Time is suddenly flying now that my babies don’t cry all day long! Here is what I documented during their 8th month.
(They are currently 9 months)
I love these two boys. They have become extremely fun, and I LOVE watching them interact. They continue to flip personalities. One week (or a few days) one boy will be clingy, needy, or just a little more high maintenance, and suddenly he’ll become more independent and his brother will step in right where he left off.
At first I kept searching for a picture of the boys that wasn’t either in just a diaper or pj’s, but lets be honest, that’s how we spend our days… and yes Cruiz is in Christmas Pj’s.
Eating – Feeding these two can be quite the process. It’s messy, and I have a hard time keeping Cannon focused on the food rather than his brother, but they sure do love it. Other than baby food, both boys have finally mastered picking up cheerios, and they love bread. They are still on the Nutramigen taking an 8 oz. bottle every 3-4 hours. But they learned to hold it themselves and it has made my life soooooo much easier! Can I just say Ledger is a champ? He was a light sleeper when we brought the boys home, and now he sleeps through EVERYTHING! When he goes in to bed and the boys wake up and cry, he immediately pulls his blanket over his head…
Sleeping – A schedule came in to play, and they’ve been doing much better. Up until now, they’ve napped better in separate rooms and at night, sleep in the same room. But the last week or so, they’ve wanted to be in the same room, and have been on the same schedule. I often find them babbling and grinning at each other, and it usually takes them awhile to fall asleep. At bedtime, they go down easier if Ledger goes to bed at the same time. There seems to be at least one boy up every night, I’m still waiting for a full nights rest.
(I accidently covered the speaker for a minute, but I wanted to record what they do every time I put them down)
Moving - At the end of the month both boys were up on their knees. Cruiz is officially crawling, still a little slow, but he’s doing it. Cannon is still scooting on his stomach, not far behind. Cruiz has learned to prop himself up to sit, Cannon has yet to figure it out Cruiz is also beginning to pull himself up in the crib, while Cannon just lays on his stomach and watches.
Chompers - Cruiz has 4 teeth, Cannon has three, the fourth should cut through any day now. They seem to start teething the exact same time, it just takes longer for Cannon’s to cut through.
Wearing – Size 4 diapers, and in 12 month clothing.
Sick - Pat went out of town, and with the best timing, we all got sick! I couldn’t handle three sick/needy kids by myself, so we ended up at my parents house. I felt horrible, both my parents were up helping me with the boys. Three sick kiddos with fevers, coughs, and stuffed noses don’t sleep very well. I’m so grateful for my parents, I wouldn’t have gotten through the week without them.
Buds – Cannon and Cruiz have become best buds. They seriously love each other. They do fight over toys, and grab at each other quite often, but they grin when they see each other, and play all day long side by side. The first seven months they didn’t want anything to do with each other, so it’s kind of a relief that they really do love each other :)
Brave - And the highlight of the month… I attempted grocery shopping by myself! Yep, never again. I’ll continue to shop late at night; but yes, I did ask a random stranger to snap a picture to prove to Pat that I actually did it :) And from Ledger’s expression, you can tell he wasn’t thrilled to give his seat up for his brother.
Time is flying by way too fast, we sure do love you boys!