My tiny newborn is somehow already a giggling, crawling eight month old! That seems insane to me, but somehow the days just keep flying by. Teddy is such a happy, easy baby and we are so very blessed to have him in our lives. Here’s this month’s weekly pictures:
This month’s update is actually a few days late because we’ve been passing around a yucky virus. Teddy has been cutting his top two front teeth and ended up with a yucky cough and runny nose. He seems to have escaped the worst of it though and will hopefully be back to his normal self very soon.
Teddy figured out how to crawl this month and the world is now his to explore. When given the opportunity, his races right to my pump cords and the recliner plug in our living room. I think some baby proofing will be taking place in our house this month! It’s crazy how fast he’s becoming and has fascinated he is in little details- buttons, the carpet, leaves. Of course, he puts everything right in his mouth!
Teddy loves playing and will sit and play with his toys for thirty minutes. He really likes jumping in his bouncer. He blows bubbles, has started growling, and babbles all the time! He has also recently became a bit obsessed with my phone and the remote control. It’s like he knows they are more fun then his toys! I caught him and Milo playing tug with a dog toy earlier this week. That was ridiculously adorable!
Teddy has been on an extended nursing strike the last two weeks. During the day, he refuses to nurse. I’m not sure if it’s the congestion from his cold, teething, or the fact that he’d rather be looking around, but he just refuses. Thankfully, he still nurses at bedtime and when he wakes up at night. I decided a few months ago to nurse him as long as he wanted- hopefully weaning around eighteen months. This has been a big reminder that there are two people in our nursing relationship and that Teddy might be ready to quit before I am. Instead, I’ve been pumping three times a day and giving him bottles of my breastmilk. It’s not perfect and I’d rather not wash bottles, but it is working for now.
I’ve been mostly giving Teddy purees, but have started to give him more table food off my plate. He loves peaches with oatmeal, green beans, and carrots. He also really loves baked potato soup (who doesn’t?), rice, beans, and mashed potatoes. He’s getting better at chewing all the time and I’m not quite as nervous about him choking.
He currently weighs nineteen pounds and is twenty-seven inches long. He wears 6-9 month clothes and size four diapers. Teddy is currently too long for six month jeans, but too skinny for nine month jeans! Instead, we have been embracing the jogging pants and overalls! His hair has really changed a lot the last month! It is now VERY blonde and much thicker!
Teddy hasn’t started talking yet, but he did look over at Colby clear as day and say “da-da” once! He hasn’t done it again, but it was so cute! Of course, I’m ready for a sweet “mama,” but I’m sure he will say that soon enough!
We are getting ready for corn harvest. I’ve had a lot of anxiety about having an infant on harvest with us since the day I found out I was pregnant. It should be an adventure and will be challenging at times, but I really think Teddy will do fine. He is such a happy, easy going little guy that I think he will adapt like a pro! And if not, we will figure it out.
I can’t wait to see what month eight brings us!