wonderfully made: beau andrew | eight months

Monday, May 9, 2016

beau andrew | eight months

Here we are at eight months old! As usual, it's going super fast! Beau has learned TONS recently and he is just a ball of fun. His personality shines and we are pretty much in sync these days with our schedules. Life is so good!


-is crawling, and he learned how to do it quickly. He is getting faster and faster every day! dmariebuchanan@gmail.com Image Map
-is thinking about pulling up...he will pull up on my hands and will crawl to something and put his hand up on it but doesn't do much ab/leg work...yet!

-found his voice. Like, woah. The kid screams just for the fun of it! His little "ahh's" are pretty cute though!
-likes to bounce and tap his right foot a lot. He uses his left leg to propel him when crawling but his right leg keeps the beat. He loves to bend it over and tap his left knee. It's so weird and cute! (See the first picture)

-doesn't play well with others. Haha! He has been around our friends' baby Emma a couple of times now and last week when she was over she sat up and kind of screamed in his face (in a happy way) and he burst into BIG tears every time. It was too funny! He liked to grab her face, too.
-is inconsistent with sleep. Last weekend was rough but it slowly got better and then he did a 10 hour stretch! So who knows...

-loves his Motley. He loves to pet her and crack up laughing at her. She tolerates him but is getting better and better because she realized very quickly that he eats people food. They are becoming fast friends.
-is eating pretty much anything we eat. The only things that are off limits are crunchy things (that he can't smash up with his gums) and spicy things. We usually give him table food and puffs for breakfast and lunch and then supplement our table food with a fruit/vegetable pouch at dinner. He is still working on using a sippy cup...
-has said "mama" once! He hasn't repeated it so I'm not calling it fact, but it was clear.as.day and he said it when he was wanting me. He has also waved twice but again, hasn't repeated it. We're working on it though and I think between 8 months and 9 months is going to be his sweet spot!

-barrel rolls any time he is on the bed. He is so fast! We can't leave him even for a second. He also tries to roll off the changing table pretty often.
-fusses for pretty much EVERY nap. We are on a pretty strict schedule of 2-3-4 (hours in between rest) but he still doesn't go down easily. He has the most pitiful face when I put him down but he usually falls asleep after about 10 minutes of crying.
-sleeps on his stomach most of the time. He rolls ALL over his crib all night.
-is super interested in technology. That is, he makes a bee-line for any remote control, iPad, computer, phone, or anything else resembling something technological. He also still loves water bottles.

-has suddenly started to look a lot like me. It is so bizarre how he can look so much like his dad and then switch and suddenly look so much like me. I'm always pulling out my baby book to compare and I'm convinced he's my little look alike for the moment!

-has maybe, MAYBE finally plateaued as far as weight goes. He is around 22 lbs and is wearing 12-18 month clothing. He hasn't been growing out of everything super fast like he was before, so that is good! He is still in size 4 diapers. He can't really wear many shoes because of his difference in size and his feet are too fat, but he does fit a pair of size 4 faux birkenstocks. I have a feeling we will be seeing a LOT of those this summer.

It was around this time that I realized these monthly photos won't last much longer...

...total chaos.

This month he will swim for the first time, go on his first plane ride, visit the beach, and enjoy summer in Texas! We are looking forward to lots of fun this summer with this pipsqueak!

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