8 Months!

Hello friends!

Liam is officially 8 months old!

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This has been a big month for development.  The day after he turned 7 months old he learned to stand up on his own.IMG_3590

And he has been holding onto the furniture and walking around.  He still needs our supervision because he does not have control over his little legs, and well he is a little top heavy ;), but other than that he LOVES standing up.  He now has 4 teeth, and boy where the last 2 upper teeth an absolute nightmare!  I finally gave in and gave him some baby Mortin, because he was really miserable.

He also decided that he didn’t want to eat anymore, well solids anyway.  Actually he started liking solids in the beginning of the month when we went to the beach, but towards the end of this month, started hating it. He refused to eat anything from a spoon.  We tried to put little pieces of food in front of him, and he seemed to like it for one meal, but then refused to eat that.  Just this past weekend he decided that he did want to eat again but refuses to eat while sitting in his high chair!? Sooo we have to hold him in our laps to get him to eat!  This is NOT ideal. If anyone has had this happen to them, please tell me it’s a phase and we will grow out of it soon.  I am afraid we are starting a really bad habit, but I don’t know what else to do to get him to eat.

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I know that he doesn’t actually neeeed to eat solids, but I think that he needs to learn how to.

He has also started to HATE diaper changes.  He wasn’t really fond of them before, but wow he really hates them. And by hate I mean screams as soon as I put him down on the changing table, and cries till he can’t catch his breath.  It is out of control. We try and play with him and distract him while we change his diaper, but man he hates it.  I should add that he loves it when the diaper is off but taking it off and putting a new one on.. not a fan.

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He also loves books.  He really loves story time with daddy, but his new favorite activity is pulling the books off of his bookshelf and reading them on the floor.

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Liam also learned to clap this month, and that is his absolute favorite thing to do.  The best is when he claps and says YAY, melts my heart.

He is also learning to crawl.. he isn’t there yet, but I think in the next 2 weeks he will really start moving.  We will see though, because like I’ve said before, he loves to stand up and move around the furniture. I can’t wait until this new phase starts.. well I guess I can wait, but watching him grow up is amazing.

 Likes:
-being naked
– mommy and daddy
-“crawling”
-Standing up and “walking”
– dancing
-story time with daddy
-nursing
-drinking out of a sippy cup
-ripping all of grandma’s magazines
– selfies
-phones
– new toys
-clapping
– Yogurt!

Dislikes:
– diaper changes (OMG these are the WORST)
– getting his clothes changed
-food
-being left alone when he is sleepy

I don’t have any official stats to share because his next appointment isn’t until the end of October, when he will be 9 months old!!! But he weighs a little over 20 lbs and is wearing 9-12 month clothes! I also bought him a ton of shoes with soft soles because he loves standing so much.

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Okay well that is all for today! I hope everyone has a great day!

Cheers!

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