Tuesday, January 24, 2012

8 months

My sweet, sweet baby is 8 months old today! He's super busy now and crawls around on our bedroom floor (and leaves trails of spit up) seeing what he can get into. He's learned how to open drawers, so I have to make sure he doesn't pull the furniture on top of himself. He still doesn't like to sit up, but he can do it. When we try and make him sit up, he just wants to stand. He can brace himself and stand for a long time, and thankfully he doesn't cry when he falls even though I still jump every time. We've started to actively make him sleep through the night because he started waking up way too many times at night. NonSuperwoman suggested that we have some sort of white noise machine in his room while he sleeps. I've been playing music on his ipod ever since she suggested that and his sleep improved so much! Some nights I play classical music, some nights nature sounds, and tonight it'll be his Native American Flute Lullabies.  Last night, I was telling one of my friends at church that we were finally going to make him sleep through the night and she told me I HAD to do it cold turkey. I don't HAVE to do a dang thing. I told her that for the first week MrC would be going in to put him back to sleep when he wakes up instead of me going in to nurse. It's only been 2 nights and last night he didn't wake up at all. I don't think it's fair for me to go from nursing him or bringing him to our bed whenever he wakes up to all of a sudden he has to stay in his crib and cry when he doesn't even know why. That's just me, raise your kids how you see fit. Once he has a few days of realizing there will be no more midnight snacks, if he continues to wake, I'll consider letting him cry. 

I finally packed up every single 0-3 month size clothing because they no longer fit at all. He's been doing so great with eating. In the morning he has 2 ounces of fruit mixed with 2 tablespoons of yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of oatmeal. In the evening he gets 3 ounces of veggies (when I pureed his veggies I added in some butter) mixed with rice cereal and olive oil so that he doesn't get to taste the butter. He still won't eat avocado's and I won't be wasting anymore money on trying to make him like them. I'm starting on finger foods. I was trying to give him bread, but he kept gagging himself, so I think I might try cheerios instead. He still has no teeth, but I'm not complaining because it's much easier to nurse a toothless baby. He loves looking out of the window especially when the trash truck comes. When it snowed and he looked out and saw all the white, he looked up at me like "ma? do you see this?" He got super hype and almost jumped out of my arms. 

His favorite toys are his lion chair (he's trying to rip the lion bald), my water bottle, and his monkey with a chime inside of it. We keep that one in his crib, so in the morning instead of waking up to cries, I wake up to him shaking the monkey and playing. When he's ready to get out he crawls to the end of the crib closest to the door and gets loud. If we don't come, then he cries. This kid is awesome :)


NON-Superwoman said...

Glad to hear that he's transitioning smoothly :-) And I got a shout out on your blog...wooHoo!

K. Rock said...

Sounds like he is a handful. Love the pics!

I did literally Lol at Native American Flute Lullabies though.

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InnerDiva said...

Time is flying! Cheers to getting some sleep. FYI, I've tagged you in today's post.

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