Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ephraim at 8 months

This sweet boy is already 2/3 of a year-old!  He has gotten so busy lately with crawling, standing, and playing, but he still has many moments a day when he just wants to be held and have his squishy cheeks kissed by Mommy :)

8 Month Stats

Weight: 19 lbs, 11 ounces

Length: Around 27 inches

Eating: We still have short nursing sessions every 3 hours during the day. The foods he had for the first time this month were raspberries, strawberries, chicken, peaches, pears, oatmeal, ham, and pineapple. His little legs kick the highchair when he gets a bite that he really enjoys :) He crawls to me when I’m eating a banana because he wants to share! There are no teeth in his mouth yet, but he is always chomping down like his gums hurt. He is just getting over thrush—so I think his appetite was down a little bit last week because of that.

Related to the thrush, he had a bright red diaper rash/yeast infection that is now clearing up. It piggy-backed onto a cold that he had last week, so his immune system was down. Unfortunately, it seems like we have yet another cold bug affecting the four of us. I can’t wait for us all to be healthy again!

Bedtime: He falls asleep around 9, but is in and out of sleep until midnight.

Awake: He wakes up about once a night, although some nights are definitely better than others :) He likes to sleep in until 9 or 9:30 to make up for his later bedtimes.

Naps: He typically has a morning nap, an afternoon nap, and an early evening nap. I get him to sleep in my arms while I pace the floors, and then set him down in his crib for the rest of the nap. He rarely naps for longer than a half hour/forty-five minutes.

Diapers: Size 3

Clothes: 9 months

Latest Tricks: This past month, he has learned how to do so much, it’s unbelievable! He can now crawl, and he crawls fast! He sits up now when he plays with toys. Sometimes he will just fall backwards or sideways and bump his head, but he’s getting more stable. AND he likes to pull up and stand! He stands up in his crib to call out for me, he stands up against the coffee table, the ottoman, the laundry basket, the baby gate, or whatever he can find. When he wants me, he crawls to me and pulls up on my legs. Last night, when I was sitting cross-legged, he surprised me by crawling up into my lap.

He says “ma ma” and “ba ba” and he squeals!

Favorites: Ephraim’s developed a love for Ivy, and he crawls to her and grabs her face. (She doesn’t exactly like this.) He puts anything and everything into his mouth, which is so different this time around because of all Nolan’s toys, books, and cars lying around that aren’t baby proof :)


He is just the best! I can’t wait to see what he learns in the next month :)


  1. What a sweetie! Happy 8 months, Ephraim!

  2. He is SO cute. Ashford has been crawling into my lap a lot lately too and it's the BEST!

  3. That smiling face at the end is the best! I can't believe he is 8 months already!


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