Your eighth month was a busy one. You grew in size, and you grew hair! Looks like you're going to be a blondie like your dad, though you've got more growing to do before we know whether you'll have curls like your mom.
We celebrated our first Thanksgiving with you -- there was no problem coming up with what to be thankful for this year! We thought Turkey Day would be as good a day as any to give you your first taste of meat -- in the form of pureed baby food, that is. You seemed pretty excited about your turkey and sweet potato mix. Though right around Thanksgiving, you became markedly less excited about your bottle. Or anything involving breastmilk or formula. Apparently this is just a thing that happens, particularly in babies who have had previous feeding problems. You're old enough now to decide what you do and don't like, and, well, you've decided. So we've had to get, um, creative to find ways to get enough calories and nutrition into you. Some days, it's not too hard. Other days, it looks like this:
We also celebrated our first Iron Bowl with you. Or, well, Mommy celebrated. Daddy pouted a lot when his team lost, but he was somewhat consoled when Mommy let him dress you in your Alabama pajamas that night. During game day, you had to wear your Auburn T-shirt with some Alabama accessories. One day, you must choose. But for now, you can root for both. Or neither. I think you were mostly just rooting for some quality time on the floor, rolling to your heart's content and playing with your very own cell phone that your Grandma and Grandpa brought you when they visited for Thanksgiving.
Also this month, we decided (probably way later than we should have) that you'd gotten too big for your first bathtub, which fit on top of the kitchen sink, so now you sit in a bigger bathtub that goes inside the real bathtub. You get to sit up during your bath, which makes it much easier for you to grab at the washcloths and splash around. So now bathtime is even more fun than you found it before, though a little more ... challenging ... for mom and dad.
It's been cold -- and I mean COLD -- this month, which has presented plenty of opportunities to break out your cute coats and hats. You even saw your first snow this month! We were in downtown Raleigh when the flakes started falling. You seemed unimpressed, but at least you looked cute!