As I type Judah is attempting eat an orange peel and the speaker cord - simultaneously.
It took foreeeeeever to get to the sitting up and eating solids stage, but once he hit it he quickly moved to crawling and then pulling up. The transition this month has distinctly made him far more like a little boy.
He is SUCH a boy. He loves cars and climbing and and is such a busy little guy that just somehow oozes "boy" to me. He's so active!
The other day I was laying on the floor and he crawled to me, propped himself up so that he was looking down at my face, and then mashed his little face against mine. So cute - the Judah version of a kiss. I could just eat him up.
He definitely expresses emotion. Excitement when daddy is coming to get him. Anger when we pull him away - again - from the computer keyboard he so desperately wants to bang on. He giggles and gets frustrated and intensely curious and quietly sweet. He's wiggly and active, but I still love those moment right after a nap or in the morning when he first wakes up and just snuggles for a little bit.
I also love that this age is really scheduled. He gets up around the same time every day, he naps twice for a long time (and any sort of outing in the day inevitably interrupts either a nap or bedtime and results in a grumpy baby), and he goes to bed at the same time. He eats regularly and we know how much he eats. I can finally anticipate what's coming next at any point in the day.
And he's still got those soft baby rolls and big blue eyes. These pictures are old - from my newly recovered photo stash that I lost late in the spring.