Dear Parker -
8 months old already - 2/3 of the way into your first year and you sure seem to be growing up so quick (as always!) And truly, you must be growing because you eat everything in sight. We call you the trash compactor because even when we think you're full, you've always got room for more food. Even though you are totally going to eat us out of house and home, I'll take this over your brother's current pickiness any day! Honestly, I can't even pick something that might be your favorite because you eat it all! As far as table foods you've had spaghetti and pancakes along with the usual fruits and veggies and its all been your favorite!
This month, on the day you turned 8 months old actually, you pulled up to standing all on your own! Most babies crawl first, but not you. Right to standing and I'm not surprised because even when you couldn't get up yourself you still loved to be standing on our laps or where ever. But you are SO CLOSE to crawling I can all but guarantee its going to happen within the week. You get into position, rock back and forth, move your arms, move one leg, and then get stuck. It won't be long until you get that other leg moving for sure! I fear we are going to have to baby proof much more with you then your brother once you're really moving because you want to grab everything in sight and put it in your mouth, which we are so not used to.
Earlier this month you also learned to get yourself into a sitting postion from laying down. This is great when you are playing and fall over because you can get right up. It is extra sad looking though when you are crying in your room and I come in and your sitting up looking at me!
You and your brother are also becoming inseparable lately. You sometimes get a little cranky if you wake up before him from nap and he's not down for you to play with! And he never seems to get tired of playing with you either - its adorable and I love watching you guys together!
We love you so much, Parker, and can't wait to see what you're going to be up to, and in to, next month!