Tuesday, October 02, 2007

8 Months



My baby turned 8 months old this week. How time flies.

Jonah,
You are the light of my life, it sounds cheesy and cliche but it's true. You are crawling everywhere so fast now. You still don't get up on your knees, but you have no problem getting around. I'm thinking of wrapping you in microfiber and you can be more efficient with your dusting/cat hair removal of our upstairs laminate flooring.
You still taste everything. I caught you licking the couch today.
Ever since the day you turned 6 months old, the Johnny Jump Up is your favorite place to be (when you're not being held).
You smile at everyone (unless your really tired). You make people feel special. I tell strangers, "Oh, he really likes you," but you really seem to like everyone.
I love when I can't see you but I hear you giggle and know that a cat must have come close to you. You still can't quite catch those kitties but sometimes they let you pet them when I'm with you. You said something that sounded like "cat" the other day, but since you only know them as "kittie kitties" I guess it wasn't your first word.
In addition to your "th" sound, you now also say "dadadadada". It is the cutest thing and your father absolutely loves it. I know it won't be long til you actually start talking.
You have two teeth now. You eat mostly baby food but are moving into table foods now too. You love eating! You still breastfeed three times a day as well. I both look forward and dread weaning you. I love holding you close and providing your favorite comfort.
You have finally figured out that the sippy cup is not just a toy. I like watching you drink. You don't take a bottle and don't use a pacifier.
You still love playing superbaby. You are not very interested in your toys anymore, though you still like the Quiet Book. You are much more interested in boxes, dvd cases, crumbs, packaging, shoes (yuck!), etc.
You are practically perfect in everyway. You eat well, sleep well, and behave well. You never cry for long. You fall asleep without assistance. I am a spoiled mommy. I love you more than words can say.
Love,
Mama

7 comments:

Nancy Face said...

Emily, that was such a precious letter to Jonah! He will love reading it some day! His picture is so cute, too! :)

I laughed when I read "I caught you licking the couch today." Haha!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I loved reading this. I remember many things you mentioned here from when Liam was younger. So so sweet!

Lisa M. said...

Very neat. I wish I had done these, when my children were small.

They'll be a treasure.

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Kayelyn said...

Awww, now that's just sweet. I can remember when my kids were young. I love that you enjoy him so much. He's a lucky boy!

Suzanne said...

How sweet! He seems like such a great little guy! Wrapping him in microfiber? Now why didn't I think of that sooner! :D

Lauren said...

I loved this letter to Jonah...I also love that precious picture of him.