Caleb is getting to be such a big boy–here’s a look at what he’s like at the 8-month mark.
Caleb continues to pack on the pounds–he’s now hovering around the 60th percentile for weight. He doesn’t return to the doctor for official measurements until September, so we’re just guessing that maybe he’s lengthened a bit. Time will tell!
Likes & Dislikes
Caleb is still a chatty boy and loves to gab all day long. New favorite pastimes include “petting” (err, smacking) our dog Dexter and banging things on his high chair to make as much noise as possible. I like that he’s starting to interact with animals, as they’ll be around for his whole life, I’m fairly certain. As for the “high chair music,” it makes phone calls interesting, but I’m trying to remember that it’s a sign of him exploring the world around him. Maybe that will make it less annoying 😛
As for dislikes, Caleb is starting to compile quite a list. First and foremost: nose suctioning. He’s had a wicked cold this month, so we use that little bulb thing (I’ve forgotten if there’s an actual name for it) to get the snot under control. He screams every. single. time. He also hates getting his diaper changed and has proved to be quite the contortionist in his ability to turn and flip around the changing table. Finally, he really hates being taught how to crawl.
Eating & Sleeping
Boy, oh boy, does this kid love to eat! He will eat pretty much anything right now, a trend I’m enjoying while it lasts, as I know that picky eating can start at any moment. His favorite combo continues to be the classic banana + PB, but he also quite enjoys blueberry pancakes, black bean chili, and pineapple + cottage cheese. His teachers tell me that he has the best appetite out of anyone in his daycare class…which is reflected by the size of his belly!
As for sleeping, he’s making progress. He has gone several nights sleeping from about 7:30PM until about 5:00AM, although last night he woke twice during the night. Fingers crossed that he figures out the whole “sleeping through the night” thing by the 9-month mark…
-It’s looking like Caleb might just skip crawling entirely. He really hates being on his tummy and much prefers to pull up on everything to a standing position.
-Caleb has another tooth coming in, making it a total of three.
-He has finally figured out the “mama” sound, but he tends to just utter it in a minute long stream, “mamamamamamama” a la Stewie Griffin. Oh joy.