Sunday, October 16, 2011

8 Months

Oh me oh my, the eight month mark has passed us by!  Well, to our defense we left town on October 1st and were gone 12 days...that's a post for later time and date.

Yes, Asher is well into eight months and he's on the move.  No well-check this month so we don't have current stats to report but we do have some fun things to share.

Asher has been...

On the move - Our little man is crawling!!!!  Like crazy.  And he also has learned how to sit up on his own, meaning he can go from laying to sitting to crawling to sitting to crawling and so on.  In fact, he thinks this activity is sooooo cool you'll often find him in this sequence instead of playing.  Sitting up has also made bath time more fun.  The newest trend though is pulling up...I recently watched him pull himself up to a standing position using the open dishwasher as support.  I'm in trouble.

Our little mimic - Asher is turing into a little monkey.  He is starting to copy movements and sounds.  His words (most of which only we can identify) include mama, dada, light, more, banana and woof.  He has also learned how to clap, thanks to cousin Bella and is getting the hang of waving!

Eating well - Asher has yet to meet a food he doesn't like...unless it comes in a jar.  Seems starting him out on home cooked meals has caused him to be particular.  Because we were going to be on the road for 12 days this month I knew I couldn't make all his meals so I tried feeding him peas and carrots in a jar.  He rejected both.  On a separate note, he has two bottom teeth and it seems four more on top are coming we'll see an upgrade in his meals here soon.

Expressing an opinion - Seems that Mr.Man is coming into his own.  He actually has an opinion about things and isn't shy about expressing that opinion.  We've seen it most at the end of the day or when you take something out of his hands.  The expression of disapproval doesn't last long but it is quite clear.  On the positive side, he's started to think things are funny and his laugh is just too precious, if you ask me.

All in all, he seems to be right on track with his development.  Everyday he keeps us smiling, laughing, guessing and scratching our noggins as we watch him grow, learn and develop into a little man.  I'll tell you one thing, it is SO FUN to be Asher's parents!