Jaxson at 8 months is: CRAWLING, Yay! And starting to pull himself up on furniture. This weekend's tasks include: baby proofing all the cupboards and drawers, vaccuming under all furniture so he can't find anything to choke on and trying to de-junk so he'll have fewer things to bang his head on:) Man this parenting thing is hard.
Jaxson is: TEETHING! Holy Moly it is bad. He is a pretty happy baby so it could be worse, but I am so used to his cheery attitude that it's thrown our little "Routine" off a bit. He has 2 precious little bottom teeth. One of them looks like it has mammelons (the little ridges on the top that look like mountains)...completely normal by the way.....PHEW! They can be sanded down if I'm correct and it won't hurt a bit! (I am so anul about teeth!)
Jaxson is: EATING A TON! It seems that every other day I am going to the grocery store for more baby food. Man he can eat! Takes after his mommy I guess. He loves every food you give him except "Peaches" and "Chicken Noodle Dinner". I don't blame him, that one stinks:) Plus I taste them all so I'm not being incredibly cruel by making him eat things I would never touch! He is so right....both of them are nasty. HA HA!
Jaxson is: GIGGLING! He is full of giggles all day long and especially thinks it's funny to bite me during nursing. I can see it in his eyes....and if it didn't hurt so bad I would think it was the cutest thing on earth. I can tell it's his way of being playful....but we need to find a new game, because OUCH! Tonight he bit me 5 times in a row. I kept pulling away and then letting him try again....because usually he'll stop and get started eating. Nope....that little bugger bit down and pulled back....looked up at me and let out the loudest gut laugh you've ever heard. Jarom was sitting right there....ask him, he witnessed it!
Jaxson is: SPOILED BY DAD! This one is so true. This week we had a little argument. Ya know, those ones where you disagree on a child-raising issue. Well, jarom feels it necessary to rock, bounce, swing, sing, sway or WHATEVER to get jaxson to sleep for Every Single nap and bedtime. I, on the other hand, am too impatient and put him in his crib....thinking that he will cry himself to sleep in 5 minutes tops. Am I mean? Well....jaxson is milking it for all it's worth because he has refused to sleep (even for naps) this entire week unless you adhere to the following ritual: enter into my walk-in closet, shut the door providing a pitch-black atmosphere, sit down on my "CORE SECRETS" ball (yes the one that is SUPPOSED to be used for crunches or some form of exercise) and bounce up and down on your bum until he is rocked to sleep. How Jarom learned that this would work is beyond me....but IT DOES!.... I was just happy to see that the core secrets ball does serve a purpose at our house other than collecting dust!
Jaxson is: Still the highlight of our lives! I am getting so excited for him to experience his FIRST thanksgiving and first Christmas! I love all these "FIRSTS" and the fun amd joy a baby brings....
Happy 8 months Jaxson!