Eight Months

We’re getting uncomfortably close to that one year mark and I’m trying really hard not to freak out. Riv is seriously the most fun EVER right now. He’ll pretty much laugh at anything and when he does, he throws his head back and giggles until he can’t catch his breath. I feel like I say this every month, but this is absolutely my favorite stage. For reals this time. And can we talk about experiencing the holidays with a baby for the first time?! Despite the fact that he had no idea what was going on the whole time, we had the best time experiencing all the craziness with him. His curiosity and need to tough/climb/pull up on every single thing in sight is terrifying but also the cutest thing on the planet. He’s “talking” a lot and I can’t help but wonder what his little voice is going to sound like in the future. Sam and I still can’t believe we created this dude!

YOU:

About 18 lbs
Still fitting into six-month clothes but also up to 12 months
Not a big fan of eggs or carrots, but loving green veggie purees, sweet potatoes, bananas, and all the puffs in the world
Playing with your tongue all the time
Love blowing raspberries
Get a big, excited grin every time you’re really proud of yourself
You’re full-blown crawling now and cruising ALL over the apartment
Got two bottom front teeth and breastfeeding has never been the same
Waking up between 1 and 2 times a night and still love to start your day at 6 a.m.
Pulling yourself up on pretty much anything with a ledge, especially your crib and still figuring out how to get back down
Thinks it’s hilarious when mom or dad fake eats his food
Love when we mimic your noises
Celebrated NYE by staying up until 11 p.m. WOOP WOOP
Went on your second trip to Mammoth and got to experience snow for the first time
Saying a lot of mamamas, dadadas, bababas

US:

Loved when you slept over 11 hours one night and wondering when you can do that again. Soon, please!
Pretty sure if you never got another toy, you’d still be set for life
Feeling like you’re more of a little human than ever lately, especially when you’re in a shirt and jeans instead of a onesie
Sometimes we’re convinced you know your name and then other times, not so much
Trying a new bedtime routine when dad’s home where he puts you to bed with a bottle instead of mom. Screaming yourself to sleep has been the norm
On the rough nights, which are more common than not lately, we’ve been having you sleep in our bed. We know it’s probably a terrible habit but we secretly love it
Desperate to have you sleep in your crib past 6:30, but also love bringing you back to cuddle and sleep for a couple extra hours in our bed

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