TJ At 8 Months

Lot’s of new things experienced and memories made this month!

We started Baby Lead Weaning this past month. I didn’t think we would be able to until he hit 8 months since he needed to be 6 months adjusted but he was hitting all of the readiness markers and our pediatrician gave us the go ahead. So far he has tried and loves bananas, avocado, green beans, and egg. He was also introduced to deconstructed tacos, spaghetti, butter chicken, and Chief’s Master Breakfast. He also FINALLY got a taste of his toes and seems to enjoy snacking on them during diaper changes.

He is still drinking 4oz about 6-7 times a day. I mix 2 oz of formula with 2 oz of BM to each bottle. Just a few days ago I decided it was time to drop another pumping session and am now just pumping 2 times a day. My supply has drastically dropped but part of that I think was due to some recent stress. At the moment I am pumping about 15-18 ounces a day but I have a feeling it will keep dropping. I’m just trying to make it to 9 months pumping with enough frozen to give him 12oz/day until he is 13 months.

He is rolling from back to tummy in one smooth motion and spends hours rolling around his playard tasting all of his different toys. He hasn’t gotten on his hands and knees yet but that it’s too far away. He loves playing with toys and will grab for anything.

His favorites include bath time, afternoon cuddles, watching Parker and Caity run around, bottles, and toys of any kind.

He has really started noticing Henry and wanting to pet him. He will follow him around the room just like he does with Parker and Caity. He has also started holding his arms out when he wants to be picked up or transfers between Rob and I.

He has been sleeping great but always has to have a blanket to cuddle with. I think that’s partly because he was use to a swaddle for so long. His favorite is my blue blanket which giving up was a small price to pay for a full nights sleep! He is still in the pack n play in our room but we will be moving him to the crib once we are back home and settled.

TJ traveled for the first time outside of the STL area! Staying in our new camper, we traveled through Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey! He is such a fantastic traveler and so easy going. I was so grateful how easy he made the journey.

He got to meet his cousins for the first time and was really intrigued by Austin who is about 8 months older. He went to Jimmy’s for the first time but wasn’t old enough to enjoy his own ice cream. I may have given him a teeny tiny taste of my vanilla though 😉

Quick sibling snapshot at a farm we visited last weekend. The kiddos LOVED the animals and seeing Grandma and PopPop.

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