My little buddy is 8 months old. I really didn’t think he could get any better than he was at 7 months, but he just keeps getting better and better every single day. Maxwell is so fun. The babbles, squeals and giggles that come out of his mouth crack me up and make me smile. He talks all the time – just jibber jabbering away to himself in his crib or chatting it up with me and Robert. He’s also quite the wiggle worm. I can barely keep him on the changing table and he even took a little face plant off the couch this past weekend. (after some tears from him and me, everyone was fine. thank goodness!) He rolls all over the place and I’m sure will be crawling in no time.
A few of his favorites:
- Singing “The Wheels on the Bus” – this will guarantee a smile from him every single time
- Swinging at the park
- Exploring the village with Susan – they love to watch the kids getting out of school, visit the ladies waiting for the bus and seeing all their friends at the Pig.
- The library – Tuesdays and Thursdays mean Storytime and Patty Cake Time at the library. Maxwell is one of Miss Nay Nay’s favorites! 🙂
Maxwell is eating 3 meals a day – usually fruit and oatmeal in the morning, fruit and rice cereal for lunch and then a vegetable for dinner. He’s a good eater! He’s still nursing 4 times a day too but that might be cutting down to 3 times a day soon. He’s just too busy playing! Maxwell continues to be a great sleeper – 7:00 to 7:00. I’ve actually even stopped rocking him at night. We just put him down, stay goodnight and leave the room. He rolls around for a while but is usually asleep within 15 minutes. During nap time, he still has a little habit of sleeping for 30 minutes and then waking up but, usually, if we leave him in there for a bit he’ll go back to sleep and get a good nap. Morning nap is at 9:00, afternoon nap is at 1:00 and he still usually takes a short nap around 5:00 before bedtime at 7:00. He actually loves his bed and is quite content to just play in there for over an hour if he’s not sleeping. He’s pulling down his bumpers all the time and is trying really hard to pull up on the side of the crib. Not much makes him happier than seeing Nanner or Mr. Moo in his bed. He loves his little paci friends! His hair is getting thicker, wavier and blonder every day. I love watching him grow and can’t believe it could ever get better than this!!
8 month photoshoot…
I love the little piece of hair that always sticks out over his ear. I’m sure it’s going to turn into a curl eventually!
My perfect little angel…
With his perfectly round head…
and perfectly chubby feet…
and perfectly perfect little bottom! 🙂
Like every month, we brought out Maxwell’s buddy Little Al…
Maxwell wasn’t quite so sure he wanted to share the stage that day though…
Hey Little Al, be quiet! I’m the star of this show!
No more trumpeting! Didn’t you hear me? Shush!
You know, I think you need a little help Little Al…
A little help right off this chair!
Ha Ha Little Al! You thought I’d share the stage with you…
But, nope! I’m the star of this show and I’ve got the 8 month sticker to prove it! See ya later!
Whoa…that was kind of a far way to fall…
You ok down there Little Al?
Momma, can you help Little Al up off the floor? He “fell”.
Maxwell and I then had a little talk and I told him that we have to be nice and share the stage every once in a while (though we all know Maxwell really is the star of the show!) 🙂
I then asked my little star to “say cheese!”
Oops! Let’s try that again…say cheese!
Perfect! Happy 8 months sweet boy!! You make our lives so much fun! We love you!
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3 months photos here: 3 months
2 month photos here: 2 months
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