Sorry this is 4 days late but it’s been a crazy week here on the home front. We’ve been going through a full heater install, with duct work and all, and a whole house humidifier and air purifier.
We visited pop pop on his 8 month birthday in Philly.
These last 8 months just blew by and this little guy is a real mover now. He’s been crawling for a couple weeks but he’s super fast now. The cats underestimate his speed and it is pretty funny when they get caught! I’m giving him his space to figure out things but intervening when I sense he could get hurt. He’s a champion sitter and can seamlessly transition from sitting to crawling but he still has some tendencies to topple over when he gets excited. As long as he is not near anything that can hurt him I let him go (if it is not on hardwood floor, that is) so he knows he has to control his movements to prevent the topple.
He started 2 days/week at a daycare that also is a learning center and has already started his permanent educational record which is pretty freaking cool. Everyone at the facility is very nice and he took a liking to all of them really quick. There is one little girl in his class that he just loves, too. Her name is Madison. He doesn’t wave goodbye to anyone but he waves goodbye to her.
He’s been doing awesome with his food, he’s up to 4 solid meals each day, cereal, fruit, vegetable, cereal with bananas. I think he had another growth spurt because he just feels so much heavier in the last week and a half and he’s been sleeping a lot. He seems a tad taller too (which, seriously, I have a toddler not an 8 month old. He’s in 12 month clothes and I don’t think that is going to last long…)
We started the transition off of Nutramigen. We are very very slowly introducing GentleEase which has the lactose broken down, just not nearly as much as the Nutramigen so it is definitely a step up. Last week we did a whole week of 20% GentleEase, 80% Nutramigen with no issues so we moved up to 40% & 60% this week with no issues so far. We will keep increasing by 20% until he is fully weaned off of it but I have a lot of hope that this is finally happening after several failed attempts. I think he is old enough, big enough, and functional enough at this point where his body can handle the transition.
Other than that he is just his typical happy self with (still) no teeth. LOL. I have a feeling this next month is just going to fly by but I also can’t wait for his first Christmas. We are putting the tree up on Friday 🙂 Can’t wait!