Friday, May 2, 2008

Growing Up

There are days when my heart is a little sad because I realize how fast my sweet boy is growing up. Usually, looking at pictures is when I really see it. Since I'm with Thomas all the time his growth doesn't seem as dramatic, until I see a picture of a few months ago. I was reminded once again how much he has grown when I put him in the swing a couple of days ago while I was washing windows. He is almost too big for the swing now! He doesn't just lay back anymore, but is often sitting up and looking around. Seeing how big he is reminded me of a picture I took of him at about 7 weeks old. I decided I would take some pictures of him now at 8 months old in the swing and have a comparison. Oh, how my boy has grown!

Thomas at 7 weeks.

Thomas at 8 months.

Thomas isn't crawling yet, and doesn't seem to even want to crawl! I put him on his tummy and he just looks at me as if to say, "Okay, Mom what's next?" I am even putting toys that he likes just out of his reach, and while he will try to reach his arms for them, he won't move his body. If I stand him up holding on to something, he does okay, but he doesn't know how to get from a sitting position to a standing position. He may not be very advanced with his physical skills, but verbally he is doing great. He loves to talk and says, "Ba Ba, Da Da, Ma Ma" and all kind of sounds we can't understand! He can wave bye-bye and claps his hands too.

To be honest, I have been a little concerned at the lack of his mobility, but from everything I've read, he is doing okay. I'm just trying to give him more tummy time and remembering that it won't be long before I'm following him around the house!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

They do grow fast don't they! Don't worry about where he is at all! All babies are different and he will do things on his time table. Gabriel is very mobile but has just recently started to babble. Getting around is more important that talking to him. My brother in law (8 months old) sounds more like Thomas than Gabriel. He gets around but he doesn't crawl... he scoots or something! He's a cutie, Dianna!