Saturday, November 19, 2011

8 Months!

The little man turned 8 Months on Friday! He is a busy boy these days. During the last month we've taken Cole on trips to San Diego and Houston for long weekends. He's gotten to be quite the traveler, and we are getting better at packing for trips!
He's continuing to go the the babysitters during the week and takes two good naps there and does well with all his meals. We still have a weekday schedule and weekend schedule because of getting up at different times. Cole eats 5 times a day during the week (every 3-4 hours) and 4 times (every 4 hours) on the weekend. Naps are pretty consistent though with a morning and afternoon nap. We are still using a sleep sack at home, but not at the sitters.
Cole is also busy because he is on the move! He has figured out how to army crawl on his belly to get to things he wants. I think he's pretty close to really crawling because he's rocking forward when he's sitting up. He has also gotten really good at rolling on all sides and in all directions. Between that and the army crawl he's all over the place. We crack up watching him because he gets focused on what he wants and just goes for it now. All this moving also makes his sleep positions pretty interesting. He will flip ends, roll around, lift up, all kinds of stuff until he gets comfortable. He mostly ends up sleeping on his side though.
Cole continues to be a good eater and has started doing well with a few finger foods like puffs and teething biscuits. The puffs took a little practice, but he's gotten much better. We've tried a sippy cup a few times, but that hasn't taken off yet. He also has two teeth right now! The two bottom ones are continuing to come in, but you can definitely see them in his mouth now.
Cole is wearing 6-12 or 9-12 month clothes and a size 3 diaper. He's still pretty big for his age. We are stocking up on winter clothes right now since it's about to start getting cold here! We probably should get him a little snow suit. :)
Cole loves all toys and household non-toys too...cords, remotes, keys, magazines, etc. He's into different kinds of blocks, cars, the exersaucer, riding in the stroller, stuffed animals, books...pretty much everything! It's all interesting at this point. He will just sit and play with toys on his own now and can entertain himself as long as he's not tired.
He's doing a lot of talking and noise making...he does da, da, da's, ba, ba's, ra ra's, etc. I've her a few ma's but nothing that sounds like ma ma. Maybe soon? He's such a happy little guy and just brings so many smiles and laughs to our family! We think this age he's at is just so much fun!
Cole's doing a little standing up for short periods of time with something to hold onto. He was not very interested in taking pictures after awhile and wanted to stand up against the chair for a bit. :)

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