Jude at 8 Months

It's the eighth month marker for our lil' Jude.  
He's growing like a radish, finally, after all that fretting over his weight.  I think the daily yogurt, flax oil and avocado have done wonders for his still-slim body.  He does enjoy food most days, though still has trouble with foods that have texture, other than puffs.  He's also started drinking water from a sippy cup without much trouble.

Other than the past few days of teething discomfort (still no chompers yet), he continues to be a happy, sweet, smiley baby.
He's also quite a cuddler, though Soren was too.
{Please forgive my Instagram obsession; frankly, it's just the most convenient mode of photography in this busy household.}

At eight months, Jude rolls over a lot, though isn't crawling yet. He does push with his feet sometimes, and tends to move himself around 180 degrees on the floor. He loves to stand, even for minutes at a time when supported.
He loves to laugh, and be tickled, both with fingers and my nose on his belly.  He lights up when Soren comes into a room, constantly watching him and smiling or laughing. Hopefully that's a good sign for the future.

We've noticed a lot of control over his body, especially with fine motor skills. His fingers show a lot of dexterity in handling objects and picking up little things like puffs.  We love watching him think things through, and really focus on objects rather than just pawing at them.  Unless of course they're my boobies.
Jude still naps 3-4 times a day, and sleeps all night long, mostly.  Often I'm up at 4am with him to nurse, then he sleeps until 6-ish. We'll see what the time change brings.

We're so very eager to get him outdoors more often with warmer weather. I try and get the boys out daily on walks, even short ones, but sometimes it's harder with Jude.  I think he's really going to love spending more time out on the grass, soaking up the sunshine.
We're all eager for that! 


Jessica Heights said...

He is so precious! In fact, my oldest is sitting beside me, saying, "awwwwwwwww, that baby is soooooooo cuuuuuuuute!!!!"

Gem said...

They grow so quickly don't they!!! DS3 is almost 1!

Tara said...

One of these sunny days Colter and I are going to wander over and soak up some sun with you! Jude looks so happy to be outside.

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Look at that beautiful little 8 month old face! You just want to eat that smile up with a big ol' spoon :)

Ammie said...

Jude is so stinkin adorable. I love seeing him cuddling with you. :) Kitten baby had his first "grass" experience last week, as he scooted off the blanket I'd laid down for him, and he didn't like it much. I remember the feel of prickly grass on my tender, small child skin. Good memories. :)

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