Thursday, September 19, 2013

Abe at Eight Months


Abe turned eight months old on Tuesday. Tuesdays are the days we run around like mad all day, and, of course, it was cloudy...I almost bagged the whole thing and waited for Wednesday, but I decided to take a few minutes Tuesday evening and see what I could get. And then I took a few more Wednesday (when it was STILL cloudy) for good measure. So in some of these pictures, Abe is actually eight months and ONE DAY old.

This was a very busy month in baby development. When I posted his pictures last month, he was very, very close to crawling. He had it down within a week or so after hitting seven months, and now there's no stopping him. He also gets up on his hands and feet and crawls that way sometimes instead of on his knees. He's pulling up on everything all the time. He claps! Today I could have sworn he said "doggy" very clearly twice, but I can't get him to do it on command, so it's hard to know for sure. But he's doing lots of fun babbling. He's not so quick with the smiles anymore for people he doesn't know well, but he stares intently at them for the longest time and then occasionally decides to bestow a toothy grin. He started his Music Together classes a few weeks ago, and his teacher says he's the best one in his class. I'm just kidding. She didn't say that at all. But I can tell that's what she's thinking ;).

More pictures!


Best toothy grin I've ever gotten. Too bad there wasn't more light so I could have gotten it a little sharper. Five teeth now. He's working on number six, and it's keeping us all from sleeping nearly as much as we'd like. Stupid tooth! Why do they need so many anyway?!



My baby is a goofy baby.


I put this one in for the arched eyebrow. He does that a lot.


Crawling: mastered! He can even do it one handed when he needs to pick up something to put in his mouth. Which is always.



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22 comments:

  1. ha ha! the intense eye contact totally cracked me up!

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    1. Seriously. It's like he's an alien from another planet sent here to collect data on us ;)

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  2. He is one good looking kid! I have been the recipient of many of those intense stares. I think he saves all his smiles for his mama.

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    1. Aw, you've gotten a few! You'll just have to work harder ;)

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  3. I love the intense eye contact. He is adorable.

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  4. Look at all those expressions. Too sweet for words! Love the one handed crawl. :)

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  5. Look at all that red hair! What a precious child.

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    1. oh, Kenz--you called his hair red! I love you forever now. I spend a lot of time trying to convince myself and others that it's red--though I'm pretty sure strawberry blond is the best we can hope for long term.

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  6. That is some intense eye contact. He wins all staring contests. Cute kid.

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    1. We're thinking of taking him on the road, on the staring contest circuit...win some money for his college fund ;)

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  7. LOL, the first photo with the raised eyebrow had me laughing. Intense eye contact for sure!
    So cute!

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    1. that eyebrow is a continuous source of amusement around here :)

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  8. I love his hair! It's fluffy! Adorable!
    And those eyes! :) Such a sweetie!

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    1. He just all of sudden grew that fluffy duck hair--we love it!

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  9. NOOOOOO! 8 months already!!!?!? How does that happen!!!?! Those pictures of your sweet man are priceless...he should be in commercials...seriously!!! What a doll...Norah is 11 months and I am beside myself! Enjoy your sweet bean friend...gorgeous pics!!!

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    1. Right?! It seems like he was born yesterday!

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  10. One handed crawling and already at the top of his music class. Oh and that eye brow arch. Love it! Abe is the smartest baby I know :) He is so handsome too :)

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    1. We've already been in touch with the admissions office at Harvard. never too early to think about these things ;)

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  11. My ovaries are hurting a little. It only happens with the super cute ones. That I can't hear scream through the interwebs. ;)

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    1. Ha! It's like I always tell Abe: "We love you the most when you're asleep." I guess I probably need to stop telling him that before he's old enough to understand what I'm saying....

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  12. So cute! I love the description "unnervingly intense eye contact." Hilarious!

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  13. his facial expressions are priceless. Love reading about his milestones.

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