Both the baby AND the dog are napping right now.
That’s a good thing, by the way. A REALLY good thing because after being woken up by a choir of wails this morning at 4:45am and being denied a restful nap this morning by Mr. I’m-too-cranky-and-tired-to-sleep-more-than-25-minutes, I was starting to feel as though I wouldn’t live through my day.
But it’s all good now.
I am slowly catching up on the piles of unread posts that litter my reader and, in the midst of all the excitement over the royal cervix, I am slowly realizing how quickly my son has changed over the last 8 months. Because today, he is eight months old.
Really? Someone pinch me.
Starting today, Little Dude is going to be joining us for three meals. Since we started solids exactly two months ago, he has become more and more adept at eating. Seriously, he does not waste any time at the table anymore. He KNOWS exactly what to do with the toys-become-food that are placed upon his tray. We have shifted from the quinoa-covered-baby who tentatively dipped his hands in his first meal before putting them in his hands. Today, he ate (not played with, not threw on the ground) 1.5 lebanese cucumbers, 1/4 toast and 5 spoonfuls of non-dairy ice cream. This is what his tray looked like afterwards:
Those are some serious skills! He is now able to handle more and more foods: slippery foods, smaller pieces, soft foods. It never ceases to amaze me!
Of course, that’s not where his skills end. You see, he is also definitely getting ready to crawl. It’s so cute: he’ll get on all fours, bring on hand forward and then kick out the opposite leg repeatedly to try to go forward. When he has his legwarmers on, he’s able to move forward like this. Otherwise, he just gets stuck and frustrated. He’s also recently discovered how to sit up on his own. It was quite the surprise when I went to get him when he awoke from his nap the other day and discovered him sitting up.
One thing’s for sure: his motor skills have developed very rapidly over the past month and it’s awesome!