I can not believe that Cam is 8 months! Time flies even more quickly with baby #2. Was not he just born?! I imagine the best section about it all, I know this and I’m soaking in all the time with him. I truly try out to be as existing as possible when we nurse. Immediately after he’s performed nursing, I’ll burp him and we’ll just dangle in the rocking chair. We’ll chortle, and I’ll give him a 100 kisses. Observing these cheeks up close and smelling his neck is just the Best. Mike and I explain to each individual other everyday how good Cam is. I imagine it is a combine of not knowing what to anticipate possessing a further child and the way they’d make us come to feel, but also I really do think Cam is the Most effective. He’s pretty much smiling all day very long. He enjoys to play, he’s so observant, and so cuddly.
New at 8 Months
At 7 months Cam started to rest on his tummy! He in the beginning struggled with only staying in a position to flip to his tummy and not back, but he’s considerably a lot more comfy on his belly now and truly prefers it to slumber. He sits! This is such a game changer. He has much more flexibility and so do his moms and dads, lol. He’ll sit and play with toys for a very good chunk of time. His awake time is 3hrs which helps make our timetable so considerably far better and versatile. We can essentially get out of the home, lol. He’s also at a truly great age that if he does not slumber lengthy when we’re on the go, he can continue to rally and be wonderful. He appreciates his title when you call him, he can reach out to you when you place your arms out to him, and he’s receiving his two entrance bottom teeth! He’s been a drooly mess recently and a little much more whiny and clingy in the direction of mother, but other than that he’s been a happy boy via slicing enamel. Oh also, so a great deal hair! Little man’s hair is having thicker by the working day, yay!
Through thirty day period 7 Camden would be hit or skip with more time naps, so we’d have to throw in a catnap in advance of mattress at times. But, we’re now carrying out a shorter nap in the morning (1 hour) and a longer nap in the afternoon (2 several hours). We are officially down to 2 naps! Right after our trip to California in June we started to stress less about naps in basic. Just simply because we ended up on the go and had to be flexible with his sleep. Now at 8 months it last but not least feels like lifestyle doesn’t revolve all-around naps. We’re able to do additional and if we’re out in the early morning and he only will get a small nap in the auto, we know he’ll rest for his afternoon nap at dwelling. He can manage himself a great deal much better with considerably less snooze if we need to have him much too if that helps make sense.
We did not have the finest commence with solids. Immediately after my previous update, we essentially stopped striving and gave it a rest for a very good thirty day period. He just was not interested, stored spitting out the food items or crying. We were meant to go see our pediatrician, but we were in the middle of getting a new doc, so we did not get a likelihood to go in. Cam a short while ago started off eating some purees, so I experience like wasn’t prepared. This is all quite new-to-me since Harper ate correct absent and we did BLW. We just commenced offering him some purees, so we’ll see how this goes. Crossing my fingers it was a ready detail versus a little something currently being incorrect or allergic reactions.
Due to the fact we haven’t been accomplishing solids, I retained his 5 nursing periods fairly than heading down to 4. We’re nonetheless solely nursing, which I don’t head. There’s more than enough time involving feedings now that I can get out and do matters and I really don’t come to feel as trapped.
8 months is this sort of a exciting age! Cam is sitting down by himself, whilst we usually have pillows or his boppy in close proximity to him in case he falls or if we stroll away from him. He can sit with a bin of toys and entertain himself for rather a whilst. He loves to perform with his sister. Anything at all she does will entertain him. He cruises about in his walker. Harper will journey her indoor wood bike and they’ll participate in a recreation of chase whilst he’s in his walker, it is the cutest! We appreciate to go on household walks. He’s now getting utilized to the swing at the park. He’s on his stomach rather a bit, but he hasn’t pulled his knees up yet to start out the course of action of crawling… which if I’m staying straightforward, is a blessing lol.
We are carrying out 3-3+ several hours of awake time! I experience like that is such a milestone. There’s so considerably far more time to do points.
We are executing the very same bedtime regime as often. Currently, he’s been whining in his crib right before he falls asleep, which is a new matter. I’m asking yourself if he needs to be awake a minimal lengthier ahead of bed to help with this. Very little man is even now sleeping via the night.
He flipped to his tummy someday all through month 7, so we officially have a tummy sleeper. This has been incredible for his flat head. I would say his head shape all round has altered drastically, which we’re so happy about.
Camden’s eczema is doing A great deal better. I do think the worst is driving us and still actually hoping he will mature out of it. We are still utilizing the concoction our Derm recommended us (study more about that listed here), but very sparingly with flare ups. We are bathing just about every other working day and making use of aquaphor daily. So, so thankful we acquired this below regulate.
Favorites at 8 Months
Joovy Spoon Walker – This is Harper’s previous walker. We loved it with her and are loving it with Cam. It is a wonderful way to have him vertical with no one particular of us normally keeping him. He hangs in this primarily all through supper. Obtaining his toys propped on the tray has genuinely helped his hand eye coordination. He’s formally jamming in this. PT claimed to make certain he has time just standing stationary it in, so we expend accomplishing that way too.
Toddlekind Floor Mat (shade: clay) – We place the further mats we had upstairs in the participate in home in which Cam does a great deal of his tummy time. Now that he’s much more mobile, the mats have been wonderful!
The Truthful Business Diaper Rash Cream – Right when Cam’s eczema was tremendous inflamed he also experienced intense diaper rash. Like the worse I have ever witnessed. Did some exploration, and this diaper rash came hugely advised. It took about 5 days, but his diaper rash cleared up. We’ve been working with it at any time because and he’s had the cleanest tush!
Halo Swaddle – This is the slumber sack we transitioned to. I like that it has sleeves and that it is the most comparable to the Merlin (in hopes for a smooth transition).
Boppy Nursing Pillow for Sitting down – I have not employed this for nursing considering the fact that following the initial pair of months of Camden becoming born, but we a short while ago pulled it out to aid with Cam’s sitting down. He’s sitting down on his possess, but it’s the fantastic shaped pillow to enable if he does slide backwards.
Amazon Muslin Bibs – Cam’s a big drooler, so the sweet bibs we have from H&M weren’t reducing it. We’re nevertheless making use of our white muslin kinds we really like for nursing and at home, but I required to come across a little something cuter in neutral colors. I found these and they are pretty significant. The arrive in a pack, so I just donated the colours I didn’t adore.
Rey to Z Baseball Caps – Unquestionably like these minimal hats! You can get them with any letter or you can do them without having. We have the Toddler size for Cam and they in good shape genuinely very well.
Mushi Teether – This is Cam’s most most popular teether right now.
8 Thirty day period Plan
6:30am – wakes and performs in crib 7:00 am – get him, transform, and nurse 7:30am – awake time, go for a stroll, perform. 9:30 – Nap 1 (1 hour)
10:30 am – wake and nurse 11:00 am – play, solids 1:15pm – Nurse 1:30pm – Nap 2 (2 hrs)
3:30pm – wake and nurse 4:00pm – awake time, play 6:30/7pm – nurse, bedtime