Tuesday, January 19, 2010
8 months old
Our little boy is 8 months old today! He is changing by the day. He has pretty much mastered sitting up on his own. If he gets down on the floor he is able to maneuver around pretty quickly. He continues to roll sideways and scoot backwards. He is often up rocking on all fours--especially in his crib--but hasn't quite figured out how to move forward yet. This leads to him getting stuck in some precarious positions sometimes.
Speaking of meals, Lincoln is down to four nursings and up to three meals. I think this is the most time and labor-intensive feeding period. We've made our way through most of the 1st Foods fruits & vegetables with mixed results. We've also started with yogurt and some finger foods. Pears seem to be his favorite, but with any food at anytime he may stonewall after only 2-3 bites. It takes an immense amount of patience to sit and wait for him to give you an opening to shove in another spoonful. Since that opportunity only occurs once every minute or two you end up constantly hovering with a spoonful of food within an inch of his mouth. I don't remember it being this hard to get Emily to eat for this long. I hope that doesn't mean Lincoln will be a picky eater! The one thing you can always count on, though, are the flavored baby puffs. He inhales those. He also is very capable of drinking out of a handled sippy cup on his own. We've still just stuck with water because he sometimes looks like a football player who takes a big swig and then projectile spits it out again. Therefore, we've moved on to vinyl, pocketed bibs. Meals are messy enough that he could stand to take a bath after almost every one. At the very least, he needs a change of clothes. Thank goodness for stain remover!
Lincoln LOVES bath time. He squeals with delight whenever I start filling his bathtub and undressing him on the bathroom floor. He'll spend up to 20-30 min. playing with bath toys and splashing around. It's a lot easier now that he can sit up well and you don't have to have a hand on him at all times. One of his favorite toys is the rubber duck. Just like Emily did, he can--and does--like to stick the entire head in his mouth. :o)
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