Monday, November 23, 2009

8 Months



I can't believe it has been 8 months already!  I don't have stats because we don't go to the doctor until next month, but he is growing like a weed.  For pants he is in 12 months since his legs are so long.  In this past month Gus has started crawling and pulling up on things.  He will even stand on his own for a few seconds before he starts getting so excited that he falls.  He is getting pretty loud, as he has to compete with his big brother.  In church he starts screaming excitedly during the hymns, I'm sure this is his version of singing.  He absolutely loves to explore things and, much like a dog, he will eat anything on the floor.  Sweeping is done every two hours or so around here.  The other day I was making something and didn't see the onion pieces on the floor.  Needless to say our little boy had onion breath for a few hours...gross.

"I'm ready to eat Mom."

Gus got his hands, and shirt and pants on some Golden Crisp cereal and loved it.  I think my boy has a sweet tooth.




Gus loves to eat now, but still on his own terms which means no baby food.  I love this picture because he has cereal stuck in this neck roll.



He also likes to pretend to drink from a cup.  There is very little water in here because he just dumps it down the front of himself.  Gus will pretend to drink from every cup he gets his hands on.  I love when John drinks and Gus copies him.  I have a feeling the copying will not stop at drinking.


He loves playing with any toy he can get his hands on.  He often tries to get his hands on something that his brother already has claim to and then we get to see this pretty face.




So sad. Doesn't he just look pathetic?
But, then John tries to make him feel better.

Which isn't always appreciated.

He is also getting pretty good at crawling, so he has decided to try out some different styles.

I try to tell him that when he is in athletics he will not want to do bear crawls.  But, he insists on doing them now.

He is also pulling up on things, so nothing on John's table or the coffee tables are safe.



John loved this toy when he was Gus' age.  Gus loves it too and likes to use it as a walker around the house.

Gus can also get up a stair or two.  He is pretty proud of himself when it does it.



 

In the next few pictures you will see him trying to stand...



 
almost...



Yea!  Notice my foot right next to him.  I'm not sure how my foot would save him from falling on his face, but I keep it there nonetheless.

3 comments:

The Simpsons said...

He is adorable.....and yes, growing so fast!!!

Tanja Fiene said...

Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us!!! We love it so much!

ABCKegg said...

He's so big already! Aaaaaaaah, it goes so fast!