Eight Months Old

The older Jake gets, the harder it is to take these pictures!! So I apologize in advance for what you’re about to see. I didn’t think it’d be that difficult to get a good picture of him sitting all nice and polite-like.

Goober-like is more like it!

Jake, at 8 months you:

-are mischevious! (see below)

-are pulling up constantly and moving sideways along things. You also move from toy to toy. You especially love walking along the edges of the coffee table.

-are slowly figuring out this crawling thing. We have a semi-army crawl. Actually, it’s more of the lazy man’s scoot, but we’re getting there!

-have your two bottom teeth

-are starting to like fruits more and vegetables less

-love feeding yourself. You’re good with Puffs, cheese, yogurt melts, bananas, graham crackers, and Ritz crackers. They mostly all make it in your mouth!

-Weigh around 16.5 lbs

-love to read books!

-are very curious about your surroundings!

-are saying “Dada” and we sometimes hear other sounds like “Baaaaaaa” and maaaybe “Mama”

-do not sit still. You are constantly going. Constantly.

-Did I mention you are always up to no good? :)

-wear 9 month clothes

-Get milk 4 times a day and eat solids 3 times a day

-Create a ton of dirty diapers (go easy on us, ok??)

-have quite the temper if you don’t get what you want!

-are very clingy. You love your Mommy & Daddy and there are a select few people who can hold you without the waterworks turning on.

-are a pretty happy kid, as long as you get your sleep!

-take two 2 hour naps a day (sometimes more, sometimes a little less)

-sleep 7pm to 7am

-love your LeapFrog Musical table, your Fisher Price singing stage, balls, cell phones, remote controls, water bottles, and the camera.

-are the love of our life!

Finally…sitting still!

As I mentioned, I started my part-time teaching job this past week. I love it so far! Jake has been playing with Macie & Lexi in the mornings while I’m gone. From what he tells me, he’s having a great time. He’s a pretty tough guy, braving all the pink and frilly ruffles found in their home…as long as he doesn’t come home in a tutu, I think we’re doing alright!


When I picked him up yesterday, I noticed there was something slightly different with his hair…

And I mean, what do you expect? When you leave fresh meat with a house full of girls, they’re bound to play beauty parlor…

Rock ‘n Roll buddy!

And I just thought this next picture was funny. I asked Seth to take a picture of the both of us. And when I loaded them I saw about 5 pictures of Jake and just my legs. Oh well, you get the idea!

He loves to climb all over us!

Eight months have FLOWN by. I can’t believe we will be celebrating his first birthday soon! Maybe if we don’t acknowledge it, he won’t technically have to be ONE.

I’ll think about it…

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