04 February 2016

Michael Robert | 8 and 9 Months

Lets just skip the "I'm so behind with these posts I had to combine two months, second child problems" conversation and just cut to the update, shall we?

'Ppreciate it. ;)

(I did take the photos on time each month, so I've got that to hang my hat on. *pats self on back* Black and white photos are from 8 months and the rest are 9 month shots.)

Numbers || Thanks to his 9 month not so well baby appointment (RSV did him dirty) I actually have some stats to offer this time!! 22.5 lbs, 28.5 in in length,18.5 in head circumference.

Diet || I'd say his diet is about 75% breastmilk/25% solids (if I remember to offer them to him.) So far he hasn't met a food he doesn't like! Woo hoo!

Loves || Babbling/making noises with his mouth, sink baths, Mallory, pots/pans, life! Seriously, he continues to be the happiest person EV-ER. He manages to find joy in just about every situation which is totally a trait I admire about him.

Loathes || Being tired, his car seat, Mom not being in sight, being in the stroller

Clothes || We have definitely reached the "ah, this looks like it will fit" stage in the game. As a very loose rule I'd put him in 12/18 month pants and 18 month - 2t shirts. Both of the kids have graduated to size 5 diapers.

Baby Gear || We are getting ready to switch him into a convertible car seat! Dude apparently needs to be able to look around in order to not make his co-passengers ears bleed. (We are going to get him the Britax Boulevard, which is the same one Mallory uses.)

Sleep || UGHH!! Sleep? People do that? We sure as shit don't! Mike will take an early afternoon nap and wants to take another around 6pm, but that second nap pushes his bedtime to like 11:30-12... No thank you! He is waking up 4-5 times a night or whenever my nipple happens to fall out of his mouth. Suffice it to say we are not in a pretty place in the sleep department. On a less whiny note though, Mallory did the same thing around this age and quit nursing around 10.5 months... I'm hoping that isn't the solution Mike is prepping me for. :( I'd love to continue nursing him.

Milestones || Mike is crawling! I don't think he will crawl for long because he seems quite annoyed with it. It's as though he knows crawling isn't the most efficient way to travel. He does pull up to standing and will try to shimmy around using the furniture to hold on to, but it ain't pretty! Also noteworthy is how destructive Michael is! If it's a toy, he now wants nothing to do with it. His preference is for non-childproofed, breakable, expensive things. Oh! I'm 95% sure he is saying "mama" but Kyle is refusing to acknowledge it.

We love you more than you could possibly know Michael! You are such a happy, joyous person and we can hardly imagine our lives before you.

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