NOLAN'S 8 MONTH UPDATE:
Weight: 18lbs 5 oz (measured at Dr. Appt on 5/28/13)
Height: Larger than 26" I am sure... PJ's starting to get tight!
Clothes Size: 6-12 month, 12 month
Diaper Size: 3 (Pampers Swaddlers)
Sleeping Patterns: Nolan is sleeping through the night (7:30PM-5:30 or 6:00AM) consistently now... he did get thrown off when we went home to Florida this month, but when we are home he sleeps for 10-11 hours straight - YES!
Milestones: Teething: Two bottom teeth came in at 5 months and no new ones so far - at his last Dr. Appt. she said that the top 4 front teeth are looking like they will be coming in very soon... Nolan is very close to crawling - he likes to get on all fours and rock back and forth. Eating solid foods is going great... Every day he typically gets 3 solid food meals including two of the following: oatmeal cereal (likes this much better than rice cereal), bananas, pears, peas, green beans, apple sauce, avocados, sweet potatoes, peaches, squash, carrots and blueberries. Nolan is even more vocal this month. He has officially learned "Dada" and "Mama" and "Baba"... Not sure he always knows what he is saying to the correct person - but it is still pretty exciting :). He has also learned to shake his head "No" which he loves to do frequently and thinks is very funny. Baby proofing is about to in full swing... Nolan has learned to open the kitchen cabinets (while in his scootch buggy) this week and just this morning he got up on his knees and was looking over the edge of the crib - time to lower it!
Favorite Memory this Month: Visit to Jacksonville for Memorial Day weekend and Nolan's first trip to the beach. Growing up in Jax, we went to the beach all the time - something I definitely took for granted. It was great to be back and watch Nolan put his toes in the water and grab a hand full of sand :).
Last Friday was my last day at work... so this is my first week at home with Noly. It has gone great so far. We are still trying to figure out the balance between staying too busy/not getting too bored :). So far we are having lots of play dates, walks with Molly and trying to work on cleaning out closets. (Nolan is a huge help, let me tell you.)