Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jack: Eight Months

Age: 8 months

Weight: 19.5 pounds
Length: 27.75 inches
Size: 12-18 months in most things
Hair: His hair is starting to get really long over his ears and a little mullet-y in the back!
Teeth:  No new teeth this month

Sleeping: He has greatly improved in sleeping in the past week.  He is sleeping in his own room in his crib all night.  Sometimes he wakes up once to eat, but recently he hasn't been doing that every night.
Eating: Jack loves eating now!  His favorite purees are peas, pears, mango, sweet potato and applesauce.  He is now eating some more solid stuff as well.  Mum-mums and whole wheat bread are his favorites, along with puffs, black olives, and chicken.

Movement: He wants to crawl so badly, but he can't quite get the hang of it.  He rocks back & forth, but can't coordinate his arms & legs at the same time, so he falls on his face!
Milestones: First Easter & ANOTHER Ear Infection (the 3rd in 3.5 months!) along with our first ruptured ear drum.
Favorite Toys/Activities: Jack loves his new crocheted animals that Grandma Marla had made for him - Mr. Crabby is his favorite.  He has also discovered that he can feed LuLu from his high chair.  He will lean completely over and put pieces of bread and puffs right in her mouth.  Mommy is thrilled.

Dislikes: Being away from Mommy (he is particularly bad about this in the morning while Mommy is getting ready to go to work), wind, being away from Miss Annette (he is happy with someone else as long as she is in the room), not being able to crawl.
Words & Sounds:  Jack & Daddy like to smack their lips at each other (it makes a pretty cool popping noise), and he is super babbley.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Jack: Seven Months

Age: 7 months

Weight: 19 pounds
Length: 27.25 inches
Size: He can squeeze into a few 6-12 month things, but he's mainly wearing 12-18 month stuff
Hair: still getting longer
Teeth:  We have teeth!  Two, to be exact (O & P for all my dental nerds)

Sleeping: He has been waking up to eat a couple times a night again, who knows when he'll be consistent.  Probably when he goes to college.
Eating: He has finally gotten the hang of eating baby food.  Momma has had fun making him all kinds of yummy homemade food.  Here's what he's enjoyed so far: avocado, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peas, green beans, banana, mango & pears.  He is now eating one cube of food at daycare and one or two in the evening.

Movement: Jack has started scooting backwards across his room, but he gets stuck when he hits a wall!
Milestones: Two new teeth.  Another ear infection.  
Favorite Toys/Activities: We got a new couch, and Jack loves sitting in the corner of it with his basket of toys.  He really likes his shape sorter that Lynn & Ann got for him!

Dislikes: Amoxicillin, face-planting while sitting, being away from Mommy.
Words & Sounds:  He is pretty vocal these days, lots of babbling and squealing!