Thursday, August 19, 2010

8 Months Old!

Dear Eli,

Happy 8 months old sweet boy! And look who can sit on his own!

We are so proud of you! You also have two full teeth on the bottom and 4 partial teeth coming in on top!

We have discovered that the mosquitoes love you almost as much as we do. You attract those little pesky bites much more than any of us do so we are avoiding the backyard for awhile. This summer has been terrible with mosquitoes galore, and then the recent flood doesn't help! Yes, our town flooded last week, but our home was okay. There were many road closings and the water was contaminated so we had to buy a bunch and give you special baths!

Some funny things you are doing include screaming and making growling sounds, especially in your high chair. When you get my attention you just smile and giggle. This isn't very new, you've been doing it for awhile now, but I finally caught it on camera! You prefer to sleep with your blankie covering your face.

I used to pull it down when you were younger but you'd always lift it back up over your head. I am just glad it has holes in it. :) I like that you have a special blankie that you love, like your brother. I think it makes going to bed a lot more enjoyable for you!

Speaking of bedtime, you are usually ready by 6 pm! So we usually put you to bed around 6:30ish and you sleep until 6:30 am! Sometimes even 7! You have been doing that without a peep for the past month now. Oh how we love you! :) You take two naps from about 8:30-10:30 am and 1-3 pm. You really do well when you get enough sleep!

You love to watch big brother Gage, and seem to be much happier when he is nearby. Or when Mommy is nearby. Right now you do not like to be left alone in a room for very long, unless it's in your crib. And that's okay by me, buddy. You are my bright shining little doodlebug, and I love you so! Our prayer for you is that you will grow up confident and secure in who God made in you, which is someone pretty special.

Loving you always,

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