It has been a while since I have given a good update on our baby boy! It is amazing how much he is growing and changing every day. Matthew turned 8 months old on the 5th. He is such a happy baby. I can't take him out without someone commenting on that and his big beautiful smile. He is such the little flirt. He has FOUR teeth now and loves to show them off. He got them early and likes to grow them in pairs. He got his first 2 at 5 months and the second 2 at 7 months. So he should probably be getting another couple in the next few weeks by his routine :)
I weaned Matthew last month. I think it was harder on me than it was on him. He hardly skipped a beat. Eric is enjoying being able to help with it more.....especially since he is sleeping through the night now! Really Matthew would much rather we just plop a big ole steak down on his tray. He LOVES to eat. He really likes trying to feed himself too. He has been self feeding with Puffs and little chunks of fruit and is really pretty good at it. We will start to do more finger foods when he turns 9 months. Goodbye pureed baby food!
The real shake up in the household came about a month ago when Matthew started crawling. He went from rocking to rocketing across the floor over night. We thought we had the house sufficiently babyproofed and he quickly prooved us wrong. Every day I find something else I need to move out of his reach - then he reaches a little higher. He is already pulling up and I am afraid that he will walking before we know it! Here is a video I shot this morning of him crawling around. He was enjoying playing with his big brother and big sister away at school.