Saturday, September 29, 2012

8 Months Old

My mom made the comment last week that this has been a fast 8 months, much faster than 8 months of pregnancy.  I couldn't agree more.  It's hard to believe it is September (October on Monday), we are heading into fall and soon it will be winter.  Austin hit some big milestones this month and is keeping us on our toes all day long now.

Here is a bulleted list of month 8:
  • Cut his first teeth!  The two bottom teeth came in on the same day.  We had seen a little white under the gums on one side and I thought he was about to get one but they actually both came together.  He doesn't like to show them off and gets mad when you try to reach in his mouth to feel or show them.  I guess I can't blame him!
  • Standing up and taking steps side to side while holding on to the couch or coffee table!  He pulls up to a standing position and stands on his tippy toes!  He gets excited and bounces around and then falls but he is getting stronger.  Last week he started side stepping while holding on!
  • Crawls like a pro!  Very fast!
  • Wears size 3 diapers.
  • Wears 6-9 month clothes.  (He still wears some 3-6 month pants because his waist is small.)
  • Sleep:  2 naps/12 hours at night
  • Eating 3 meals a day:  rice cereal, fruits (whole and pureed), vegetables (whole and pureed), meats (pureed), yogurt snacks, puffs, Gerber cookies, cheese puff snacks.
  • Drinks 4-5 bottles of formula a day but he is not drinking as much now that he is eating more.
  • Had his first cold.  We think his got it from Daddy.  Both of my boys were snotty and stuffy for a few days.  He slept with a humidifier, had some Tylenol and cuddled with us.  That all seemed to help and he is feeling good now.
  • Likes: playing, listening to music, eating, taking baths, going for walks, laughing, being outside
  • Dislikes:  anyone touching his teeth, when someone takes something away from him that he shouldn't have, baby food with little chunks of meat/veggies (stage 3 meats)
You are our greatest gift Austin!  Thank you for making every single day amazing!  We love you!!
Eating "big boy food"...bananas and green beans. 
(More ends up in his lap than in his mouth but he is having fun trying.)
He LOVES bath time and is a total water baby!

Play Time!!


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