Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Friday, November 6, 2015

Eight Months

Once again, I've blinked and eight months has flown by.  Briggs is my happy, cuddly, playful, giggly, sweet, loving baby boy.  He now weighs 15.5 lbs.  He is wearing his 6-9 and 6-12 month clothes and his size 2 diapers.  He nurses 4 times during the day (and usually another 2 at night), eats 2 meals, and takes 2 naps.  Briggs will occasionally sleep for 6-8 hours at a time at night, but more often is still only sleeping 3-5 hours at a time.  Although his night time sleep habits haven't really been improving, he is pooping more regularly and spitting up less regularly, so we've got that going for us.  He still doesn't have any teeth, but gives the best gummy smiles.  He remains my happy, easy baby.

Big sisters aren't the only ones who can play dress up around here.
Likes:  Briggs is usually pretty easy to please.  Consistent favorites are being outside and taking baths.  He loves to play, and is starting to get excited about any toys that are new or different.  He really likes playing with the Little People bus and ark, his ring stack toy, monkeys in a barrel, his box full of rattles, his activity table, and his hamster wheel.  He has developed a much longer attention span for books recently with favorites being 'Dada', 'Peek-a-Who', his new thumbprint numbers book, and any books with big flaps, textures, mirrors, or sounds.  Briggs is a good eater, but favorite foods include Puffs, any fruit, and sweet potatoes.  He loves attention, being held, peek-a-boo, silly noises, funny dances, ceiling fans, mirrors, and his sisters.  He loves all people, but currently has a bit of a preference for his Mama.
Briggs always loves spending time outside.

Enjoying his box of rattles
Dislikes:  Briggs will get fussy when he is hungry or tired.  He does not like having his face wiped off after meals.  With a current cold, he has demonstrated a strong dislike for the nose sucker.  He will definitely let you know if he is lonely, bored, or wanting to be held.  Luckily, for the most part, Briggs' fussiness is generally rare and short-lived.
Skills:  Briggs is becoming more and more mobile.  He can roll and pivot around to get across a room quickly.  On his stomach, he is starting to move himself backward and forward a little bit, but not quite commando crawling yet.  He will stand at his activity table or with his hands held, but is still unstable on his feet.  He sits really well, and has just started trying to transition from sitting to hands and knees.  Briggs is very good at grabbing (and then trying to eat) anything within his grasp.  He is a hair puller, a face grabber, and loves hoodie strings.  He can activate his cause and effect toys, will bang toys together, and likes to open and close little doors on toys.  Briggs can finger feed, and is starting to try to bring his cup to his mouth.  He pulls off his socks and his hat consistently.  Briggs is starting to understand so much more.  He is now waving, playing 'so big', shaking his head 'no', and saying "Mama."  His best skill remains his ability to fill each of our days with joy!
Playing 'so big'

My big 8 month old!

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