Saturday, July 10, 2010

8 months

Well, I guess it's official...this is a once a month blog. I'm not too surprised since I both have little to talk about and little time to write. The biggest thing around here is Jason started crawling. He did his first meaningful creep forward for Dan on Father's Day which I thought was a great gift. He can take off pretty good now and sometimes gets up to his knees but is still having trouble going forward from that position. Now that he's on the move we really have to step up our babyproofing efforts. We always had a baby gate at the top of the stairs but now we have to start installing latches on cabinets and such. We keep a good eye on him for the most part but I'm sure he's going to start getting too fast for us and we can't keep an eye on him all the time so we have to save him from himself. I decided it was wise to get the carpet cleaned too since his onsies were a bit too telling of how dirty our carpet was :P He loves playing in the dog's water bowls. At least he doesn't get as wet with this one.
I put him in here, be he seemed pretty happy!
He just looks too cute with all these flowers, huh?
He loves to crawl in the grass but he keeps putting it in his mouth even though he doesn't like the taste
I don't know if you can see all the water on him...he loves his pool and splashes up a storm when he's not eating his ducky
We also started him on puffs and cheerios in addition to his full complement of purees. The puffs melt pretty quick so they don't bother him (or me) as much as the cheerios. It's all a learning, and gagging, experience. He's getting about 4 "meals" of breastmilk and 3 meals of "solids". I've just been following the Gerber feeding schedules they have online and Jason's hunger and fullness cues. He's still growing like a weed and seems healthy so I think we're doing alright.

In other news, I've tried to upload videos on here without much luck so I don't know if the files are too big or what. When I figure it out I'll get some videos up.