Axel is eight months old!
We finally had two teeth pop through! He seemed to have some teething relief, but has also been sick for most of the month. I'm hoping once he is healthy that night times will go better, but this month has been difficult for us both. He gets frustrated when he can't breathe while latching. Sometimes that causes him to bite me which is obviously not great. He is also experiencing pretty extreme separation anxiety and completely freaks out when I put him in the co-sleeper. I'm so tired that I haven't tried to fight it. Axel sleeps with us in the bed now.
He is crawling all over the place and is very happy about it. Axel absolutely loves having the freedom to get around on his own as long as I am within sight. If I am not, he will come find me. Other things he loved this last month are playing with dad, eating foods with his hands, and percussion. He is always happy to hear drums or clapping. It doesn't matter his mood, that will always cheer him up.
Axel is starting to really enjoy playing with Pearl, even when she gets a little rough. He has toughened up a bit and she is better understanding the need to be gentle so they are finding a good balance. Pearl worries about him when he cries and sweetly apologizes if she does something to cause his tears. She is also becoming protective and threw herself in front of him as a tiny human shield in an attempt to save him from a vaccination. She was adorable and brave. He took it like a champ which calmed her down. I was so proud of them both.
See how much he has grown!