Warm and windy. We had lunch and a trip to the playground. Jude climbed a big tree and Fox took his first ride on a swing.
He’s eight months old! My goodness, the time has gone by so quickly. On his 8 month birthday, he crawled for the first time, which was amazing. It was so exciting to see him put it all together. Fox has so much personality. He laughs when you tickle his belly, he’s always impatient to eat, and loves to people watch. He loves touching Joe’s face or pulling Jude’s curls. When he’s really happy, he does this “double kick,” both his legs come down at the same time. He’s got two little baby teeth coming in on the bottom.
I can tell now that he can crawl, things are going to be more exciting around here. Last night, he crawled on top of his toys so he could reach Jude’s plate on the coffee table. This boy is resourceful.
We had the day off from school today (it was supposed to ice, but really it’s just cold and beautiful outside), so I have had a chance to take a lot of pictures of Fox and Jude playing in the house today.
I thought by February, Fox would be crawling, but I think the fact that he was sick for almost two weeks in January didn’t really give him the energy to try new things. We got lots of laughs from this little guy this month. We also tried giving him more solid foods, like Baby Mum-Mums and some pureed fruits and veggies. Sometimes, even if he wasn’t eating, we would still put him in the high chair with us for family dinner. Poor little guy got sick one more time, but luckily it wasn’t as long or as bad as it was in January. Maybe we can blame it on the constantly changing Texas weather.
We also went to our first family dance at Jude’s school. I think Fox was a little overwhelmed at first, with all the lights and loud music, but he eventually settled in to it. Jude had a great time, running around and chasing balloons. He was giving Joe a hard time because he wasn’t dancing and we had to tell him that his dad feels shy about that, which Jude thought was funny.
I usually try to take a picture of Fox on the 4th of every month. It was very dark and overcast that day, so I didn’t get any good ones. The one I did get was basically him telling me that he was tired and wanted to go to bed.
But the next day, he was rested and ready for his photo shoot.
This last picture isn’t in focus and has bad lighting, but he looks so mischievous, I had to include it.
Well, I will be honest. Things got really crazy in our lives right after the holidays. Some things were sad or stressful and some things were good and delightful, so I got really behind on sharing our pictures. But I am glad that I manged to keep taking pictures of this growing guy.
At 6 months old, he was gaining more balance and starting to play more. He really enjoyed being in the toy that holds him upright and allows him to swivel. He was army crawling everywhere; he was actually quite fast. He got very sick twice during the month, which was hard on everyone. He was grouchy and his sleep was disrupted. He just wasn’t himself. But, luckily at the end of the month, it was all good news. His baby cousin, Calliope was born. We went to visit her at the hospital and it was amazing to see the difference between a newborn and a 6 month old.
Take a look at my little handsome.
Fox turned 5 months old a few weeks ago. It’s crazy to see how time is accelerating; he seems to be changing and growing every day. Fox definitely seems to be developing his own personality. He loves to laugh. He coos and babbles often. It almost seems like he’s telling us about his day. He can roll over and I can tell he wants to crawl. He’s certainly doing a lot of kicking and we often find him in new spots on the floor. Joe says his favorite thing is when he sees Fox first thing in the morning and he smiles a big smile that is just for his daddy. I love his little laugh, it’s so infectious. If Jude dances for Fox, he will be giggling non-stop for the whole performance.