8 months with henry grant

Eight months sounds like a long time ago, and yet somehow, you're already that old. You’re still a baby but I know that soon we’ll blink and you’ll suddenly be a toddler. You’re sitting up on your own more and scooting all day long. Today you’ve done several push-ups and I can tell your legs will follow suit soon. 

Over the past two months your eating has dramatically improved. We no longer dread feeding time and you’re getting closer to the fifth percentile for weight! Without fail, every time we give you your first bite of solid food you get this highly skeptical look on your face like you’re just sure it’s going to taste awful. 

You have a nose like daddy and get stuffed up easily. You HATE having your boogers sucked out and scream so loud our ears hurt afterwards. You’re wearing 6-9 month and 6-12 month size clothes. Baby Gap and Carter’s seem to fit you the best. Mommy loves getting you dressed up for church and thrifting clothes for you at Other Mothers.

Sesame Street is your favorite show. You can’t live without your Baby Einstein rattle or Cloud Island lovie. You love any toy that lights up or makes noise. Everybody did very well with your Christmas presents this year although I’m sure you would have been just as happy with only the wrapping paper and gift bags. 

Nothing wears you out like bouncing in your Baby Einstein bouncer. You’d bounce all day if you had the strength. You still don’t like taking naps in your crib and always prefer to sleep on someone. You love petting Zoey and pulling Brinkley’s hair. 

It's already apparent that spending time with your brothers brings your little spirit great joy. Your ears perk up and you get a big smile on your face when we FaceTime them during the week. This past Saturday you started showing a lot of interest in their toys, much to Aiden's chagrin. 

You never hold still for diaper changes anymore and laugh in mommy’s face when she tells you “no”. You love grabbing daddy’s beard and glasses. You’ve had your helmet for 1.5 months now and are making good progress. We’re only doing PT once a month now and will probably be done soon. 

You love to “sing”, especially when I sing to you. On Sunday you were singing so loud on the changing table in the bathroom daddy could hear you all the way in the cultural hall. You talk to us all day long and love to smile and giggle. You’re a happy boy and it shows. 

Henry Grant, thank you for being the best thing to come out of 2020. We love you so much!

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