Monday, September 6, 2010

Tanner Bananer is 8 months old!

How is tman already 8 months old?!?! The other day someone asked me how old he was and I almost said 6 months…um what happened to the last 2 months?!?! He is two-thirds of a year old!

He is definitely getting bigger-I’ve given up using his carseat as a carrier…he is way too heavy for that!

He is still in size 6-9 month clothes (some are just labeled 6 months and some are 6-12)…but a lot of these 6 month outfits are getting a little snug…he’s a long little guy!

He is still in size 3 diapers…we’ve officially switched to Huggies…I think they’re more absorbant and this kid needs all the absorbancy he can get (maybe this will prevent future kidney stones-a mama can hope right?!?!). We put him in a size 4 Huggies overnight diaper and wow…it’s like a brick in the mornings! Kind of crazy!

Sleeping…well, Tanner was doing great sleeping through the night and then we decided to take a vacation to Colorado. Um this messed him up royally in the sleep department and he started waking up 1-2 times a night. We have now officially entered self-sooth boot camp…you need your sleep and I need mine. I’m hopeful this month will get us back to good sleep! Bedtime is about 6:30 and he usually sleeps until about 7 or 7:30 in the morning! He’s still taking 2 naps a day-the best one in the morning for sure!

Tanner is still mr. snaggletooth with only 1 tooth on the bottom…lots of days of drooling but no other teeth that we can see or feel.
No pacifier for several months now, but I’ve noticed just in the last week or 2 that you have really decided you LIKE your thumb! I might regret this later, but it’s super cute right now!

Food…he has gotten so much better at eating and so far, we haven’t given him something that he absolutely won’t eat. We tried green beans this month…definitely not his favorite but I think it was more of a consistency thing. Other new foods this month: carrots, plums, pears, peaches, oatmeal and blueberries. He also LOVES to drink water! He loves it out of a straw, out of a normal cup or his sippy cup-it doesn’t matter…he just loves to drink water! I have to hide his sippy cup at meal time until after he’s eaten some or else all he wants to do is drink! He hasn’t mastered the cup, but we’re working on it!

He started giving kisses this month. It’s so sweet…huge, slobbery open mouth kisses. He’s definitely an “independent” child…he will only give you a kiss if he wants to. He thinks it’s funny at night when Lance asks for a kiss to pretend to give him a kiss and then to turn his head away at the last second…of course with a huge smile on his face!

He pants (just like a puppy) when he gets excited-it’s hilarious! He also is still mr. fake cougher for attention and his newest trick (besides all of his babble) is doing the motorboat sound with his mouth/lips. He does it all.the.time!
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He still loves his praise baby dvds and gets super excited when he sees little kids on the tv. He also loves dancing to any kind of music with me (or watching me dance-done soley to make him laugh)! His favorite toys-his exersaucer, loves to chew on his tools (he plays with his hammer, screwdriver and saw every day!) and his very hungry caterpillar, loves his bath toys (doesn’t have to be bath time to play with them!) and LOVES a water bottle as a toy.
No crawling yet but he’s definitely getting around…he twist, turns, and scoots across the floor or his crib.

He loves bathtime and loves splashing with his arms and legs…I usually end up quite wet by the end of his baths.

We both had a cold at the end of this month…no fun…but we just spent lots of time snuggling and watching praise baby in our pjs!

We love you, tanner, so so much and are having so much fun watching you grow up!!!

(he didn't want to pose with his puppy dog...instead he just wanted to play with him! lance pointed out tonight that he's now officially bigger than his puppy or monkey that we take pictures with-he's getting so big!!!)





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1 comment:

Kim said...

Such a cutie! Grace and Tanner seem to speak the same language... that is definitely her favorite noise these days too!