Happy 8 month birthday, little love! You have had a busy month of growing and changing, we are all trying to keep up with you!
You are a rolly poly little boy! You love to roll around on the floor and you enjoy getting stuck in small places, silly boy. You are sitting up really well these days and continue to seem very impressed by your balancing skills. I'm starting to get a bit nervous that you will be crawling soon. I'm in no hurry for that.
You've done a lot better with your night time sleep in the past few weeks. You still want to snuggle a few nights a week, but have given us a few long stretches that we are thankful for!
I don't know your weight or length, but you are still in a size 3 diaper and 6-9 month clothing. You got your first, and second, tooth this month! Both little bottom teeth are in and your smile is so cute now with those little razor sharp teeth poking out!
You've been using your new chompers to gnaw on mum mums and puffs this month. You seem very weirded out by those textures but always wind up eating them anyway! Your other new foods were green beans, broccoli, plums, apricots, and whole milk yogurt! In true baby Jude fashion, you've loved it all. The more food the better seems to be your motto. When your teeth were coming in you had a pretty significant nursing strike so you have been partially weaned to formula and are doing really well with it, so thankful that you are getting all that you need to grow delicious fat rolls!
This month you have really started "talking" a lot! I'm convinced your first words are right around the corner, I predict either "hi" or "dada." You babble a lot and make a really guttural growl a lot of times. You also have the best belly laugh of all time!
Taking a bath rates very high on your list of favorites. Other favorites include: getting attention from Liam, Freddy the firefly, anything on tv, eating, pulling hair, pinching, muslin blankets, your lovie, being in the floor, and snuggling. You dislike having a wet or dirty diaper and having to wait for food or nap time.
Baby Jude, it is so neat to see your personality develop and even more so since you are so different than your brother. I actually love not being able to predict your next move! Your smile is spectacular and your eyes already sparkle with mischief. Oh boy! We absolutely cherish you, darling boy, and are so so thankful that you are our tiny boy.
Love you forever, and ever,