Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cooper - 8 Months Old!

My sweet boy is 8 months old!!  This has been a GREAT month with Cooper, and we're starting to get into some of my favorite baby stages!  

Here's a look at how Cooper is doing this month compared to What to Expect the First Year:

Weight: 20 lbs
Diaper: Size 3
Clothes: Mostly 9 months with just a teeny bit of 6 months or 6-9 months hanging on.

Here's a look at his 4 hour schedule:
7:00 am - up for the day! (6 oz bottle)
8:15ish - solids (fruit)
8:45ish - down for nap
11:00 - up and eat (6oz)
12:15ish - solids (veggie)
12:45ish - down for nap
3:00 - up and eat (6oz)
5:45ish - dinner (cereal and veggie)
6:30 - bath
6:45ish - bottle and bed (6oz)

Little man is FINALLY sleeping through the night!  We put him down for bed and don't see him again until the next morning!!

Cooper can do all of the things that an eight month old baby should be able to do:
- bear some weight on legs when held upright
- feed self a cracker
-rake with fingers an object and pick it up in fist
-turn in the direction of a voice
- look for a dropped object

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  LOVE those cheeks and that little squished face!!

Cooper can do most of the things that an eight month old baby will probably be able to do:
-pass a cube or other object from one hand to another
-stand holding on to someone or something
-object if you try to take a toy away
-work to get a toy that's out of reach
-play peekaboo
-get into a sitting position from stomach {he just did this YESTERDAY for the first time!!!}

Cooper can do one thing that an eight month old may possibly be able to do:
-pick up a tiny object with any part of thumb and finger

When I put the hat on, he thought I was trying to play peekaboo and tried to take it off - haha.  

Still trying to get it off.  :)

Cooper can NOT do most of the things from the "may possibly" section:
-creep or crawl (he's SO CLOSE!)
-pull up to standing position from sitting
-say "mama" or "dada" indiscriminately

Once again - trying to get his hat off.

Cooper can do one thing that an eight month old baby may even be able to do:
-play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave bye-bye {he can wave bye-bye, although he doesn't do it often}.

Cooper can NOT do most of the things in the "may even" section:
-walk holding on to furniture (cruise)
-stand alone momentarily
-understand "no" (but not always obey it) {we don't really tell him "no" yet.  ??}

Big boy!!!

Cooper has definitely been changing so much lately!

A look at Cooper and LL at the same age (no more looking alike AT ALL!):


1 comment:

Emily said...

Um...where did Cooper go?!?!?! OMG he looks SO SKINNY!!!!!! Guess he's starting to thin out!!!!