Wednesday, September 29, 2010

8 Months Young

Baby Micah is 8 months!

Now that he is crawling so well the remote control is toast!

He loves that it lights up.

There are a few foods that he likes:

chicken bones

it's the perfect thing for him right now. Lot's of good marrow and meat for baby.


as you can see (and know from experience if you have a meal with us lately) he would prefer to feed himself.

He fusses at the table unless he has small bits of food to feed himself. I think that his favorite food to feed himself is little cooked broccoli florets. He can pick them up with his pinchers (thumb and pointer finger and put it right in his mouth) I am amazed that he can do that AND that he likes broccoli.

Micah prefers to drink out of a straw! One day he got a hold of big brothers cup and before I could stop him he was sucking out of the straw like an old pro! That first time was over 2 months ago and ever since he prefers the straw to the sippy cup. Yet another thing that surprises and amazes me.

Luke was eating his breakfast this morning at the counter and baby Micah was trying to climb his chair to get to him! He does not want to get left behind...

I couldn't tell if Micah was just trying to get to Luke or get to his granola and milk breakfast?

Luke is NOT amused.

In fact Luke spent most of his morning up on this stool just to get away! After he finished eating he started doing a puzzle. I had to coax him down to get dressed!

While Luke was getting dressed in the bathroom Micah had crawled (he is so fast) back to Luke's room and found big brothers water again! Is he a rascal on purpose?

I suspect so?

His lower front teeth seem to be all the way in now and his upper incisors are halfway in too! We call him fang since his front teeth are not in yet. I heard a funny noise coming from his room 2 nights ago and realized that he was clicking his teeth together. A horrible sound! And he is a biter...especially when nursing. I have done all of the things that are suggested to get their attention and stop but they have not worked with him. He thinks that they are funny and that he is so funny. Some days I feel like "just give this kid a cup with a straw and call it a day" Luke was SO not like this.

While I was finding Micah and dealing with him, Luke found the themometer and was practicing using it in his mouth in the living room. I ended up letting him so that the next time he is sick he will understand what I mean when I say "put this under your tongue"

Micah loves to play and is desperate to play with big brother no matter what the game. Luke mostly just pesters little brother but Micah actually likes the attention...even if it is rough! I have to separate them a lot because Micah is trying to get Luke and Luke is trying to get away. Recently Luke crawled into the pack n' play just to get away from the crawler. Luke also picks up his toys if Micah is headed toward them and throws them behind the hallway gate and locks the door. Then Micah crawls to the gate and starts shaking it and yelling. Micah just wants to play with the big kid toys. He can even zoom a truck on the carpet!

Micah is growing even though we are not sure of his weight. His dresser is again filled with clothes that are too small. He needs 24 month sized pants because his waist and thighs are so large. He has grown out of his infant swing and it is time to pack it up! I feel like that it too soon! My baby is no longer a baby. Certainly not if he is wearing 24 month clothing.

1 comment:

guppy and the worm said...

Perfect example of the second child always grows up faster because they have Big Brother or Big sister to watch!! Lucas's
only child days are gone thats for sure!! It wont be long and they will like playing together!

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