Saturday, October 6, 2012

1st Unassisted Steps

Christian took his first unassisted steps today... or I guess technically I should say "unassisted-by-humans steps."  I am so NOT ready for this!  When did my little baby grow up?

He turned 8 months old today.  I got a "What to expect at 8 months" email and started laughing.  It said something like, "Your little one should be able to sit unassisted by now.  He may even be leaning forward and getting on all fours.  Some babies may even start rocking back and forth." Haha!  We blew past all of that at 6 months!  Here is what he is up to these days:

He is holding pretty steady with his weight at 22.5 lbs.  He eats A LOT but he moves A LOT.  He is always on the go!  He is extremely observant and can spy a cell phone all the way across the room.  Once he has his mind set on something it is extremely hard to distract him.  He keeps his eye on the prize.  He babbles a lot but still mainly says Mama and Dada.  He usually says Mama when he's with John and Dada when he's with me.  I think he's asking for the other parent so we can all be together.  He's very independent in the fact that he wants to do things for himself but still pretty clingy and wants to be held.  He likes to feed himself and has had pizza, spaghetti, corn bread, coleslaw, chicken, rice, toast with cream cheese, cake and several different cereals.  He has graduated from puffs to Multigrain Cheerios.

I almost don't want to say this b/c I don't want to jinx it but he has been healthy for two weeks!  He is sleeping much better and has slept through the night for the past three nights!  He's working his way to two naps per day but had three today.  He really does better sleeping at night if he only has two naps.  But today he fell asleep in the car on the way home from T-town so he got a 3rd nap.  We'll see if he wakes up at 3am.
8 Month Monkey Picture
To see how much he has grown... this was his 2 month picture with the monkey.
Eating Pizza

His 1st Bath in the Big Tub (I chose a blurry picture for a reason... so he won't be embarrassed one day)

Getting some love (and a bottle) from Granna


  1. He's so big! I can't believe he's starting to walk. He's going to be unstoppable.

  2. Such a big boy! Can't wait to have a play date!


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