I am always surprised by how fast babies grow the first year. I can't believe Naomi will be 1 yr old in a month! She is getting around on her own by crawling and cruising... i won't be surprised if she is walking by her birthday. We started putting shoes on her when she is outside cruising on things. I was so afraid she would pitch a fit like Nathan did for so long... but she is easily distracted. She has been bare foot up until now. I found some cute stage 2 stride rite shoes for 14$ at an outlet in Phillie and was so proud! She has a bigger foot than i thought b/c the size 4 is not going to fit for long! She is chattering and mimicking so much. She is eating a lot of table food... well just fruit and plain veggies (I am still scared to death about her allergies.) She is doing everything a lot earlier than Nathan. Well there is one thing ... she still has zero teeth and no sign of them. Nathan had four teeth by 8 mos! It is kinda funny.. her smile is still so gummy. She looks kinda like an old woman with her gums, short hair and pot belly. She is so much fun right now and for the most part entertains herself and Nathan.
Nathan too... is growing up. He is in the very, very picky stage of eating. I can list the items he will eat on one hand! He is so active and pretty scrawny. He looks so skinny and cute in his " big boy underware." Oh... we have been attempting potty training. It wasn't a one day miracle... but over the past week he gradually made the transition. He has done great. I think he is highly motivated by the skittles! There usually is an accident once a day... but he gets pretty upset when he doesn't quite make it. So, we will see. It sure would be nice to only invest in diapers for 1.
Eric and I are growing too. Hopefully not too much physically, I am still trying to get this baby weight off! The Lord has taught us a ton right now with people . I am so thankful for where he has us!
Here are some fun pictures from playing outside in the Macon heat.
This is a funny shot... it shows you how flexible he is all in a ball in this basket he likes to fall out of.