Calvin Andrew | Eight Months

Your eighth month (for the record I do these posts of his month of life, he turns 8 months at the end of the month. It confuses me!) was a great one. Thanksgiving and the big news is that I gave notice at my job to become a full-time stay at home mom! So you’ll be seeing a lot more of me Cal.

Reading, or really doing anything, with Dada and Grant is a favorite.

Pre-bedtime books.

Morning snuggles, showing off all our chins.

And just hanging out together.You boys are starting to imitate each other more. Laying in the same positions.

I had to prop you up for this but you both sat together for quite awhile!

The biggest news is that you FINALLY started sleeping 12 hours at night! You weren’t even needing to nurse but the middle of the night waking seemed like it would go on forever. Until, finally, you took some oatmeal mixed with milk before bedtime. After a day or two of that you started sleeping, right at 7.5 months old. Bonus fact: this is the precise same age your brother started sleeping through the night. Third child is questionable…

You are not so interested in solids. We had to recruit some help…

‘Your brother was always a good eater and it’s pretty funny to hear him baffled by your lack of interest in FOOD.Cal we simply cannot imagine our family without you. You are so sweet and becoming increasingly vocal and playful.


Calvin Andrew | Seven Months

Yikes I need to finish these blog posts. To capture my darling second child’s milestones? Well, yes. But really because I have so many other things I want to blog about but refuse to until poor Cal is caught up!

[I promise we love you Cal]

Month seven. I was traveling a lot for work so only have a few photos from our “real” camera.

You are becoming a little “person.” Interested in all the things happening around you.dsc05159

Unfortunately you are often confined to the stroller for many of these “things.” Thank goodness you for the most part are very complacent.  We went to the pumpkin farm on a chilly October day.dsc05161

Proof that you were there!


You and your brother are becoming so attached. Grant calls you Calvin, which is darling since the rest of us all refer to you as Cal.img_7855img_7987img_8012

We spent time with family, including my dad. My dad experienced a severe stroke a few months before Cal was born so looking back on this picture is special.

Most exciting, you started to crawl! Just after completing month six you started crawling. Interestingly, this is exactly when Grant started crawling too. Guess it’s genetic!


You love your jumper. Hate solid food [no seriously we just gave up on it for a few weeks because you were gagging so much]. Still wake up once at night, but we’re getting closer, I can feel it. No teeth, but I’ve been saying “oh he’s teething” since like two months so at some point it will be true 🙂 You are happy and sweet, quiet and determined. We’ll keep you around!