Tonight as I was rocking my little man to sleep, I was thinking of how fast he's growing & how quickly he's changing & learning new stuff. I would like to say I would be able to always remember every stage & the exact age he was when he started developing his skills, cutting a new tooth, or wearing a certain size, But the truth is....I can't remember yesterday!!! So while it is fresh on my mind...I'm putting it down!!
Maddox, this is what you are up to!!!
You are 8 months & 6 days old weighing in at 27lbs!! You are in 12-18 month clothing & fill them up well!
I love trying to get kissies from you but you only give them sparingly!! Last night you laid one on me & bit my lip with your 8 teeth. Yep, you have 2 bottom teeth & 6 others cutting in at one time!! Even thru all that gum cutting pain, you still sleep all night & smile & laugh most of the time.
You are a great eater!!! You eat just about everything we offer you!! We are currently feeding you stage 3 baby foods & sometimes table food. Nana gives you lots of table food, even Hershey bar!! You ate half of my baked beans at Bar B Que King today....it'll be interesting to see that diaper! We've tried to give you a sippy cup but you're not feelin it yet so we'll just keep tryin.
Some of the things you do that are too cute right now are saying dada...dada....! That's really not fair, you should have said mama-mama! Daddy is eatin it up though! You are a pro at giving everyone five and you can wave hey and bye-bye when you're in the mood. Peek-a-boo was one of your first tricks! Where's Maddox? and you bury your face in a blanket!! Too Cute!! Nana has taught you patty cake & your starting to get the hang of it pretty good....You still clap with one hand in a fist & the other one open!! You love your doorway jumper & everyone loves to watch you in it!!! It is too funny sometimes. We say you should have some really strong leg muscles b/c you get way up in the air & you will jump for a really long time. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is your favorite cartoon & you love your personalized music cd of Mickey, Minnie & Goofy. (Daddy & I love it too! We have all the songs running threw our head all day long) You have a very loud squeal so it's easy to find you in Target when Daddy's pushing you around. It's a cute happy squeal...at least we think so!!
I don't know if you will ever crawl. You may decide to skip that stage. The reason I think that is because you HATE being on your stomach! I started doing tummy time with you since you were born but you have never liked it!! When you see a toy that you want to get, you really try to get it but if you go for it & end up on your stomach you roll straight to your back and just chill there until someone sits you back up. It is really ok, we are in no hurry for you to crawl or walk anytime soon. It will come fast enough & I just want to savor the time of your life of no mobility!!
Well sweet baby, I know there is so much more & I promise you I will do a better job putting it down!
Words can never express how much joy you have brought to our life. We love you soooo much & thank God everyday for blessing us with the gift of you!