8 months old... Really kid? You're killing me with all this growing up stuff!
At 8 months old:
Weight: 23 pounds
Length: not sure, we'll know at your 9 month appointment in early April
Head circumference: 49cm
This month you have officially outgrown most of your 12 month clothes and pajamas. I had to pull out some 18 month footie pj's the other day and was shocked that you fit into them perfectly. You are definitely long and fluffy :o) I also had to get you bigger socks because your feet have gone through a growth spurt as well. You're still in size 4 diapers and I don't see that changing any time soon.
You've had pretty sensitive skin since you were a couple months old but this month has proven to be a difficult one. I switched you to a different baby wash and by the time you were out of the bath your whole body was rashy! We never used that stuff again and got back to the good stuff! But it still wasn't 100% cleared so I stopped using my favorite cream as well and have been giving coconut oil a try. Seems to have worked and your chubby little belly is as smooth as a baby's bottom! You are also growing tons of hair this month, it is light brown and so cute! You've also got the most perfect natural Mohawk!
You are still completely obsessed with breastfeeding and I love it too. For awhile there you were nursing all through the night but this month you've been sleeping all night and eating more during the day. And I finally feel like we're on a solid schedule with nursing and solids. You usually eat 6-7 times during the day and sometimes once or twice in the middle of the night but just for a second until you get back to sleep.
8 MONTH FAVORITE FOODS!
- Sweet potatoes! But now I add a little bit of cinnamon and you go nuts for them.
- Water! You love drinking out of your sippy cup and it is always close by.
- Cheerios or any finger food. You're getting really good with the pincer grasp!
- Yo Baby Yogurt. Vanilla and blueberry are your favorite but you like other flavors too.
- Turkey and chicken. Your first meat and you seem to really enjoy it.
You're kind of following Paisley's pattern as far as milestones go... so far. She was always at the tail end of normal when doing physical things and so far you are too. This month you are officially sitting unsupported without a pillow behind you. You're reaching for toys and then getting on your belly and trying to reach. Crawling is no where in sight but I'm perfectly okay with that. You roll everywhere and pivot on your belly to get where you want. The army crawl is going to happen any day now, you want to so bad! You've liked your toys in the past but now you love them! Your favorite is when I put a little basket with 4-5 toys in it and you like to pull them all out and throw them. You are also reaching for people when you want them to hold you. How could we say no to that?
Last weekend you just started saying momma out of no where! It sounds a lot more like "mom mom" but I'll take it. And it is always when you want me to hold you. You know, because I neglect you so much :o)
It has been a super fun 8 months Deanie boy! We love you so much and love watching you grow!