Thursday, August 20, 2015
Our little big man is 8 whole months old this week. We are so close to a year I can't believe it. It still feels like yesterday I held his beautiful warm newborn body against mine.
Today I caught him rocking to the beat of songs on Gemma's iPad and even when she was singing. He is clearly a music lover just like his sister. Elliot is a strong crawler and only getting faster. In the last week he has been practicing hard at pulling to a standing position and even trying to stand from his crawling position. He almost always falls flat on his forehead. Poor little bubbie boo.
He's also responding to his name and his nicknames. Gemma is still calling him EyeLet and Eyelettee. Speaking of his sister she is definitely his favourite. If he wakes up grumpy I just take him down stairs and that frown turns right side up the second he sees or hears her. Whenever he is crying over a little fall or frustration over a toy, Gemma comes running saying "it's ok! it's ok! Gemma's here" and he stops fussing instantly. Their bond is so strong and melts my hormonal heart.
Elliot is going through a growth spurt at the moment so he's having a few to one wake ups a night for more milk. But normally sleeps from 6:30pm to 7am. He's also having a hard time napping and falling asleep on his own while he's learning this new standing thing. He likes to fuss and crawl around and practice pulling himself up on his crib rails before he falls asleep. I also think he might be trying to suck his thumb that little cutie pie.
This weekend we leave for our first camping trip! Wish us luck!
Love and Hugs
Oh buddy what a big month we're having! You have two new eye teeth which makes 6 in total. You're still drinking all your bottles and eating with us at the table for most meals. Only problem is you seem to be constipated from all this new food. We are trying to help you the best way we can with prune juice and visits to the osteopath and even reiki. It's so sad to watch you in pain and we are hoping to find you a solution soon.
The biggest thing is you're mobile! You first surprised us by sitting up on all fours and rocking back and forth for a few days before crawling a few days later. Just like that. It's unbelievable how fast you are growing right before our very eyes. Slow down baby boy! We're all trying to catch up to you!
Love and Hugs
Oh little man of ours! Well we made it through the big growth spurt and the sleep training and now you can eat solid food! You are definitely prepared with two new top teeth and 4 all together now. We are feeding you the baby led weaning way and you love it. You will slap at the food and squish it in-between your fingers and are getting better and better at swallowing. Your favourite is definitely corn on the cob. You're like a happy little rabbit once you get that cob up to your mouth.
You are also doing this adorable thing where when you laugh or someone makes you smiles you crunch up and put your fingers in your mouth and wiggle your toes. It's like your whole body is just happy to be happy. That's how I would describe you Elliot, Happy to be Happy. Sometimes when it's just the two of us at home and you are playing and I catch you and you smile that big gorgeous smile back at me my eyes well up with tears I love you so.
Love and Hugs
This month is all about the sleep! Papa started teaching you how to sleep my little darling and it was horrible and wonderful all at the same time. We all suffered through the first night until we figured out you like to fall asleep on your belly. Every Doctor and their dog says this is dangerous but we have chose to trust you and let you sleep the way you want to. You have also vetoed the routine we set up for you with the bath-book-bed. You want nothing to do with the book and want a BOTTLE like there is no tomorrow. It's funny how when we get your jammies on you instantly become ravenous no matter how much you ate a few minutes before the bath. So we are following your lead my baby boy and after a few nights of cries and cuddles we are now sleeping solid through the night. You are just the sweetest little dolly my boy and we feel so lucky to be your parents!
Love and Hugs