Alex, at 8 Months:
He has 4 teeth coming in…they have been coming in for the last few months it seems like. I am hoping the bottom two poke through soon. Poor guys has been in so much pain and chewing on anything he can. He goes in spurts for naps and bedtime with the teething pain. For a few weeks his naps were out of whack and he had some nights where he was awake every. single. hour. Hoping we are back to a normal sleeping schedule soon.
Started crawling (on Jan 1st!) while we were visiting the Morrison Family in Tennessee, and hasn’t stopped crawling since! He does a more army crawl, backwards push, and long arm stretch. He’s so quick and changing his diaper or clothes has been some fun wrestling matches lately!
Alex is still working on his eating skills. He is picky, picky, picky! He does great with stage 1 baby food. Loves bananas, prunes, and peaches and can’t stand sweet potatoes, green beans, or squash. Alex also has a pretty sensitive gag reflex (just like Evan and his momma), so we haven’t even tried any soft, finger foods like puffs. Well…we have tried giving him puffs, but he won’t put them anywhere near his mouth. He’ll grab them and hold them, but won’t eat them. If we try to put them in his mouth, he gags.
He is in size 12-18 month clothes and size 4 diapers. His hair seriously reminds me of Conan O’Brien. It’s awesome…especially after a nap!
He has been saying da-da a ton and will also say ba-ba. No ma-ma yet! At least I haven’t heard it… Hoping soon! Loves to watch his big brother Evan. He cranks his neck all the way around to get a glimpse of him if Evan is running back and forth between rooms. When I nurse him, I have to go into another room, otherwise, Alex is so distracted by Evan. Alex loves when Evan tries to tickle him and breaks out in a big ol’ belly laugh. It’s pretty fun to watch the relationship between these two grow!
One of the happiest babies ever…except if it is bedtime! Still has a hard time putting himself to sleep one his own in his crib and Mike and I don’t like the cry it out solution, but if we are out running errands, etc he has no problem falling asleep on his own in the car seat or stroller.
We are so in love with our little boy and can’t believe he is 8 months old. It’s such a joy watching our family grow and the way our boys are starting to interact and play with each other now. It’s fun to watch!