Friday, March 23, 2012

8 Months Old - Gabriel

Gabriel Michael is 8 months old!! I have a big happy boy and I just love him to pieces!  We had some big changes lately due to some health issues with me.  I weaned Gabriel from breastfeeding and started him on formula.  He is doing extremely well with it.  He eats 3 solid meals a day and has 3-4 bottles.  Here's what else he is up to....

  • Weighs 24 lbs 1.5 ounces (Just went back to the pedi because I thought he still had an ear infection but he didn't!)
  • Wears size 4 diapers and 12-18 month clothes.  
  • Super ACTIVE - he never stops moving! He wiggles in your arms and is very hard to hold sometimes unless he is sleepy.
  • Happy most of the time unless he is tired or hungry

  • Squeals, laughs, clicks his tongue and has really started to babble - dadadada and lalala mostly
  • Very ticklish - especially on his thighs
  • Loves to bite things - he has 8 teeth! four on the top and 4 on the bottom. It really hurts!
  • Pulls up and stands on EVERYTHING - doesn't really want to sit or lay down to play anymore.  He even uses his mouth/teeth as a third arm to pull him up.  I am going to need to lower the crib mattress!
  • Kisses and pulls your face to his
  • Grunts when he wants something
  • Turns his head away when he is finished eating or pushes your hands away
  • Can grab small bites of food and feed himself (yogurt melts, puffs, small pieces of bread, etc)

  • Loves to play with his brother
  • Loves to be outside
  • Everything goes in his mouth
  • Loves to eat my mom's chicken veggie soup pureed!
  • Can get on all fours - hands and feet not knees and tries to walk/crawl.  He's so close! He can get where he wants to go by scooting
  • Can easily get to a sitting position when laying on his stomach 
  • Likes to sleep on his tummy and side

Gabriel - 8 months old
Here's Santiago at 8 months for comparison : )

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