7.27.2010

8 months old...

hi sweet boy!

happy 8 months! this has been the best month with you. we love you more each day which doesn't seem possible, but thank goodness for endless love :) here's what you've been up to:

  • you have a unique personality...you're easy going, go with the flow, but you have a fun, loud, intense side as well. you can go from 0 to 100 faster than anyone i've ever met! you still only cry when you're really sleepy or you're in your car seat. boy, you do not like the car!!
  • you talk all the time, but you're only "real" word is dada. it's the sweetest thing. you start out just flapping your gums then a high-pitched dada comes out. daddy was at ciy when you started saying so we sent him a sound clip and he loved it! you still fake cough when i don't get food to your mouth fast enough.
  • you are a mama's boy, but will still let people hold you for a bit. i feel separation anxiety coming on, and i have a sneaky suspicion that it's going to be fierce!
  • you are into everything!!! that might just be the biggest understatement ever! you crawl everywhere...so fast. you also pull up on everything. you are now starting to cruise the furniture while standing. nothing in your reach is safe.
  • you've also experienced discipline this month. in your mobileness, one of your favorite things has become the outlets and cords. a swat on the hand, a no-no then removing you from the temptation usually do the trick!
  • now that you can get wherever you want to be, you are great at playing by yourself. you also are playing great (or beside) brother. you guys have such a sweet relationship!
  • you still put whatever you can in your mouth, but you're starting to handle toys more.
  • bathtime and changing has gotten better since you don't fight me to flip over...as long as you have something in your mouth!
  • we have not had to deal with any constipation, but you do make the cutest face and grunting while you're going! i'm determined to catch it on the camera :)
  • you love to eat...anything! i'm still making baby food for you, and you eat it great, but in order to keep you from flipping out in restaurants, i feed you whatever is on my plate. you're doing great with textures (rice, beans, bread, pasta!).
  • you like peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, squash, lima beans, apples, blueberries, pears, and peaches. you hate bananas (pureed or mashed) and green beans. you eat a big bowl of oatmeal with fruit each morning, but i also add oatmeal to all your meals.
  • you still nurse 4-5 times each day. you're still loving it and so am i!
  • you and brother finally share a room. i was so worried about y'all waking each other up, but you do great! you still nap in a seperate room. naptime is too important. y'all go to bed around 8, then you wake up about 7 to eat and go back to sleep until 9 or 10 :) most days, you take a 2-3 hour aftenoon nap then a 30 minute cat nap around 6.
  • you wear a size 4 diaper.
  • you wear 12-18 month size clothes and size 2 shoes.

we love you to pieces. you bring so much joy to our little family that it's hard to imagine our lives before you! i love you, ledger :)

love,
mommy
xoxo

3 comments:

Laughlin said...

So Sweet! I wish we were around so our boys could play!

kate said...

Hey...thanks for your sweet words about our baby girl who is on her way! I got my bedding made from a lady on Etsy. It's Amy Butler fabric. If you want more details, let me know!

kate said...

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