You are eight months old today. And luckily you are feeling much better than last month's birthday. You are giggling, climbing, tracing, people watching, playing games, joyfully squealing, entertaining yourself and melting our hearts multiple times in a day. You seem to be ready to balance and take off running, but gravity certainly hasn't been your friend as of late. This past month you've revealed more bruises and scrapes than I can count. All you want to do is practice, practice, practice. What a go-getter you are!
Today you had a first. Our friend Aaron was visiting again and you gave him a purple nurple. You really hurt him almost like you meant to be guy friends with him and make the rest of us laugh. We also watched you make-out with the remote control today. Aaron thought we maybe should leave the room and give you a little privacy. My little boy already knows how to french kiss... that ain't right!
You are getting better at sleeping. A tiny bit. You have been a good boy to fall asleep on your own at 8pm in your crib and not awake for a feeding until 1am. And after that feeding you'll go until 5am... then you are up at 8am and ready for a nappy by 9:30 or 10am. You are getting to be VERY predictable... and though your ma is sleep deprived (still) I know I can count on you to stick to a pretty good schedule. I am very proud of your consistency and mild nature. I can now tell your care takers what time you'll nap and eat. What a good boy to keep his ma's word!
You make me smile when it's time for you to eat. You'll suck on any exposed skin until the "bottle" is finally provided to you. It's at this time I steal kisses from you.
These days you are a very distracted boy. You let go of your food source if there is any noise, any person or mosquito in the room. You don't want to miss a beat and if that means giving up food for a moment to investigate, that is your prerogative. I am not stopping you. I know you aren't finished with your meal. I wait. You come back.
It's funny, I miss you when you are crawling around and being cute right in front of me. I want to hold you and kiss on you constantly and you are WAY too busy for that. I love the games you play and the "ba ba" sounds you make. You light up my life, darling baby boy!
Liam, we love you to no end. It will be a grand sight to see you hold your own baby someday and understand the adoration we have for you.
Happy Birthday, Sunshine!
PS: This was Liam running on his 8 month birthday. Click here