Now onto Spencer: He has 8th teeth, crawls only backwards, can get from his belly to his butt, has started to slowly pull himself up on certain things, still loves his jumper and gets around in his walker faster than I'd like (love that thing when I am in the kitchen), he is obsessed with music and dances all day, he naps most days for 2 hours and sleeps 11 hours at night, he can say mama, dada, papa, bye bye, baby and nana, we're working on doggie and waving.
We will soon start swim classes, I am so excited for that. I grew up in the water (more competitively then leisurely) but, I intend to make sure all my children know how to swim. We will most likely be getting his first haircut before his first birthday, this whole mullet in the back and Justin Bieber in the front isn't working out any more. His newest interest is crawling backwards to his baskets of toys and emptying the whole thing onto the floor, it's like he knows mommy has an annoyance with clutter, haha.
He is definitely all boy and I love every second of this life. Having a son has forever changed me and I intend to soak up every mommy's boy second I can get with him. As I sit here writing this he sits across the room bouncing up and down to Mickey Mouse's hot dog song (sorry if it's stuck in your head now) and I know it's only a matter of time until were running around non-stop all day and the walker and jumper won't help me get cooking or cleaning done in a quick amount of time. Life is changing as we speak, before we know it things are happening, so it makes you wonder... when will be the last; the last time he crawls, the last time he eats puree baby food, the last time he fits into 12 month clothing. I believe these things scare me almost more than all the new firsts that will soon be happening. Cherish every moment you have with your little ones, you never know when they'll do something for the last time or for the first time, so make sure you're present and in the moment and not just going through the motions. I think we can all agree raising kids is hard and tiring and some times the days feel long and everything goes wrong, but in the grand scheme of things it really just goes by too fast, much faster than any of us would like. So go and enjoy your little ones today and if you don't have any little ones yet, go enjoy a nap for the rest of us :)