Wow - its hard to believe that our little boy is already 8 months old! It is so crazy how fast its flying - even faster this time around. Cannon is such a sweet sweet boy - we love how fun he has become. I know I say it every month, but he really is just so much fun to be around. His little personality is coming out more and more each day...he definitely has a bashful side - nothing like his big sister thats for sure! He just lights up whenever Brookie or Andrew come around - I know he is just itching to be able to run and play and be all crazy with them too - won't be long! His little voice is just so cute - and totally all boy! Its a deep little voice for sure.
Took some pics this morning - although yesterday was his actual 8 month birthday. Poor Cannon has been under the weather the last few days - had a fever and is all congested....not a happy boy right now. I got some cute ones although he definitely wasn't as smiley as usual. But he did make some of his silly faces towards the end!
Here is what Cannon is up to at 8 months:
•Weighs 20lbs 7 ozs at the Dr's office last week
•Wears size 3 diapers
•Wearing some 6-9 month size, mostly 9 months and beginning to wear some 12 month size clothing
•Drinks 7 ozs in each bottle - 4 times a day
•Loving his baby food now - has fruits for breakfast & lunch and then a veggie for dinner. Favorite fruit right now is apples and favorite veggie is sweet potatoes
•Loves to sit up and just play and look around
•Pushing up on his arms & knees - the crawling position. Not at the same time yet...but working on trying to figure it all out.
•Loves to grab his feet and pull off his socks so he can chew on them
•Finally got his first tooth - on the bottom
•He is sick right now for the first time. This is a whole new experience - Brookie never acted sick and when she was, it never affected her sleeping or anything else. Cannon on the other hand is definitely letting us know he is not feeling good...he is fussing a lot, wakes himself up when he coughs and is just irritable. I feel so bad for him - and to top it off he is also dealing with the pains of teething
•Still a GREAT sleeper - has his last bottle around 8:15pm and will sleep on average for 12 straight hours. Still working on de-swaddling him. For naptimes I have just put him in his sleepsack and he is definitely improving. He will fall asleep without fussing most days, but his naps definitely aren't as long without the swaddle blanket. So its still a work in progress - although right now b/c of him not feeling well, we are just swaddling for naps & bedtime - I think its much more important for him to get his rest properly to get better, then to fight with him with this sleep training. So we'll start back to the sleep sack as soon as he is feeling better.
•Takes 2 naps a day - one longer one about 2-2.5 hours and the other around an hour
•Anything he can get his hands on will go straight into his mouth - loves to chew on anything and everything
•Still enjoys the jumperoo - he will jump all around in it and then get himself turned around to where he can just sit and watch tv....I wonder where he gets that from??? (cough....Andy?)
•Still is rolling everywhere - although now he has figured out how to army crawl on his stomach....so now he is much more efficient - can go side to side and forward....although he still fogets to move his one arm out in front of him to pull himself out, so it gets stuck under him and he does a faceplant into the carpet....and of course this makes him mad and he fusses - I just think its so funny to see him trying to figure it all out....
•Loves to work his way back to behind the tv and go after all the wires....not a good thing! He is starting to give us a taste of whats to come as he gets older and gets into everything.
•Starting to become very vocal - when we take something away from him, he will have a crying fit....starting young!
•Loves getting kisses and being tickled - will make him squeal and giggle.
•Babbles constantly. He has such a deep voice - definitely all boy!
•He is such a snuggler..he will just curl up into your neck/chest when you are holding - soooo sweet! I am enjoying every minute of him like this b/c I know he will soon be too busy to be like that.
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