Monday, July 19, 2010

8 Months!

My little baby is slowly transitioning into being a toddler each and every day. There are moments where I look at him and just think, "you look so old!" It's been so much fun around here this last month. He's so funny and will do anything to get a laugh. It's almost creepy how much he is like his father; I see Jony in everything that Jeffrey does. He's starting to interact a whole lot more and showing affection, which I love! It's going to be hard for 8 months to top 7 (a, I bet if something sounding a bit like 'ma-ma' came out, it totally would)!

8 Month Stats:

  • he is now 17lbs! He's obviously started growing after being pretty stagnant for so long. By our inaccurate measurements, he's about 30 inches. 
  • his clothes are all over the place- he can wear some 3-6, mostly 6 month, and is now in some 6-9/9 month clothes. 
  • Naps are still doing really well. Nighttime still has room for improvement. He still goes down easy, but he wakes up quite a bit. Thankfully, they're easy wakes- just eats and passes back out. I'd still love to not have to do that, but oh well.I'm typically getting about 4 hour stretches. The major issue is that he doesn't go to bed until 1am sometimes. We're working on that.
  • Food is going amazingly. He's eating any and everything that we give to him. Of course, some still doesn't make it all the way into the stomach, but he tries. Some new foods he's been eating: yogurt, sausage, chicken, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, broccoli, pasta noodles, corn, squash, and parsnips. Probably more, but I can't think of anything else.
  • has one tooth and one about to pop through the gums! Bottom right one and the left one is a-coming.
  • standing unassisted for up to 30 seconds or so!
  • sits on his knees or squats in the middle of the floor to play
  • loves climbing through and under things (if you can't see him, he's under the table)
  • love to have conversations! We call it the "bah" game; he makes a sound and we mimic it. He gives you the most hilarious look if you don't do it right, too. This is pretty much constant.
  • wants to walk everywhere holding our hands. He's been able to do this for forever it seems like, but now he expects to do it
  • can flip light-switches on and off
  • is able to put the rings back on his ring stacker AND does them in the correct order about half the time
  • is able to put the circle piece back in his puzzle
  • playing with Coco, our dog, is his favorite pastime. Coco will bring him a toy, and he'll hold it and laugh while she tugs on it. I've probably fainted from the adorableness a million times.

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