Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ethan at 8 Months

I don't know if it's the Holiday season or what, but it seems like everytime I turn around another month has passed. I just know 2012 will be here before I can even catch my breath!

Our little Ethan turned 8 months old on Thanksgiving Day (yes, I'm a bit behind in posting).

Ethan, this is what you were like at 8 months old:

~I don't know your exact weight and height stats, but if I had to guess I would say that you weigh just over 16 pounds, and that you are somewhere between 27 and 28 inches long. Your growth seems to have slowed just a bit but I guess that's to be expected at this age.

~You are still wearing size 2 diapers.

~You mostly wear 6-9 months in clothing but you are beginning to wear some 9 month clothes.

~You have really taken to solid foods this month. Your favorites are sweet potatoes, pears and cinnamon with oatmeal, mixed fruit with oatmeal, mashed potatoes (you ate a TON on Thanksgiving), and squash.

~You still take a bottle first thing in the morning, right before bed, and between meals. About 4-5 bottles a day. You are completely done nursing. :(

~You have really become a great sleeper for the most part. Most nights you sleep in your crib 8-10 hours! After waking up for a bottle, you'll go right back down for another 2-3 hours. There's always a few exceptions, but "bad nights" are pretty rare now.

~You are taking either two 2 hour naps, or one long 3-4 hour nap during the day. You like your sleep! When you are a tired baby, it really changes your mood.

~You are teething like CRAZY! You are constantly drooling and chewing on anything you can get your hands on. I STILL don't see any teeth, but I assume we won't wait too much longer...

~For the most part, you are a very happy baby. If you are well fed and well rested, you love to smile, laugh and giggle. You smile all the time now. Every once in a while I'll see your serious, pensive face.



~Even though you don't have a "perfect crawl" yet, you can really move and get around quite well! You've gone from mostly rolling around to army crawling and scooting on your stomach.

~Over the past week or so, I've noticed that you're trying to pull yourself up. You just don't have the strength yet.

~You sit up really well without support all of the time now.

~You love to be on the floor to play.

~You are so curious about your world now. You love to reach, grab and play with anything.

~You are beginning to outgrow the exersaucer. You have completely outgrown the swing and bouncy seat. Your prefer to be in the walker or just moving around on the floor.



~You and your sister are developing a great relationship. She continues to make you laugh in a way that nobody else can. You're always watching her with a big smile on your face. She loves to bring you toys when she notices you're looking for something to play with.

~This month you developed a new love for baths. Bath time is definitely your FAVORITE and it's the only thing that can make you go from completely angry and grumpy, to happy and giggling. You love to splash and play with the bath toys.

~You are not as content to sit and cuddle as you once were. I can tell by the way you look around that you can't wait to be mobile and explore the world around you. I guess you're too busy to cuddle. I'll take what I can get though. You'll always sit contently in my lap when I'm giving you a bottle.

~Nicknames: Mister, Little Man, Sweet Boy, Handsome and sometimes EJ.

~Ethan we love you more than words can say. We are so thankful for you and are enjoying watching you grow and change. We can't wait to see what God has in store for you!

2 comments:

Courtney said...

Holy cow. I seriously can't believe that he is already 8 months. Where did the time go?!

Becky said...

How has it been 8 months already?!?! That's crazy! He's getting so big! I LOVE the pictures you posted of him, so handsome! =)

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