Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Devin's Data: EIGHT Months

(Yes this is a few days late...
His 8 Month Birthday was this past Saturday.)
Weight: 19.8 pounds

Height: 28.5 inches

Clothing Size: mainly 3-6 months. His 0-3 still fits and he wears some of them. But if it is a one piece outfit, then it has to be 6-9 for his legs. He drowns in it going around but his long legs need it.

Diaper Size: 2 (in Pampers. Yes... there is a HUGE difference between brands! Other brands don't fit really anymore.)

Milestones: Pulls himself to standing, cruises while holding onto something, mastered the pincer grasp and can finally eat cheerios by himself

Eating: He eats a mixture of pureed foods and whatever we are eating. Sometimes he likes what I am eating better and sometimes he would prefer his own food. He loves to eat from my spoon though! And he also likes feeding himself (which takes a very LONG time!). He loves tomatoes and cream of wheat cereal.

Sleeping: He goes to bed around 8:30 or so. Occasionally, he will still cry and protest but he understands his bedtime routine. He then sleeps until 7ish. Nurses and then back to bed for a couple more hours. A long nap in the afternoon and a short nap in the evening.

Communication: He shakes his head no if he doesn't want something. If I ask him a yes or no question, he has different tones for responding. He bangs on the door if it is shut and one of us is behind it. It sure seems like some of his gibberish sounds like words but I don't think he really understands it. A couple of his gibberish words are "uh-huh" (yes) and "un-uh" (no). It sure seems like he says uh-huh and un-uh a lot when he is in his high chair or if I ask him if he wants something.

Likes: He LOVES walking with his little push walker--though he needs to improve his steering. He likes exploring and will try to climb up on everything. He likes being with Mommy. His favorite toy is a teething ring that has several different beads on it. He will always go after our cell phones/ iTouch/ tablet and cords. He loves electronics!!

Dislikes: He hates wearing a bib. We gave up until recently when we bought some bibs that have sleeves so he can't yank it off. He hates being ignored. He does not like sharing very much. He always takes the toys from the other babies that he sees. I'm trying to teach him to share.

Nicknames: Mr. Devin, Baby Bunny

Most Memorable Moment(s): watching him learn how to stand up all by himself and then about a week later walking all by himself

Hardest Part: Tuesdays and Thursdays are for sure the hardest for all three of us. It is hard on Casey because he goes straight from work to school and gets home to kiss Devin goodnight--literally. It is hard on me because I am with Baby Bunny ALL day and all by myself. If he is grumpy on one of those days, it makes for a very long day. And it is hard on Devin because he misses his Daddy a lot!

Lisa's Favorite Part: I love when we just cuddle in bed in the morning. It is too cold to get stay out from the blankets so I go get him around 7 when he wakes up and is hungry. And then we just lay in bed and snuggle. That is my favorite time of the entire day! (Though-- I do also love bedtime/ naptime.... hee,hee,hee)

Casey's Favorite Part: Watching him walk around and when he becomes a horse and takes Devin for rides. (Devin loves this too and laughs!!!)

Giddy Up Daddy!!

No comments: