How’s that cute baby?
That is the number one question I am asked these days. Nobody really cares how I am or how my husband is (although we are both doing well). But, everyone wants to know how Maximus is doing. And the answer is: he is a baby, a bundle of boy!
Can you believe that Maximus is already 8 months old?! You all were correct when you said that they grow up really fast. It’s been about two weeks since our first two teeth appeared. After drooling like a teenage boy on the beach, those suckers finally surfaced. At first I was so excited to see them – that is until it was time to breastfeed. Biting + breastfeeding are not a good combination. (YES, I’m still breastfeeding after 8 months!)
Maximus can roll over in both direction and sit up on his own for an extended period of time. However, he has little to no interest in crawling. If you lay him on his stomach in a crawling position, he will quickly roll over on his back. If you roll him back on his stomach and get on all fours to demonstrate how to crawl, he’ll just look at you like you’re crazy and still roll back over on his back.
However, he loves to stand up! He can pull himself up to a standing position. We have a walker that looks like a baby sized plastic lawn mower and he can push it in a room and walk with it. He is very observant and upon walking into new surroundings he will stare and take everything in before feeling comfortable.
He loves to talk, blow raspberries and mumble – especially in church. We haven’t said mama or dada yet, but it often sounds like he says “I love you”. His face lights up at the opening words to The Mickey Mouse Club (“Hey everybody, it’s me. Mickey Mouse…) His face also lights up whenever my husband walks in the room after a day at work or talks with him on Facetime through the Iphone (thank you Steve Jobs).
Maximus went on a bottle strike for at least a month and a half and recently went to a daycare that he hated. Plus, he had the flu. Even with the flu shot. It’s hard to be a parent of a sick kid, especially one that is too young to know what’s going on. I still don’t fully know what it means to sleep through the night and did not get the sleep model baby that takes extensive naps during the day.
He’s a mama’s boy that always knows where I am in a room. His favorite spot is in my arms and his big brown eyes will melt anyone’s heart! Maximus can care less about battery operated stuffed animals that sing and move, instead he likes objects that he can bang and throw around the room. In my husband’s words – he is our miracle baby and we are so blessed to be called his parents!