I know this is meant to be a blog about kids and food, but in reality I also started the blog as a bit of a personal outlet.  And since I tend to be a bit of an open book (maybe too much sometimes), it means I will also be blogging about my life in general .  Kids Heart Real Food is  a place to chronicle my journey of raising a kid…and there is definitely a lot more to it than just feeding him.

Soooo, let’s talk about Tyson at 8 months!

I’ve seen this done on a couple of blogs as a way to record the fun new developments with the baby from month to month.  It’s amazing how things can change in a matter of weeks – or days even – and how easily you forget what they were like only a month or two ago.  I find I am always just so caught up in what’s he is doing right at this moment, that it is difficult to remember all the little things that  made me laugh not so long ago.

I wish I had started doing this when he was born, but better late than never. And I thought I better get this post up now since he is actually turning 9 months old very shortly.

Here are a some of the things I want to remember about Tyson at 8 months old:

  • Favourite foods: Parsnips, peaches
  • Most hated foods: Plums (weird, I know!), avocado
  • Favourite songs:  “I’m a Little Teapot”, “The Wheels on the Bus” and of course, “The Animal Sounds Song”.  These are guaranteed to make him smile or at least stop him from crying for the duration of the song.
  • How he pulls himself up on EVERYTHING – tables, boxes, toys, your legs.  He just wants to stand-up.  And hang out there.  Until he falls and smacks his head of course.
  • How he likes to sit on his knees and play.  And how he thinks he can balance there like a big boy.  Until he falls and smacks his head of course.
  • How his hair is starting to grow just over his ears.  It’s like he is overdue for a haircut, with the irony being that he has never had one.
  • How he just babbles away about nothing.  There are no words, just high-pitched babbles.  He’s actually pretty soft-spoken in his babbling…for now anyways.
  • How he waves to himself by opening and closing his hand.  We’re not sure if he is actually waving or has just figured out that he can move his own fingers, but he definitely fascinates himself.
  • How he smiles at every silly or goofy sound or action you make.  And how he gives smiles away for free to anyone who wants one!
  • When you walk into his room and he is standing in the crib looking at you.  He’s usually screaming at the top of his lungs, but it’s still cute.
  • How he usually is so squirmy, but when you lay down with a book he will just lay on your chest very calmly and listen to the story.  I really hope this one lasts!
  • How scared he is of the food processor or magic bullet or hairdryer.  He goes into instant hysterics.  Poor guy.
  • How he gives big, wet, open-mouthed kisses.
  • How he loves to watch the toilet flush.
  • How his pinches your arm when he holds onto you so tightly.
  • His scrunchy face – which he only brings out once in a while now.
  • His stubborn attitude – which he gets from his dad 🙂
  • How he hugs his froggie when he goes to sleep.
  • How his hugs make my heart melt (I think this one might be on the list every month)

Thanks for letting me be a sappy mama.  I’m sure in a few years I will come back to read these posts and get a little choked up.

Stay tuned for my next post where I will talk about Tyson starting solids!

For parents out there, do you find that your kids are changing so quickly that you forget what they were doing at the last stage?

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