Leslyn's Lovely Life: Emmett: 8 Months

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Emmett: 8 Months

This kiddo is growing up so fast. We started thinking about his 1st birthday party a couple of weeks ago (we need to plan ahead since his big party is going to be in Arkansas). So basically I have an almost 1 year old and I can't handle it.




Weight: 19.5 lbs (49th percentile)
Height: 28 inches (92nd percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches (97th percentile)

Milestones: He has been trying to crawl for a while, but he's still rocking back and forth and scooting backwards. DJ didn't crawl at all- he went straight to walking! So who knows- maybe Emmett will do the same thing? He has made the "d" sound (but still hasn't said "dada"), and really likes drinking water out of mommy's cup. He will put anything in his mouth (even more so than usual... maybe this means his teeth are coming soon). Emmett will cry if either of us set him down to play, then he'll stop when he forgets that we're nearby. And then he'll see us again and start crying again. He's already trying to play THOSE games. ;) The other day, he kind of played peekaboo by himself, which was the sweetest thing ever.

Sleep: I have come to accept the fact that my child will sleep through the night when he feels like it. Sleep training hasn't been successful, and we've been working on it for a while. He usually wakes up at 3 and 6. Sometimes, he sleeps (again) until around 8:30-9. I'm just letting it go and trusting that I'll sleep again in about 25 years.

Favorite Things: The rodeo (he was fascinated by all of the animals), singing (but seriously), playing the piano (we "practice" every day... lol), dancing with mommy and daddy, his vibrating strawberry teether (Y'ALL. A LIFESAVER), and watching TV when mommy lets him.

Health: He's in the middle of a growth spurt right now, so he's a little more fussy than usual. He's been a little congested this month, but nothing too bad. Other than that, he's a healthy boy!

Eating: He loves fruits! We've added apples (not his favorite on their own, but he loves them mixed with other things), strawberries, oatmeal, bananas (probably his favorite), mango, spinach, and papaya! I have tried to give him little chunks of food, but they make him gag. He definitely prefers pureed food.





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