Friday, July 15, 2011

Micah @ 8 Months Old

Micah is eight months old today.  He has grown so much in the past month.  Our baby is growing into a big boy. At eight months old, Micah...

... weighs XX pounds, according to our home scale.

... is still in size 3 diapers.  He is in size 12 month clothes primarily, but can wear 18 month.

... gives great big belly laughs.  He finds the silliest things funny.

... calls for you to pick him up or give him more of something (usually food), by opening and closing his fist.  One night, we were sitting in a way that he could see himself in the mirror.  He sat calling for the baby in the mirror to come to him with the most serious look on his face.  It was so cute.

... has two teeth, and appears to working on getting some more.  It took me a while, but I finally got pictures of them.  He just recently, like in the past couple of days, started trying to bite.  I think it's mostly by accident, and he doesn't realize that it hurts.

... sleeps okay.  For the past week or so, he's been waking up several times throughout the night.  One night, in particular, he woke at 5 am, and decided that he needed to get out of his crib, and that he was ready to play.  I watched the sun come up from Micah's bedroom floor.  Hopefully he will get back to being my good sleeper.

... loves being outdoors.  If he's fussy, we go outside.  It usually cheers him right up.  The only thing is that it's been so hot, that I'm usually ready to melt long before Micah wants to come back inside.

... is a very good eater.  He will eat almost anything we give him, and has started showing a preference for the food that we are eating. 

... loves water.  He had his first adventure in the swimming pool.  He really enjoys his baths also.  I may have a little fish.

...  is crawling.  It is slow going right now, but soon he'll be zipping through the house like it's his own personal racetrack.  We really need to start baby-proofing everything, and get some baby gates.

... is starting to pull himself up.  He usually pulls up on one of us, but he is starting to attempt to pull up on the couch.  He can also sit up from laying down.  He completely surprised me with that move.

... gives kisses.  They are wet, open-mouthed kisses right now, but they are kisses. 

... is a complete and utter daddy's boy.  He watches Mikey from the time he walks through the door.  He loves riding around in his dad's arms. 

... goes by the nicknames Gus-Gus, Chubba-kins, MicahMan, Maine, Junior Junior, and Sugar Bear.
  • Gus-Gus: The chubby mouse on Cinderella.
  • Chubba-kins:  Because his legs are so round and juicy.
  • Junior Junior:  Because he looks like his father and his grandfather.
  • Sugar Bear: Because he's so sweet, and like to give sugar.

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