EIGHT MONTHS OLD!! He's almost been out of my belly as long as he was in it. I remember wondering what he'd look like, if he'd look like Piper at all, and what type of little baby he'd be. Now that he's here it's like, of course this is who you are. How could you be anything else? I don't know if that makes sense, but he is perfect and has been the perfect addition to my life.
I mentioned this on my post about our daily schedule HERE, but he was sleeping from 7pm - 7am before a million teeth decided to pop through at once. He was in a lot of pain and woke up every hour or so each night because of it. He got used to doing that, so it's been a struggle getting him back on a good routine. He's still waking up a few times a night, so I'm working on getting him back on track! He's dropped his third nap and just takes two during the day now.
He gets up onto all fours (and does a mean downward dog), can sit himself back up, and I've seen him properly crawl a bit, but he much prefers to army crawl. He's so speedy and I think it's the cutest thing. I hope he goes straight from army crawling to walking, because seeing him scooch his way around the house kills me. If I'm on the floor with them, he always crawls over and climbs onto my lap, and wants to play while he sits on me. It makes it hard to get things done while they're both busy, but it forces me to slow down, and looking at him play happily on my legs is the best.
I'm still nursing him, and it's still going well. He LOVES solids, and I swear he eats as much as Piper. I don't know where he puts it all. He only really eats pureed food when we're on the go, and feeds himself like a champ. He loves any and all food, and yells if he isn't fed fast enough haha. Rightfully so.
His face lights up whenever he sees Piper in the morning and after his nap. She's constantly asking (read: demanding) to hold him, and despite finding her dragging him across the floor by his feet on numerous occasions, he seems to love her. She calls him "baby bubba" and is always smothering him with kisses, trying to hug him (read: lay on top of him), and loves feeding him.
He's been doing this for a couple of months, but he loves smacking the table, or my hand, or my face actually haha. He will stand against the coffee table and smack it for a solid 10 minutes without getting bored. He's also into waving at anyone and anything that moves.
Last month I was getting worried because he quit babbling, and only made noise if he was crying or laughing. He woke up a couple of weeks ago saying "da-da-da" over and over again, and has been a chatty little thing since. He also hisses like a snake all day haha. I'm not sure where that came from.
He'll attack anything within his reach, so eating out with him is quite the experience. I was eating an open face sandwich while holding him, and he grabbed all of the toppings and shoved them into his mouth before I had a chance to figure out what the heck happened.
He is the most ticklish baby I've ever come across. He cripples into a ball when I tickle him, and even a simple back scratch makes him squirm and squeal. He's such a happy, giggly boy.