Well Freddy is getting up there in age. He just turned 8 months on Sunday and is motoring along. It seems he’s reaching all the milestones Henry did at the same time of the year, only he’s two months younger than Henry was at the time. I mean just yesterday his first tooth popped out. Almost exactly two years to the day that Henry got his first tooth.
He’s cruising along like crazy and seems like he can’t stop moving. He gets obsessed with certain objects or items and can’t move on from that. We have a tiny hole in our dry wall where our baby gate used to go (Henry so graciously ripped it out of the wall). Well Freddy is crazy intense with that hole. He’ll seek it out wherever he is in the house and if we’re not paying attention, he shoves his finger in there and tries to make the hole bigger.
I’m constantly finding stuff in his mouth. Like all the time. My poor little second child. Henry never was left to stray long enough to find something to shove in his mouth. Not so for Freddy. I’ve found dirt in there, plastic, pine needles, leaves, dog food. I scoop it out but he does get a taste for it. He also thinks Ginger’s food bowl is a communal dish. I have to keep Ginger’s water elevated so that he doesn’t splash around in it.
Let’s see, what else. He’s deep into the 8 month seperation anxiety mode. He’ll be crawling around following me, crying, begging to be picked up. Often while I’m busy making dinner, cleaning etc. If I leave the room, he cries bloody murder until I return.
On the positive side though, he’s probably the easiest, friendliest baby. When he’s not freaking out away from me, he’s pretty chill. He loves food but hates baby food so we’ve been doing Baby Led Weaning and it’s been great. Hands free, no need to to spoon feed him. He loves to laugh at Henry. Chris and I can’t get the same laughs out of him as Henry does. Sometimes it’s hilarious, other times not so much, like when Henry is misbehaving. Freddy’s laughter and clapping just encourages him to continue acting out.
The best thing about this little guy is he’s a cuddler. He just loves to burrow into you to cuddle and will squeeze you tight. I’m pretty crazy about the little guy.