Yesterday Grant was 8 months old. I'll spare you the "I can't believe that much time has passed" mantra....but seriously! He's really a fun baby these days as his personality continues to develop and his skill set grows. He can play "patty-cake," he can "crawl" (more like a forward movement with his arms and a pull motion while his back legs drag behind. looks hard). He is trying to pull himself up to a stand in his crib (time to lower the mattress!). He fake coughs and thinks it is a game.
He is eating Fruit Puffs, hasn't met a baby food he doesn't like, is taking 3-4 bottles a day - ranging from 5 - 7 oz. He usually takes 2-3 naps a day. A mini power nap shortly after he wakes up (hey - wouldn't it be just as easy to just STAY asleep a little longer???) He loves both of his sisters, although that middle one - she loves - and I mean LOVES to take things away from him, tell him "no, no Buddy....you can't have that." Poor baby.
Let's see - what else is Grant up to....We're working on waving and "so big" but no luck yet. Still no "Ma Ma" yet either...unless it just happens to slip out in between babbles. He sits up like a champ - refuses to sit and play with his thousands of toys though - just has to drag off into forbidden territories. I can see how this is going to go once he's REALLY mobile. eek!
He talks a lot - and oh! He SINGS! If you are singing or if the radio is on....he starts to sing! hilarious! I think he really thinks he's great, too. Look out David Cook! (never commented about that by the way - was NOT happy. Sure, Cook is talented...but I just don't like it...can't put my finger on it. I voted for Archuletta 12 times).
Back to Grant....he loves bouncing, he loves dancing and rough-housing (is that how you spell that?). He loves his family and he loves his reflection in the mirror (just like his little narcissistic siblings - ha).
When Lauren was a baby I got her portrait taken each month through 1 year. I usually just went in with my free 8x10 coupon - maybe bought one additional sheet and went on my merry way. It was a fun way to document the first year because they just change so much! I tried this with Grant too....but I missed 2 months....and now I've missed 7 months. Such it is when you are the third child I guess. I don't love him any less though!!!
I enjoy him more and more every day - it is so fun watching him turn into a little boy slowly....but surely.