Hayden, you are eight months old!
You weight about 18 lbs and I haven't measured your height lately!
You wear 6 month clothes and size 3 diapers.
Everywhere we go (church, restaurants, stores) people are always commenting about how you are the happiest baby they've ever met. I love that about you. You really are so smiley and happy.
We are currently getting questions about if you are girl (when you're obviously wearing blue) because of all of that hair. We are NOT cutting it soon. I'm sorry that people ask that, but I love your hair and how it flips out on the ends and gets all wavy. It's stinkin adorable. Just like you!
You LOVE to eat! You still pretty much want a bottle/nurse about every 2 hours. Even when we increase how much you eat at a time, you don't seem sustained for any longer. Oh well, what can I say? You're a boob man.
You love to eat food to. I think you're addicted to puffs. You eat all of your fruits and veggies really well except peas. You make awful faces when you eat them, but she usually swallow them down anyway. Thank you for that. It makes mommy feel better. You eat bananas, applesauce, avocado, green beans, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, and I'm sure others I've forgotten.
You chew on everything! We think you're going to get teeth soon, but who knows. We've thought that for a while now and still none yet!
We have been laying you down in bed at night awake (around 9-9:30) and letting you go to sleep on your own! That has been working really well! You are finally sleeping most of the night! Most of the time you will wake up between 5-6 and eat and go back to sleep until 7:30. Occasionally it doesn't go that way, but for the most part you are doing so much better! You always nap about 9:30 and 2. Depending on those naps you might have some other small ones.
You are crawling around like a crazy man. There is so scooting or army crawling around here. It's full blown crawling wherever you want to go! Your favorite places are the dog bowls in the kitchen and the bathroom and your brother's room.
You also pull yourself up on everything! You are just starting to figure out how to get back down.
You are still our cuddle baby, you love blankets and anything soft!
You are starting to talk more, oohs and ahhs and goo and gaa. You don't talk a ton, but you seem to talk more each day. You're too busy to stop & talk!
Your brother is SO protective over you. He'll cry when people say that they want to take him home or if he's not going somewhere with us. He loves you and I love that. But you are now getting into his room and wanting to play his toys so there are those "not sweet" times between you. He just isn't quite sure about this sharing gig. We have our good days and bad days but every day he still loves you.
Mommy and daddy love you too. You are so fun and loving and happy. I can't imagine life any different than with you and Hud. We love you both so very much! I can't wait to see what's in store for your next month! We love you Hay baby! Happy Birthday!