21 March 2014

Eight Months

Was that the shortest month or what?!!!
I cannot believe we are already celebrating
the eight-month mark with this busy boy:


These days Miles tips the scales at about 21 1/2 pounds.
My guess is that he is approaching 30 inches long.

Clay has advised me not to purchase any more size 3 diapers.
They still fit Miles, but it's nice to have a little extra room in the 4s. :)
Also, I pulled out the 12-month summer clothes the other day,
some of which ALREADY FIT YOU. I am in denial.

For whatever reason, Miles started sleeping better this month.
We had three (or four?) nights where he slept from bedtime about 7:00pm
until 6:30am without so much as a peep. And in the boys' room!
Then RSV hit and the cough that won't go away (which is still plaguing you)
and an ear infection and THREE new teeth... but we will call it an improvement!
Naps are still going really well - even when you decide to practice
your pulling up skills in the middle, you will usually go back to sleep.

Solids have taken a bit of a hit this month with all the sickness.
You are just about back to your pre-sicky amounts
but I feel like these days you don't want to mess with the mushy stuff.
I have been giving you more and more finger foods -
small cubes of canteloupe or blueberry halves, crumbly biscuit pieces or pancake strips,
even some soft sweet potato fries or roasted broccoli florets.
You really enjoy feeding yourself, even if more of it ends up in your bib pocket than your mouth!

He is BUSY. Oh so busy.
It wasn't long after Miles started crawling
that he decided pulling up was his new fave.
Crawling is now only a means to get to something
which he can pull up on.
I am sooooo out of practice with childproofing
and really have to watch Miles - we might have less face plants
if Mama would be more vigilant.

Miles has learned to shake his head no,
which is pretty hilarious...although slightly less so
when I am coming at him with a spoonful of food.
He is also pretty good at copying Big Brother's
less-desirable habits (like banging on the table).

This little guy is also starting to exercise that voice of his.
"Da da" is the most popular, but we've been getting all kinds of other consonants.
Oh, and the squeals. (Again, we've got Max to thank for that one.)

Although Miles is becoming more independent,
he still has many moments where he DOES NOT want to be far from
Mommy or Daddy's arms. And we are okay with that. :)


What a spunky little chunk!
We fall in love with this blue-eyed babe more each day.

1 comment:

karen said...

oh, miles, you are so adorable! every single picture of you reflects your personality in such sweet ways (the one of you eating with food all over you face made your mini laugh out loud-what fun you are having!)
happy eight months to you, miles! love you so much!
xoxo, mini