I seriously can't believe that my little man is 8 months old now. Even though I can't believe he is that old, at the same time, it has been a very long 8 months of life for him, spent transitioning between the hospital and our home.
Kimble is still refusing to eat baby food. We are beginning some Occupational Therapy at home, to help him with his oral aversion. Although, he has made progress this past week. He will hold a spoon to his mouth now, which is huge. Also, I dipped his binkie in some peaches the other day, and he actually sucked on it a bit, before he spit it out. It's all progress! The exception to all of this, is that he loves the little puff cereal that dissolves in his mouth. He'll sit in his little countertop high chair and eat those as fast as I put them in his mouth. The other day, after he was done eating, he fell asleep in his little chair, as I was making dinner. He is just too sweet!
Kimble still takes great naps in his carseat. He eats about five times throughout the night. He takes about three naps a day. He still sleeps right next to me, in my bed. He babbles a lot (ooohs and aaahs) but no consonant sounds yet, like mama or dada, although I'm always saying it to him.
Kimble loves to put his binkie in his mouth, and seems to prefer it sideways, or upside down. He rubs his feet together like he's a grasshopper, or a cricket rubbing his wings together. He has yet to grab his feet and play with them, but he knows they're there...he'll grab them one of these days.
All in all, Kimble is adored by all. We are so happy to have him with us.