Wednesday, December 16, 2009

8 Months

Another month has flown by! So, what’s going on with Hayden this month?


Loves, loves, loves bath time! We haven’t gotten brave enough to ditch the little tub.


Crawling? Not yet! He will spin in a circle, rock, and go backwards some, but hasn’t gone forward yet! He will also go from the sitting position to the crawling position. But, no forward movement when he gets there!



Loves to stand!! Would much rather be standing or holding your hands trying to walk than be in the crawling position or on his tummy.



Loves to climb on Jeff and I on the floor. He does really well going from a sitting position to turning around and climbing on us. He doesn’t quite pull up all the way on his own, but I don’t think it will be long!

Has started sitting in the front of the buggy when we go shopping. Usually these are just quick trips though. He doesn’t care to do it for long. He usually just ends up in my arms or in the Bjorn. I do have a cart cover, but I haven’t used it yet.



Within the past month, Skooter has become obsessed with Hayden. He is in his face wanting to play all the time! Skooter will get the bone and bump Hayden with it and Hayden tries to grab it. Hayden will get so tickled watching him. Can’t wait to see what happens when Hayden is on the move! Should be interesting!



Has started signing “all done” when he is finished eating. He just grins and thinks he is so big when he does it. He loves it when I sign “more” too. Not sure why he gets such a kick out of it, but he does.

Our biggest accomplishment…he has started going to sleep on his own without rocking or needing lots of reinforcement! YEA!! He has recently grown to love his paci again when he is going to sleep in his bed and on long rides in the car, so this has helped us significantly! He now loves his Fisher Price rain forest soother as well. Yes, we still have had times where it hasn’t worked and we have given in, but for the most part, he is doing very well!

Now, if we could get him to sleep through the night, we would be doing all the good! He is still waking about every 3-4 hours.

Still no teeth. I thought for sure we would have them this month. But, no such showing! I guess they will come out whenever they get good and ready! :-)

Weighs about 18 pounds. Wearing 6-9 month clothes. Wears a size 3 Pampers Baby Dry Diaper or size 4 Target diaper (we have grown to really like these...the price too!).

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Happy 8 months Hayden!!

He is such a cutie. That's great that he is falling asleep without rocking and learned to take his paci again. I keep trying it with Payton, she won't do it. And we are back to waking up again, and fighting naps daily. I don't know what the deal is!! She requires a bottle to fall asleep, I know I need to break this habit!!