Monday, May 18, 2015

Austin is 8 months!!

Happy BIG 8 months my sweet love!!! I feel like you are starting to look more and more like a little boy and less like a baby everyday. You get smarter, stronger and more handsome every morning I'm blessed to wake up with you! You got to spend a whole week with your Grandma this month and seeing the love she has for you is powerful and beautiful!

You have turned into such a smiley flirt this month and make all the girls smitten. Whenever we're at a restaurant, all the surrounding tables have all eyes on you and you just laugh and smile back at them. You graduated to a sippy cup and finger foods and we started you out with green puffs and carrot rice cakes. You gag every once in a while, but are doing a pretty good job feeding yourself. 

My heart skipped a beat this month when you said "Ma'Ma" for the first time. I have waited my whole life to hear those words and it sounds like angels singing every time you say them. Speaking of singing, you started dancing this month! I think you may have been dancing last month, but now its obvious that you are shaking your thing! You wave your little arms around and shake your head and we laugh, laugh, laugh! You, Daddy and I have little jam sessions together and we all dance like crazy people in love!

Daddy got some of his own "Austin & daddy" toys this month and takes you everywhere he goes! He takes you on jogs every morning and you just smile, enjoy the breeze and play with your favorite toy....straps! He also got his very own Austin carrier and you both go out and mow the lawn together and do other chores. He takes such pride in carrying you on his back and loves his special bonding time with you. When he is home, the two of you go upstairs and wrestle before bed and the laughter I hear from downstairs makes my heart full of happiness. 

You and getting so close to crawling, but haven't mastered it just yet. You get up on all fours and then do a belly flop. If you want something out of reach, you roll over to it and have definitely mastered rolling from room to room. 

This month you had three teeth come in! You officially have your two bottom teeth and your left canine.  There have been a few days and nights when your poor little gums bother you and it breaks my heart to see you in pain...luckily the pain passes and you're back to your jolly self in no time!
Daddy showing you all the new life in the yard now that its Spring. 
First Sippy Cup!
First time on the swings!
Mommy and Austin date...first Kale juice!
Every morning with you is beautiful!
First ice-cream!
That was one big cone - perfect for sharing!
Starting to stand up like a big boy!
First Watermelon 

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