My nephew is growing by leaps and bounds. He turns 8 months old on Monday. He is in 12 month clothing…because he is LONG. The 6-9 month stuff fits him around the middle but he’s far too long for them. He can sit up totally unaided and loves to play with his toys. He is also especially fond of taking each block out of the bag- sucking on it for a minute and then going for the next block in the bag until he has emptied the whole back. He also does he same thing with his toys in the toy basket.
He had learned to wave and kinda tries to blow kisses (which mostly means he puts the back of his hand in his mouth and waves the fingers). He loves to put anything and everything straight into his mouth. He rolls all over the place…and kinda crawls somewhat…but if he wants something fast…he’ll roll at it. He is still fascinated with faces. And still LOVES to pull auntie’s hair…especially if its wet. He can feed himself his bottles. He can drink from a cup if you hold it for him. He likes most of his foods he has tried so far…even the garden vegetables and whole wheat pasta I fed him yesterday that smelled really REALLY nasty. Speaking of yesterday- it was also the first day I got a big smile out of him by playing peekaboo.
Most notably though- he has learned the art of the temper tantrum. Take away a toy he was playing with for whatever reason and first he makes a little grunting noise and then flails his arms out and grabs with his hands – which is his own babysign language for GIVE THAT BACK TO ME NOW YOU MEANY!!! Then comes the kicking of the legs and crying. Its quite the show. If you hide something he wants behind your back or next to you or where ever you put it. He is tenacious in looking for it. If its something he wants (he LOVES the DIRECTv remotes because of the colored buttons and also is fascinated by cell phones) he will continue to wiggle about and tip this way and that looking for it.
It’s hard to believe cuz it seems like just yesterday he was willing to just lay in my arms and let me feed him and burp him. And now he wants to feed himself and wiggles around to get down and into things when I am trying to get the burps out!