Inspired by some friends I thought I would try to start making a monthly post on each of the boys. It will be to record their growth in all areas of their lives. I pray that I can be consistent with it!
STATS: Our Peanut is 8 months old this month. He weighs 21 pounds. Since measuring the length of a baby is so difficult my best estimate of his height is 27 inches long.
FOOD: Exclusively eats/drinks Mommy's milk. Peanut has sampled avocado and "smoothie" (coconut milk and banana) but finds his appetite best satisfied with Mommy. Considering he got his first tooth only a couple of weeks ago it isn't too bad for Mommy either. (You can kind of see the tooth in the picture below)
MOBILITY: When Peanut is in his walker he runs! But put him on the floor and he moves at an army crawl. He is working on getting his knees up under him though. Because Peanut moves around so well in his walker he is also learning the meaning of "don't touch". :)
SOCIAL SKILLS: Peanut has the uncanny ability to melt your heart. He goes to anybody and likes to be cuddled. Quieter than his big brother, "he talks with his eyes" as one checkout girl at the grocery said.
IMITATION: We have been telling JuneBug for awhile now that he needs to be a good example to Peanut and just recently have noticed why this needs to be the case. When JuneBug comes running into the room and yells "GGGGGAAAAA!!!!!!" Peanut will race after him in his walker and yell "GGGGAAAAAA" too. Remember in the last paragraph I said "quietER" not quiet. :) More examples are below.
SLEEP: A couple of nights last week he slept from 8PM to 7AM but now he is playing catch up with a feeding at midnight and 5AM. It isn't too bad and I have a theory that maybe he is waking up cold at one of those times because he hasn't kept the blanket on. So I plan to add a thicker covering to see if I can get by with just one feeding.
CLAPPING: In the past week Peanut started to imitate clapping. Watch the video to see.
NIGHT-NIGHT: Part of the "Peanut goes to bed" ritual is everyone waving madly and saying night-night. Again this past week Peanut started to imitate us waving. He will even make a "na-na" sound telling us goodnight.
AN ANECDOTE: The other day Peanut was crying and JuneBug goes over and tells him "It's okay Peanut. Don't cry I'm your best friend."
Yes, I said awwwww! :)
Look for a JuneBug Post in a couple of days!
P.S. For those of you who may be wondering.... Mrs. L, Aunt Kt, Devin, Mum-Mum, Auntie S, Bugsbee, Britt, Bree, and "Mom" Alexander all chose the winning photo in the YoBaby contest. Peanut was one of the six winning babies. He generously is sharing the yogurt he won with Mommy and JuneBug.