Friday, March 13, 2009

Eight months

Wow! Can it really be true? Wesley turned eight months old on Wednesday! I know I say it every month but seriously where does the time go?

Wesley has really started doing a lot the past month. He got his first two teeth this month. The second he just got on Monday so he got number two right in on the wire before eight months. The poor thing has been sick the entire month without any relief. I don't know if it is just the teething or a combination of things. He did have croup but is better from that. We went to the doctor again on Monday but she didn't find anything which is good but frustrating at the same time when you can't find the cause of all this mess.

He has really started crawling. He finally just Wednesday started crawling on all fours instead of doing his leap frog crawl. He goes everywhere now. He started sitting up on his own from laying down. He can lay on his belly, sit up, turn back over, and then start crawling like it is no big deal. He has started pulling up on things as well. He has been pulling up and sitting on his knees for about a week and Monday he started pulling up to a standing position. He has fallen several times because once he stands up he tries to let go and take off. I really don't want him walking at 10 months like Max but I may not have any choice in the matter.

I am still nursing and I doubt he will be ready to stop at year but we still have several months and things could change but he is still an avid nurser. He is up to between 2 and 3 large jars of food a day. It has been hard with all the sickness his appetite has really fluctuated. He loves all fruits but is not too big on a lot of the veggies. He hates green beans, tolerates peas and squash, and sweet potatoes always make him spit up. His reflux and milk sensitivity have gotten a lot better this month. He is not spitting up much at all now. I have been able to eat small amounts of dairy just not a lot in one day. A little bit every day has been fine just only once a day not two or three times a day. I am still drinking lactose free milk and will probably continue with that as long as he nurses. Butter, milk, and cream cheese still seem to bother him more than cheese (in small amounts), yogurt, and sour cream.

He weighed 17lbs 3oz at the doctor on Monday and my measurements at home have him at 27 1/4 in. He is still short legged and is only wearing 3 to 6 months size pants but 6-9-12 month size onesies and almost out of the 6-9 month sleepers.

He is still saying DaDa and will say Muma when he wants me to get him and is very pitiful. He is still sleeping swaddled but is wiggling out of it most nights. I figured once it got warm out it may be too hot for him anyway. I guess we will see.

He is the sweetest, happiest, and most lovable little guy. He recognizes is grandparents and aunts and just lights up when he sees any of them. He is as stubborn as a mule, too. My sister watched a few weeks ago and couldn't believe how stubborn he was. She said,"If he doesn't want you to do something he will let you know!" He has a temper on him as well. How can something be so sweet and have such a temper at the same time? It amazes me. Of course he isn't the least bit spoiled! That wouldn't have anything to do with it, I'm sure!

Max likes Wesley being more mobile at times. They are playing and interacting a lot more. Wesley thinks Max is hilarious but they do get tired of each other. Max will tell me to come get Wesley or carry him over to me when he is tired of him. Wesley will scream out at Max when he is tired of him. All in all they are doing wonderfully well together but all kids have their moments.

I feel so blessed to have this sweet little guy as my son. I love seeing all the changes he makes daily and I can't believe that first birthday is just 4 months away! Here are a few pictures of him at 8 months old!

Wesley 8 months old.

He found Max's little kitchen set!

Max dancing with Wesley.

He foung the dishwasher.


Jennifer said...

He is too stinkin cute! I hope that he is feeling better! It is hard to believe that he is already 8 months!

Alicia said...

Wow! He is making amazing progress! Watch out, Mama! He's going to be walking before too long!

HomeSpun Threads said...

He's NOT 8 months already...please tell me it's not true!!! You know you have some cutie pie kids, right? OMG I could squeeze 'em.