Jordan is now eight months old and growing every day. He weighs 17 lbs 14 oz and is 26 3/4 inches long. His head circumference is 45 cm. He has red hair and blue eyes and a beautiful smile. He wears mostly 9 month clothes, some 6-9 and some 12 month.
Sleep has become an issue. Jordan very rarely sleeps through the night. It's really wearing us out and we realize how blessed (and spoiled!) we were that Jacob started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks. Jordan sleeps in his crib in our bedroom or in our bed with us. He prefers to sleep on his stomach or sometimes his side. If he's in our bed he'll sleep on his back or side. He likes to be nursed to sleep or held and bounced to sleep.
Jordan is still 100% breastfed. I am hoping to do at least another seven months but we'll see how it goes. He tried lots of new foods this month and we still haven't found anything he really doesn't like. I don't know if it's a difference in personality or a difference in giving him real food versus baby food but it is so nice to not have to fight about food constantly. I have been really bad about keeping track of the things he's tried but here is what I did remember to write down: rice, snap peas, chicken quesadillas, noodle, ham, toast, pickle, orange pepper, green beans, asparagus, mango, vegetarian vegetable soup, breadstick, peas, ice cream and sherbet (just a little of each!), watermelon, blueberry pancake, garlic bread, pesto-pasta, vanilla wafer, and chicken pot pie. He also had his first pureed baby food of pears and raspberries. He liked it but did not like me trying to feed it TO him so he did it himself. Let me tell you -- that was a mess and a half!
He's started babbling and has made the sounds "dadadada," "babababa," and "mamamama." He also got his first tooth at exactly eight months. It is the bottom front right and it has just barely poked through the gums.
can you see it?
This month Jordan started scooting on the floor. He can really get around pretty good by doing this. He gets himself into the crawling position and also does baby push-ups, but he can't quite figure out actual crawling yet. I think he's really close though.
Jordan went in the grass for the first time this month and he seemed to like it. He also got to go in the kiddie pool for the first time. He loved this. He splashed in there the whole time. And he got to go for a ride in the wagon for the first time.
This month Jordan got to meet Matt's friend Ben, who was here visiting from Maine. It had been too many years since we had seen him and it was actually both of the kids first time meeting him. Jordan, of course, didn't seem to care one way or the other but Jacob loved him.
Here are some pictures of Jordan from this month:
the boys wearing their relay for life shirts
first time in the kiddie pool
first wagon ride
push ups (yes, he's just on his tippy-toes)
playing with a ball that's as big as he is
first drive in the cozy coupe (Jake drove him around the house)
conked out in our bed one morning (so sweet)
passed out in his crib, using his giraffe for a pillow
looking cute in his spring jacket (I don't know why this picture loads sideways)
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