Carter is now 8 1/2 months, so I thought I better take some time today to go through and gather up a few of my favorite 8 month photos.
There have been lots of changes happening over the last month.
He has a little more hair – though this is a pretty minor change.
He is sporting two sharp bottom teeth. The rest of his gums are pretty swollen, so there may be more soon. (or not, cause we never know. We have been expecting teeth for 5 months now because of all the drooling!)
Bath time is a favorite activity now, so my camera is always handy to try to catch some photos.
Maybe a little too handy . .
He his starting to get interested in books. I have always loved books and Joel and I love reading, so we are excited to start sharing the world of books with him. Since Carter was born, I have quit reading adult books. This may or may not be temporary as I am more into pop-up books, Eric Carle, and googly-eyed dinosaur books right now.
The biggest change is that he is crawling. This is going to be a huge adjustment for me. It means he is no longer content the toys in front of him. He likes the remotes, iPhones, Tupperware containers, newspapers, cords of any kind, and quilt batting.
Yes, quilt batting can provide up to a half hour of entertainment in one sitting. It’s great for peek-a-boo, which is another of his favorite activities.
He loves to stand up next to things – as you can tell from this photo. He has started to pull himself up on things, if he can find a handle. Magazine racks and baskets (with knitting in them – that will have to change!) seem to work best.
I really do think that last 8 months have flown by faster than any other time in my life. He is just changing so fast. And now that he is on the move, everything feels like it is moving too fast!
I am feeling a bit sentimental about it all right now. In fact, last night I got out of bed, stuck into his room and rocked him while he slept. It’s practically the only way to get any good cuddle time anymore.
And though I love that he is full of life, holding him while he slept was one way to make time feel like it was staying still - Even if it was only for a little while! I sure many of you know what I mean.
Until next month . . . .