Well... at this point it's more like 8 1/2 months but, that's ok! In my defense though we rang in month 8 smack dab in the middle of a no-good, terrible virus. Thankfully we are much past that nasty virus and back to his old self + some!
Weight: 20.5 lbs
Hair: A full head of brown hair! It has started thickening up again & that makes me so happy!!
Eyes: Just blue as ever! I think it's safe to say they are going to stay blue! Along with your hair He always gets compliments on how pretty & bright his eyes are!
Clothes: I feel like we've practically slid right through 9 month clothes. Though He can wear most 9 month clothes we're starting to wear 12 month shirts. All pajamas are definitely 12 months... So, He's been wearing a couple Christmas pj's! You know, because he'll be 11 months come Christmas!!
Diapers: Size 3, Huggies Snug & Dry + Huggies wipes! Love them both - we're a Huggies family!
Eating: Taking 6 5oz bottles of formula per day + eating breakfast & dinner purees. Typically a good eater but, Jack certainly gets distracted and we're constantly having to keep his attention. We've literally had to turn the t.v. off because He can see the reflection in the back door glass! Oh boy! We're in for it!
Sleeping: This is getting better but, slowly. Slowly but, surely I feel like we're going to get back to Jack sleeping through the night - we have to! Currently, Jack is waking up 2-3 times a night! Jack takes 2 naps during the day - one in the morning & one in the mid-afternoon. Typically, we start bedtime at 7 but, lately he's been fighting us really hard so, we're playing around with it & trying to put him to bed a little later in hopes it will be less of a fight and that he'll sleep better throughout the night.
+ Sitting up completely on his own! Although we still keep pillows or blankets around him because we've heard a "thud" too many times - even when we're right there. It just happens so quickly!!
+ The walker is his best friend - and Bingham hates Jack being in the walker. Ha! It's really given him a sense of independence and it's really fun to watch him explore! He tots around the house, the back porch, the driveway, through grandma & grandpa's houses, etc. It's the best thing ever!
+ As of recently He is starting to lean over & curl his legs to the side and rock back & forth a bit but, no crawling just yet.
+ Has no desire to sit in his beloved chair... which makes me sad & keeps him less contained!
+ We're currently going through separation anxiety. As long as someone is in the room with him or is holding him he's ok but, otherwise you hear about it from him. He does not like to be left alone!
+ Grabbing at anything & everything within reach
+ And when He does grab something it goes directly into his mouth!
+ Has full on baby jabbers! Has said "Ma-ma-ma-ma" before & has started saying "Da-da-da-da" now but, I'm not sure He knows exactly what they mean...
+ Started "school" this month! It was a bitter-sweet decision but, it's been the best thing for us so far! Gives Momma some time to get things done (grocery shop, errands - quickly!, work in my Etsy shop, etc) and for Jack - He's learning to reach out & be with other adults, parallel play with other babies, discovering new things, etc. He hasn't cried once dropping him off (actually reaches out for his teachers) & when I've picked him up he's either asleep in someones arms, playing & looks at me once & goes back to playing!! Or the best yet gets SO excited to see me He almost leaped out of the teachers arms. So, I would say He doesn't hate school at all which makes my heart rest a little easier.
+ We also started a Mommy/Daddy & Me music class. So far I think Jack loves it but, it's right before his morning nap falls now so, yeah... He's not always the happiest of campers but, we make it through! He does love to chew on his rattle & wooden sticks though!
+ Is into everything! If He thinks he can reach it, he's diving for it or strolling right over. Jack is very observant & nosy - always looking around & watching to see what others are doing. I love this about him though - it's one of my favorite things to watch him do.
We love you Jack! Can't imagine this life without your crazy, sometimes loud, rambunctious, loving little self! You are truly our angel baby!