Jacob turned 8 months old on August 5th. It is hard to believe how fast he is growing up! On the 5th I attempted to get some measurements of him but I am not convinced they are accurate. If they are he did not grow at all this last month but instead SHRUNK! Haha. In any case, here is what I got: 16.2 lbs, 26.5 inches long, and a head circ of 45 cm. I believe he really weighs about 18 lbs now. We will find out in another month at his 9 month check up.
It hasn't been a very busy month for Jacob. He did start pulling himself up on things to a standing position so we lowered his crib mattress. He has since stopped doing that. He gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth but continues to just do the "army crawl."
He has started "talking" as well. Sounds he has mastered are "bababababa" and "dadadadada." He will occassionally throw out a "ya," "la," or "mm" sound as well.
We took Jacob to the zoo for the first time on August 2nd. At first he seemed less than impressed, then he started to like looking at the animals. I think his favorites were the fish and the bear.
We converted our old office into a toy room for him and he enjoys pulling all the books off his bookcase and all the baskets off his other bookcase. He also likes pulling all our DVDs off the shelf in the living room. I know it is a way of learning but it will be nice when that phase is over.
Not much else going on in his life right now. Enjoy a few pictures of him below.
first trip to the zoo
8 months old