June 1, 2016

Harrison :: 8 Months

I feel like each of these posts starts off like, "Wow, how did we get here!?" or "Sorry this is so late!" Look people [the five of you who read this blog] summer is great and all, but I am now entertaining a toddler, infant, puppy, and coach every day all day. There has only been 1 full hour where I missed my worst class. Then we had ice cream and played in the water table. That solves EVERYTHING.

Harrison is such a different baby than Amelia ever was, and I like it. I love seeing how they play together and I feel like I am a well rounded mom when I can handle a no nap King and a sleep the day away Queen. Amelia also didn't eat solid foods this soon, Harrison will eat ANYTHING he can get his hands on, this now includes Jake's tail.

Recent changes... he still isn't crawling or pulling up. I can't express emotion via text very well so let me tell you those first words in this paragraph were in excitement! This is great for us right now, if he were on the move I would lose him and my mind all day. I like that if I put him down and build a blockade he stays in it. Amelia... well she learned how to open the back door and now invites the neighbors dog in. [For the record, the dog is a sweetie named Hazel and she is welcome anytime.]

Speaking of dogs, Jake is a fun dog, Harrison hasn't really bonded with him yet. The more food he eats/drops the more Jake takes interest in him. So they have that going for them.

Ben started grad school the last week of the school year. He has been working so hard. I get frustrated [any mom of two littles + puppy would] but I am so freaking thankful for his desire to provide a sturdy and healthy future for our growing family. He has basketball most mornings and evenings, stays up late to work on school, and finds time for be with family. I miss him when he puts in long hours, but I love him that much more.

Harrison at 8 Months

He loves food - especially puffs, bananas, peas, and mandarin oranges.
He knows he can make sound.
He likes to yell.
He enjoys roughly 2 naps a day. [lucky....]
He isn't a fan of Jake.
He watches cartoons in the morning with Amelia.
He holds his own bottle. [this is a game changer]
He is teething like crazy.
He loves bath.
He knows his first baby sign, "more" [see the first of this list]
He waves hello and goodbye.
He smiles at everyone.
He weighs 20lbs.
He had his first DOUBLE ear infection in MAY.

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