May 2, 2011

8 Months

8 months old (16.02 lbs.)

Well baby Drew has been up to a lot since the last post. He's crawling like a maniac and keeping up with all the other kids at the babysitter's. He's also gone from crawling to sitting up in the same motion. It's amazing how they just know how to do it one day out of no where. Drew has also decided it was time to start pulling himself up into a standing position while grabbing onto things. We're in trouble in the Thomas household!

One bad thing that has happened so far in our 8th month is the first ear infection and prescription medicine. He's been a bit pitiful. I hate hearing his hoarse cough in the middle of the night.

Once his sickness is over, I'd like to start giving more real food for him to try like real green beans and cooked carrots. If you have had success with a type of food for your baby's first, I'm taking any and all suggestions. I get a little nervous as to where I should start. We're still working on the sippy cup. He doesn't get a whole lot of liquid from it yet, but I'm continuing to give it to him everyday in hopes that one day he'll really grasp on to it and drink what he's supposed to.

I'm very excited for these next two weeks to pass by because my dad is coming home from Afghanistan and he'll be meeting Drew for the first time in person! Be prepared for pictures of the two of them together at last. I expect a few tears to be shed as well.