Eight Months Old

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We are only a week into your eighth month and already you are changing like crazy! I can’t even imagine what you will be doing by the end of the month. Here is what you are up to so far:

TRICKS- You started crawling. It is the cutest thing to watch. You move pretty fast- maybe too fast because a leg will get ahead of a hand and then before turning into a clumsy end you sit back up with a smile and a look as though to suggest you intended to take a break.

You are standing- actually you did this before you started crawling. In fact, standing is your favorite thing to do. The other day we caught you standing in your crib, looking out the window, watching the people outside. You were supposed to be sleeping. You will use anything in reach to get yourself up. Your parents have turned into Mount Mama and Dada as you treat us like something to climb and conquer.

You wave goodbye. On command. It’s really sweet although I am not sure you fully realize that doing so means the person is going to disappear. You look so happy waving your arm up and down with a grin on your face and then a look of confusion sets in as the waving stops and you are left on your own- like what a let down.

BOOKS- Your Brown Bear board book has turned into a real page turner- literally. I can’t read the words fast enough before you have excitedly turned the page and squealed at the next image. We’ve read this book every night, but all of a sudden it’s turned into your new favorite. You’ve become particular with your tastes in story telling and will absolutely NOT sit through a book that isn’t to your liking. Fortunately for me I agree with you on most of your opinions.

SOUNDS- I swear you are getting closer to saying mama. I heard an “m” sound come out of your mouth the other day. You are big into mimicking right now. When I blow a raspberry you will do it back. Again and again. Today I gave a pretend scream when you grabbed my hair (something you do often) and you started doing your version of a high pitched scream. You and I went back and forth with our screaming for quite awhile. We probably needed to get out.

You have the strangest sense of humor. The most unpredictable things will make you laugh. Forget peek a boo and blowing on your belly. You laugh when I say “google” or “donkey” and don’t ask why I said donkey in the first place. I had you in a full on- knee slapping- falling over laugh when I put my hair band in my mouth and made a grrrrr sound. Don’t ask why I put it in my mouth and made a grrrrrrr sound. We probably needed to get out.

FAVORITE TOYS- keys, cell phone, pens, glasses- both meanings of the word, straws, computer keyboard, vacuum, mail. All of which you try to put into your mouth. I am sure everything is super toxic and double dipped in lead. But at least the real toys that sit in your room collecting dust are safe.

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