Tuesday, September 29, 2009

8 Months

Happy 8 Months Cole!!!
Besides being a lot more mobile and not as cooperative with these monthly pictures, what have you been up to?!?
(We are also wearing our Minnesota Twins outfit and wish them luck with getting into the playoffs!!!)

  • You still are in size 3 diapers, still size 4 overnight diapers
  • You weigh about 25lbs, over the last couple months, you haven't grown a lot in weight/size which is kind of good because we were going through our clothes WAY too fast
  • You are sleeping through the night so much better...every once in awhile you'll still wake up around 5:00 but will quickly go back to sleep till around 7:00am. On the weekends I like to just rock and cuddle with you while you go back to sleep because I know this cuddliness won't last forever (is cuddliness even a word??)
  • You are now eating 3 meals a day and a snack. Our sitter Teresa started giving you some puffs as a snack and you absolutely love them! It took you no time to figure out how to get those treats in your fingers then to your mouth. We will gradually start adding more finger foods, probably some chunks of banana or avocado, just to get you used to it. I heard if you coat the avocado/banana in crushed cheerios that they are easier for the baby to grab a hold of, otherwise they can be slippery
  • We haven't added a lot of new foods to your diet, but this next month we will try to add more. With me still making your food, sometimes it takes some time to restock the freezer and figure out how to prepare new foods
  • While at the sitter, you only take 2 naps a day, but when you are home with mom and dad, you take 3 naps a day. I guess you get bored with us and don't have all your friends to keep you entertained...ha!
  • We finally lowered your crib down all the way down as you were starting to pull yourself up onto the sides of the crib
  • You no longer say "Ma Ma" anymore, but now say "Da Da" all the time. Sometimes it sounds more like "Ah Duh" but either way it's still cute
  • You still have no separation anxiety and will go to anybody. However, you really have gone through a clingy stage, but again, it will be with anyone, as long as they hold you
  • You finally have a tooth on the bottom and it is so cute! You look like a little homeless man. You sure were Mr. crabby pants while it came in, so hopefully you aren't like this every time a new tooth comes in
  • Like every parent says, "this is my favorite age", I'm finally understanding that....every stage is my favorite and watching all the new stuff you do each day is such a joy. We can't wait to see what the next few months hold and in 4 short months we will be celebrating your 1st birthday.

1 comment:

Emily said...

In the second picture he is saying, "Does my butt look like from this angle?"