Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jeremiah : 9 Months

Jeremiah is crawling!!!!!!

He crawled first while Mama was away on a shopping trip. He does the full body crawl and only crawls a short distance if he can"t reach something. He only did it a few times a day.
Then, we went to stay with some friends while our heatpump got replaced, and they had hardwood floors. Jeremiah discovered his newly found freedom in crawling.
He learned to follow mama everywhere. He is under my feet when I cook, when I clean and if I DARE to sit down, I better be holding him. 

At 9 months, Jeremiah is drinking from a sippy cup!
He takes his water/juice in a sippy cup every night for dinner. 
He hasn't completely mastered holding it by himself. 
His schedule is pretty easy
8:00 - Wakeup time
8:30 Breakfast- 6 oz bottle with oatmeal and applesauce
10:00 nap for about an hour sometimes longer
12:00 6 oz bottle with vegetables and rice
2:00 nap for 2 hours
5:00 Vegetables, meat and grain with fruit with sippy cup
8:30 -8 oz bottle

Jeremiah is either VERY happy or VERY not happy. 
He has learned to clap and claps at everything. He laughs with his whole body. 
His whole face lights up when he grins. Everybody loves to be around him. 

He is learning new syllables. 
He can say dada, mama, blah blah, and hey! among other nonintelligible grunts. 
He likes to grunt while he eats in between bites. Silly baby. 
He has no fear. He would crawl right off the couch if we let him. He has pulled the lamp down on top of himself a few times. This adorable daredevil is keeping us on our toes. 
We love you Jeremiah!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Jeremiah: 8 months

My babies are growing so fast! I am working on Jeremiah's baby book and I am reminded of how quickly he changes and how I can't even remember those first few months.
I am hoping I can remember his milestones for this month, but I do try to write them on the calender.

At 8 months, Jeremiah is wearing 12 month clothes. He is such a long baby!


He suffered from his first ear infection the last week of December. The poor baby was up all night Christmas Eve, and it was not in anticipation of Santa. He felt bad all day on Christmas and we took him to the Doctor the next day and he was diagnosed with a double ear infection. 
He did NOT like the pink stuff. Benjamin begged for it and Jeremiah cried. These children are totally different! 
We switched his formula this month and Jeremiah decided he was not going to drink bottles anymore. After several days of worry and frustration, we finally changed up his meal plan. 
Jeremiah has a 6-oz bottle for breakfast with cereal and applesauce. 
Jeremiah has a 6-oz bottle for lunch with vegetables and rice. 
Jeremiah has a vegetables, meat, rice, and fruit for dinner with water or juice in a sippy cup. 
Jeremiah loves and anticipates his bedtime bottle of 6 ounces.
Jeremiah also cut his first tooth for Christmas. He still does not eat finger foods. 

Jeremiah is very playful. He loves to smile and laugh at everybody. He rolls all over the floor and reaches for the toys he wants to play with. 
He still takes 2 naps a day and sleeps 10-11 hours at night. 
Jeremiah is such a happy baby and we are so thankful for him.