The bribes were no longer working. Haha.
This is the new crying face that he makes. He’s super dramatic.
His eight month stats are:
Sleeping: He normally goes to bed between 7:30-8:15PM and will sleep through the whole night till about 5AM. I so wish he could make it till at least 6AM because I am NOT a morning person. And he is usually super tired after he wakes up. And cranky. Wow. He’s started this new thing where he cries and screams after he wakes up. Major crank pot. Apparently I was super cranky when I woke up from naps too. He may not look like me but he acts like me!
Napping during the day- Uh, haha. We’re back to about 3-4 naps a day, depending on when he wakes up. Typically he will sleep about 30 mins – 1 hr for for each nap and he’ll stay awake approximately 2.5 hours between naps.
Nursing: 4 times a day : 6:45Am, 9:45Am, 12:45PM, 3:45PM. 7pm- We switched his last feeding of the day to formula. The first night we did that he slept 11 HOURS STRAIGHT. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?! THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING OUT ON!??? But then teething happened and now he sleeps about 9 hours.
Foods: New this month: prunes, chicken (whole pieces), lots of crackers, kale, quinoa, butternut squash, spinach. The only things he hasn’t liked are prunes and a squeezy pack I bought that was a mixture of chicken, quinoa and veggies. I mixed bananas with the chicken pack and he ate that up but he will NOT eat the prunes.
Likes: touching everything he shouldn’, mommy, daddy (thankfully he’ll choose to go to Brandon and not only to me), Virginia Tech -he just doesn’t know it yet ;), bath time, pool time
Dislikes: he still screams whenever I set him down to go do anything so I barely get anything done when he’s awake
Nicknames: C-bubs, K-bob, bubby, little buddy, nugget
Development: almost crawling, can pick up tiny things and put in his mouth (cheerios, puffs, etc. Has a hard time with wet/slimy things- bananas/peas), pterodactyl screeches (it’s his new sound… oh so soothing)
July 6- Bottom right central incisor popped through
July 8- Bottom left central incisor popped through
Aug 15- top left central incisor popped through
Aug 20- Top left lateral incisor popped through
July 30 – c started consistently drinking out of a straw
July 30- starting to eliminate middle of night feeding
Beginning of aug- he’ll take a hammer/really any toy and tap tap tap it or bang it really loud. So if we take the hammer and tap it, he’ll take it and tap it
Aug 11- started formula feeding for the last feeding of the night, slept through the night that night. the next night he slept 11 hours straight without waking up
Aug 16- noticed him using one finger, usually index, to touch things rather than whole hand
Aug 17 – really improved his pincer grasp, can get a puff/cheerio in his mouth 99% of the time and usually he has it grasped between index and thumb, not in fist
Aug 21 – whenever he wants something, he’ll wave his hand around and it looks like he’s summoning something to come to him
26/27th- I have officially started to need to reprimand Caden… even though he is not officially crawling he can do sort of a scoot and touch things that he shouldn’t like cords and glass and why not take the time to get him to stop ripping my hair out :) He definitely knows what “No touch” means.