Thursday, February 22, 2018

{gabriel}: eight months

You can find his previous updates here:

One month
Two months

Three months 
Four months 
Five months
Six months 
Seven months 

Weight: I stopped by the clinic last week to weigh him, and he was 17lb 2oz. Not sure about height.

Diapers/clothes: still wearing size 3 baby dry. Wears mostly 9 month or 6-12 month clothes. 

  • screaming at the top of his lungs
  • sucking his thumb
  • crawling everywhere
  • pulling up to standing on everything
  • taking a bath

  • waiting on food
  • sitting still
  • being told no especially if he's going for Harley's water dish
Eating: he eats a mix of purees and baby led weaning. He's getting pretty good at picking up food and getting it into his mouth. Not much that he doesn't like.

I'm still breast feeding, but it's really decreased in the number of times per day. My supply just isn't great, and it's not worth the stress, so Gabe mostly gets formula now. We switched the brand and he seems to take it way better. He usually gets a bottle (120-180 mL's) after naps and then before bed.

Sleeping: it's getting better, but still not as great as Amelia was. I was going in and giving him a dream fed, but he would be wide awake after it and angry, so it wasn't worth it. He still goes to bed around 7am and then is up between 6-7am. He has been crying out around 4am, but we have been leaving him in hopes of breaking the habit of me going in there. Fingers crossed it improves soon!

He naps 3 times per day- usually around 8:30-9am, then 12:30pm and then 3:30-4ish. His naps really vary in length.

  • this last month brought 3 new teeth for him (two front teeth and one beside it), and he was miserable while they came in
  • he quickly figured out how to pull up to standing and hasn't slowed down! I had to lower the crib really quick one day when I watched him doing it on the camera


  1. Gosh he is quite the mover and shaker! It seems like he might walk early since he is already pulling himself up! What an active little boy!

    I'm sorry to hear you had supply issues, though. Did you have that problem with Amelia? Breastfeeding can go wrong in so many different areas it seems! But hopefully it's been good for you to not be stressing about not producing enough!

    I love the blanket you got for these photos. I need to figure out what we are going to use for our babies weekly/monthly photos! I don't have anything yet...

  2. Such a busy boy!! And such a cutie. That's good you aren't stressing about your supply, it's hard because it's out of our control. And he's doing great fine! Crazy how you had so much with Amelia though!!

  3. What kind of sleep training did you guys do for Amelia? I am starting to mentally try and prepare myself for sleep training but I have to admit I'm very nervous about it! Also I'm cracking up that Gabe is in 9 month and 6 - 12 month clothes since Olivia is also wearing 9 month and 6 month clothes at only 3 months old. ha ha! I knew going into it that breastfeeding would be hard but I had no idea how hard. I was freaking out a couple weeks ago because Olivia wasn't gaining weight and then I got mastitis and I seriously questioned if I wanted to keep going. Luckily it's improved big time since then, but ya, it's not "easy" that's for sure!

    Gabe is just so cute! I bet it's hard to get mad at that little face ever!



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