For the last week, Charlie has been SO cuddly and snuggly. I love when he curls up, lays his head on my chest and sucks his thumb. There is nothing sweeter, and he usually does this when he’s tired or needing comfort. But it’s happened more frequently in the last week or so, and I’m enjoying it while this lasts.
There is something so fun about 8 months – Charlie is still very much a baby, but he is such a solid little squishy mass. He’s a substantial little guy who rests easily on my hip and likes to be wherever I go.
The picture above shows how long his hair was getting. Then we chopped it off… sorry Charlie. His hair is still thin in some areas and I felt like it was shaggy in other spots, so hopefully more will continue to grow and his head won’t freeze this winter.
I love the way he sits in the chair, with his legs sticking straight out.
I hope those arm rolls stay a while longer :)
Looking up at a balloon:
You can sort of see Charlie’s first tooth in the picture below. The second tooth on the bottom broke through this week, which has made Charlie’s naps and nighttime sleep all out of whack. I try to let him cry it out, but last night/early this morning he cried from 4 a.m. until 4:45 a.m. (I was awake that entire time, just listening to him scream) and finally gave in, went in and fed him, and thankfully Charlie went back to sleep until 7. Then for naps today he had a very hard time settling down and going to sleep, even though he was tired. My head hurts at the end of the day when he’s been crying so much, poor guy. Teething seems worse with Charlie than it was with Eli.
Charlie pulls up on anything and everything.
Here he is in the sweater my mom knit when Eli was a baby.
And just for fun – below are three pictures of Eli at 8 months. Lately people have been telling me that Charlie is looking more and more like Eli. I see the similarities, but think they still have distinct differences in how they look.
I get teary looking through these pictures… but it’s fun too. Brings back lots of fun memories!
There’s lots more to post, but I’d better get to bed in case Charlie’s up sometime soon… :)