Harrison, when I put your Eight Months sticker on for your pictures, I felt a little sad. There are only 4 more stickers left and then you will be a year old. You won't be a baby anymore, but I reminded myself you will still be my baby no matter what. You have grown so much this month and I can see how much older you seem just at 8 months. You learn quick and I am so thankful you're happy and healthy!!
Weight: We don't see the doctor again until August at 9 months
Clothes: 12 months and 18 months onesies
Diapers: Size 4, just switched to Walmart's "Parent Choice" brand. Worked for my older two, they seem to be working well for Harrison as well.
Nicknames: Mister and Baby (really slacked off on nicknames... mostly call him Harrison)
Bottles: Usually he will eat a 6.oz bottle every 4 hours. This last month he almost refused the bottle during the day time. It was such a struggle to get him to eat because he was teething and I just think he lost his appetite. Just the last few days have you really started taking more formula.
Sleeping: This month you have resorted back to sleeping like a newborn. You are waking 2 to 3 times EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. You cry something awful until I pick you up and you start looking for your bottle. Your teeth hurt you so bad and I know it's not your fault, but you have wore me out this month. I will be so happy when July is over and we can get back to you sleeping all night again. I KNOW you can, because you were doing such a good job before.
Naps: You take two naps a day. First nap is usually from 9:30/10:00 - 11:30/12:00 (two hours) and then your second nap is 2:00-4:00 or 3:00-5:00 (two hours).
- Crawling at a faster pace
- Drinking from a sippy cup
- Standing alone, no support, for a few seconds at a time
Foods: This month you have really gotten into finger foods. You had your first taste of honey nut cheerios (which you are not allergic too), baby gold fish crackers, corn, green beans, bananas, breads, mashed potatoes, baked beans, macaroni & cheese. You also eat your pureed foods and would rather eat the fruits instead of veggies. You prefer peas over all the other veggie purees.
Outings/Trips: Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Discoveries: I've been working with you on saying "bye-bye" and opening/closing my hand when I say it. I have seen you holding your arm up in the air and closing your hand and you will throw out a "bye" before or after you do it. You are almost there.
Likes: Tractors and lawn mowers. Baths. Sleeping on your belly. - This was from last month... it has not changed!
Dislikes: You do not like when someone takes something away from you (normally it is something you shouldn't have to begin with)