Sunday, July 7, 2013

8 Months


Happy 8 Month Birthday! It's so weird to think that in just 4 short months, we will be celebrating 1 whole year!

This month has brought a lot of good & bad firsts for you. Let's get right to it!

Sleep. Let's just say, it's not much better than last month. You still wake up anywhere from 1-3 times a night, with the first being anywhere from 11pm, to 2am. You go to sleep at 8-9 pm, wake up at (usually) 1 for a bottle, then again at 4 or 5, then sleep until 6. You take 2-3 naps through out the day. One long nap in the morning & afternoon, then a short nap in the evening. Sometimes, you phase out that evening nap. You still stay awake between 2-4 hours in between your naps. Again, next time we have this little sleep chat, maybe you'll be sleeping through the night! Hear that buddy? Ha! 

You are into everything! We really need to baby proof the house, but we just haven't yet & we keep a close eye on you. You are pulling up on the couch, army crawling like a champ, & are so incredibly close to crawling! You can get somewhere/something fast if we let you army crawl. You are quick! You say "dadadadada" but we don't think you correlate it with daddy just yet. We're (well, I'm) working on you saying "mama" but it just hasn't happened yet! Come on, bubby! You sit like a pro & love to sit on your play mat & play with your toys & "watch" Baby Einstein or Mickey Mouse. You absolutely love to go outside in the walker & scoot around! We also have taken you swimming which you adore. I'm pretty sure you just think it's a big bath tub.

(first time swimming at Aunt Angie & Uncle Aaron's house)

(using our little pool at our house)

You have SEVEN, yes, SEVEN teeth! It blows my mind that you have that many. You have your front, top 4 teeth, your bottom 2 middle teeth, & 1 tooth on your bottom left. You have been teething since you've been 4 months, buddy! You love to chomp & chew on things. It's so adorable when you smile because all we see are teeth! 

Since you've been sick on & off, your appetite at the moment isn't the norm. You normally have cereal in the morning & a 4 oz bottle, lunch & dinner both with 4 oz bottles, then 6 oz bottles in between meals (about every 3 hours). Now though, you are just now getting your appetite back (darn virus!) & so you only take cereal in the morning with 6 oz bottles every 3 hours during the day. We'll get back to your normal though! You love crackers, puffs & you even had Cheerios for the first time today!



We took you to Nanny & Paw-Paw Larry's for the first time this month, which meant 4 hours in the car for the first time ever. You were not a fan but once we got there, you absolutely adored it! 

You are in size 3 diapers & size 4 at night. You wear 9-12 or 12 month onesies & 6-9 month shorts. We bought you little shoes to wear in your walker which are size 3. They are so darn cute & I love seeing you wear them! 

Unfortunately, the bad this month - you currently have rotavirus. You poor baby! You've been battling it for a week or so, so hopefully it's almost ran it's course. We've had our fair share of doctor visits this month, so I hope that we'll just be visiting Dr Dodson for your well baby check ups for a while. 

8 Month Stat:
Weight: 21 pounds, 8 ounces

Owen, thank you for being you. You are the most amazing little person & I can't wait to see what the next month holds! We love you so much, bubs!