Wednesday, September 30, 2009

8 Months

My baby turned 8 months yesterday. I still can't believe he is already 8 months old. This year has flown by faster than any year of my life.

What is Cain doing at 8 months?

-At Cain’s last weight check he weighed 18lbs 10oz.
-The biggest change since last month is Cain is now sitting independently without needing to use his hands to prop himself up.
-He can’t get into a sitting position by himself yet but if he is sitting and starts to fall backwards he can recover on his own and get himself back into a sitting position.
-He can also grab toys around him while he is in a sitting position.
-Taking 6oz. (and sometimes 8oz.) of formula at 8am, 12pm, 4pm, and 8pm
-Eating Stage 1 (and some Stage 2) baby foods.

-Still sleeping from 8pm to 7am and taking 3 naps each day. I’m lucky if he will sleep an hour each nap. They are usually around 45 minutes.
-He still hasn’t mastered rolling from his back to his stomach but he is so close.
-He is making a lot of new sounds everyday.
-He is really starting to develop a sense of humor and will laugh while we are playing, laugh at Sadie, and with his friends. I just love to hear him laugh.

-Cain can also say he's gotten his first black eye. Last week during Cain's therapy, Cain was laying on his back playing with a toy above his face. He dropped it on his eye and the result was his first black eye. If you look very close at his 8 month picture you will see the tiny bruise under his eye.

I now wish that I had taken a whole body shot of Cain each month. It's hard to tell how much he's really grown just by looking at his face. He's starting to look the same in each months pictures yet he's changed so much!

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