Jan 6, 2016

The eighth month

And this was the BEST of the bunch - ha!
*Still loves running water - if he had to choose between water in the sink and watching the washing machine, he might just lose his tiny mind.
*Loves making people laugh - he imitates noises you make, and his belly laugh just keeps getting better and better!
*Is officially crawling - we're starting to babyproof!
*He was holding steady at five teeth, and two days after he turned eight months, he got two more! He has SEVEN teeth! He's missing one on bottom, and then he's finished until the 12-month molars! (Although let's be real, those will probably come early because apparently this dude likes teeth).
*Has consistently started sleeping with his butt in the air, which would be funny normally, but is especially funny because I did the same thing when I was a baby!
*Loves to hit things - if he can't hit it, or bang it on something to make noise, he's just not interested.
*Is already a little reader! He's as interested in his books as he is in his toys, which makes my heart so happy!
*Does a GREAT mean muggin' that we call his "thundercloud" face - most of the time it's when he's grinding or working his teeth, but it never fails to crack us up!
*Is finally starting to get some hair - and it's coming in red. #win
*Has started waving! He doesn't really associate the motion with waving yet, so we try to wave back every time we see him do it, but his little hand moving like that is just the sweetest thing.
*Is now a pro at arching his back, and does it whenever he's not pleased with something - specifically when we try to put him in his car seat.
*Is having huge supply issues - I've eaten lactation cookies, drank mother's milk tea, and have once again gotten a replacement pump from Medela. This is my third pump in eight months. I like Medela as a company but this pump is not meant for EP'ing.
*Is pretty impressed with my "stats" though. I started using the Pump Log app when I went back to work and to see that I've done over 900 pumps (or the equivalent of more than 18 days just pumping), makes me feel like a badass.
*Is really enjoying the age Parker's at - he can be frustrating but also really fun!
*Had a lovely little Christmas! We spread it out over three days with our families so we didn't have
 to rush with anyone, and it was so much fun! Parks didn't put wrapping paper in his mouth as much as I expected because he was all about crinkling it - no problem buddy, go for it!
*Are trying to figure out little things to do on a daily basis to help Ben and me feel like we're living, and not just surviving. Parenthood is amazing, yet exhausting, and is re-teaching us all about self-care.

Oh Bubba, I can't believe you're already eight months - it seems like just yesterday I was pregnant, but we also can't really remember life without you! We love you so much!


Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Ok, now that is over with, I love his expressions and adorable smile. He just looks like you two in adorable baby form.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh, he is adorable! I love his mean mug face!! And the 8 month photo is awesome. Phil would give him a fist bump for revolting against posed photography. ;)

I can't believe he's crawling and has so many teeth. Gosh he is growing and changing so fast. I hope that your milk supply issues are getting better. You should be so proud of yourself for doing this as long as you have!!!

Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com said...

Oh my gosh, he is really too cute - & that "[thundercloud" face is hysterical. Gonna need to see a sleeping-with-his-butt-up pic, too, plx. So happy for your little fam. <3

Nora said...

Thundercloud! Best phrase ever, I swear to you :)

And echoing what Kate said, we need a butt-up-sleeping pic! Please!?

Anonymous said...

He is the cutest! I love how expressive he is and the video you sent of him crawling made me smile from ear to ear.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I feel like the first year is survival ha. I love his mean mugging face!

Amber said...

"he might just lose his tiny mind" - hahahaha. *insert crying laughing emoticon*

I cannot believe it has been 8 months already. And 18 days pumping? WHOA! You ARE a badass!

Katelin said...

Sweet mercy I love Parks so much. His facial expressions kill me, KILL ME. Also, his smirky little grin? THE BEST.

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