8.5 Months and Going Strong

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Sometimes just when I start thinking, “Not one more diaper!” Benji does something new or cute that keeps me going. Last night was particularly sleepless and long for us, and waking up at 6:00 am (instead of our usual 6:30 or 7:00) felt exceptionally miserable.

So it’s an especially good thing that Benji started making pffttt noises with his tongue sticking out today, because otherwise I don’t know what would have kept me going today.

On top of that, he’s just started lifting his torso off the ground, clearly a big step (if you will) towards crawling. He’s also started pushing off with his legs more, and the overall forward motion has become much more crawling-like than the earlier swimming-through-air style motion. Continue Reading...