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Gideon - 8 Months

M(om): Gideon, Merry Christmas! And now is it Boxing Day and you know what else? You are 8 months old!

G(ideon): That is great! And Christmas was so much fun.

M: And there is more to come. So what have you been up to lately?
G: I have really been exploring the world around me. I love to be on my belly and scoot all over. If anything is on the floor, I will get it.

M: You certainly are on the move.

G: I also like to play drums on anything. And I notice that different things make different sounds. Like the drawer under the oven make a different sound than the cupboard next to it.
M: Anything else new?

G: I can sit up all on my own now. That is really helpful for playing the drums. I also like to try new foods. Cereal and applesauce or still my favorite, though. I do like to try and feed myself, which is sometimes more successful than others.

M: It has been fun to see you try all these new things. And it is so nice that you can sit up on your own and that you are also able to go from sitting to you belly without too much trouble. I am also glad that you are sleeping better again at night these days. That makes for a happy mama!

G: And I think it makes me a happier Gideon!


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