Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sawyer: 8 Months

Happy Little 8 Month Old!
We have a wild man on our hands! We should have guessed this would be the case considering who is father is but it happened quicker than we expected. In the past couple weeks, he not only has developed some bumps & bruises from his daredevil tendencies, he also got his first black eye. He decided to let go and try to walk while he was holding on to a wooden table, lost his balance and hit the side of it. Can someone please tell this kid he is only 8 months!

Sit still? Whatever, lets move 

Stats this month

Weight: 17 lbs. 10 oz.

Eating: still nursing and taking 6-8 oz. bottles at school or when I am gone. Still on the same eating schedule and has tried lots of new foods like chicken, mango, oatmeal, graham crackers, broccoli, lemons, pickles, plums, cherries and even cauliflower.

Sleeping: Sleeping a lot better than last month! He doesn’t wake to eat in the middle of the night. Most nights he goes to bed around 9 p.m. and sleeps until 5:30-6:00 a.m., eats and then takes another morning nap until around 8:30 or 9. He is still a napper. Loves to be covered up at bedtime, his favorite blanket is his super soft Mizzou blanket.

Clothing: Wearing 6-9 month clothes. Most pants are still too big on him so we can still put him in 3-6 month pants. Hasn’t worn any 12-month clothing yet except for socks, those are always too snug.

Diapers: size 3

Showing off all his toys
Playing: Sawyer has masters crawling on all fours and is pretty stinking fast! He also pulls up and stands on everything and is very sturdy. He like s to walk around while holding onto things and is getting very brave by letting go (hence the bruises). We have even tried out his stand up walker and he is getting good at it! He walks all over the house in his sit down walker now too. A new development is trying to climb. Our friends lent us a jumper that he is obsessed with and keeps him self entertained for hours. He also loves to throw!

He wrinkles up his little face right before he laughs, it is adorable!
Just driving my car, no biggie
Talking: His favorite word is “dada” but also says “baba” and “mama”. Sometimes he sounds like he puts together a complete sentence of baby talk. He loves when we bounce him on our knee to hum so he feels the vibration. He also yells & grunts or as we like to call it “monster noises”. He recently learned how to make kissy noises back at us. One of my favorite things he does is yell and talk to Bowie and Faith (our dogs) as he eats his oatmeal in the morning. He also just laughs and giggles randomly now, we love his laugh!

Teething: Still just showing his 2 bottom teeth. When we took him to his pediatrician about 2 weeks ago she said his top 2 are about 1mm from the surface. Still all the signs of teething…drooling, chewing, runny nose, etc. We starting brushing his little teeth too, never too early to practice good dental hygiene.


1 comment:

  1. I love that face! Happy 8th month birthday Sawyer!