Eight Months Old!

17 Sep

Today, Ethan is eight months old!

To celebrate his eight month old birthday, he went to the Farmer’s Market, visited MiMi, stopped by Cousin Lila’s (thank you for letting me borrow the ‘t’!), went shopping with Mommy at Old Orchard and visited with Great Grandpa and Pop Pop. We finished the day with a walk to Red Box and a poop in the tub (which he hasn’t done in a long while!)

Right after this photo was taken, a small poop came out

This month, Ethan had a lot of fun. It started out with a visit from Aunt Caroline M. from Alabama. We went to the Shedd Aquarium and wandered around Chicago. Ethan loved all the fish! As always, we had a great visit with Caroline.

We also went to Rockford for a family party at Great Aunt Shish and Great Uncle Randy’s House. It was a great time!

Ethan has his first words this month, saying ‘Eddy’. No one was too surprised by his word choice. He has also said “Dadadadadadada” and “maaaaaaama”.

He can stand holding on to things for a brief while, and can even pull himself up in the tub and some other options.

He is army crawling, so well that he can get to whatever he wants — so, with Cousin Lila’s hand-on consultation, we have babyproofed the house. He also has started waving goodbye, which is super cute! He is such a joy to be around for everyone!

We didn’t have a doctor’s visit this month, but we stepped on the scale this morning and E tipped the scales at 18 1/2 lbs!

Ethan’s new buddy also came into the world this month, Evan Anthony! We visited him in the hospital last weekend!

Welcome Evan Anthony!

Ethan is still sleeping well during the day and night. He usually takes a morning and afternoon nap, ranging from 1-2 hours (though one rare day he had a three hour morning nap!!). He starts his bedtime routine around 6, with a bath (his favorite), some books, and bed! He wakes betweeen 6:30-7:15.

He is enjoying some thicker solids, including picking up foods and feeding himself. He can feed himself small pieces of food. Some of the new things he has tried this month are chicken, blueberries, and yogurt. He is such a good eater!

Until next month!!

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One Response to “Eight Months Old!”

  1. libby September 18, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    him waving is the cutest!

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