Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8 months!

salsa, i just want to cry when i look at you in your crib now.  you are SO BIG!  i am trying to treasure every second with you because in a blink of an eye, my baby will be a toddler.

my quiet baby is getting more talkative and i love to hear you growl, blabber, and even fuss.  you are sitting up really well on your own now, but have no interest in learning to get on all fours or crawl.  i think it is because you have 4 people catering to your every need!  you still just have to two teeth on bottom but you've been chewing on everything in sight so i keep waiting for some new teeth to pop in.  your hair is very blonde and getting a little thicker but you are still my almost bald baby.  so different than your older brothers!  and we can see your hair now because you are done with the helmet, hooray!  we are all so happy about that and you seem to be sleeping a little better now that it is off.

you are eating lots of foods now!  you love to have baby yogurt every morning for breakfast and then a veggie for lunch and oatmeal with a fruit for dinner.  you have finally put on a little more weight!  your favorites are bananas, bananas mixed with anything, oatmeal with any fruit, and sweet potatoes.  you are learning to appreciate avocado mixed with a little greek yogurt.  you still do not like anything green.  we tried the sweet potato puffs but you still gag on anything that is not super smooth and you gagging=freaked out mama!

sleeping is getting better!  you now are sleeping from 7:30 till 4:00-6:00 in the morning which is a VAST improvement!  you had a little cold last week that messed up sleeping for a few days but you are back to this schedule now.  i am so THANKFUL!!!  naps seem to be improving now too.  you are taking 3 naps a day, with the first or second usually lasting an hour.  much better than the 40 minute catnaps, but you still have some of those every now and then too.

your favorite toys change almost daily now.  you really like to drum and bang.  you've learned how to splash in the tub.  you love going for walks in the stroller and you chew on your lion teether the whole entire time.  even though you don't take a paci, you sure do love chewing on them and i find them all over our house!  you're still rolling all over and spinning on your belly so i will put you down and in about 5 seconds, you are already somewhere else!

i love watching you take everything in and marveling at the simplest things.  your doctor said you were an introspective baby and that sounds just like your dad.  there is plenty to watch and hear in this house, that's for sure!  we love that you are a part of it!

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