Sunday, July 29, 2012

8 Months

-For the last few weeks, Clay has been pulling up on and cruising furniture.  He's even climbing our stairs.

-Eating lots of foods: cheese, crackers, melon, bananas, applesauce,  pretty much anything he can sink his gums into!  He even snagged a piece of his sister's cake sitting on the coffee table last night!  This kid loves to eat and he's doing very well using his pincher grasp, even scooping pureed food into his little mouth.

-I can finally see two of his top teeth that have been working their way in.  Hopefully they'll break through soon.

-He dances to music.  :)

-Clay is a very affectionate child.  I want to share some of the sweet things he's doing right now.  When he sees someone he knows, like his grandparents, he will reach his hand out until they come to him.  Then he will stroke their face with his hand lovingly while smiling.  Also, during the night after he's done feeding, he will pull himself up to my chest and then snuggle in.  He will fall asleep for a few minutes to me rubbing his back, and sometime will even rub my arms as I rub his back.  It's in these moments that I never want to let him go.

Update:  As of tonight (7/30/12), Clay let go of the couch and stood on his own for a few seconds!  This kid is blowing my mind!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

7 Months

Here's what my little guy is up to:

-Crawling:  For the first 3 weeks of the month he pulled himself around on his belly while trying out a few moves on all fours.  Then about a week before he turned 7 months, he began crawling on all fours and pushing himself up to sitting position.  He now goes from sitting, to crawling and back to sitting all the time and nothing can keep him from moving all over the house.  

-Working on talking.  Lots of sounds but the one he says the most is ma ma ma ma.

-Extremely affectionate.  When I get him up from his nap, he wraps his arms around my neck tightly and squeezes giving me a hug.  He's such a sweet little guy.

-He's working on getting his top teeth. 

-He loves to swim.  When we get him in the water he kicks his legs frantically with a huge grin.  He even dunks his face in the water!

-The more time that the kids spend together, the more they love each other!  They are so cute together.  Clay lights up as soon as he sees Reese and I will often find her cracking him up.

-When I get home from being gone somewhere, Clay will smile big and charge towards me.  I love how happy he gets to see me.

-One of my favorite things he does is what we call "The Bobblehead."  He wiggles his head back and forth like a bobblehead.  He makes it a game by "bobbling" back and forth with you.  It's so funny!

-He loves books.  If Aaron and Therese are reading anywhere near him, he will lunge to get to them or crawl his way across the floor and beg to be included.  

-21 lbs. and 27 inches long