Sunday, June 3, 2012

8 Months

8 months.  Sheesh.  It's really going a lot faster this time around.

Sleeping - It had improved quite a bit until we went away for Memorial Day weekend.  He slept very poorly when he knew I was sleeping only 1 foot away from him.  Then, he came home from vacation with a runny nose.  He's going to bed around 7-7:30p.  He usually wakes up at least twice - usually around 10:30p and 3:30a.  Before vacation he was going to bed around 7:30 and would awaken once around 2a.  Sometimes he would sleep all night!  He's usually up for the day between 6-7a; generally closer to 6 than 7.  We moved him into his crib shortly after he turned 7 months old.  We stopped swaddling a day or so after because he was rolling over and becoming unswaddled.  I didn't like the loose blanket in the crib with him.  Now he happily sleeps in a sleep sack on his stomach.  He takes two naps a day.  The morning one is usually around 8 or 9 and is about 1 hour long.  His afternoon nap is around 12:30-1 and is about 1.5-2 hours long.  Both of these are not very good timing for when we move to camp this week.  Our cabin this year is a little bit out of Central Area, so I'm not going to want to leave him there when I go to the dining hall.  Hopefully he does alright with moving naps back a bit.  He's going to have to go straight to bed from dinner.  I don't think I'll be able to hang out on the staff porch during evening programming much this year!

Size - No official stats until next month.  He's finally fitting into some 6-9 month clothes and a small handful of 6-12 month.  He rarely wears shoes, but 0-6 or size 2 still fit.  He's cut three teeth this month!  The two front bottom teeth and one front top.  He probably could wear size 2 diapers, but we made the switch to size 3 so I don't get stuck with a large box of diapers that he's outgrown.

Food - He eat baby purees for lunch and dinner.  He usually has "lunch" around 11ish and dinner around 4:30p.  He loves puffs, yogurt melts, blueberries, raspberries and crackers.  He had a popsicle this month too.  He'll also eat bread and wants anything Tillie has.  He thinks broccoli and cheese are okay.  Some days he likes Baby MumMums.  We're still breastfeeding and he still won't take a bottle.  Occasionally when I'm working my mom can get him to take a few sips from a sippy cup.  He goes a couple of hours without nursing.  I don't really pay attention to the time.  I basically still feed on demand, but it's not constantly (like it was when he was a month old.)

Movement - He sits like a champ.  He can reach over and grab things without toppling over.  He's a rock star in the jumperoo.  If I stand him up next to the couch or the side of the crib he can stand, but he always tries to show off and just use one hand to hold on, so he falls over pretty quickly.  He thinks he's hot suff when he's doing this, though.  He doesn't try to crawl, but he's all over his crib.  He's in a different place every time I get him.

Playing - He's making a lot of sounds - mama, baba, dada, yaya.  He likes to play peek-a-boo.  His favorite toys are rubber spatulas, Duplo Legos, and anything he's not supposed to have.  He loves to be outside where he always tries to eat the grass.  He's very much a Mama's boy, but he'll deal with Daddy and Grandma.


Anonymous said...

How are you finding the amber necklace? Is it as magical as I've heard it to be?

Amber Lynn said...

He really doesn't have that much trouble with teeth. He's crabby for one day/night with each one. I have no idea if that's because of the necklace, but I'm not taking it off to find out!