Sunday, September 29, 2013

Beach Day

I'm catching up on old posts.

We had a particularly gorgeous weekend a few weeks ago, so I declared it was time to head to the beach.  Unfortunatley, Richie came down with a cold during the night, so he had to stay home with Daddy.  (I couldn't make Anthony miss a fun day just because brother was sick.)

It was a fabulous day.  We saw dolphins and seals.  He played in the water, played in the sand, walked on the beach exploring, found shells and made new friends.

Perfect day at the beach.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eight Months Old!

 Richie is eight months old today!

  He's learned a lot in the last month.  He went from being a nervous sitter (who'd flop over quickly) to a sturdy sitter and can push himself to sitting like a pro.  Today he pulled himself to standing for the first time.  He can also stand while holding on to one hand.

  He's also achieved mobility.  He doesn't exactly crawl, but he certainly moved around.  His favorite destination is whatever Anthony is doing.  I predict that his first words will be "No Richard!"

  He's quite fond of baby mush.  He'll eat anywhere between 1 and 3 meals a day, depending on whether he's awake when we're eating.  If he's at the table with us, I like to have him eat a meal, too.  We've been experimenting with actual solids and he isn't really ready for them yet, though he does like to gnaw on melon slices.

  No babbling yet, but he certainly makes a lot of other sounds.  I figure he's been working hard on gross motor skills and babies can only learn one major thing at a time.  Hopefully babbling will come soon.

I'm not sure how much he weighs, but he's outgrown his 3-6 month clothes.  The 6-12 month size is enormous, though.

  We're working on the sleep thing.  'Nuff said.
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