Hunter is a little over 8 months now and it is hard to believe he is the same baby we brought home a short while ago. We won't know his exact weight until his 9 month well baby check up on September 28th, but I would guess he would be about 23 pounds and 30-31 inches now. When I see him in his crib he looks so big and long unlike the first time we laid him down in there at 4 weeks old. He was so tiny compared to the crib and was firmly stationed in the middle of the crib within a positioner. Now he has free reign of the crib and moves all over at night. My favorite time of the day is first thing in the morning. I will hear him babble to himself or playing with his feet. He will normally stand up and start hollering mamama or dadadada when he is ready to be picked up. When I walk in there, he will immediately put on a big toothy smile and giggle. It's the best thing in the world to feel irreplaceable.
Daniel switches to day shift on September 2nd and I CAN'T WAIT!!! I hate going to sleep alone and hearing every little noise in the house and wondering what if. This October, Daniel will have been in the sheriff's department for 2 years so if he wants he can now transfer to another department. He's also taking night classes through the sheriff's department to further his college degree.
Quick tidbit about me...my new work schedule will be starting September 12th. I'm sooo excited!! I'll be working Thu/Fri 11-8pm and Sat 9-6 so I'll be off Sun-Wed to spend with my baby boy and to have more sit down meals with hubs.
So what's new with Hunter you may be asking...he has tried all stage 1 and 2 foods except for the meat in a jar. Meat in a jar makes me gag so we are planning on waiting until his top teeth come in a little further and then we are going to have Hunter self-feed himself chopped up turkey, ham, and chicken. He is also feeding himself pea sized pears, apples, cantelope, and Gerber puffs. He crawls everywhere and continues to climb on anything and everything. He can stand by himself for a few seconds, but hasn't taken any steps yet. I can see it in his eyes sometimes that he wants to move, but doesn't know how to. Toby and Hunter have such a fun time together. Toby gives kisses and Hunter is trying to learn how to pet nice. :) I can't believe that in less then 4 months, we will be celebrating his first birthday. HOLY MOLY!!! We are already starting to plan, but I know it will be bittersweet when that day arrives. My baby boy is growing up!!