Wednesday, May 9, 2012

8 months

Okay so this is a little over two weeks late, but the important thing is I am getting to it now right? Now that we are pretty much settled, I feel like we can breathe a bit easier and I have time to enjoy being a mom again. I can play with the kids or lie down with them during nap time without feeling like I should be doing something to help us get packed!
Anyway here's what our little man has been up to this month:

  • Wears 12 month clothes in nearly everything but has some 18 month items as well
  • Moved into size 4 diapers because the size 3's were cutting into his hunky thighs
  • He has perfected his wave. It's the most adorable back and forth wave, He does it on cue whenever someone says hi. He should be in parades because of how cute it is.
  • He can officially pull himself up into a siting position.
  • Crawling is here. It's a one armed pull across the floor. We call it the wounded army man crawl, but he isn't rolling to get around anymore.
  • He weighs at least 20 pounds (so says my parents' scale.)
  • We have a talker now. He says "ball", "dada" and something that sounds pretty close to "dog". But I'd say that ball was his first word.
  • He bonked his head pretty good yesterday and know has a giant purple bruise on his forehead
  • He loves food still. Eating solids 2-3 times a day. And he nurses about 5-7 times a day. He has stopped biting for the most part, but if he gets startled he will chomp down.
  • We are on a 3 naps a day schedule. He generally takes 2 long ones and a short evening nap.
  • Andrew now attempts to pull up on anything and everything. Most of the time he only gets to his knees, but there have been a few times where he has gotten a foot underneath him as well.
  • He's also really loud still. Lots of yells, screeches, and squawking.
  • Within the last few days he's learned to click his tongue and loves to do it all the time. He gets really excited when someone does it back to him.
  • Sleep is becoming a struggle, for some reason he decided to stop sleeping through the night but we are working on it.
It's crazy to think of how much he's changed already since birth. This age is my favorite for babies. This is when personalities really blossom and a sense of routine emerges.  Right now I am loving how happy and easy going my little guy is and how he meshes well within our family. It's truly amazing to look at him and see the little gears turning in his head and watching his reactions to the things around him. I'm really attempting to soak it all up this time (not always successfully) because I know how quickly they turn into toddlers this time around!

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