oliver at 8 months

by Ally- Life as I know it, 9:29 AM

This picture pretty much sums up his personality. He's a very happy baby and always moving! As soon as I sit him down, he's on his back or stomach and rolling across the room. He does not sit still for anyone and is currently trying to crawl. It frustrates him so much and he gets so angry that he can't do it. He has the arms down and he rocks but he can't figure out how to move his legs at the same time! I'm secretly happy he hasn't started crawling because I'm not ready to start baby proofing just yet!


Clothes
He's wearing 6-9, 6-12 and 9 month clothing. In size 4 diapers.


Eating
We switched to 4 bottles a day every 4 hours this month. He didn't always seem hungry when it came time for his bottle every 3 hours so I knew it was time to move to 4 hours. Which meant his bottles went from 6 oz each to 8 oz each. At first he didn't drink the whole 8 oz bottle each time, so we started with 7 oz then 7.5 oz then moved to 8 oz and now he sucks them down. He eats solids (purees) twice a day. We alternate between: apples, sweet potatoes, peas, butternut squash, mangoes, and baby oatmeal.


Schedule
He drinks formula at 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 6:30 pm, give or take 30 minutes. He then eats purees after his 7 am bottle and 11 am bottle, about 1.5-2 oz each. He's down for naps around 8:30-9 am, 11:30-12 pm, and then a cat nap around 4 pm. His naps last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Towards the end of this month I've been trying to transition him to the 2-3-4 nap schedule, first nap 2 hours after waking up, second nap 3 hours after waking up from first nap, bedtime 4 hours after waking up from second nap. I read that because his 3 naps a day were becoming unpredictable it can mean he's ready for 2 naps. It's still a woke in progress but so far his naps are around 9 am and 1 pm and last about 1.5-2.5 hours each. But each day is different! He goes down for bed around 630-7 pm and sleeps 11-12 hours a night.


Sleep
He's really an awesome nighttime sleeper and I can brag about this now because he wasn't at all for the first 6 months of his life. He knows how to fall asleep on his own and goes back to sleep if he wakes up in the middle of the night.  He rolled over in his Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit this month so he now sleeps in a sleep sack. At first he spent a good hour rolling around in his crib, he loved the new freedom he had, but now he plays for a little bit then rolls over on his belly and he's out. 


Likes
We started swim lessons this month and he has so much fun. He loves being in the pool either at swim lessons or my mom's house. Starting his swim lessons at a young age was such a good decision. He lights up as soon as I place his Scout dog in front of him and turn him on. Scout plays songs and talks and we programmed him to say "Oliver" which is the cutest thing ever. We received Scout as a baby shower gift from a friend who said her two kids loved Scout and the girl version, Violet, and I'm so glad Oliver does as well! 




Dislikes
Getting out of the bath. He enjoys being in the bath tub but as soon as I take him out to put on his diaper and lotion, he pitches a fit. He also has no patience to getting his diaper changed and I really have to hold him down or he'd roll off the table. This was also the month where separation anxiety set in. There were a few days there where he would cry as soon as I put him down and walk away. He's gotten much better but I can tell he now knows that mommy and daddy can walk away so I'll catch him looking for me when I walk out of the room. He hates waiting for his bottle. He gets hangry! 



I just updated my Baby page so check it out to read other monthly updates, posts on breastfeeding, baby favorites, and how I got Oliver to sleep at night!
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  1. he is growing up so fast!!! and he has the cutest smile :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Aw I love that photo of him with the Scout toy! Start babyproofing now, you don't realize how much there is to do! haha As soon as he crawls all bets are off :)

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  3. What a handsome little dude! He has just the sweetest face! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  4. He is so so cute! I love his crawling efforts on your snapchat. Any day now!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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