Micah’s eight-month update!
Micah… or should I say mommy’s shadow is 8 months today! When I say the attachment is REAL… I mean it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in love with how much this little human loves his mama. There’s no greater feeling. Not even the feeling of a full night’s sleep *chuckles*. The only issue I have with it is the dramatic crying when I can’t be with him. As much as I’m aware it’s totally fake, and it really is, it still hurts my heart. We’re in a stage where I’m trying to get him to understand that mommy also has things she needs to do, so if that means cry it out… that’s what will have to happen.
As the letter board says, he is always on the move. Always. If we hold his hands to “walk” with him, he runs. Those little legs move SO fast and he laughs with all of his might. Y’all… I don’t know what my life will be like when he starts walking. Even though I spend my days chasing after this little fast crawler and it can be exhausting, I thank God for him exactly the way he is. I know without a double he will do some amazing things in life and I’m honored to have a front row seat to watch it all happen.
Eating has been such a fun part of our day and probably Micah’s favorite part of everyday lol. This boy can EAT and it seems like he’s never full, he just takes breaks between meals. I’m surprised he’s not bigger because he will eat anything. If you take long between feeding him, he will freak out and open his mouth like “HURRY UP!”, or at least that’s what I imagine he’s saying. If you know my husband, you know where he gets his appetite from. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat. But this is ALL Gerald II (and the original Gerald — they all eat).
Although I don’t like how fast time passes, I’m enjoying watching him grow. He changes so much every week, it’s amazing. I feel like he doesn’t even have a baby face anymore; he looks like a little boy and I can’t take it. Everywhere we go, people stop us to say how beautiful he is — they act as though they haven’t seen anyone this beautiful lol and it’s incredible. I love seeing God’s love literally shinning through his sparkling eyes. I just love this little man.
At eight months, Micah:
Weighs: 19lbs [approx.]
”Stands at”: 25.5 in [approx.]
Wears: 6-9 mo clothing + size 3 diaper
Loves: mommy — just mommy. It doesn’t matter if it’s busy mommy, sleeping mommy, cooking mommy, on the phone mommy. He just loves mommy all the time. I’m trying to make sure he doesn’t feel like I don’t want to be with him while I put him down or give him to someone else to watch him so I can do things like brush my teeth in peace lol. I understand that this might be a phase but it might not be. So, I’m taking it in and enjoying how attached he is while it lasts.
Hates: missing out on anything. If you’re around him telling a story, he will sit there and look at you to pay attention. If you’re eating, he will stare at your food and reach out to grab it no matter what it takes. He wants to grab everything, eat everything, be part of every conversation. I love his attentiveness and his determination! It’ll take him very far. He certainly doesn’t take “no” for an answer lol.