Here's a little glimpse back at Mason's 8th month!
Mason didn't have an "official weigh in" until his 9 month appointment, but at 8 months, our little dude was right around 16.5 pounds. Still on the small side! But oh so lovable! :)
At 8 months old, Mason was still wearing 6 months clothes and size 2 diapers.
Mason and I are still going strong with nursing. He loves boobies and gets giggly when it's time to nurse. Haha!
In addition to nursing, Mason has been loving trying new foods! He's still mostly on purees... mostly because his mama is afraid of him choking! I know it's "natural" for babies to gag a little when trying new things as they get used to new tastes and textures and whatnot, but it absolutely terrifies me.
We haven't had any REALLY scary episodes with him gagging or choking, but it just really makes me scared. I'm really considering taking a CPR course through the American Red Cross so I can get certified and feel more confident that I would know what to do, if, God forbid, something did happen. I would hope to NEVER use the information I learned in the course, but I would love to have that knowledge if I needed it.
Mason's FAVORITE food is still probably avocado. Which is nice because if we're out at a restaurant, it's easy for us to get a few slices of avocado for him to eat while we eat. He loves them!
Mason also loves steamed veggies and he's getting really good with his pinchers to pick them up and get them to his mouth. Plus, how cute is he!?
More of the same. He's usually up about once a night to nurse, which, I know... I know... my own fault. But at 3am when he cries, I know the fastest and easiest way to get him (and ME) back to sleep is to nurse him quick and he's back out in no time.
He did have a stint there for a while where he was waking up again every 3 hours... but that didn't last long. I'm sure he was just going through a developmental leap.
I try to remind myself during our late night/early morning nursing sessions that this phase won't last long and before we know it, he won't need me like that anymore.. and I'll miss it. So I'm just trying to savor it and enjoy our quiet, sweet time at 3am. :)
|Sweet sleepy babe.|
-Bath time, obviously.
-Food. LOVES avocados and apples
-Dancing and wiggling
-Getting dressed after bath time
-Food being gone (Haha!)
We never have a long list of dislikes... he's a happy, easy to please, little dude! :)
Mason had a busy 8th month! One of my favorite things that we did with him during his 8th month was introduce him to the swimming pool - like, the BIG pool! He had "swam" in his little pool, but we added him to our gym membership and we took him to the pool.... he LOVED it. It's like bath time, but better! :)
We also took a little "family field trip" to Sea Life at the Mall of America. Adam found discounted tickets and Mason got in for free, so we figured we'd make a day of it.
It was fun, but I don't think Mason really "got it". Regardless, it was fun to spend the day together and see Mason's amazement. :)
We also had fun meeting our neighbors CUTE new puppies!! Mason tried to eat one of them.... HA! :)
|Mason, we don't eat cute little puppies. LOL!|
|GG and Mason snuggles <3|
|Mason and Gnon|
|Grandma and Mason, relaxing|
|Mason and Grandma, reading|
|Kisses from Ana|
|Auntie Katie, Mason and Auntie Ana - BIG smiles!|
|Go, Daddy, Go! :)|
|"Here, Mason... get my belly." :)|
Losing someone is never easy, but it's even harder when it's so completely unexpected.
I remember watching Grant (Mason's cousin) rough house and play with EJ over Valentine's Day and I remember thinking how much I was looking forward to seeing Mason play like that with EJ and Grant. I'm selfishly so sad that Mason won't experience that with EJ. He is already so missed by SO SO many people..
You're the best, most sweetest dude in the world! I'm so lucky and grateful to be your mama.
You make hard days easier and dark days brighter.
It's so fun to watch you grow and learn new things. But I also wish I could pause time because you are SO much fun at this age.
You're the true light of my life. When you made me a mama, you made my best dream come true.
I love you so much, my little honey boy!