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  1. He and Julia would be the best of friends, I just know it. She, too, is cruising on all the furniture and masterfully plans her descent to sitting. She also is showing some signs of separation anxiety, but I think it’s when she’s really tired. He’s the cutest little nugget! This age is so fun. It’s almost hard to remember what it was like those first couple of months. Hopefully we can get our babes together sooner or later. 🙂

  2. such a little man! too cute 😉

    I hear you on the veggies – it’s still a struggle for me. And the nursing stuff will work itself out — you’ll know when he’s ready to drop them — sounds like you already do.

    We actually still do bedtime and morning – but I think it’s about time to drop the morning. I’m sure the night will be the last to go and he doesn’t seem to be ready for that any time soon. I never, EVER thought I’d still be nursing at almost 16 months but if being a mother has taught me one thing, it’s that I will never judge another mama 😉

    You are doing such a great job with him, Mama!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @thedailybalance, I agree that motherhood has taught me to never judge another mama. And I think it’s awesome that you’re still nursing and letting bean be in control of weaning.

  3. Sabrina, he is precious! I love reading your updates and seeing how Raffi is progressing, as well as how your life is changing with his! 🙂

  4. Cutie pie!!

    I have a little girl the same age (born 9/19) and she’s not even close to pulling herself up. She wants to crawl so badly but just hasn’t quite figured it out yet. She’s a talker though! Funny how different each baby is. On the veggie issue, we do cucumber, roasted bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut, sweet potato & carrots. Never tried eggplant, good idea!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Jessie @ Graze With Me, Seems like she is a typical girl (verbal first) and he’s a typical boy (physical first)! What is she saying? I can’t wait for him to say lots of purposeful words. Do you give the cucumber in slices and does she gag and spit some out or not? Squash/zucchini is a good idea. I tried it once a long time ago and haven’t since. I’ll try again! Thanks!

      • @RhodeyGirlTests,
        She’s said Hi, Mama, Baba and Papa so far and is so close to saying Cat. We have two cats and every time she sees one she yells out “Caaaaaa!”

        I slice and peel the cucumber and she usually sucks out the middle soft part and leaves the rest. I also cut up some into cubes and she’ll eat those too but I think she swallows them whole??? So I cut them up really tiny.

  5. He has such a little personality, I love it! So cute!

    M is all over the place too, crawling so fast and pulling up on absolutely everything. Its exhausting keeping up with them!

    ps What kind of activity table is that? We are in the market for one.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Hallie,It’s the Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Station, Doodle Bugs. Raffi hasn’t figured out how to run around it in the seat it comes with, but he loves to stand and walk around it and play with everything.

  6. hahaha the coughing video is SOOOOOOOO cute! i love reading about how he’s growing, and i seriously cannot believe it’s been 8 months!

  7. Delurking. I totally agree with you on the 8 month transition! And my almost 1 year old (yikes!) says lots of things – “da da,” “ba ba,” “dis” (this), and “dat” (that) – but NO “ma ma!” She seems to be stumpted by the “m” sound!

  8. I just discovered your blog (through Duchess of Fork), and our boys are the same age! So fun, right? My Sam is a crawler, a cruiser, and a climber, too. He loves to eat and babble and I can’t wait to get him in the water for the first time … this weekend! Love your blog and can’t wait to follow along with Raffi.

  9. amyjogo

    He is flat out cute! My nephew lived with us until he was 3. Kids are amazing no matter the age but I really enjoyed all the snuggles and jibber jabber.

  10. amyjogo

    And now I’m emotional remembering all those many nights. So sweet.

  11. Sounds like he’s doing so well! 8 months IS fun. I saw some other veggie suggestions above, but also thought I’d mention SPINACH. I buy those big bags that will steam in the microwave, and my son will demolish handfuls of it.

  12. april

    hi! where did you get your suit? do you like it? i am looking for a one-piece that is comfortable…I am tall so I need a lot of coverage. great update!

  13. Viv

    I noticed he’s wearing cloth diapers in some of the pics, have you started using them? How do you like them? My boy just turned 8 months and we’ve been using cloth all this time, but since he started on solids, his diapers are a little harder to clean.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Viv, I just started using them in the last month, and we only use them when he’s awake and I know he won’t poop. He has constipation issues so I know what days I can and can’t use them, and if I think he’s going to poop I change him into a disposable. Wimpy, I know!

  14. Hi! I was looking at your schedule. Are you nursing and feeding your son food for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Or, is that just listing the times you get to eat your meals?

    • Rhodeygirl

      @linda, I nurse him about 5 times a day and also give him breakfast lunch and dinner. I realize that the schedule is missing the bedtime feeding which happens after the bath. I hope this helps.

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