Tuesday, June 11, 2013

7 and 8 months

I am WAY behind!!

No standard doctor's appointments to give me stats.  But we did have a number of sick baby doctor appointments so I can say that around 8 months, you were 21 pounds and about 26.5 inches.  Chunky and short.  :-)

You still take bottles about 4 times a day.  Around 7 am, 11 am, 4 pm, and 7:30 pm.  You also eat some form of breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Usually cereal or oatmeal for breakfast, fruit for lunch, and a veggie for dinner.  However, Mommy has been slacking in the baby food department and you've been pretty much eating fruits.  I had been making the veggie baby food myself, and when we went on vacation, I tried getting you to eat the jarred stuff and you wouldn't have any part of it.  Dang it.  So now I need to catch up and make some more.  You also eat random food off our plates when we go out- breads, potatoes, etc.  Anything that seems pretty bland and that we can mash enough for you to eat.  Restaurants are getting tricky since you would rather eat what we eat than what I'm feeding you.

You are back on track taking two good naps a day.  I took us about 6 weeks after we changed you from two naps to three for you to start napping again.  Goodness.  But now you nap from about 9 or 9:30 to 11 or 11:30 and then 2 or 2:30 to 4 or 4:30.  You sleep from around 8 pm or whenever you finish eating your 7:30 bottle and get all ready for bed to somewhere between 6:30 and 7 am usually.

You didn't really get sick at all in your 7th month, but 8- goodness gracious.  You got some sort of virus that was quick and just involved a fever.  And then a week later, while I was out of town with you for two weeks, you got something else (possibly RSV) which turned into bronchiolitis again which landed us at 3 urgent care visits and eventually the emergency room.  You had to take steroids in the hospital since the breathing treatments weren't doing the trick, and ahhhh the effects of steroids.  Which including projectile vomit and you waking up with a tummy ache at night which would cause you to scream for hours, and these terrible diaper rashes that also caused out of control screaming.  It was terrible, and I felt terrible for you, and we weren't home in our own house with our own doctors.  Thankfully, we are past that part now.  We've been doing breathing treatments for almost 3 weeks now and you still can't seem to kick the coughing and wheezing so it's back to the doctor for us again tomorrow.  I'm never leaving town without your father again.  Lesson learned.

You can crawl!  But you mostly won't.  :-)  You are such a stubborn little thing.  If there's something you must have (usually an iphone), you will crawl to it.  Otherwise, you'll find something closer that you can roll to.  You would still much prefer that we hold your hands and help you walk.  If you do crawl, you will only do the exact number of steps it takes to get to whatever you want.  Typically, you'll go about 3 steps, stretch out as far as you can and grunt, trying to reach for what you want.  If you absolutely still can't get it, you'll go one step further.  You're starting to pull up on things.  There really isn't anything in our house short enough for you to pull up on, so I've been saying every day for weeks that we need to get you a toy or something you can use.  Soon!  I promise.

Still not going to elaborate on the crib situation.  I like you a lot more when I don't think about it.  Once you get over this sickness, your little bed is going to disappear and it's the crib 100% of the time.  I can't believe I've caved as long as I have.

You got your first tooth on your 8 month birthday!  It's a top tooth and boy does it hurt when you bite our fingers now!

You still just love other people.  It's gotten to the point that you lean towards strangers when we are out in public and make all kinds of noises to get them to notice you.  If they don't, you get upset.  I see this causing your mother, who really doesn't talk to strangers, to go WAY out of her comfort zone in the future when you can talk and think everyone is your friend.

You had your first pool day! You're so stinking cute.

The last few months have been challenging for us with a new baby on the way and lots of sickness here recently for you and for me.  But we wouldn't trade any of it for anything in the world.  We love you Everett Charles Gilgour!  Every single month we say 'this one is our favorite!'  :-) And then it gets better!!

Look at you grow!