Well, we are closer now to nine months, but I wanted to make sure I got Walker’s eight month update posted. He is growing, learning, and doing new things everyday and I am quickly reminded how fast the baby stage passes. Here’s what Walker has been up to this month:
- Goodness, he loves to eat and only wants to feed himself. He still nurses every 2-3 hours and eats an adult-sized breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Oh, the snacks we consume in my house. He will eat just about anything but his favorites are fish, chicken, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and peas. He prefers vegetables over fruit but he is starting to like blueberries and strawberries.
- He still doesn’t have any teeth but I’m expecting them soon since he is constantly chewing on toys and putting his fingers in his mouth.
- He is all over the place and you cannot take your eye off him for five seconds. He crawls fast, can climb stairs, pulls up on the furniture, and cruises. He can walk a little behind his push toys and I suspect he will be walking well before his first birthday. We had to move his crib mattress down again to the lowest height because we caught him trying to climb out!
- Second to Mommy, Wilson is his favorite person in the world. Wilson can make him laugh some deep belly laughs and all they ever want to do is wrestle. I say “stop touching each other” or “that’s too rough” about a million times a day. Walker also loves bothering his brother’s stuff just to get him to scream, and it’s really a pain now that Wilson’s favorite thing to do is floor puzzles.
- Sleep…..I would love some sleep. Walker is still a little unpredictable but I just keep telling myself “this too shall pass.” He’s gotten into a pretty good pattern of sleeping from about 8:30pm until about 5:30am, eating, then going back to sleep until around 7:30am. We still have some random wake-ups in the middle of the night but he is slowly getting better. Most of the time he will go back to sleep on his own after a few minutes of whining, but other times he needs Mommy and NOT Daddy. He really loses it if Daddy goes in to comfort him.
He has spent most of this month with ear infections so we are headed to the ENT soon for tubes. We had the exact same experience with Wilson and they were truly magical. We are ready to get rid of the ear infections and get his ears clear of fluid so he can hear clearly.