Our first summer together is coming to an end. I can't believe it's been 8 months and I can't believe it's only been 8 months all at the same time. This summer has been my favorite. We've spent entire days at the pool, picnic lunched under a shady tree on our road trip, hiked a chasm, and giggled and played and run and made some of the best memories.
As I'm getting ready to go back to work, I'm so sad. Sad because you're my favorite. You can make me smile just by looking at me. Your laugh is music to my ears. I'm also really proud because I already know that you are going to blossom in your new daycare. You are going to make so many friends and learn so much because you are so outgoing and so smart already. I just wish I could be there to witness it all.
You've started hugging and to feel your arms tighten around my shoulders literally makes my heart squeeze with delight. You've also started playing little games like reaching for someone and then turning your head when they try to get you with a smile on your face. Tonight in the pool you would put your stuffed crab near my mouth for me to "eat" and then pull it away again. You also love throwing things off the high chair. I'm not sure if you're aiming for the dogs' dishes, but you're pretty good at hitting them - you love when they come to eat with you.
I see you growing and developing your personality and I just know you are going to be something special in this world.
8 Month Update
Length: 28 inches
Nicknames: The Milkman, Milk Monster, CT, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Bubby, Monster, Buddy Boy, Stinka, Bubba
Sleep: You generally go to bed around 8:00 and wake up around 6:00 a.m. Sometimes you will wake up earlier, talk to your hands/toys and fall back asleep. I'm curious to see how this changes once you are in daycare playing with other kids all day. Your naps are still short, but you are taking 3-4 a day.
Eating: All the veggies and fruits! You like everything. You are mastering the sippy cup and love holding the bottle all by yourself now.
Clothing: 6-9 months - quickly moving out of 6 months!
You are crawling around the living room floor (on your belly) to get to your toys and the dogs.
You put your toes in Lake Champlain for the first time, went for a boat ride, and hiked Ausable Chasm
You are starting to try to pull up on things
I got my dream jogging stroller and signed up for my first half post-baby.
I signed up as a BeachBody coach and recommitted to my healthy lifestyle.