As many know with their first child, so much of motherhood is trial and error. I constantly am returning toys and narrowing down foods to his favorites.You begin to figure out that all the teething toys need to be ready to go in the freezer and that two spoons are important to have at each feeding. Two reasons being, in case one goes flying in the air or because once the spoon has touched the mouth it's really unsanitary to put back in the same jar. It begins to get busier and all chores must be done at nap time. I thought it would be fun to share some of the milestones that my son has recently met and at the same time compile a list of some of my baby must haves at this point. Preparing for ten, eleven and twelve months, I know that the majority of the blogs I read are kid related. I'm also closely researching the eating, sleeping and diapering accessories that most new moms say they can't live without. I have found these resources so helpful at times. With that being said, here is my take on it.
At 8 1/2 months my handsome young man is...
sitting up without two pillows on either side of his back(although there is the occasional thump when he throws his body backwards and I swoop in to the rescue!)
doing some sort of army crawl:)
rolling over left and right, especially in crib.
babbling a bit(no momma or dada yet).
starting to empty and fill with a bucket of toys.
holding on to a sippy cup and sometimes tipping it up for a drink without assistance.
jumping and squealing with delight.
pulling up to a standing position and slamming hands down to make music.
eating three meals a day of fruits and veggies(our doctor has us starting protein at 9 months).
teething up a storm which leads to drooling and fussing.
taking a few steps when an adult holds his hand.
splashing around in our small portable pool and reaching for the faucet during bath time.
loving anything shiny.
holding small books and giggling when tickled.
reaching for the dog and trying to pull his hair.
continuing to love his stroller rides!
He also LOVES this finger puppet book and is completely intrigued by bubbles.