8 months, and this guy sure is a little delight!
*LOVES to eat. Nursing 5 (very quick) times a day and eating cereal, fruits, and veggies. Definitely prefers fruit over veggies. Starting to prefer finger foods. LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Mum-Mums, puffs and any type of bread. Tried cantaloupe, blueberries, and (solid) banana this month. Really enjoyed the cantaloupe. Looking like he may be a fruit fanatic like his mom and brother.
*Sleeping like a champ! Sleeps from 8 pm to 8 am most days. Took him about 7 months to get it, but he got it!
*Sitting on his own, rolling all over the place (won’t stay put on a blanket on the floor). Not much interest in crawling yet. Loves to bounce in his jumperoo and sit on the floor, pulling every toy out of the toy bucket.
*Loves his paci. Can take it out, find it, and put it back in his mouth on his own. If he sees it sitting on the table, he’ll reach for it (frantically).
*Has two teeth on the bottom and one coming in on the top. Teething hasn’t been too bad.
*Wants to get his hands on anything he can. Always reaching and grabbing! LOVES plastic things (wipe packages, packs of crackers, anything that makes a “crunch” sound).
*Definitely knows his name. Lights up when Adam sings, “Little Wicksie boy, little Wicks boy” to the tune of the Little Einsteins song.
*Thinks Luke is funny but doesn’t tolerate pestering.
*Mama’s boy for sure, but I guess that’s expected since I’m the one with him (almost) 24/7. And he knows who’s got the milk goods :).
*Loves to shake his head back and forth as if he’s saying “no!” Sometimes he does it randomly, other times he does it appropriately—like when we’re trying to feed him peas that he doesn’t want. Cracks us up.
*Has learned to clap his little hands and will do it on command. It’s the cutest.
Sweet Wicksie, I know that sometimes it’s hard being the little brother. You get your hair pulled and toys snatched out of your hands. Sometimes you get whacked upside the head with a toy (it’s usually an accident…your brother is a wild man). You wear almost all hand-me-down clothes and play with hand-me-down toys. I’m not able to give you complete one-on-one attention all the time and read to you before every nap and bedtime like I did with Luke. But you are such a little trooper. You hang in there with all the craziness, usually with a big smile on that sweet round face. I love the moments I do have by myself with you—nursing and rocking and (sometimes) reading before bed. You are so very loved, sweet boy. You bring us all so much joy, and we can’t imagine our family without you.