Monday, December 3, 2012

Sam's 8-month Survey

Monthly Survey
How old is baby? 8 months! Slow down, buddy!
Doctor’s appointments?: January 11, 2013 at 10 months (technically his 9 month appointment).
Weight: 19lbs
Height: Didn't measure this month.
Clothes size: Out of 6 month clothes. Mostly in 9-12. Shoes size 3-4.
Diaper size: Still in 3’s and we’ve started putting him in overnights, too.
Hair color: Still reddish-blond, though more blond than red now.
Anything else?
Verbal skills: He has been making “ma ma” sounds and now has added “ba ba” to his consonant sounds. He also likes “buzzing” his lips so he sounds like a little motor.
Teething: He has 4 teeth now and is working on more (lower central incisors, top left central incisor and left lateral incisor).
Rolling: Yep, though only if he falls down.
Crawling: All over the place, and quickly!
Anything else? He is officially pulling up on stuff and is starting to cruise the furniture. He’s also quite the adventurer. It’s quite unlikely that if you put him down on the floor that he’ll stay in the same room. He likes to wander and explore.
Things he likes: He loves his LeapFrog table, especially since we put the legs back on it and he can pull himself up to play with it. He really likes books and music. It’s difficult to read a book to him, though, because he still wants to eat it. He loves playing with whatever Clara happens to be playing with, too. It doesn’t matter if she wants to share or not.
Things he dislikes: Being restrained and having his diaper changed.
Sleeping: He started sleeping like crap again. He’s taking 1-2 naps a day-usually one really long one and one shorter one (if he takes a 2nd nap), but at night he’s up sometimes 3 times. I think he’s going through a growth spurt, though.
Eating: A TON. He loves Cheerios. He gets most of them in his mouth and less of them on the floor or in his high chair. He eats 1-2 jars of baby food 3 times a day. He’s also still nursing (yay me!) when I’m home and getting pumped milk when I’m not.
Nicknames: Nothing new from last month, at least I don’t think there is.
Things we’re looking forward to next month: CHRISTMAS! It’ll be Sam’s first Christmas and I’m excited for it. I think mostly because Clara was only a month or two old for her first Christmas so she didn’t really get to enjoy it until she was over a year old.
How I like motherhood: Wow! It’s exhausting and exciting, and fun, and challenging, and a lot of work, but OH so rewarding!
Likes: Even though it’s a lot of work, it’s getting more fun as they both get older. They’re actually playing together more and I can just picture what life will be like at this time next year! Oh boy! Better fasten our seat belts!
Dislikes: I still wish I had a clone, so I could get more done around the house, pick up more hours at work, and still be able to be home with my kiddos, but I need to do what I need to do to keep us afloat right now so I guess if that means no one has clean underwear for a couple days until I can get to laundry, then that’s what has to happen…that or we need to buy more. J

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Clara in November

Since Clara has turned 2, I'm only going to be publishing the surveys every few months. But I thought it would be neat to do a collage every month with her pictures. These are from November. Most of them are from her birthday party.