Tuesday, July 2, 2013

6.30.12 - 8 Months


How is it possible that we will be celebrating your 1st birthday in (a very short) 4 months? The last 8 months have flown by and it's safe to say, we now have our hands full more than ever before.

How cute are you mister?! I can say getting you to sit still long enough for a photo took a lot of work. You are ALWAYS. ON. THE. MOVE. I can't believe how quickly you started crawling, not to mention how FAST you are. You move so quickly, it's hard for Momma to keep you in one place. You look so much older to me this month. Less baby and more big boy. I am searching high and low for a way to slow time down so I can enjoy you being a baby but time is not in my favor. Before I know it, you won't be a little baby but Momma's big boy.

We haven't been back to the doctor since your 6 month check-up but I think it's safe to say you are close to 19 pounds now. You have grown so much, I'm sure you are a good 1-2 inches taller as well. You are now wearing 6-9 month clothing. Which is fun for me since some of my favorite outfits I have for you are your summer pieces. We started weaning you off on your acid reflux medicine. You get 2 doses instead of 3 and you are doing so good. I think it's safe to say that all the solid food you love is helping, too. You LOVE vegetables. Most days, you prefer those to fruits which makes me hope you will always have a fondness for veggies. You will not hold your bottle and have no interest in a sippy cup. I stressed over this for a bit but realized when you are ready, you will start doing it. You also have little to no interest in feeding yourself puffs or yogurt bites. I can put them in your hand but that's about as far as you are willing to go. Again, when your ready for snacks, you'll let me know.

The big news in your world is that you now have 6 TEETH!! Yes, 6! You went from cutting 2 last month to having 2 bottom AND 4 top. I can't believe how quickly they have came in. The best part? You don't seem to mind them at all. With the exception of a few times when you've been fussy, you have taken teething like a champ. Thank you sweet boy. You are not a fan of the taste of oral gel so we don't use that at all. Usually wearing your amber necklace and a couple teething tablets does the trick. I think it's safe to say you will have a full mouth by your 1st birthday.

Your sleeping schedule has been a bit chaotic lately. You don't nap as long as you once did and you wake up from time to time at night. I'm hoping it's just a phase and that you will be back to your old self soon. You don't ever seem to be grumpy because of it so that's nice. 

You are still the happiest baby. Especially now that you can explore and discover new things. I find myself telling you no a lot these days because you think EVERYTHING needs to make it to your mouth. You might not understand some things but you get the message, loud and clear when I tell you no. Such a good boy. Although that will only last for so long! You are "talking" much more these days. You haven't said your first word yet but you chatter a lot. Daddy and I laugh at the crazy sounds you make. It's fun to listen to you entertain yourself from the back of the car.

Connor J, you are something else. Perfect in every little way. A blessing we couldn't do without. Daddy and I love you and the time we've spent with you thus far has been the most amazing 8 months of our lives. As much as I look forward to seeing where the next 4 months takes us, I'd like you to stay our little boy a little longer. I can't help but think I am one lucky Momma to have the chance to love you. You are one of kind C and thank God every day for choosing us to be your parents.

Momma and Papa love you. To the moon and back!

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