8 Months!

As of today, I officially have an 8 month old.
Oh my goodness little one you grow wayy too fast!!!

If you follow me on IG you will know that we took a little road trip this weekend for Ryan to meet his great grandma & grandpa Powell for the first time! YAY!
 We told Ryan it was his 8 month birthday so he gave us a fist pump for the picture.
Good job little one.
I think generation pictures are the coolest things ever, so we had to get one.
4 generations of Powell boys.
(Good thing we had a boy because my husband is the last male Powell and the name would have ceased to exist which is just terrible)
Ryan just wants to show you his new car-seat in the next picture.
I will be the first to tell you that that thing is a beast.
Check out those head pads. What the heck he is like sitting first class these days.
It's huge!

After a 5.5 hour drive home we celebrated at Ry's favorite place on earth.
He loves swings more than anything.
He is afraid of nothing and goes higher than I do... But seriously.

And for a few facts....RYAN At the ripe age of 8 months:

Has two naps a day and sleeps from about 8:30 PM to 7:30 AM. He is a little rockstar.
He is a champ when it comes to food.
I breastfeed 4 times a day and he eats baby food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
He will eat 2 full containers of baby food (one veggie and one fruit) for both lunch and dinner
and eats oatmeal for breakfast.
The only food he spits back out at me are peaches..who knows why. They do smell funny though so I don't blame him.
He might not be excited about the other foods (like green beans) but he eats them.
He would rather play with a wipe container than his actual toy.
He loves DVD's for some reason and he is just a happy little camper if he can hold one.
Especially that Kung Fu Panda DVD.
Have I mentioned that he's the happiest baby ever?
Well he is.. and he has probably spoiled Aaron and I because it will be a shock to our system if our future babies are really fussy.
Of course he has his days where he wants to be held 99.9 percent of the time but I'm ok with that and for the most part he is the most easy going happy baby.
He goes toward all things daddy.
He loves his daddy.
(OH WAIT.. Check out his head. 
He still rocks a pretty good size bald spot on the back of his head with a little mullet.
It's growing in fast these days though and it makes me sad because that means he's growing up!)
He figured out how to splash in his bath which brings a whole new meaning to bath time.
He blows lots of bubbles but has no sign of any teeth.
Aaron and I both didn't get teeth until we were almost 1 so I guess he is just following in our footsteps.
Like parents like baby.
When in doubt give Ryan Mr. Turtle or his beloved ball.
He will give you that face almost every time.
A couple things about this picture.
Please admire how beautiful the trees are these days. It's so green!! Oh my gosh I love spring.
and the second thing- He doesn't look like it in this picture but he loves his BOB and we go on walks every single day without fail.

He giggles at everything.
It doesn't take a lot for this one to get laughing really hard.
It's the cutest giggle ever and I seriously could just eat him up.
He is my little world and I feel so blessed to be his mommy.
Happy 8 months little one! xoxoIG

Karina Marie Powell


  1. so sweet karina! I love it! I can't believe he is already 8 months!!! Too cute!

  2. You have the cutest baby and family ever! :) I love reading! and your pictures are always adorable!

  3. I am due with a little boy at the end of August and reading your updates gets me so excited thinking about where we will be in a year!! Ryan is so happy and adorable I just can't handle it!!! ;)

  4. What a sweetie pie! My baby boy, Hugo, is about three weeks older than Ryan, such a fun age!

    Do you have any tips on taking road trips with a baby? We are about to embark on a few and I'm worried about how to keep him entertained!

  5. Oh cute! Looks like he's ready to crawl! Honestly you have to baby proof less than you think you do, I bought a bunch of stuff that I didn't start using until Alex was running around the house...mostly the power outlets and more vacuuming for sure as they have bionic eyes and can spot the smallest thing on the carpet!

  6. He is looking so grown up and has so much personality! And that makes me think: my 8 month old probably looks that grown up too! Jealous of your green green trees and shorts. :)

  7. Happy 8 months, big boy! He is SO handsome, Karina! Bear still rocks a little bald spot in back too :( hopefully it'll grow in soon. And what a great little sleeper Ry is, lucky momma!!