling over both ways now. And you're wanting to move, so it will only be a short time before you're crawling. I am not in any rush, but you are! You can grab almost anything you really want. And put it in your mouth. So you've leaned (well, since you keep doing it, maybe you haven't learned! ) that we don't eat leaves (because they make you spit up).
You sit in your high chair like a pro and think it is funny to slouch down and then slam your upper body against the back of it. You will tolerate being fed baby food, but you really prefer feeding yourself. So you have enjoyed Cheerios, canned green beans, pasta noodles, soft carrots, potatoes, and mushy oatmeal. And a taste of ice cream, because Mommy is naughty. But you think it's great.
You still love bath time and throw an absolute fit when it is time to dry off and get dressed. You also still nurse for comfort. You don't suck your thumb and pacifiers are just toys to you, so we will see when you decide to completely give up nursing.
You have 4 teeth now, and you like to them! You chew on everything, and we were starting to have to teach you about the word NO. Mostly when you try to bite mommy.
You are still happy most of the time, and you have the happiest big smile! Your laugh is contagious and you are quite ticklish!
You adore Lynnaea. Sometimes she is the only one who can get a smile out of you. You love Corbin, too, and he loves you. Watching his efforts to be sweet and considerate towards you melts my heart.
You are a snuggler when you first wake up. I pick you up and you bury your little head in the crook of my neck. I love that. And I love feeling your sweet little baby hands on my cheeks (but don't so much enjoy your little claws! ).
Oh! And you're starting to form your language skills! Sometimes you really get going with your babas and yayas and dadas and mamas. It's really cute!
So yes, you are growing. So quickly. And I love being witness to it all. How I love you, my precious girl. How grateful I am you are mine.