Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tanner David: 8 Month Update

Weight: 20 pounds 4 ounces

Length: Only reason I know his weight is because of frequent visits to the pediatrician

Head Circumference: See above :)

Physical Milestones:  Tanner's physical milestones are EXPLODING this month!!  He is army crawling EVERYWHERE.  He started clapping at the beginning of this month, started pulling to stand too!  We had to drop his crib mattress down 2 times in as many days!  Problem is, he couldn't get himself down for a while!  He would stand and play for a while but then cry because he couldn't figure out how to get down.  By the end of the month, he was getting a little better at lowering himself down!  :)

Eating/Sleeping:  We are consistently eating 3 meals a day and still nursing about the same amount.  He is actually an excellent napper so some days we drop one nursing session because he doesn't seem to need it!  Still the happiest kid ever.  Still waking up 1 time per night not usually more.  I thought we found some consistency getting to about 2 or 3 at least each night, but then it started to fluctuate again.  The good news is that even if I wake up at 11:45 to feed him, he still sleeps until 5.  He seems to be liking waking up at 5 am...which I don't really love.  :)  But I think Brody went through something like this.  Hopefully it's just a phase. 

This guy LOVES smiling, laughing, pulling to stand on everything and exploring all the places he shouldn't!  He puts everything in his mouth and loves eating.  I feel so blessed to have him as an addition to our family.  It feels like he's always been here and he truly makes me so happy.  I wish I could slow down time!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tanner David: 7 Month Update

Weight: 20 pounds 2 ounces  (apparently table food does a baby good 2 pounds in a month)

Length: Not measured :)

Head Circumference: See above :)

Physical Milestones:  This month, Tanner has learned to army crawl all over the place, sit up unsupported and move from sitting to belly.  He is really getting the hang of moving around to wear he wants to be.  He love to move his hands and try to imitate.  And he loves to push all the buttons on the baby toys that make a BUNCH of noise. :)

Eating/Sleeping:  We started table food this month and Tanner is a big fan!  We are still nursing on our same schedule and he has started to get down to 2 pretty good naps consistently each day.  Still waking up 1-2 times per night to eat.  Usually once, never at the same time and still almost always goes right back to sleep without issue.  We are probably at about 2 meals per day with table food so far and he seems to enjoy everything we have given him so far!

Tanner is still probably one of the happiest babies I've known.  He loves to smile and laugh at everything.  He still has fluid in his ears (though it is not infected) so we've been back to the doctor a few times to keep rechecking to see if the fluid will go away.  He sure has been through a lot in his short life with doctors so far!!  We are so excited to go to see Gigi and Papa in South Carolina next week and enjoy some sunshine and Grandma/Grandpa time!  It will be a long drive in the car for my super mobile baby!