Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zoom! Zoom!

Zoom is what this month has done! Zoom is how you crawl now! Zoom is how fast you have changed! You are eight months old Brennan, and you have had an unbelievable month. You are hardly even the same baby we took on vacation a month ago. Our month started with me going back to work, and you beginning your sitter rotations. We are still settling into this new lifestyle, but you're adjusting pretty well. You and Daddy have a lot of fun on Mondays. One week you went to meet your Granddaddy Swafford, and another week you came to eat lunch with me and my class. Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Nonna and Papa are pretty exciting. You get to play with Maeleigh, visit friends and family, and get out and about a lot. You have been at home on Thursdays and Fridays with Bethany, and seem to enjoy relaxing there.

Your firsts this month have been amazing! I think you thought you needed to grow up real fast since I'm not with you every day. You have started eating finger foods and love puffs, Cheerios, banana pieces, and crackers. Your first two teeth have FINALLY come through. Your eating all kinds of vegetables now, and some meats. You began the month with waving bye-bye. Now you are waving and saying hi, saying ma ma, and da da (all the time). You are also crawling all over the place. You started with an inch worm crawl (raising up on your hands and knees then falling forward over and over). Last weekend you just took off. You have also pulled up on the ottoman and walked several steps around it. When I open the refrigerator you crawl as fast as you can to get to the door shelves. The bottom shelf is now empty :).

It doesn't seem like we have done a whole lot this month. I try to get home as soon as possible every day, and spend as much time with you as possible. It's never enough, but we play and have a lot of fun every day. We celebrated Papa's birthday this month. We also went to Brooks' first birthday party on the 13th. Today we are celebrating Joseph's first birthday at our house with a pool party, so you get a big celebration for your eight month birthday.

You are wearing twelve month clothes now, and weigh just over 20 lbs. Your hair has grown a lot, and is becoming more brown. Most people think you look like Daddy, but at school everyone thought you looked like me. I think you also look like your Granddaddy Swafford in the pictures. Your sleeping hasn't improved a whole lot. I'm ready to just get a big bed for your room, because you apparently really don't like your crib. You are using a big boy car seat in Daddy and Nonna's cars, and don't seem to mind them much. You do love getting into your infant seat in my car and playing with Giraffee, as we call him. You still love music, and often raise your hands and sing during praise and worship time at church. You also like: kids, dogs, the outdoors, going anywhere, greeting us when we get home, eating snacks (and anything else for that matter), being on the floor, and being talked to. You still don't like sleeping alone or loud noises. You are such an easygoing fellow, and smile all the time. You brighten every day! I love you to the moon and back!