Elijah: 8 months old PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 07:26

My sweet, sweet Elijah is eight months old today. I would typically say something like "I have NO clue how this happened! It seems like he was just born yesterday!", but time has not gone by incredibly quickly with this one. I have felt every.single.one of these months. The adjustment from two to three kids has definitely been hardest so far and it has stretched me thin. I have yet to find a good balance between baby schedules and the rest of my regular responsibilities, which, if I am being honest, is a bit stressful and overwhelming at times. While these past eight months have been dragging, and I can not wait to be out of this demanding baby phase, I will go ahead and assure you that he is COMPLETELY worth the exhausting adjustment phase we are in. :)

 

He is seriously the sweetest, happiest little baby and we love him to pieces. He can light up a room with his great big smile, his slobbery kisses are so incredibly sweet, and the excitement that he shows when he sees me walk into a room makes my day! He loves reading time with Dad, adores both of his big brothers and gets super pumped when we go check the mail together. And the sweet snuggles that I receive as I am putting him to bed? Oh my word, they are the best. THE best. That sweet baby plays with my hair, rubs my arm and snuggles his face into my shoulder all at the same time. It's almost too much cuteness for me to handle. I love putting him to bed. :)

He has been eating baby food for two months now and is starting to do a little bit of finger foods. I make some of his baby food, but I have not had much time to do any major baby food making, so Elijah is definitely consuming more store bought baby food than Micaiah did! Which is fine. I am trying to do better at prioritizing things, and making baby food just doesn't fall into the "must do to survive" category. And neither does folding laundry or dusting or cleaning baseboards. :P

Elijah has just recently mastered the art of sitting. He LOVES it. You can tell he feels like such a big boy. I will try and get some pictures of that soon! And he is starting to push up on his hands and knees, which means he will be crawling soon. Gah. I am not ready for that. But he has already shown us that he doesn't need crawling to get around the house! This dude rolls and scoots his way around with no problem! It's the cutest thing. Unless you are Zachariah and Micaiah. He rolls over to their toys SO quickly. I hear shouts of "ELIJAH! Don't eat my transformer!" and "GOSH! How did you get over there so fast! Don't drool on my books!!!" Cracks me up. We gotta baby proof this house real quick like though!

And this little booger LOVES to take apart the bumpers on his crib. Every time I go in to get him up from his nap he has somehow untied at least two of the bumper pads and is playing with them in the crib. And he's SO proud of himself! Good grief. He's a nut.

 

Anyway, that's a little about our youngest baby. He is absolutely lovable and I just can't get enough of him. :)

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