Thursday, December 29, 2011

8 Months!!

I honestly can't believe it.  I keep looking at that title and thinking to myself "that can't be right".  8 months already?  That means in 4 short months my little miracle will be a year old!  It is really unbelievable how fast the time has gone since Sawyer joined our family.  My dad was saying just last night how crazy it is that last year at this time we were still so worried that Sawyer would come early.  I was on very restricted activity and thanking my Father In Heaven every day that Sawyer stayed put!  How were we to know that he would go to 39 weeks and have to practically be pulled out!  I wish I could have known to save myself a lot of stress!  I feel so very fortunate and have to say that this Christmas was the BEST EVER!  I am sure that in the years to come they will only get better but I got the best gift I could have ever imagined this year.  Who cares if the gift arrived 8 months before Christmas!  It was still the best gift under my tree Christmas morning!  I will do an entire post on Christmas with pictures and everything but today I am doing Sawyer's 8 month post... two days late. 

Our little guy is just amazing.  He is funny and smart and of course, adorable in every way.  Just when we think we can't love him any more, all we have to do is look at him and our hearts swell with more love and joy than we ever imagined possible.  He has the sweetest spirit, the most heart melting smile, the very best hugs, and guess what.... he's all mine!  I have been back to work 5 months now and every minute I spend away from Sawyer is still painful.  I hate the thought of someone else getting all the sweet hugs, kisses, smiles and laughs that I should be getting.  I guess if I have to leave him though, he couldn't be in better hands! He adores his babysitters and it's really nice to know that he is being taken good care of. 

He is close to 19 pounds and 30 inches long.

Sawyer has cut his first tooth and the second is right behind it.  Needless to say he's been a little cranky the last few days.  I feel bad for him when he hurts. He is usually such a happy guy and doesn't complain about much at all so when he does I know it's really bothering him.  We try to keep it under control with Acetometiphin and Teething Tablets, those at least help him sleep.  He is going to be cute no matter what but I am sure going to miss that adorable toothless grin! 

He isn't quite crawling yet but does the most adorable inch worm impression I have ever seen.  He lies on his tummy with his arms under him, sticks his cute bum in the air and pushes himself forward.  It gets him where he needs to go and that's all that matters, right?  He does rock back and forth on his hands and knees and has gone backwards a time or two so I think it is coming soon.  I am  not in a hurry for him to be mobile at all!  He can take his time as far as I am concerned!  It's nice to be able to put him down and know that if you walk out of the room for a few minutes, he's likely to stay put! 

Sawyer eats just about anything we give him with the exeption of his green veggies.    He has just started on meats like Turkey and Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Noodle.  We have also been giving him tastes of our food here and there.  I'd love to say that we stay away from sweets but in our family it's just not possible.  Someone is going to give him sweets whether I like it or not.  Daddy is the biggest culprit!  He loves, and I mean LOVES, rootbeer.  He has had little pieces of bread, jello, pumpkin pie, frosting, and of course popsicles.  We have also been giving him the little flavored  Puffs. 

He is sleeping through the night... for the most part (bed at 8, up at 4 or 5 to eat, up again at 6)  He also has 2 short naps throughout the day and one long one.

Sawyer is still wearing 9 month clothes but does fit in some of his 12 month stuff.  He is also still in size 3 diapers but we've been having a few leaks lately so we may start buying size 4 soon. 

He still loves bathtime and gets so excited when he hears the bath running! He loves to splash and play with his bath toys!

Sawyer is starting to learn how to wave bye bye. 

He thinks it is hilarious when mommy eats his fingers or gets his nose.  He loves to grab mommys nose too, he even tries to stick his fingers up there...  eww! 

He gives the best hugs and loves to cuddle.  I hope he doesn't grow out of it anytime soon because I don't know what I'll do when he does!  It is my favorite thing ever! 

I am sure that there is so much more I could add but this is already too long and I still need to add pictures!  We are so proud of our boy and love him more than words can say!!

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