Monday, April 13, 2009

Braden - 8 Months

Braden at 8 months:
*Loves to sleep on his tummy with butt sticking up
*Can army crawl across the floor in seconds
*BUT is starting to get up on his hands and knees and rock back and forth
*Loves to play peek-a-boo
*Can get from a sitting position to tummy without falling
*Hates to get his diaper changed, and won't lay still...making changing a diaper a big challenge
*Still nursing
*And still not a fan of taking a bottle
*But we have started using a sippy cup and he likes that, so we will most likely just be skipping the bottle stage
*Loves pulling his socks off and playing with his feet
*Learned to fake cough AND when to use it in the same day
*Starting to eat more real food
*Grabs at anything within reach
*Smiles and giggles all day long
*Loves to "talk" and make noises and yell
*Favorite word is DADA
*Is starting to say "mum" for mom
*Gets very excited when he's sees Mom, Dad and Alexa
*Has a very strong grip
*Can pick up finger foods and feed himself
*Sleeps through the night most of the time
*Takes 2 naps during the day (1.5 - 2 hours each)
*Takes baths in the big tub and loves it
*Just starting to pull himself up on furniture, can't quite do it alone yet
*Still likes playing in the saucer
*Loves reading books
*Has two teeth (bottom front two)
*HUGE mama's boy, doesn't let me out of his sight and needs to be held or sitting in my lap at all times
*Loves to be outside and on walks
*Is very ticklish: neck, tummy, feet, sides, legs
*Is a snuggler, especially with Mommy
*Sits in his high chair and bounces up and down while waiting for his food
*Is fascinated by Alexa and laughs at her when she jumps and run around like a crazy girl
*Has the biggest blue eyes and brightest smile ever

We can't believe how fast the past 8 months has gone. You are growing up so fast but we love watching you learn new stuff every day. You have a laugh that is contagious and a smile that can melt hearts. You are such a sweet boy and we are so blessed to have you as ours.
We love you!


katster said...

ohhh.. happy 8 months!!

Bethany said...

What a sweetie! Isn't it funny that even Mama's boys learn to say dada first? Oh, well.

Amanda said...

Wow! I had lots to catch up on... your updates about your kids are amazing! I love all the personal and special moments you are recording. Its just precious!! And the pictures are great of course... they are SOOOOO cute!!!