8 months

Remember this little guy…

Well now he looks a little more like this…

Little A is 8 months old now and it has been another big month of development. Everyday we are seeing more and more of his fun little personality. This month has also been filled with lots of “firsts”…

First ride in a shopping trolley

“Are you sure this thing is safe?”

“Is that food?”

“Quick Mummy…follow the food”

First time trying to feed himself…

Close but it comes out the other end kid!

Getting warmer

Jackpot!

Then there was the first trip to the pool…

“Does my bum look big in these?”

I tried to get a mummy and Little A shot but he was more focused on what was on the menu for lunch!!

Little A’s first chair…

“Look mum it is my real parents!”… we are still convinced he is a Lion!

Crawling

Little A is progressing with his crawling and starting to lift his belly more and more. For the first few weeks it was more like a “commando” crawl with his belly dragging along the floor polishing the floor boards. He has also started to get more adventurous and will now crawl out of the room and head off on his own. So we have started having to make sure we shut doors and now have a big weekend of “baby-proofing” planned. All I can say is Jeez he is quick!

Life with an 8 month old

Changing a nappy is impossible, dressing is impossible, in fact any task that requires the little guy to sit still is IMPOSSIBLE. As soon as we lay him on his back he wants to roll over and wriggle away. So much so we have given up on the change table and now change and dress him on the floor or bed. We do love how curious and active he is but it just takes twice as long to do the basic tasks some days. We have had to adjust our approach and how long we allow to get ready to leave the house.. 60 second nappy changes are a thing of the past!

Luckily his super cute smiley face makes all the impossible worthwhile…

“Did someone say playground?”

“What are we waiting for? SWING SWING already!”

“Finally she’s giving me food that isn’t mush. She must think I’m a baby or something”

Little A’s best “Angel” look. Butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth…

Apart from all the crawling and cuteness the month has been filled with all the other typical baby stuff. There have been some rough nights and grizzly days with the teething. The new teeth have also seen Little A experimenting with new sounds. I just can’t wait for that first word but for now we are happy to enjoy his beautiful baby noises.

All in all our little guy is a happy and thriving little boy. He is the joy of our lives and every day I feel more and more blessed to watch him grow in front of my very eyes. Pure love… pure happiness!

12 thoughts on “8 months

  1. This is beautiful! He is a gorgeous little boy!
    Coincidentally my daughter hit 8 months this week, and she is also ‘A’! I couldn’t agree more with your statement about nappy changes being impossible, it’s always a battle. This stage makes me a little sad, because right before your eyes they are changing from a baby into this little person who DOES THINGS!! They are only tiny for such a short time. And hey, now they’re closer to 1 than 0! xx

    • I can see what you mean already by the changing into a little person. I had a moment today when I saw more little boy than baby 😦 That first birthday is sneaking up soooo quickly. Enjoy your little A :=)

    • Luckily each new stage brings lots of excitement to help forget the sadness of the stage you are leaving behind. I dearly miss the tiny bub we brought home from the hospital but I love seeing him grow too!

  2. So gorgeous! Those big blue eyes and cheeky grin – how could anyone resist 🙂
    Time goes so quickly and all of a sudden your little baby has turned into a curious little creature who wants to experience the world – more adventures for you all 🙂

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