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...
What a stud-muffin. And he loves muffins. How fitting is that?
The other night after Jet's bath we were standing in the bathroom once again looking in the mirror - when suddenly a familiar picture came to mind...
Only that picture was of my 4 month old baby...
now in the mirror I saw my 7 1/2 month old little boy!
I can't believe how much he's changed!
For one thing that HAIR is insane! Where did all that come from! :) I look back at early pictures and he suddenly looks bald - I think "I don't remember Jet looking that thin up top?" lol. Same hair style though which is great. :)
Daddy - check...me... out!
Only Daddy would pretend to put deodorant on the baby.
Or brush his tooth.
Look at those silly boys. :)
Having some Daddy time before bed.
Jet loves to sit with David at the computer. The other day David asked Jet if he wanted to watch "his movie". I wasn't sure what he was talking about but when I peeked around the corner Jet was watching a disney short-film called For the Birds (click to watch)- the one with all the little birds sitting on the telephone line and then a much bigger bird comes to join them. It's pretty hilarious and Jet is mesmerized by all the twittering birds. His Daddy somehow discovered this and now he LOVES to watch Jet watch the video. It's really cute I must say.
They are so funny together.
This picture is a favorite.
Love that growl on Jet's face.
Love that he still looks tough in pale yellow pj's.
Thank you all for coming. I have an announcement to make.
I, Jet Penny, am officially....
EATING BABY FOOD!
I know! My mommy was as shocked as you are! And to be fair I'm not purely a baby-food baby...I am an even greater fan of big-people food...in fact - it's more like I "dabble" in baby food. lol. But just the same I have several successful encounters with baby foods such as chicken and rice, bananas and oatmeal cereal (a little). I have officially vetoed applesauce, pears, plums, sweet potatoes and any combination of the above (after several attempts by Mommy). I guess you could call me picky - but it's my tummy - I decide what goes in it. I LOVE real food - little bites of chicken, bread, muffins, refried beans, ice cream (yes...Mommy has pretty much let me try whatever I want) and I LOVE it all! Here are some pics of me trying chicken and rice baby food for the first time....a day to celebrate...the first successful food!
You're seriously trying this baby food thing again Mommy?
What was that? That's not so bad!
I did it! I swallowed baby food!
Now I can relax on the couch with Mommy.
I've recently discovered that along with my love for sitting up. I also love my feet.
What I don't love...socks.
Do love...TV. (but only for about 5 seconds. Then it's time for a toy)
Another great treat I've discovered I'll eat - puffed rice called Mum-Mums.
Funny name. Fun to eat.
I use my tooth to bite it. Glad I have that little guy.
Watch me eat my sock. :)
I hope I'm not becoming a couch potato.
See ya next time!
I saved the best for last...Jet new favorite game - pat-a-cake! This video is my favorite. :)
So I just realized that I never posted Jet's 6 month professional pics (our first time NOT holding the camera ourselves! lol). They turned out so nice (thank you JPPhotography!) we decided to give them as Christmas gifts to family so I didn't want to post them back in November....then I forgot! Now that I'm posting them I realize how much he has changed already! Man - it seems like no time at all but almost 2 months has gone by and my little guy doesn't exactly match this little baby in the pictures anymore. BUT they are SO cute and some of my all time favorites so here they are. :) A look back in time - Jet at 6 months.
Aren't you glad I remembered these? lol. :) I love my beautiful boy!
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