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Mind/Body After Baby: Month 8

  • July 21, 2015
  • By Brittany
Mind/Body After Baby: Month 8

Hi there!  Here we are, Month 8.  I feel like the days are flying by and my little tiny newborn has grown so much.  Everyday is a new adventure and a new development!  Here’s what is going on in Month 8!


The little man has SUCH a personality.  He makes me crack up on a continuous basis!

cooper in a basket

Like, for instance, when he was in a basket.  I mean really!  His faces are hilarious and I love it when he all of a sudden makes a load primal noise in approval. 

cooper swimming

He has become such a water baby.  I enrolled him in swim lessons and he LOVES it.  The games are so fun and he splashes around in the pool happily going after toys.  We are working on kicking and scooping the water.  He also laughs like a crazy man when I put him in the shallow waves at the beach.

cooper at the farm 1

See more love for the water.  It is so funny because he used to hate having a bath and now anytime he is near water it’s like “YAY!”

cooper at the farm 2

I was absolutely flabbergasted when we took him to the farm and he understood the concept of petting and touching the animals.  He also thought hair pulling was acceptable but he does that to me so…it’s a work in progress.

He is such an active little boy, he is constantly crawling and pulling himself up and sitting and trying to stand.  It’s like he just wants to move all.the.time!

cooper library

Everything is about exploring and trying out his new skills.  I hold out my hands and he pulls himself right up.  Then I’ll grab his hands and “walk” him around.  He mostly understands the concept until he picks up both his feet into a sitting position and just hangs there.  I’m laughing at the image as I type this!

cooper 8 months

This little boy is really the light of my and the Hubs’ life.  Not to mention his grandparents!

cooper cutie


When I was about 9 months pregnant I honestly never thought I would hit pre-pregnancy ever again.  But, this summer is totally kicking my butt!  Between teaching, my own workouts and trying out new studios, I’ve pretty much made it back to my pre-pregnancy shape.  The only thing that is still really different is my stomach.  It just is a little . . . loose.  I’m not sure it will ever change but for the most part I feel like I look good and I feel really strong.  I think I need to do some more cardio to get my endurance back but on the overall, I would say I’m fit!


Readers, where does the time go?  What do you have on your plate this week?

[bctt tweet=”Mind/Body After Baby. Month 8 means LOTS of personality!”]

By Brittany, July 21, 2015
  • Allie
    July 21, 2015

    This is one of THE best times in your life and I love seeing how much your enjoying it! He is absolutely adorable and OMG those faces. Enjoy every moment and know that it only gets better!

  • Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life
    July 21, 2015

    Little Cooper is too darn cute!! Love the pics of him in the basket! It’s crazy to think that both of our boys our 8 months old already!!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    July 21, 2015

    Cooper is just such a cutie!! I love when he wears hats! It sounds like you’re at a really fun time with him. I’m sure you’re enjoying motherhood right now!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    July 21, 2015

    Love the pictures of him in the water! He’s clearly having a blast.

  • Courtney
    July 21, 2015

    I wish I would have tracked my mind/body after baby in some form, just to see the progression. I gained 60lbs with my first, and I never thought I would see pre-pregnancy weight again. After my 3rd, I adopted a low-crap diet and I’m at my high school weight. Now the focus shifts to quality sleep, energy to chase them, and strength. Not the number on a pair of jeans.

  • Holly
    July 22, 2015

    In the moment, time may seem so real and vivid–time really transpires more rapidly each day until looking backward at time it is a video or thumbnail sequence of love and beauty. Enjoy every moment and look backward fondly.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    July 22, 2015

    oh this makes me SO happy!! Love the pic of him waving and smiling. So Sweet!! Yes the personality has only just begun. Time is moving so fast!!

  • Carly @ Fine Fit Day
    July 27, 2015

    oh he is ADORABLE!! And those faces he makes – what a cheeky sweetheart. You look fabulous mama and I’m so glad you’re feeling good. Random question – is your swimsuit Athleta? I think I have the same one!

    • FitBritt
      July 27, 2015

      Thanks Carly! No, it is actually Nike and it is really really old! I think it might be reaching the end of its run. 🙂

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