You are such a cool little dude. You crawl like a champ and have been picking up more speed each day. I love watching you explore the world around you - unless you're going for the front door in which a shoe is your desired object. My favorite is when you're headed for the playroom because you giggle on your way there. Other new skills this month are clapping and high fives.
We have been experimenting with new foods lately - you don't like anything too sweet (just like me and your sister) and you do not like anything with meat. So I usually mix a veggie with a fruit like spinach with pears or peas with apples. For snacks you like sweet potato puffs and Mums, and will occasionally sip water from a sippy cup. I feed you 2 "meals" a day and you nurse 7-9 times a day, not including a 3:30am feeding.
Which brings up your sleeping habits. For 2 weeks you were sleeping so well! What happened? Now you're back to waking up at least once a night and again at 5:30am, then waking up at 8am.
You are much more vocal these days, saying "mamama" and "bababa" sounds often. Daddy isn't thrilled with "mamama" because it's obvious what your first word will be, as it was with Noelle.
you have the longest eyelashes ever!
Your favorite toys are anything that you can successfully chew on, anything your sister is playing with, and anything in my purse. Real toys don't interest you that much, and if it makes loud noises you really don't like it.
I've put away all of your baby items, which was a pretty sad day for me. The bassinet, swing, bumbo, 0-6 month clothes, swaddle blankets, and baby books. Although it was tough, knowing that I will never use those things again, I'm loving watching you grow.
As I said, you're one cool guy. You know how to make everyone around you smile and when you reach your arms out for someone (even strangers) you make hearts melt. I love you, sweet Noah.
Happy 8 Months!