It's hard to believe that eight months ago I was in labor waiting to meet the little boy who'd spent the previous nine months karate kicking my bladder. I had no idea how much sweeter (and how much more stressful) things could get! In just four short months this cheeky boy will be a toddler! So not okay!
A lot has happened in the world of Thatcher this month, so bear with me!
At 8 months Thatcher:
Weighs about 19 pounds. He's getting too heavy and I'm so grateful to have a wrap and carrier to help me cart him around!
He babbles absolutely constantly. If I ever thought he was vocal before...I had no idea how vocal he could be! I think now that he's so mobile he is just talking constantly about things he's exploring. It's adorable.
He says "Mama" and is working on "Da". "Mama" generally means either "Milk", "What do you mean I can't eat that crumb I just found on the floor??" or literally "Mooooooom why are you not here this second entertaining me?!" It's pretty adorable though it would be nice to hear it in less of a whine sometimes ;).
He waves Hi and Bye. It's adorable because sometimes he gets it (like when dad leaves or comes back from work he will squeal and wave) and sometimes doesn't (like any new room we walk into he waves at). Regardless, it's the cutest.
He's EVERYWHERE. His crawling speed went from a snail's pace to a cheetah overnight. He's into absolutely everything because he can crawl into any room and get anything down low and pull himself up and cruise along the furniture to get anything up high. His favorite time to crawl is naked toward any sound of running water. (Literally even if I'm just getting a glass of water from the fridge he freaks out and comes at me!)
He has two teeth! It's so insane to see him smile with teeth. I do miss his gummy smile a lot, but he's a pretty adorable teether, too.
He loves yelling into cups. One day I did it and he heard the funny noise it made, so now anytime he's around a cup he has to yell into it. It's the cutest.
His new favorite activity is crawling toward the Xbox and turning it on and off on and off while we're using it. Charming!
He has a compulsion to knock over anything stacked. Blocks, dishes, toys, anything. It's pretty funny.
He still eats like, 8 times a day. Seriously boy loves his milk. He gets a few bites of solids a day and he's okay with that, too.
He absolutely loves pictures of babies. Anytime he sees one or a video on my phone he does the same amused giggle. I love it.
He's the squirmiest sleeper I've ever seen in my life. When he's in bed with us I get the full treatment: roll to belly, roll to back. Back to belly. Roll to side. Back up into mom and put head on her head. Back up into mom and fling body over her. The combinations are endless. We much prefer nights where he's in his bed. :)
He loves giving kisses! They're sloppy, messy baby kiss wonderfulness!
He's starting to get the idea of music. Now when I play music he will dance a little bit. He's basically a little John Travolta or Patrick Swayze.
Things have been insanely busy because we're both back at school this semester. Even with all of the chaos he comes with we just feel so blessed every day to be this little guy's parents. He's truly the best blessing we've gotten so far. It's amazing to watch him growing and learning every day. You can literally see the wheels turning in his head when he's learning something new. I'm so glad to have a happy healthy boy!