Wednesday, February 3, 2010

8 Months...and on the move!

James is eight months old and keeping us on our toes. He is so much fun and makes us laugh all the time. We think he is looking more and more like Mandy, but every now and then we see some facial expressions of Justin. James can't sit still any more. Here are some attempts of his eight month pose. It took two tries on two different days for us to finally get a decent picture!

Day 1, Attempt 1

Day 1, Attempt 2

Day 1, Attempt 3

Day 2, Attempt 1

Day 2, Attempt 2

Well, he is not smiling, but it will do!


James has been having a little trouble with napping lately, because he has been trying to fall asleep sitting up!!! I lay him down, and then I watch him through the video monitor as he rolls over, sits up, plays with his pacis and lovie, and then after twenty minutes starts nodding off... while sitting up!! (hmmm.. who does that sound like? Maybe his mommy?) I feel so bad for him watching him do this. Sometimes he finally lies back down to sleep. Other times he just finally gets so tired that he falls face forward and sleeps with his head between his legs. So pitiful.

I took this picure of James through our monitor. He is nodding off at this point... I could tell because he started swaying back and forth and then "catching himself" so he wouldn't fall over.

Here are some random pictures we took throughout month 7 through 8.

Famous Kramer position.

James pulling himself up on his knees to see what is on the table.

He always claps when he is happy about something :)

Hmmmm... what can I get in to now?

Having fun in the hall way, riding in his Radio Flyer

Daddy had fun too!

Our sweet pea

James is eating really good as of lately. He eats sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, green peas, green beans, mixed veges, zucchini, pears, apples, mixed fruit, mashed bananas, yogurt, beef, puffs, and cheerios. He also still loves his rice cereal and oatmeal. He eats his solids three times a day.

James still sleeps best when he puts his puppy lovie over his face

Practicing my sippy cup!

Sooo big!

Practing being on our hands and knees.

I helped James practice a little bit with crawling because I could see how badly he wanted to do it! Justin kept telling me, "Are you sure you want to do that... you know it will change everything!"

Well, sure enough... the day came! James is officially crawling! He is just adorable and so happy now that he can get around. I went for a 6 mile run while it all happened. Justin was watching James and actually got it on video! I am so glad Justin got to see James crawl, because in just a couple of days I was headed to Texas with James to see my sister and her new baby.


  1. Mandy, these pics are so great! I know everyone has told you this, but enjoy every minute, before you know it he'll be 11 like my firstborn! It seems like you are. My 4th, Eva, walked at 18 months (!!!!) when Ross went out of town. Justin was telling Kramer to move, but I think Kramer was the motivation to crawl!! :) Have a good day. I should let the kids see this.

  2. Oh my gosh - great blog!!! Loved all the pictures - you had so many and they were all so good. The video is hillarious. Julianna and I just kept laughing. So cool that Justin captured that and wow - I just can't believe he's crawling already. You're right, things will be different now!! Love you guys!

  3. Way to go, James!!!! So proud of him! He is just adorable and getting so old!

  4. Love this and miss you all in our lives!! Let's get together soon!