OK, let's pretend today is July 3rd. My Marky, you are 8 months old and went through a pretty big growth spurt this month. You're crawling like a pro and cruising all around the place. You loves to pick up anything tiny off the floor and put right in your mouth.
You are still a babbler and picking up on things so quickly! When I sing to you, you sing along with me with your cute little baby voice. You love to hear "Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "The Wheels on the Bus," "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," and the "ABC Song." Actually, those are the only songs I know all the words so that's probably why you likes them. Haha.
You're a pro at getting into things that you're not suppose to - cabinets, drawers, and under tables. Your little fingers have found plugs, and those flexible doorstops. I don't know what it is about babies, but it seems like you all have a radar for all things dangerous.
You've fallen off the bed a couple times, and fell on your head a few times as well. Poor baby. You're probably the most active out of my 3 boys. You're also turning out to be one of the most content out of them all. Unless you're tired, wet or hungry, you're content to crawl and cruise around on your own. You've changed from being the most difficult to the easiest of the 3 in about a month.
You went on your first plane trip to California and did so awesome! No problems at all. You slept for a couple of hours and when you woke up, you were happy blabbering to anyone who cared to listen or pay any attention to you.
Things to Remember:
Weight - about 20lbs. as of 7/20
Height - Will get on our next visit to the Dr. on 7/26
Diaper - Still at size 3
Clothes - You are in 6-12 months clothes depending on who makes it. Most of the time, we have you in onesie because it is so hot here.
Teeth - 2 little bottom teeth and 1 top tooth units way. So CUTE!
Food - 8 oz. of formula every 4-5 hours. Eating solid foods a couple of times a day. We are still pretty inconsistent on the solids. You started with rice cereal, moved to squash, green beans, sweet potatoes, bananas, and are on pears right now. We also introduced you to fresh strawberries and you couldn't get enough. I would say your favorites are strawberries and bananas. Not surprised.
Things You are doing - Babbling, crawling, cruising, kind of clapping and waving. You haven't really mastered those last two things yet, but I' thinking you will by 9 months.
Sleep - Still suck at sleeping. You'll wake up 1-2 times at night for your bottle. We don't really have a consistent bedtime routine so you fall asleep whenever you want to. After 3 kids, I'm not all the stressed out about it. You will nap 2-3 times a day depending on how long you sleep. Sarah has been trying to ween you off sleeping in our arms and going in your crib instead. So far so good.
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