Sunday, August 3, 2014

Oliver - 8 months

I say it every single month - I can't believe another month has gone by so fast!  We have an eight month old in the house - what??  I also say it every month - this last month was my favorite, he's seriously more and more fun every passing day.  I wish time would slow down, but I just keep trying to savor every moment!  Here's our monthly update!


Weight - We think somewhere between 21 and 22 pounds.  We keep doing the hold him and step on scale and then subtract from one of our weight so it's not the best estimate ever.  We do not see the pediatrician until next month, so we'll have to wait until then for official stats!

Length - Still around 27 inches or so.

Nicknames - Ollie, Monster, Monkey, Buddy, Bud, Little Man, Goofy


Sleep - we have had some extremely good days where we're only waking up once at night, but there are also still days he wakes up twice.  His naps are getting pretty consistent though, he usually takes about an hour and a half in the morning and close to two hours in the afternoon.

Eating - We have had the most fun with solid foods this month!  He gets a new veggie at lunchtime every four days.  This month we will add in a breakfast food - either yogurt or a fruit puree and also hopefully a dinner item so he'll have three solid meals a day in addition to his breastmilk.

Diapers - Still rocking the size three, but we are trying out some size four for fun and they seem to be fitting ok, a little baggy yet, but length wise kind of nice.

Clothes - Hanging strong on size 12-18 month.  I am happy we haven't gone much beyond that yet!  The 18 month stuff is even a little biggish yet.

Mood - He's a pretty happy guy still!  We still have fussy days if the teething ramps up again or if he is overtired, but otherwise you have never met a happier baby.  I am so thankful to be well beyond the fussy period of the first four or so months!


Loves - Evening walk, swimming, bath time, playing with his blocks, Taylor AND Pippin (yay!!), mommy, daddy, anyone who will smile at him, smiling, making spit bubbles, trying new food, trying to feed himself, being outside anytime, his black and white animal art cards

Dislikes - Car rides that last longer than 10-15 minutes (wah!!!), getting his diaper or clothes changed, being cooped up for too long, rainy days, being cold, trying to crawl, being restricted (by being belted into high chair or car seat or even stroller sometimes)

Milestones/things I want to remember - WE HAVE TWO TEETH!  I was so excited to see those first pearly whites.  He can sit on his own now.  He can ride in a shopping cart without his car seat.  Trying all the solid foods.  Our first trip to the lake.  He had his first sleepover away from mom and dad.  Swinging in a baby swing at the park for the first time.  Fun playdates with his buddies and little girlfriend. 

Dear Oliver,
I think you are to a point where you are going to be full speed ahead on new things and mommy and daddy are going to have a tough time keeping up!  But, we are up for the challenge!  You are learning something new practically every day.  Your smiles and giggles are pure gold.  You're doing so well on trying all your new foods and we are so proud of you!  You are definitely all boy and sometimes you test mommy's patience, but you are still such a sweetheart.  We seem to think we couldn't possibly love you anymore if we tried, but each day somehow our love grows and grows.  Let's just keep enjoying each moment little man.  I don't want to miss a second or take any of this time for granted.
Love,
Mama

9 comments :

  1. Aww I love that you can see his two little teeth in that first picture! :)

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  2. This is a lovely post, great to see how he's changing!!! X

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  3. I can't believe he's 8 months old already! He's getting so big!!

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  4. oh my gosh, he rocks that bed head! What a cutie!

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  5. I'm not sure where my other post went... or if I deleted it somehow. Anyway. He is soooooo adorable. These baby posts make me remember my littles' baby days. Seems so long ago now. Hope you're getting some sleep and you're enjoying every minute (although it sounds like you are)!

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  6. Aww, adorable! So cute :) Love that you're keeping track of everything - this will be so great to look back at!

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