Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8 Months









Emmett is still getting into everything the only difference lately is he's so much faster than he used to be. He's very resilient so he'll hit his head, get stuck, and fall over but keeps on trying. He loves to climb, so I'll put big pillows on the ground so he can climb over them. Always saying mama and dada. His personality just keeps coming out the older he gets and we love watching it! 

Sleep: Emmett is still sleeping though the night. I finally wrote a blog post about his how we sleep trained him and you can find that HERE and HERE if you have any questions. I've been trying to get him more on a 2 naps a day schedule but I've noticed, he has to have a power nap at least an hour before bed or he wakes up really early in the morning. So he's still on 3 naps a day, a morning nap for about an hour and a half, and afternoon nap for at least an hour, and then a late afternoon nap around 3:30/4:00 PM for about 30ish minutes. Still going to bed at 7:00-7:30PM :)

Eating: While Emmett has been teething, it's usually his feeding that is most effected. When he got his first two teeth he became less interested in solid foods and took better to the bottle. But now it seems like the opposite. He has his top two teeth coming in and he would rather eat solids and drink from his sip cup than drink his bottle. He likes pretty much anything and everything when it comes to solids but there are some things he doesn't. Bananas, avocados, and eggs seem to take him longer to eat and he'll make weird faces while eating them. I can't tell if it's the taste or the texture of these food that he doesn't like but he will turn them down every once in a awhile. He eats about 3 times a day with a snack or two depending on the day.

Milestones:
-Top two teeth are coming in
-Walking along side all the furniture 
-He does a little sumo squat to try and stand up by himself
-He crawls with one leg propped up to stand, it's the funniest thing! But he's doing it as he tried to stand, so it's pretty cute.
-He waves, gives high fives, and claps in his own ways (by slapping his hands on whatever is beneath him) lol!
-He makes this certain little noise when he wants attention from us
-Eating solids, no more purees 
-Drinks mostly out of his sip cup
-He is having slight separation anxiety with me, he's still really good about being around new people but definitely wants me to comfort at certain times.
-He can crawl up stairs and can go down by himself pretty well too! 
-Using his index finger and thumb

Growth: Not totally sure because he doesn't get checked until he's 9 months but he is almost solely in 24 month/ 2T clothes.