Stats: About 18ish pounds (total estimate!)
Clothing Size: Still in all 6-9 months, still in size 3 diapers. I’m predicting his pajamas will start to get too small in the next month or so, though – he’s getting long!
Sleep: Still amazing! He’s still waking up a lot of nights around 5:00 to eat, but it’s becoming more and more common for him to sleep all the way through (the other night he slept from 6:45 to 8:30!). He’s officially at two naps a day now – usually about an hour in the morning and 2+ hours in the afternoon.
Eating: This child can EAT! Anytime anyone new sees him eating they have to comment on how much he eats and how much he enjoys it. There are plenty of nights where he gets close to out-eating me, and he gets so excited every night when he realizes it’s dinnertime. He eats just about everything now and we haven’t really found any foods he doesn’t like. He’s particularly partial to bread and cheese, still loves avocados, and is a huge fan of pasta. He’s currently eating lunch (was a puree at daycare, but we’re about to start sending “real” food) and dinner (whatever we are having) daily, and breakfast sometimes on the weekends.
Milestones: He’s babbling like crazy all of the time now – he makes a ton of different sounds and loves to practice them. He likes to fake cough and thinks it’s hilarious when we fake sneeze at him (he hasn’t tried it yet, though). He can pull up on anything and can even get into a standing position from laying on his stomach if he can get a good grip! Still not doing any traditional crawling, but his army crawling just keeps getting better and better.
Things we want to remember: There is nothing I love more than when he looks into my eyes and starts babbling like he sincerely wants to tell me something. It is so sweet and he’ll just stare at me and chat away. Melts my heart every time. I absolutely adore watching him explore the house and figure out new things – this age is SO MUCH FUN!
Special outings or adventures: A few play dates with Logan and lots of time spent at daycare (boo!). We’ve tried a few new restaurants this month when we went out for birthdays (September is a busy birthday month!) and just generally tried to get back in the swing of the school year!
Favorites: Jackson LOVES meal times, bath time, and naked time after bath time. He’s starting to get really into exploring the house – the kitchen is a very exciting place to be! He loves standing up on anything and gets a huge smile on his face any time he makes it to a standing position. We love to listen to him talk (and talk and talk) and how much more interactive he is getting on a daily basis. His giggle melts my hear every single time – there’s nothing better! I also love the rare occasion when he falls asleep on me while nursing before bed. I love to soak those snuggles up!
What we’ve learned: We’re quickly learning how and where we need to baby proof our house – he’s finding lots of things to get into! We are also just continuing to learn more about being parents and how to keep our sweet boy happy. We both agree that we love this age the best yet – he is SO much fun!