Wednesday, June 16, 2010

8 Months

You are eight months old! 3/4 of a year! Wow.

Look how big you have gotten! I am not sure how much you weigh but you have filled out so much recently! I would guess that is because you take five bottles a day, sometimes totalling 35 ounces AND you are eating 4 containers of baby food, 2 at lunch and 2 at dinner. I have given you a sippy cup and you mainly play with it.

I have a hard time getting you to eat green foods. You gag with green beans and avacado and you barely tolerate peas. You love squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, mango and pears. Sometimes you will eat bananas. You eat so much orange stuff, your nose now has an orange tint to it! You love biter biscuits and get goo all over yourself when you have one and you SCREAM if you drop it and can't find it.

You are wearing some 6 month clothes, some 9 month and a few 12 or 18 month things. You are wearing a size 3 diaper and your belly has gotten so round recently I don't know how much longer you will fit in those!

Your hair has grown a lot in the last month and it is hard to tell what color it will be. It mainly seems to be light brown but there is quite a bit of blonde and gold mixed in and sometimes it looks red. Your right eye still has a blocked tear duct and I made an appointment for you to see an opthamologist in August. I am hoping it will decide to open on it's own before then, but if not I suppose we will have to get it probed. :( Either way I can't wait for it to clear up. You get very annoyed with me cleaning it.

You have become so busy lately. You roll everywhere and can push yourself backward with your feet when you are on your back. You do a decent job at sitting up though you are still quite wobbly. When you are on your belly you raise your arms and legs and squirm so it looks like you are swimming. I haven't seen you try to get up on your knees yet but I doubt it will be long. Just tonight you rolled over to your bumbo and were trying to pull up on it. Then in the bathtub you flipped yourself out of your mesh seat. I was right there, of course, and caught you before your head got close to the water but you surprised me!

You love to smile at me and daddy and Will. You also smile big for Ms. Honey. Most other people you are sort of cautious with and aren't as free with your sweet grins. When I come to pick you up from Ms. Honey's or the church nursery, you usually smile at me then fuss until I have you in my arms. You are pretty much a momma's boy and I am totally fine with that! Speaking of the church nursery, you nearly got kicked out again last Sunday. After church you were being held out in the hallway. I think there is just too much going on in there for you to relax so you get aggitated.

You are generally calm and happy, but do throw some fits when we do something unthoughtful like take the remote from you after you have stolen it. You get downright mad. It is kind of funny to watch because as soon as you get what you want back, the tears stop.

You are still sleeping through the night!!! We usually put you in your crib between 7:30 and 9:00 depending on how the day/evening went and you sleep until 6:30 and 8:30. You take 2 or 3 naps during the day, lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

You don't have any teeth yet and I hope you will get them soon! You have had bouts of crankiness and lots of drooling and chewing on things. I feel some bumps on your gums so we may see them break through soon!
We love you so much and you are such a precious addition to our family!


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