Monday, September 28, 2009

8 Months

I was going to get this up yesterday when Colten actually turned 8 months, but he had a fever off and on yesterday and didn't seem like he was feeling his best (although, I did get a couple of pictures of him with Yaya).
So, I took these pictures today. He's getting big, isn't he!?!
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So happy...
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Always chewing on something these days...
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A new trick...standing for a few seconds and then LUNGING towards whatever it is he wants.
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Colten only has 4 months until he's a year old. I just don't know where these last 8 months have gone! He's getting bigger, faster, and into more things than ever! I just don't remember Austin getting into things the way this kid does!
Last month, I thought he'd have another bottom tooth in, but it never came in. Instead, the two top teeth look like they are RIGHT there. You can see the outline of them in his gums...and it just looks painful! I hope they come in soon.
Like I said, Colten has been standing on his own and then lunging for us or whatever he wants. He's TRYING to walk...but just can't quite get it yet. I don't think it will be too much longer. He's taken little steps before he falls here and there, but I wouldn't count it as walking just yet. He's just so funny when he does it...and then just falls on his bottom! I just can't imagine what he'll be getting into when he's mobile on two feet. He's already into enough.

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Colten's growing is definitely due to his ravenous appetite. He nurses still...but has decreased the amount of times he nurses everyday. He loves his food. He's tried all kinds of things...and the only things he really doesn't completely enjoy is green beans and the texture of pumpkin. He'll eat both though, if you put a little fruit on the spoon as well. He loves cheese and yogurt though. I think those are probably his favorites.

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Colten loves being outside. Since he's mobile, it's hard to keep him clean though. He crawls through just about anything and loves to try to eat bark, sticks, dirt and rocks. I spend a lot of time watching what he's grabbing for and making sure he's not eating anything he's not supposed to. If he's in a stroller, you just have to keep it moving or put snacks on the tray and he'll be happy...at least for a little bit!
I still need to get him in to get some more vaccinations, so we'll see how much he weighs and how long he is in a few days. I know that he's more than 20 pounds according to our scale, but that could be a little off. Until then, I hope you enjoy the pictures and update!

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Just LOVE his eye lashes...

1 comment:

Julia said...

if he's 8 months old, that HAS to be the worlds biggest teddy bear!! how cute!!!

and my baby turns 9 months on tuesday! and you're right... i don't remember my first getting into as much stuff as the 2nd one is. Noah is definitely all over the place. he also crawled before hannah, stood up before her. he's even starting to cruise along the couch!! so wish our boys could meet!! :)