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8 Months

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Monday, October 6, 2014

8 Months

Little Will hit 8 months yesterday. We still think we'll keep him. Not too much has changed in the eat/sleep/poop arena since last month. He is pretty much only eating table foods. He does a great job of chowing down bites of whatever we're eating, including chicken, bread, etc. Due in part to the fact that he finally popped a couple teeth! He only has purees these days when we are trying to get prunes in him. For obvious reasons. Breastfeeding has been a lot easier lately, too! He will mostly sit still and nurse. Sessions take a bit longer than before as my supply has slowed down, but he's learned to be a lot more patient. We still give him a 6 oz. bottle of formula every now and then for convenience. He's nursing 4-5 times a day (more when sick!). 

He will mostly sleep through the night . . . when we are home . . . and he's not sick with a cold (which hasn't been much this past month, unfortunately). A typical night is going down at 6:30pm, waking once at 4 or 5am for a feeding, and going back down until 6:30 or 7am. He loves his crib, and only falls asleep in a carrier or stroller if you're moving. Naps in the car seat are short and few, but more on that in a bit. If we're at home, he'll usually nap twice a day, sometimes three times. When we are out and about, it's usually more of a series of catnaps. 

He's still real cute.


The biggest changes have been developmental. During a two-week TDY, little Will went from only being able to sit up, to crawling and pulling up on furniture. He's starting to understand words, like "milkies" (why I went with "milkies" to signal nursing, I know not). He's into everything. I totally understand why a soft baby helmet seemed like a good idea to my sister.

We've been traveling a lot. A trip to Maryland, Wisconsin, and now North/South Carolina (to be recapped in full . . . hold your horses). He handles plane rides like a pro, but still hates the car seat. I broke down and downloaded the mp3 of the creepy itsy bitsy spider song. A constant rotation of toys, plus the song in moments of desperation, makes for exhausting, but bearable, road trips. 

That's it for tonight. Still working on getting him to wave "bye bye."

Yeah . . . . Nope.

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At October 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Shannon Whitehead said...

The Itsy Bitsy spider MP3?? Hahahaha I LOVE it! Ps- I'll send you the helmet of you want, we are done with it;)

At October 7, 2014 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Kallah Oakes said...

This makes me miss him! I neeeed a squeeeeeeze. Also I totally wish I had thought of milkies. Its cute and imo the least breasty way to talk about breastfeeding

At October 7, 2014 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Daija said...

He is the cutest! Now come visit us in Florida. K Thanks. By the way, great GIF! You are so tech-y now

At October 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Hannah Gokie said...

Oh my gosh, he is so adorable. And the smile in the (let me count quick) 6th picture from the top is so your smile!

At October 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM , Blogger Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

I love his little pants!!! And I love his waving! Evelyn smacks stuff when she tries to wave! I'm going to have to retrain Evelyn for sleeping. That stomach bug got her all out of whack.

At October 8, 2014 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Theresa Breslin said...

Might take you up on that. If you send it along with Molly's bright pink track suit, that is.

At October 8, 2014 at 10:36 PM , Blogger Kate @ Daffodils said...

Oh but he is so cute :) I love this age!


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