Thursday, January 16, 2014

8 Month update

I can not believe my little man is 8 months old now.  It's crazy how fast it has gone by.  I figured I would do an update since I took such a long break from blogging.  He can sit up on his own now and he is officially crawling.  Both happened at about 7.5 months.  I tried to practice with him every day but he was more interesting in launching towards the toys so I just kind of left it alone.  All of the sudden one day, I walked in and he was sitting in his crib on his own.  The rest was history.  About the same time is when he really got the crawling down.  Before that it was a lot of scooting, rolling, army crawling, etc.  Pretty much anything to get to what he wanted.
About 2 days after he started crawling, he figured out that he can pull himself up.  That is a nightmare.  He LOVES pulling himself up on the coffee table which is where I keep everything that he can't have.  Like the remote, which he is OBSESSED with.  His favorite thing is to crawl over to him and pull himself up so that Daddy will pick him up.  He loves his Daddy.  He has 2 teeth, bottom front, which he got at 5 months but nothing since.  So far he has tried banana, apples, mango, peaches, sweet potato, carrots, green beans, peas, zucchini, squash and we just started turkey.  He naps twice a day, anywhere from 1-1.5 hours per nap.  He has started saying "mama" but it sounds more like Emma.  He is infatuated with the dogs.  When he is in his walker and they come in the kitchen he squeals really loud and charges towards them.  He likes to trap them under the kitchen table too.  Poor dogs.  He gets into everything he can.  Sometimes I don't even know how he finds some of the things he does and it's insane how determined that little boy can get when he sees something he's not supposed to have.  One day I turned around and caught him red handed with my markers.
He is honestly so much fun right now.  I love being able to spend every day with him.  I am so excited for what's to come but for right now, I will continue to soak up every bit of this fun stage.

I guess I will give you guys an update on us too while we're at it.  We are still in Atlanta, yes STILL.  I can not believe it.  My husband started this project last April and we never expected to still be here.  We are hoping to be done in February but we aren't sure.  Just wishful thinking at this point.  We still have our house in New Orleans and are dying to get down there.  While I love being able to spend so much time with my family and friends in Atlanta, I am ready to make our house a home.  I really miss traveling with Loyal.  It was just us and our little family and you always had that feeling that everything would be ok because we had each other.  I really look forward to having that again.  I also look forward to warmer weather and beach trips.  I am so ready for summer.        

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