Time just flies. That is all I can say. Eight Months Old TODAY! Oh it is so bittersweet. Reese you are such a joy, and a delight. You and your brother bring so much happiness to both your Daddy and I's lives. Neither of us could ever imagine experiencing this kind of love. There are a few things I want to remember from this month so when I look back in a year or two or twenty I will know just what was going on with you.
Eating: LOVE to eat! You have cut down to 3 bottles a day and still nursing at night and in the morning. You love sweet potatoes, banana, pineapple, blueberries, corn, apples, peas, tomato soup, split pea soup, black bean soup. We just tried yogurt this week with a mixed reaction. You seem to have found it a bit tart but then wanted more...too funny. You also love all of the Gerber snacks...puffs, yogurt bites, cookies, teething crackers. I also have let you naw on a piece of french bread which you seemed to really enjoy. You have also started to feed yourself a little. You love to put the snacks in your hands and about every one out of ten you will put in your month....the rest you just hold onto so tight in your fist (almost afraid that someone will take it away from you) that I have to pry your hand open when we are done with the meal. I can't wait to see what you will do next!
Moving: While you aren't officially crawling, you can make it anywhere you want to. You somehow go backwards or will spin yourself around and then inch backwards. There is no stopping you. You will still rock in the push up position looking like you are about to start crawling but then belly flop and just roll or scoot to your destination.
Activities: You LOVE your johnny jumper still. This Christmas gift was one of the best. You jump so hard, you have fallen asleep in it about 3 times standing up...too funny. You still like your exersaucers and enjoy having Ashton chase you around in the one. He makes you laugh so hard each time, especially when he sneaks up on you. We just pulled down the walker and on the first day you cried in it, but then when you realized you could get to other places in it, there was no stopping you. You now can explore so many more places....but just like your scooting, you somehow tend to go backwards in your walker too.
Sleeping: This is a struggle. Your daddy and I have been seeing way too many AM hours than we want to. You used to be such a champ, and I am not sure what has happened lately. Luckily you aren't mad usually when you wake up, but instead seem to want to play. We will keep working on this, because we all could use a little more sleep in this house.
Size: When we went to the doctor earlier this month you weighed in at 16 lbs 2 oz. I am not sure where that falls in terms of percentage but I think you are still a little small, but definetely filling out more. You can still fit in some 3-6 month clothing, but are most comfortable in 6-9 months. Pants seem to be a bit big on you for the 6-9 months. Diapers...size 2 and have been there a while. I am guessing you haven't gotten to much taller, but next month we will see.
Extras: You seem to be having a bit of separation anxiety. When Daddy or I leave the room you have a slight meltdown. You sometimes will warm up after about 10 minutes or so of being around someone, but do not go as freely to other people as you used to. You have started to "wave" a little. Your arm kinda just flaps around but you get pretty excited when you do it.
Reese, you are just a ray of sunshine. Your daddy, brother and I are loving to watch you grow and form your personality. You really like to hear yourself and can you shriek with joy. You have such a belly laugh which is contagious. Your sweet smile and gorgeous eyes melt my heart every time you look at me. I love you so much! Happy Eight Months!