Saturday, January 9, 2016

8 months

I have a lot of blog catching up to do but first things 8 month post!

Measurements: Well, we wouldn't normally have official measurements but since we have frequented the doctor this month I can safely say Weston is somewhere around 22.5-23 lbs and 28 inches long.  He is wearing 12-18 month clothes and size 5 diapers.  I know, I know...he's huge!

Eats: This boy LOVES food!  I try to do three meals a day now because he is so interested but sometimes it's only 2.  He has tried a whole lot at this point and hasn't disliked anything.  Last week I introduced chick peas and beets not thinking he would love them but he gobbled both down!  I'm honestly not sure how much he's getting when he nurses.  I think mostly he nurses for comfort at this point.  I worked a few days ago and he didn't drink even one ounce of the bottles I left and I was gone for almost 10 hours.  I think he will wean himself earlier than Hudson.  He isn't at all interested in a pacifier either but I'm not complaining about that.

Sleeps: Weston takes 2 consistent naps a day...the first about 2 hours after he wakes up and he second about 3 hours after he wakes up from the first.  It's about 50/50 if he sleeps through the night or not.  But if he does wake up in the middle of the night he's usually wide awake.  He ends up in our bed sometimes but we did the same thing with Hudson.  It may be a bad habit but it gets our kids to sleep!

Milestones:  Weston has had his share of firsts this month...first case of RSV, first case of pink eye.  Yuck!  But, on a nicer note, he's "mobile"...he rolls everywhere.  He has zero interest in crawling which is so funny because Hudson was crawling at 6 months and pulling up at this point.  But, every kid is different!

Likes: This little man is so incredibly laid back and I'm so thankful for that. He really is an easy, happy baby.  He still loves the bouncer, his brother, and has started to take an interest in our dog!

Dislikes:  We started a little bit of separation anxiety this month.  He doesn't love to be away from Mommy IF he knows I'm close.  But, I think if I'm not physically there he's perfectly fine.

Big brother update:  Oh Hudson.  My first baby.  He's so sweet, smart, funny, and loving.  But at the same time he's so opinionated and stubborn.  Someday it will serve him very well but right now it causes some hard moments.  We haven't found a way of discipline that's entirely effective with him but we do try to be consistent and not make empty threats.
Hudson still loves school and does so well there.  He's so smart...sometimes the things he says come out of nowhere and I have no idea where he learned it.  He's a little sponge and he doesn't quickly forget things. For example, today Chris and I were having a conversation while Hudson was sitting near us playing.  I used the word "moderation" in our conversation and Hudson stopped what he was doing, looked at me, and asked "Mommy, what is moderation?"  He has such a curious mind.  Chances are he will use the word moderation in a sentence in the next few days ;)

And now for the pictures...

Big boy haircut!

Just lifting a few weights ;)