Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ben, 8 Months

Big Ben is eight months today.

HOWDIDTHATHAPPEN and all that...

I'll save it.

It just does.  Somehow.  There doesn't seem to be an explanation (something about time and blah blah blah).

No appointment at eight months, so I'm estimating his weight at 18-20 lbs.  He was about 18 when I took him to the doctor about a month ago.

He is getting chunkier everyday. And maybe he's growing into his head after all.

Here's what Ben is up to:

Sitting up like a pro.

This week he has been sleeping through the night (11-12 hours).  I hesitate to mention it because while I'm not superstitious you just never know.

Drinks about 30 oz of formula a day and has three little meals.  I say meals, but really just a veggie/fruit two times at daycare and then a little something at dinnertime.  I have been making his food lately.  He seems to like everything ok.  Nothing seems to stand out as something he loves or hates.  Last night I made skinny chicken broccoli alfredo and used the immersion blender to blend some of the chicken and broccoli mixture.  He seemed to really like that and ate a pretty big portion.  I'm pretty sure that's the first time he's had meat.
Pears, sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, and peaches

Green beans, acorn squash, and cauliflower

He hates being on his stomach still.  He'll immediately roll over to his back if you put him on his stomach.  IF he eventually crawls, he will probably go about it by lunging forward onto all fours from a sitting position.  He likes to rock while sitting to he might start to scoot around that way.

He blows raspberries all the time and loves to spit on your face.

He is putting two syllables together but no words (bababa but no mama yet).

He is a pro at banging toys around.

He has two bottom teeth and one, maybe two (don't know if the other top tooth has broken through) top teeth.

He likes a particular duck lovey and a crochet blanket made by his great-grandma Alice.

He loves to laugh and smile and his sister is still the funniest (and he loves having his feet tickled).

He likes being carried around.

He is outgrowing his 6 month clothes.  Trying to limp through the next month or so of cold weather  though so as not to buy a new winter wardrobe.

Ben playing the other night.  We just recently introduced that toy.  It was always a favorite of Avery's.

Here's a video of Avery playing with the same toy at about the same age, maybe a little older.

He's growing like a weed and makes us smile and laugh everyday!  Can't wait to see what this month has in store.

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