Jet has successfuly completed 8 months of being the light of our lives. :) He is cutting his second tooth, eating like a teenage boy, and sitting so well by himself I think he's going to scoot across the floor any day now! Which brings me to my top 5 things about Jet at 8 months -
#1 Rocking. I call it "dancing" but he's sitting down. :) I see babies do when they rock back and forth to music (or just the sound of their own voice) but so strongly and at a tempo fo fast that you think they'll just take off scooting across the floor on their booties. :) You know what I mean?! It's very cute and so fun to watch. He really rocks out to Baby Einstien. I still keep pillows around him for the occasional "swooning" when he just falls back mid-dance (sometimes intentionally). lol. I don't want him to think there's always going to be a cushion to fall on - but neither do I want his head cracking on the hardwood floor!
#2 Rolling. Jet is rolling consecutively to get around the floor and get to toys - recently he rolls right off the blanket I lay him on and sometimes into the coffee table. I'm glad he's figuring this out - he has now met his milestone with the PT for this period. Go Jet!
#3 Gobbling. I mentioned his eating habits - Jet's appetite is suddenly through the roof! He's more of a piglet than ever and his tastes are improving greatly with each passing day! Not that he was wasting away - he's weighing in at 20.5 lbs currently - but along with mashed sweet potatoes, pinto beans, bananas and all types of bread (muffins, cakes, loaves, you name it!) Jet has now eaten (and enjoyed) baby food macaroni & veggies, pears & blueberries...and Mommy's so happy to say... plums & apples! I have been trying to get him to take plums and/or apples for months now to help him "digestively" (if you know what I mean) and he just in the last 3 days ATE THEM!!! So again...GO JET!
#4 Giggling. What a giggle box! I have got SUCH a silly boy on my hands! Just like his daddy. :) Jet loves to laugh at himself and us! We take turns cracking him up and then our eyes water with how hard WE are laughing! He almost always laughs himself into the hiccups. I absolutely must catch this on video sometime. I love it! We still do pat-a-cake and that makes him smile too. He's starting to bring his hands together when we say "pat-a-cake" and that thrills us!
#5 Babbling. Jet has definately stepped up the baby talk a notch. He is "da da da-ing" all day long! (still working on the "ma ma-ing...he kinda dropped that sound a month or so ago) He also "ba-ba's" about as often. And then there are other sounds - I heard him say "bible (ba-bl) last week, he says "yeah" daily and 4 people swear they heard him say "Hello Bob" to my grandfather (who is named Bob) when they went over there last week. Believe what you wish...only Jet knows what he's trying to say. :)
So with that...here is what most of you check this blog for anyway...(haha) some pictures of the big 8 month old boy! Ladies...try not to swoon...