Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8 Months of Mack

with only a couple of days till mack turns 9 months old, i'm finally posting his 8 month update. at least i have good reason for being so behind this month. :)

8 months has been a surprisingly busy month for this growing boy. his top two teeth started coming in, immediately followed by the two teeth on either side of those. that's right, he now has 6 teeth! he has also gotten to where he loves to use them to bite his gerber graduates snacks in half, which is a bit messy, but so cute that i have to just go with it.

speaking of food, mack is really putting away the baby food these days. his stomach seems to be a bottomless pit. he practically inhales his baby food, guzzles his milk, and still wants snacks. he's happy to chew on fresh fruit & veggies, too. this explains why he's a 20-pounder. ;)

as heavy as he is, he's not really a fat baby. he's thick, compact really. he seems like he's going to be rather muscular for a child. this makes perfect sense, since he's so active, literally climbing up the walls. remember how he would pull up on the furniture last month? well, this month, he pulls up on EVERYTHING, including walls, doors, and even my legs. he's a pro at walking along the furniture/wall, too, and even lets go for a few moments at a time, standing unassisted. however, he forgets that he can't walk yet, and tries to take a few steps away from whatever he was holding onto, winding up falling flat on his face. i have to be right beside him when he's playing on the floor to catch him. hardwood floors aren't exactly face-plant friendly.

mack loves to make noise, too. he doesn't shriek as much, but he does have his favorite words and sounds. he still says mama, but pretty much only when he wants me to get him out of his crib. dada is is favorite word these days. he says it all the time, especially when B is holding him. he has also added uh-oh to his vocabulary, though i doubt it has any meaning to him other than being a fun sound to make.

music is a favorite of mack's. he loves when i sing to him and when i have my ipod playing. if there's a good beat, he'll try to dance by bouncing in his exer-saucer. i swear he even tries to sing. he makes random sounds, drawn out and strung together at different pitches. i'm going to have to record it. :)

this has been the month of mimicking. we've noticed that he has started really paying attention when we speak to him or show him how to grasp something, etc. when i coax him to make certain sounds, he watches my mouth intently and his lips move slightly. i think the "record" button has officially been turned on.

my little cutie has also become a thumb-sucker. he wasn't much of a binky baby (we also took those away a couple of months ago), but he figured out a way to self soothe while the top teeth were coming in. he now has an affinity for his right thumb. he really only sucks it when he's tired or hungry, but tends to go for it when i'm holding him, too. it really is the cutest, sweetest thing ever!

my favorite thing about this age, though, is that mack learned to give kisses. my heart just melts! this precious, sweet, adorable, incredible baby boy is seriously a dream come true!


Fiona aka DRMama said...

Holy cow, he is one cute little guy!!! :) Is he getting cuter every month?! I think so! Love his hair as well. Sure sounds like he is going to be muscular with all that moving around, standing, etc. already!

Joanna said...

Hi Carlia!

Thanks so much for linking up and for following ModaMama. I really appreciate the support! Following you back.

Mack is too precious!!


Maria said...

Happy 8+ months to Mack...these are some of the sweetest photos! The one of him biting the bear made me laugh and smile so big. He is so handsome in his little jeans!!
I bet he is so adorable when he dances and sings!
You have one beautiful, smart little man!
I hope you're having a great day!

Kylie Kreikemeier said...

hello! newest follower from the blog hop! cant wait to hear from you!!

xoxo - kylie

J o s e y said...

Awh - love this! I have a stout 20 pounder as well, and I love it! You have awesome pics of him, as always. :)

Bridget said...

baby kisses are the best thing ever! Happy 8, almost 9 months!!

SLESE1014 said...

SOOOO Cute! OMG I love it! Funny how you say as heavy as he is, he's not fat, and my daughter who is 16+ pounds at 10 months old looks like a rolly poly....

The pics are amazing!

Ashley Richards said...

He is soooo cute! I'm ready for my baby boy to be born.

ReInventing Lolli said...

New GFC follower from Return The Favor Hop!

What an adorable little boy!! Gorgeous photography!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

so sweet! I love this post!!!

Sarah said...

What a lil hunk! :)

Stephy Marie said...

Mack. Is. So so so. Cute!
Found you from Return the favor hop and so glad I did.
Your Newest Follower :)

allthesunforyou said...

I love the one of him eating his stuffie friend!

Great hair on that boy! I love giving them mohawks!

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