It is so hard for me to believe that it has been eight incredible months since you came into this world. Now, I know you are probably wondering why there hasn't been an entry since your last month's birthday, and I have to be honest, it is because you keep mommy so very busy! We have had a fun-filled, crazy month of fun, adventure, and sadly to say, even some sickness thrown in.
Daddy and I feel so spoiled by what a wonderful baby you are. You have such a cheerful disposition and sunny smile. Even when you were feeling so sick these past few weeks, you always were ready to smile and coo.
You have learned so much this past month. Probably the biggest achievement was learning to feed yourself finger foods. From Cheerios to waffles to noodles, you are loving finding new foods. You are especially fond of graham crackers. We have to keep buying the economy box of crackers because you go through them so quickly.
You have also learned to say your first word. . . Dadda! You will not say Mama, no matter how much I plead. In fact, a game that you find highly entertaining is when I entreat, "Say Mama, say Mama, say Mama!" You respond back, "Dadda!" and I say, "Noooooo! Mama!" You laugh and laugh! In addition to Dadda, you also babble a lot and love it when Daddy and I mimic your sounds.
You are not quite crawling. . . yet. But you scoot backwards and can get up on all fours, even if it's only for a few seconds. This has all just happened in the past week, so I am pretty sure you will be full on crawling soon. Now that you are getting more mobile, we never find you in the same spot in your crib in the morning that we put you down in at night. You also have a new preference for sleeping on your tummy, which makes mommy a tad nervous. We still put you down on your back, but usually you flip over to a more comfy position.
You love going places in the car and going to stores. You are a flirt, especially with women, and you bestow your smile on anyone who stops to chat with us. We have made many fun trips this past month, to the library, the bookstore, the pet store, restaurants, and more. We have such fun together and I love my little shopping buddy. I just have to make sure that I travel with some snacks, because sometimes you do get a little antsy, but a snack keeps you happy!
Little Monkey, I do not think there are enough words to fully describe all that you mean to your Daddy and me. Last night, after you had gone to bed, I was trying to describe my love to you to Daddy. There is just no way to really do so, only that my heart seems to have gotten bigger and so much more filled with happiness and love since you came to bless our lives. I hope you always know that no matter how many mistakes we might make, we try every day to be the best parents that we can be to you, the parents that a wonderful little boy like you deserves.