7 & 8 month old Gavin

Okay-I wrote This section of Gavin at 7 months like a month ago, but never got around to posting.---(So i'm not going to change anything from it..)

We've all been pretty sick so this post is like a week late. BUT, Gavin started crawling at like 6 1/2 months. He's trying fast to catch up to his big brother. Not only is he crawling but he pulls up on everything and slowly walks/wobbles as he holds on to couches. Ah. Baby proofing is SO ANNOYING with stairs!! This kid already climbs the stairs and gets there so fast. We need to invest in some good baby gates.

Gavin was doing really good with solids--and then got sick and refused EVERYTHING except breastfeeding. My milk is running out so this was a problem. We made it through and now he's working back up to eating more solids and bottles. He HATES medicine. We can't do anything to keep him from spitting it out.

He's starting to freak out during diaper changes. ALREADY? He cries and tries to get away right when we lay him down. So we have to make sure to have a toy or a cracker ready for him.

Gavin loves to play. He's always looking for toys or his big brother to play with. He's also always looking for any crumbs on the floor. I swear I vacuum like 3 times a day and he still manages to find something.

He has pretty much perfected his sad cry and his slow crawl when he wants me to hold him. It's pathetic. I can't resist when he comes to me like that.

I'm pretty sure he's going to have brain damage. With Liam pushing him over all the time and his obsession with growing up, he's always falling and hitting his head. Poor guy.

Gavin fits comfortably into 12 month clothes. Most 9 month ones are way too small. He's also getting hair. He already doesn't have a shiny head anymore.

Gavin is crazy. He's all over the place. I feel like all I'm doing all day is chasing him around the house, making sure he doesn't fall down the stairs or eat something he's not supposed to. With Liam around, it's impossible to keep anything picked up.
Gavin is trying to stand up on his own. He holds onto the couch or whatever he uses to get up and then lets go and tries to balance. It's pretty funny.
I think he would always be eating if he could. He loves using his hands to eat. I think he prefers that over being fed baby food.
Already suffers from separation anxiety.
Gavin has one tooth!
We've been working on baby sign language. So far he hasn't signed back to me, but he always smiles when I sign to him during mealtime.
This kid loves the bath.
SOMETIMES will sleep through the night. But I can't always count on it. When he wakes up he'll cry for like an hour. UGH.
His skin has been really dry lately, especially on his hands where he sucks on them. Haha.
He still pulls hair ALL THE TIME. Poor Liam has been victim to Gavin's incredible grip at least once a day. Haha..

Some of my favorite things:
Gavin LOVES his big brother. I love catching them playing together. I'll be doing dishes or something and then go look for the kids, and they are almost always together. Gavin follows Liam around and Liam always tells Gavin to follow him.
He's a little explorer.
Smiley baby.

Every time he gets excited he kicks his legs and arms and like jumps with his whole body. (For example, when he wakes up in the morning or from his nap he can't stop from flailing his limbs for like 20 minutes) And he still gets that "shy" thing where he buries his face into my neck when someone says hi to him or talks to him. SO CUTE.

Anyway--I hope to catch up on the last couple months, but we'll see if that happens.

We LOVE you Gavin. Keep being cute.