Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beckett's eight-month update

Beckett, you're eight months old today!
Our big boy just keeps getting bigger! On the unofficial home scale, you weighed in today at 18 lb, 13 oz, and we measured you (using our handy tape measure) at 27 inches.
No doubt all that growing is due to some of the new foods you've tried this month, including oatmeal, apricots, blueberries, spinach, pineapple, turkey, chicken, sweet peas, cauliflower, corn on the cob (favorite!), watermelon, and puffs. You're still a champion eater! You're also getting much better at feeding yourself puffs, and you'd eat the entire can if we let you.

You've checked out the pool several times this month with your friends Ben and Ava, and you had a great time at Uncle Mikie and Aunt Pam's pool in Atlanta. You even tried out your new floatie.
Speaking of which, you went on your first airplane ride this month! Mommy was nervous because we were traveling without Daddy, but you did great and were happy to flirt with the baby girls sitting behind us and rattle the magazines in front.
You were a great traveler off the plane, too, and you did fine sleeping in your (borrowed) play pen (though you liked to push up under the cushion). I guess you're a firm mattress kind of guy.
You loved meeting lots of new relatives during our time in Atlanta, including your new favorites, Uncle Ben and cousin Kelli.
Plus you spent lots more time with Grandmozzie, Granddaddy, Uncle Grampy, Aunt Pam, Aunt Sammie, Aunt Nessie, Uncle Rip, Grammie, and Aunt Houdie.
You also celebrated your first 4th of July in Atlanta, though you slept right through the fireworks.
And we discovered you love hammocks.
Earlier in June, Papa and Nana came for a visit, and you had a wonderful time hanging out with them and helping Papa and Daddy fix up the house.
You're loving our new home, especially your big play areas and your room, which is all finished except for hanging some decorations (soon!). You also like to try out our new furniture (especially tables) by sitting on it. I think you approve of all of it.
You've discovered lots of new toys this month and have become a big fan of things that move (like your crawling turtle) or that you can knock over (like your new stacking toys). 
You've gotten your first two teeth (finally!), and you're constantly gnawing on everything in sight. And, oh, the drool!
You like to watch Mommy and Daddy work in the yard, and you're still a very big fan of your swing.
Bath time is also still a winner, expect for that pesky shampooing business, which you HATE.
You've also had several more play dates with your friends Ben and Ava (mostly at the pool) and Nathalie.
You're showing more signs every day of thinking about crawling, and you're a pro at scooting on the wood floors and turning in circles. You're also getting very good at standing while leaning on something else, and you can pull yourself to standing when we hold your hands.
You're the best little man we could ask for.
You're our very wonderful baby, and we love you so!

1 comment:

  1. This is just the sweetest,loving, written composite of little Man's life so far....You and your sister are such good writers...maybe you should try your hand at a you!


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