Brady is 8 months old!

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Happy 8 months to our sweet Brady boy!

Brady weighs 17 lbs, 9 oz and he still has only 2 teeth...almost 5. I swear those 3 on the top are SO CLOSE to coming in. He is teething constantly and they are just about to break through the gums! He is in size 3 diapers and wears size 6-9 month clothes, but wears some 9-12 month clothes depending on the brand/store. He looks so much bigger to me these days....I feel like I am noticing a big difference in his size since last month, especially his weight when I hold him. Maybe I just need to lift more weights...

Brady can now sit without assistance and loves to sit in the shopping cart! He likes to hold his bottle like a big boy and is on the verge of crawling any day now. He, of course, was sick this past month with a cold, but nothing that could take away this boy's smile. And he celebrated his 8 month birthday with a stomach bug which we are going through right now. It's awful. Brady sleeps through the night, but not consistently, and we are still working on sleeping in the crib every single night. It's definitely a work in progress. When he sleeps in his crib he sleeps on his tummy, which makes this first time mama very nervous! But our pediatrician has assured me that since he can roll over and lift his head well, then we have nothing to worry about. This kid hates sleeping on his back!

We are using baby sign language on a daily basis, but obviously Brady doesn't have the fine motor skills to use it himself yet. Brady has started eating pureed meats, which he actually loves...I was surprised. And he has also started mashed up foods, like banana and avocado. This baby boy LOVES his food, but loves his mama even more. He clings to me after daycare until bedtime and in any social situation.

We celebrated Brady's first Easter in San Antonio with Eric's family this year and we had a great time, even though Brady had no idea what was going on! We got to meet our new niece, Harper, visit with lots of family, and enjoy worship at Eric's parent's church.

Brady likes: eating, drinking from a straw, talking, riding in the shopping cart, rubber ducks, reading books, watching videos of himself, Snapchat, eating his feet, and fake coughing to get attention.

Brady dislikes: sleeping flat on his back and that he can't walk yet.

Brady is so happy 90% of the time and his smile lights up a room! I love that he brings people so much joy...we love you sweet boy!!

Brady is 7 months old!

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Brady is 7 months old!!

He weighs 17 lbs, is 28 inches long, and has 2 teeth (almost 5!). He is now in size 3 diapers and still in 6-9 month clothes. He is a champion eater in the baby food department and LOVES blueberries, mangos, and purple carrots (??). Unfortunately, Brady has been sick 2 times this past month with the same thing...bronchiolitis, which is no fun at all. He has to have breathing treatments a couple times a day and he is absolutely miserable at night, which is a bad combo with the teething he has been having.

Brady can roll over from back to front now, he can sit up by himself (for the most part), and he loves to drink water from a straw cup or an open cup! We are still working on the straw. Being a speech therapist, I am trying to avoid sippy cups at all costs just because of oral motor development. So I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help him learn to drink from a straw. And he loves working on it! He likes to take drinks of water from a straw and from my cups. Already stealing my drinks!

Brady had his first "haircut" this month by Eric. His hair grows down over his ears and makes him look a little bit like a girl, so Eric took his trimmers to it! Brady's personality is really starting to come through and I love it!! It is so much fun being his mama. He has started to understand "no" thanks to lots of pulling on the dogs hair and on Eric and I's neck. And he is beginning to understand the word "gentle" when petting the dogs. Still a work in progress. We have started using some baby sign language with him, just introducing it. Obviously he won't be able to use it himself yet...

Playing around at daycare

The sleeping still hasn't gotten much better. We are working on transitioning to the crib, but it's hit or miss most nights. His daycare teachers have been helping out by working on the crib while he is at daycare, which has helped a little! It's a work in progress for sure!

Brady likes: bath time, riding in the golf cart at Nana & Pawpaw's house, being outside, his puppy dogs, his football lovie, going to daycare (but also when I pick him up), blueberry, mango, and drinking from an open cup.

Brady dislikes: having a stuffy nose and when mommy leaves the room. {Seriously, there isn't much this kid is unhappy about!}

With his cousin, Amelia

With his cousin, Ty-Ty

With his cousin, Abigail

I can't believe Brady will be ONE year old in 5 months! We love our boy and love watching him grow!! It is such a blessing being his parents :)