Saturday, 8 July 2017

Cooper at 8 Months

Getting a picture of this guy was tricky this month.  He doesn't want to sit still.  He loves grabbing onto anything he can, so in this case the blocks and his fox.  The sheet underneath him is super wrinkly because he just kept moving around.  But that's why I take pictures every month, so that I can look back and remember what he was like at that point in time!  And at this point we have a happy and content baby who just loves to touch everything!

 Weight: He was last weighed a few weeks ago and he was 20lbs right on.  So I know he's more than that, but not sure exactly how much more.  I'm pretty sure he's officially bypassed his brother.

Clothes: 6-12 months, 9-12 months if that's the way the sizing goes

Diapers: He kept leaking so I switched him to size 4.  He can still wear the size 3's (as they go to 28lbs), but I think his big bum means that the size 4 fits better.  We still use cloth but mostly when we are at home as it's easier with the two of them.  Cooper is more prone to leaks, so if anything I put Parker in cloth more if we are going out because I don't have to change him every hour.

Feedings: Probably still eating around 6 times a day.  He's been teething, which I'm blaming for him being up twice a night.  He will usually eat around 1:30am, 4:30am, 9, 1, 5, 8:30, 9:30 and then go to bed.  

I give him some solid foods but honestly I'm pretty inconsistent.  I try to feed him once a day but know I should increase that.  I mostly give him purees that I made and in the past month we've added beans, strawberry, zucchini, blueberry, butternut squash and creamed corn.  I've given him some banana, blueberry and crackers to eat on his own but he mostly just makes a mess.

Sleeping: We've kind of regressed this month because he's up to eat more.  I think he wakes up with his teeth bothering him and then I just tend to feed him because I've been too lazy to sleep train.  He is definitely napping better though and will usually nap around 10:30am and then 2pm in the afternoon.  He might have another little nap later in the evening between his last two feedings.

He still wakes up happy in the mornings and doesn't demand to eat right away which is nice and probably due to the fact that he's up in the night!
 Developmental Milestones:
-He sits up very well now
-Apparently moves by pushing himself with his legs while on his back - the other day I found him on the opposite side of the room from where I'd left him
-Plays with toys a lot, picks everything up, can transfer hands
-He has one tooth on the bottom!  I keep waiting for that other tooth to pop through as I'm sure it's coming soon.

Same as usual probably.  Loves his big brother.  Loves any toy he can get his hands on.  Is very grabby if he is sitting on your lap and wants to touch everything.  The bath.  Just a happy little guy.  Likes to talk away to his toys in a loud, screechy voice.

-Bottles - he's still not interested, he's a mama's boy
 I had some little sitter photos taken this month and can't wait to get them back!  I love this stage so much where he just sits and doesn't move.  I know the pictures are going to be just adorable.

I had to include all of these pictures to show what our photoshoot was like this month.  Constant moving.  Nothing around him was safe!

Cooper boy you bring us so much joy with your big blue eyes and ginormous smile.  I hope you are always as happy and content as you are right now (although I doubt that will happen).  You and your brother are trouble makers already and you can't even move!  I will find the two of you getting into mischief.  Well, your brother gets into mischief and you just sit there and laugh at him as you are covered in newspaper or all of the clean laundry.  It's easy to be your mama and we love you so much!

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