Oh Noah, you are 8 months old! What are you up to now?
You wear mostly 12 months clothes, but you can still wear a few 9 months clothes.
You still wear size 3 diapers.
You are eating a lot of baby food now. For breakfast, you eat cereal and a fruit. When you are home, you eat two ounces of formula with rice cereal mixed with a #2 container of mixed fruit. You still love apples, but you also like pears, apples/bananas/strawberries, mixed berries, etc. You also take about four ounces of formula.
For lunch and dinner, you usually eat two containers of baby food along with four ounces of formula. You like peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, garden vegetables, and many of the mixed dishes.
You also take several 6 oz bottles of formula during the day. I think you much prefer FOOD to milk. You just sorta snack around when you drink your bottle. You’ll drink your bottle for a while and then get bored with it. Then we’ll try it again a few minutes later and you’ll take little more.
You like a lot of snacks. You eat a lot of baby puffs, some baby yogurt melts, and some fruit in your mesh feeder. You are not a fan of anything that is tart. We tried pear juice and that was too tart for you. We also tried some peach yogurt melts that were too tart. When someone else is eating, you want to eat too!
You go to bed at about 7:30 or 8:00pm. You go to sleep by yourself in your bed. You need your pacifier and a blanket in order to go to sleep.
You have been doing better with your naps during the day. At home, you are consistently sleeping in your bed for naps. Just like at night, you need your pacifier and a blanket but sometimes you can sleep for 2-3 hours at a time. This is a big difference than last month when you were just catnapping.
You have two teeth on the bottom and you are getting four new teeth on the top. Just this week, one of the top teeth poked through the gums. I am sure the others are soon to follow.
You still like to talk a lot. Your favorite word is da da da da da. You say that all the time right now. Sometimes you say ma ma ma when you are eating. You are constantly making sounds and “car noises” and laughing and talking.
You can sit up by yourself. You and Emily like to sit in the floor and play. I have been putting a few of your toys farther away from you to encourage you to crawl. You have not done so yet though.
You like to sit in your Exersaucer. You like to rock back and forth and you play with all the toys on the Exersaucer.
You like to swing outside. You think it is so fun to have the wind blowing in your hair. Emily likes to push you in the swing. That works out great for me.
Emily just love you so much! She is always telling me that you are the cutest baby ever!!! She is always hugging and loving on you. I love watching the two of you play together. I hope you become best friends.
You are such a happy baby. You are always smiling and laughing. Your whole face lights up when you smile. I know I am SO blessed to be your mother. I could not ask for a better baby!