Milam - 8 Months

April 22, 2017

So, Mr. Milam, 
What have you been up to in your 8th month?!
You got your second tooth on April 3rd and shortly after got your third.  On April 19th you got your 4th tooth (your top left).  So, you have four teeth as of right now.  Your sister had EIGHT teeth at this point.  So funny.  On April 3rd you also stood unassisted for the first time but that is an old trick by now.  You have no idea how to make those feet really move but you can stand.  You can get from sitting to standing without any assistance as well which is just crazy to me and you can sit back down which is again...crazy.  Georgia was walking the length of the living room at nine months so we shall see if you get that far :)

You are in size 4 diapers, 4 shoe, and 12 month clothes.  Finding pajamas to fit you has been a huge struggle.  They are all too dang tight.

We haven't found a food yet that you won't eat.  So far we are 2 for 2 for non-picky eaters which is nice.

You sleep 11-12 hours a night and take two naps a day that average about 1.5 hours each.  You started to do your early morning wake thing again (from about 6-6:30) but have started to phase it out again.  You are still doing the eat, play, sleep routine.  You haven't been a very good teether but it didn't make a huge impact on your sleep.
You babble all the time.  You are one of the loudest babies I have ever met.  Your cousin Molly Kathryn is probably the only other baby I've ever know who was louder than you.  You yell all the time for no other reason than to just hear your own voice.

You crawl very fast and all over the house.  You can close bedroom doors and open and close cabinet doors.  You love to stand up in the bath tub.
You have preferences and favorite toys.  You love things that roll and rattle.  You started throwing fits when you don't get your way and it is so so funny.  You close your eyes and scrunch your face and yell.  It is really cute...for now.
Now that you are 8 months old and closer to one than your newborn-ness I can look back on myself.  I was a way better newborn/infant mom with you than I was with your sister.  Mostly because you were a better baby than her but also because I learned a lot.  But, with both you and your sister every issue seemed huge and when I look back it wasn't as big of a deal.  When I'm sleep deprived I literally cannot think or problem solve...mix that with changing hormones (which you'll never understand...just be a sweet husband!) and some things just seem impossible.  I'm not sure if I need so much sleep because I'm just programmed that way or if it is a thyroid issue or both but oh goodness I'm glad it didn't take too long to get you on the sleep train.  Just being a parent in general makes you a more patient person.  I'm so grateful to both of you for that.  Y'all have both shaped me into a much better person. 

I feel like I'm missing so much about you.  We all love you so much.  Happy 8 months little one!

1 comment:

Callie said...

It's so cute that he's a loud baby, haha! Clarice is just the opposite - she still rarely talks!


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