8 months. What a perfect age. I feel like when you picture a chubby, happy, smiling baby, you are probably picturing an 8 month old. And if you’re picturing MY 8 month old? Well, that’s a pretty good picture! Spencer could not be sweeter or happier. I cannot believe how much I love this snuggly little boy.
Maxwell at 8 months old…
Both sweet as can be!
Spencer is just a good baby. He’s super smiley (as evidenced in these pictures!) and has such a happy disposition. We’ve had some crying during nap time this week but that’s because this poor little guy is busting through his second tooth on the bottom. Even with the teething pain, all he needs is a little rocking, a paci (and maybe a small dose of Tylenol!) and he’s back to smiling again.
He gets up every morning around 6:30 and just plays in his bed until we go get him up. There’s nothing better than walking into his room and seeing his little head pop up over the bumpers with the biggest grin you’ve ever seen! He naps around 9:00 for about 2 hours and then again around 1:00. No rocking for naps. We just put him in the bed with his beloved orange paci and he goes on to sleep. At night, I feed him and put him to bed each around 7:00. He’s still nursing 4 times a day and eating solids twice a day – usually fruit and oatmeal at lunch and vegetable and oatmeal at night. We’ve also started giving him some finger foods – puffs and yogurt melts for now.
He’s not crawling yet but is getting up on his hands and knees. He can roll around to get just about anywhere he needs to be though!
This guy is the wiggliest and squirmiest baby I have ever seen. Changing his diaper and getting him dressed should really be a 2 man operation! He does. not. lay. still. ever. Such a difference from Maxwell who would always lay still on the changing table and never move.
Loving Bear Bryant!
Spencer is a snuggler. He loves to snuggle his head into my shoulder when I’m rocking him. In his bed, he sleeps all snuggled up to the bumper every night. He’s usually even got one arm wrapped up on the bumper like he’s hugging it!
As I’ve said before, I don’t know what I did to get this lovable little baby but I’ll take him!
Happy 8 months sweet Spencer! We love you!
Maxwell at 8 months here.
All other monthly photos here.