It blows me away to think that I'll be planning your first birthday in a few months!!! Where did my baby go?!? Once again, a little late on the post, as you were actually 8 months old on the 12th, but I have to capture each month and the sweet and precious things you are doing.
You love to play with your own hair when you take a bottle (and usually when you are really tired) and you love to twirl Mommy's hair (or anyone else who has long hair and is holding you). I think this new little obsession is adorable!
You are still LOVING mum-mums, but have also taken a liking towards Graduates whole grain lil crunchies. These are the things that keep you quiet and occupied when we're out to dinner. You love to people watch and enjoy those snacks.
You're eating 2nd foods baby food now and moving on to blends. So far so good. I could've sworn you had some more teeth coming in, but you still just have two. I was thinking with more teeth we would be able to explore some more foods...but not yet!
You DO NOT like thunderstorms. We found that out last night!!! With the wind, lightning, and thunder, you were up every hour from 9-1. I almost put you in bed with us. One, for us to get some sleep. Two, because the wind was creeping me out so badly, I was scared to let you sleep by yourself in your room. About the time I was ready to grab you, the weather THANKFULLY calmed down.
You're wearing 9-12 month clothes. I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy anything else for this season. Mama is only shopping for 12-18 month and 18-24 month. :))
You are so curious about crawling. You sit up so well, stretch for items out of your reach, grab them, and sit all the way back up again. You have been putting your arms our like you want to crawl, you just haven't quite figure out how to work your legs. I can tell the army crawl will be right around the corner.
You stand so well (not yet pulling up on things). If we hold your hands, you take teeny, tiny steps. You will walk from Mommy to Daddy and are so proud of yourself. You just might skip the crawling??
You still LOVE for anyone to clap for you and say "YEAH Reese!!" You smile so big from ear to ear. It's one of my favorite things to watch!
Still OBSESSED with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. You flap your arms, kick your legs, and smile when you see it come on in the mornings. I see a trip to Disney World in our future!! :))
Obviously, I think you are the most beautiful thing in the world!! We have so much fun with you every single day! So blessed and grateful for another month to watch you grow. We love you Aven Reese!!!!