In honor of Teagan turning 8 months old today….I thought I’d post a photo of him at 8 days old….

oh man….has he changed a lot….8 months old, just a quick snap on our way out the door this morning….

it’s amazing how big he is, how fun he is.  and how those things make me so happy, and so sad, at the same time.  seeing him grow makes my heart swell and ache, all at once.  i am sure it’s the “this is my last baby” reality sinking in.  but i’m not sure how he got so big, so fast.  he’s my happy baby.  he’s so chill, much more so than ty or taryn even thought about being LOL.  we were due!  he’s just happy to be here.  even when he’s sick, or teething, or hungry, he lets you know, and then he goes right back to being happy again.  he’s everywhere, into everything.  especially if it involves his sister.  if it belongs to her, it is interesting.  he attacks magazines with all his might, he loves to pat Ty on the head and he can get an amazing distance when he throws his pacifier across the room, sometimes it lands in an entirely different room all together.  he loves it when taryn sings to him in the car and he has a wave that strongly resembles a crazy person riding a bull and swinging their arm.  he gives big wet kisses that usually require a towel when you get one, but we all still ask for them every single day.  he’s a snuggler, a lay his head down on your shoulder and look up at you with those big blue eyes and a grin, snuggler.  he just started to forgo the army crawl and get up on all fours.  exploring the house is a sport, but all roads lead to his sister’s room.  it makes me sad, but he’s starting to loose the mohawk.  he’s getting white blond hair in the back and on the sides.  no teeth, but we expected that, ty and taryn got teeth late too.  ok by me since I’m nursing and i love a little toothless grin.  there is a lot of stradtner in him.  the stradtner scowl….they all do it!  and just like taryn and jase, he sticks his little tongue out when he’s concentrating or thinking really hard.  i love it.  i love him.