8 months?!?! Really where is the time going? 8 months just sounds so old. You're only a few months away from ONE! I honestly don't want to think about it. Time is just going way too fast. I feel like this month has been really busy. You are learning and doing so much!
Taking your monthly pictures each month is not my favorite. They never come out well and I don't think they ever capture the real you but I feel like I need to finish out the next few months. I did it for your brother and I need to see it through with you. But, these pictures from today are just not my favorites. (Sorry, they are cute because they are you though.) You didn't want to take them and they don't show my happy lovey little man. Thankfully, I take tons of pictures (get ready, the bottom of this post is full of them). Here are a couple outtakes from this morning. Crying and trying to watch TV. :)
You are about 17 to 18 lbs, we think, and wearing mostly 9 months clothes with a few 6 month and a few 12 months. You are wearing size 3 diapers.
You have started a very very high pitch scream. I call it your bird call. You do it when you want to get our attention, happy, sad or mad.
You are nursing four times a day and you have three solid meals a day and you have tasted just about everything out there. Fruits are your favorite but you will eat anything.
You have just started trying table food. A fry was your first real food but since then you've tried goldfish, waffle, banana, tater tots, rice crispies, english muffin, and baked potato. You also like baby puffs. You don't like the baby wagon wheels or the mum mums anymore. I love to watch you chew. You chew like you have a mouthful!
You have tried formula at Nanny's. Shes still mixing it with Mommy's milk but you don't seem to mind it. You are loosing a little interest with nursing at times. If there's too much going on around your you want to watch that instead of eat.
You are now joining us when we go out to eat in a highchair at restaurants.
You had your first ride in the swing outside and you love it!!!
Just a couple days ago you started clapping and you are sure proud of that!
If you are really tired you will nap in your pack and play. (Mommy still loves to hold you and I have the time so I usually hold you through your 2nd nap, the longest nap, while brother's napping as well.)
You are waving. I don't think you are waving at anyone though.
You are trying out a sippie with water. You're not too sure about it.
You are getting to be a little independent. You love your exersaucer, bouncy, and walker but I can also sit you on the floor with a toy and you'll play. You aren't crawling but if you want something you wiggle yourself over to it by getting onto your tummy.
In the mornings, when we are all feeling lazy, you come and lay with us in our bed. Sometimes you fall asleep sometimes you just lay around with us.
You laugh so hard at your brother. When he gets a little rough with you, you laugh.
You have two teeth!
You are still a happy little guy, as long as someone is holding you. You get a little fussy and wiggly because you want to get down and play but you want to be held at the same time. Sometimes you just don't know what you want. You like to play with us right next to you or at least in your sight. After playing for a little bit you're ready to be held and carried around. You are so happy being held and walked around.
You are 100% a mommas boy! If I come in the room you reach for me and fuss for me even if you were happy.
You babble and talk all the time.
As far as sleeping, at the beginning of the month you were waking up two or three times a week in the night. Now, it seems you're getting up 6 to 7 nights a week. Sometimes once, sometimes twice.You usually fall back asleep pretty quickly but when you wake up we usually cuddle for about 30 minutes to an hour. You also been waking up wet through your diaper. I'm sure this, but mostly your new teeth are playing a part in you waking up. Your brother went through a phase like this. I sure hope this is a phase for you.
When we lay you down we have to keep our hand on you for a few seconds. You wake yourself up as soon as you lay down stretching or rolling over so it usually takes a time or two get you down.
We had quite a scare three nights ago when you woke up with a barking cough. It ended up being Croup. It was so very scary for mommy and daddy but even between barking coughs you were happy. With a dose of medicine in you, you were back to your old self with in 30 minutes.
Here's a look at how your day goes...
6 am-7am up, 7am-8am nurse, 8:30 breakfast, play and nap for about an hour, 11:30am lunch, 12pm-12:30pm nurse, nap for about 1.5 to 2 hours, play play play, 4pm nurse, play, 6:30pm dinner, play, bath, 7:30pm-8pm nurse, 8pm-8:30pm bed
Now, for complete (CUTIE) picture overload...
Chase Race we all love you so much.