April 25, 2013

Kase - 8 Months


Dear Kase,

The picture above pretty much sums up our last month.  You are the happiest baby I've ever seen.  Once we figured out that you had an ear infection and took care of that, you were back to your happy self.  You have been so content just playing on the floor and watching your sister play and be silly.  You are always laughing at her and positioning yourself so you can see her at all times.  When you spot Daddy or I looking at you, you get the biggest smile on your face.

I can't wait for it to warm up so I can get you outside!  I know you are going to love walks in the stroller and playing outside.  Your sister was always scared of the grass so it will be fun to see your reaction.  We are going to have a lot of fun this summer, buddy!

Thank you, as always, for being such a sweet baby.  In a few months I won't be able to call you my baby anymore.  I am taking advantage of every snuggle, as I know there will come a time when you won't want to snuggle with your Mama anymore.  Ok, let's not talk about that.  Cue the Mama tears.

I can't wait to see what this next month will bring.  Will you finally be crawling next time I write to you at 9 months?  I love you so much Kase.

Love, Mommy


STATS
(as of 3/11/13)
Weight: 24.4 pounds (as of today with a full belly)
Height: 28.75" (99.79%)
Head: 46.5 cm (100%)
Diaper SizeSize 4
Clothes Size: 18 months, 18-24 months
Shoe Size: Still not wearing shoes, but I do need to get him some.  I'm thinking he's probably a size 3.
Eye ColorBlue
Hair Color: My little blondie
Teeth:  Two bottom ones and four coming in on the top
Next Doctor Appointment: May 28th (9 month checkup)


SLEEP/DAILY ROUTINE
Well, you like to wake up between 3:00-4:00 every morning.  You *think* you need a bottle and up until last night, Daddy and I were giving you your way.  But last night we decided this little early morning party needed to end.  We decided to let you work it out yourself and you did.  You didn't even really cry.  You just babble and yell.  The yell isn't a cry, it's a "Mom, Dad, don't you guys hear me in here!"  You were back to sleep before we knew it.  You then slept until 6:30.  Hopefully you'll soon get used to sleeping through.

We play all morning with your sister.  You love to roll around on the floor, play in your jumper & walker, and go for rides in the van.  Now that it's finally getting warm though we can go for walks instead of rides!  You could probably use a morning nap still, but you usually take a cat nap in the van.  I like to have you and your sister nap at the same time.  So after lunch, you are more than ready for a nap.  You wake up around 3:00-3:30 to eat and then play, play, play!  You're pretty tired by 7:00, so Mommy usually holds you until it's bath time.  You're bathed, fed and in bed by 8:00.  You go to bed awake with just your body swaddled.  Your arms are no longer in the swaddle.  We tried taking it away altogether,  but you didn't do well with that.  You sleep much better with your body snuggled in.



EATING
You are eating anywhere from 4-6 ounces, about six times a day.  Hopefully that will decrease a little now that you're eating your baby food.  Or maybe you'll start eating less bottles, but with more milk in them.  I think Kyla was eating 8 ounce bottles at this age.  You are just satisfied with 4-6.  I need to go out and buy some more baby food for you.  You are loving your pears.  We have stuck with them to really get you eating better since we knew you liked them.  But now it's time to get a little variety!  You are eating baby food for lunch and dinner.



WHAT YOU'VE BEEN UP TO
~Your teeth are coming in just like your sister's.  Two on the bottom came first and now the front four on the top are coming all at once.
~You love to eat your toes.
~When you have socks on, you try your hardest to get them off so you can get to the piggies.
~You love when Mama says "How big is Kase?" but you are't raising your arms yet.  You just giggle :)
~I can tell you are wanting to do what your sister does so bad.  You will be keeping up with her in no time!
~You love to squirm away from us when we change your diaper.
~You love to splash in the bathtub.
~You're sure trying to get up on all fours, but just not there yet.
~You have a very loud voice and like to make sure we don't forget about you.
~You like to play with Kyla's toys and it's an all out tug-of-war when she tries to take it away.
~You still like to pull hair.  I always regret when I forget to put it in a ponytail in the morning before I feed you.
~You still take some naps in bed with Mama.
~You get scared when Kyla and Daddy are playing hide-and-seek and Kyla screams when Daddy scares her.


You're all ready for Daddy to take you to a game!  Happy 8 months Kase!

3 comments:

  1. that first picture of Kase is adorable. I cant believe how fast he's growing up. Such a little cutie!

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  2. That baseball outfit is sooooo adorable on him---love it!

    And that first picture cracks me up---such a stud :-)

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  3. He is just SO SO cute! His little baseball cap is adorable too! It's crazy how fast they are growing up, isn't it? It dawned on me today that soon I won't be buying formula anymore. Whatever will I spend that money on, lol?!

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