|This was what I saw when I walked back in the room from the wedding (on the way to the reception)....|
Drew was so content!!
Other than that, we've been busy with work and watching Drew grow. Speaking of which, our 'unchartered waters' are referring to his newfound ability to MOVE. He isn't technically crawling yet, but he is non-stop. On the changing table, I am constantly working on my wrestling moves to hold him on his back. He will flip over in a nanosecond and try to climb down to his drawers......or to the end of the changing table where the lotion, etc is. I flip him over probably 4 times in one standard diaper change. Bless whoever has to change him that isn't use to his new trick. AND, he was 8 months old as of yesterday. WHAT? Seriously though, he gets cuter and cuter everyday. His personality is hilarious and I love that he enjoys life so much. His new tricks are his circus act on the changing table, literally jumping into the crawling position in his crib when we walk in the room, starting to pull up on the crib, spinning on his belly to get toys, saying "Ma-ma-ma-ma" or "Ga-Ga-Ga-Ga". A few times, I've heard "Da-Da-Da" but the "G" sound is prominent. He is starting to talk back to you (imitate) which is hilarious because he seems to say things with such authority as though he knows exactly what he wants and can't wait for us to figure him out. We will soon! His two teeth on the bottom are still the only two but I swear the top two must be close because he is drooling buckets and loves chewing on tough toys. His eating his incredible.....loves to eat every meal and is still very satisfied with whatever I give him. I mean, every vegetable or fruit I can think of/find and yogurt. I've tried him on some chunkier foods (Stage 3) and the consistency gets him rattled, but if I include some other "normal" foods he will take it all down like a champ. I've also let him try with some finger foods (cheerios, puffs, yogurt bites, etc) and although we spent a week cleaning up more than he ate, he is getting really good at it! That is probably his favorite part of meal time.....so i make sure we give him that AFTER he has eaten is regular meal. His "pinchers" are working on both hands so he can successfully feed himself finger foods regardless of which hand it is in. I love to see his independence and have noticed a remarkable difference in two weeks of just letting him "play" with the finger foods. One of these days before it gets cold, I'm going to let him "play" with his food outside to see how good he is at feeding himself. If nothing else, I'll get some cute pictures.
October will be busy for us so I'll try to keep up and post what I can....this weekend we are heading up to Chapel Hill for the UNC/VaTech game.....probably won't even go in, but will try to swing through campus, visit a friends tailgate and see a few folks before heading back to my brothers house to hang out with Grey and Cam. The following weekend is the opening of gun season so I'll be around with Drew while David is in the woods. I think we have a break the following weekend, then the last weekend in October, I'm leaving Drew at home with David and I am taking a group of kids to the Tour of Champions in Charlotte, then to a team building ropes course/camp out. It is going to be a great time and I am so looking forward to it!! In the meantime, here are some IG pics that make me smile.....