Tuesday, October 7, 2014

8 Months--Logan

Logan Michael, you are EIGHT months old!

What have you been up to?

*I don't have your measurements, but I think you are somewhere around 20 pounds.

*Shockingly, you are still wearing your 3 to 6 month (6) clothes.  You've been wearing size 6 to 9 month pajamas for a while, though.  You are about to have to move to size 6 to 9 month (9) clothes once now that the weather is changing.

*You are still in size 3 diapers.

*Your schedule has remained the same.  You did NOT listen to me, and are still getting up to eat in the middle of the night.  I know you don't need to eat (and you get a very small bottle), but crying it out in the middle of the night would wake the entire house.  So far we've put it off.  I've been holding out hope that you'd just stop randomly like your sister, but a little sleep training may be in our near future.

*You eat 4 bottles in the day, and one very small bottle in the middle of the night.

*We have started to give you two meals a day when it fits into our schedule.  You eat baby oatmeal, which you oddly love, mixed with a fruit for breakfast. Then you get a vegetable or two at dinner. You aren't as much of a fan of the green veggies.

*You've started eating puffs now, too.  You aren't great with the pincher grasp yet, but you are getting it.  That's all we've done as far as finger foods so far.

*You still spit up every day.  It's not terrible. It's more just an annoyance.  We try to keep you horizontal after your bottles.

*I can't remember if I mentioned it last time, but you hold your own bottle with ease.  We just started to introduce the sippy cup this week.  I'm not really in any hurry.  As long as we can transition from bottle to sippy by age 1, I will be happy.  I'm just giving it now so you have some exposure and can get use to it.

*You know what the sign language for milk, eat, more, all done and mama are.  The only one you do back is milk.  You've been doing it for the entire month.  The only thing is... you sign milk as you are holding your bottle and drinking it.  You don't do to ask for milk.  Silly boy.

*You are a pro at sitting.  You will just sit and play by yourself for a long time with no problem.

*You don't crawl yet, but you are getting close.  You get up on all fours and rock.  Sometimes your legs even hop up.  It's moving your arms that is the issue.  You also do a plank often.  You can roll all over to get to where you want to go.

*Unlike your sister, you are not a paci addict.  You haven't loved it for a while now, so we just stopped giving it to you.  Sometimes you like to play with one that is on a string, but sucking on one does not interest you at all.

*You have started "talking" and using some consonant sounds.  You have said ma-ma and da-da, but I don't believe you associate it with us.  You do associate us saying/signing mama with me, though.

*You have some separation anxiety.  You don't like to be left in a room by yourself.  You want to see one of us at all times.  We don't even have to be playing with you.  You just want us to be near.

*You reach up for me to hold you if I get close enough.

*We've started using your activity table.  You enjoy it, but aren't great at standing yet.

*Since moving to your convertible car seat, you aren't much of a fan.  I think it is because you just hate having to get in and out, in and out. Hopefully you will get use to it soon.

ha ha--just because it made us laugh
*Overall you are a happy and easy going baby.  You tolerate a lot from your big sister, give out smiles generously, and go with the flow.


1 comment:

  1. I am impressed he knows his sign language! I have been signing to Sophie & I can tell when she understands certain things, mostly milk, but she definitely isn't signing back.....