August 27, 2008
So big you are. So big. You easily stand up by yourself now and cruise along the furniture holding on with one hand. You have taken a few unassisted shaky steps. I can't get a photo of these maneuvers though because as soon as the camera comes out, you quickly come to try and take it from me.
You said your first real word too. 8 months old and talking? Crazy. I've always played peek-a-boo with you and you love it. One day you took a blanket and held it up to my face then you took it down and said, "BOO!". You say it all the time now. We went to the store together and you were sitting in the cart. I dropped something and bent down to pick it up. You peeked down at me and when I stood up you said, "BOO!". If I pretend I'm sleeping you cover my face with the blanket and pull it away to yell, "Boo!" at me. Today you just started playing boo with every curtain and door and covering things with blankets and then dramatically uncovering them. You may be a little obsessed. I love it. Boo to you baby.
I love your feet Milo. You use them so much…like a monkey. When I'm trying to rock you to sleep you kick the heck out of my arms as you fight sleep. You use your little toes to ground into my arm muscles. When you are sitting enthralled with some object, you curl your little toes in -concentration toes.
In addition to waking up 4+ times a night you have decided that you would like to be awake at 3/4 am and stay up for a couple of hours. Fun. We've tried all sorts of schedule changes to make this stop, but nothing has worked. I guess this is just your clock.
I can't get shopping done very quickly with you because everyone wants to talk to you and you reward them with your bright eyes and your crinkly nose smile. As soon as we finish chatting with one person, another one comes up.
You are at the age where you are taking all of Keely's things. She is not too happy about that. She tells you, "Noooooo, Milo! You MAY not!" You don't care at all. You've got no respect for her authority, man. Sometimes she picks you up and moves you somewhere else, but you always go back to her things.
You also love to go in places that we don't want you in, like the bathrooms. We try to keep the doors closed, but if we forget, you hightail it in there. You zip over to the toilet and begin flushing it over and over. Then, you go to the toilet paper and unroll it. Keely never did these things so this is new territory. I don't recall having to chase her around so much. You are an adventurous explorer baby.
Your mommy loves you so much.
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