At eight months old Jude weighs 19lbs (8.8 kg) and is 28 in (72cm) long.
Milk wise we have also had a lot of changes. I breastfed him for the last time right before he turned 8 months. Before that, for a month and a half I was only been feeding him once a day, around 5am, as he was nice and sleepy and wouldn’t bite me (like he started doing if I fed him during the day). But then he started sleeping through that feed and was waking up closer to 7am wide-awake and ravenous. So he got a full bottle instead. And so now he take three full and one half bottles a day (around 28 ounces). He gets formula as I just couldn’t keep up with pumping that much. I feel good about how long we kept breastfeeding up for even though it certainly was a challenge at times.
7am: 8oz bottle
7:15am: Breakfast (scrambled eggs and toast or oatmeal with fruit)
11am: 4oz-6oz bottle
12pm: Lunch (Some kind of protein – lentils, chicken, beef, or tofu, plus veggies and fruit)
2:15pm: 8oz bottle
3:30pm: snack (fruit/cereal puffs or rice crackers)
(some days if he takes short morning and afternoon naps he will have a power nap from 4-4:30pm)
5pm: Dinner (couscous or pasta mixed with cheese and veg or some kind of stew)
6pm: 8oz bottle, read books, then bed.
Jude went through a solid period of sleeping from 6pm- 6:30/7am, but then this happened:
If he woke up, he would stand up and start walking around the perimeter of the crib. We had a few nights, in the wee hours, of trying to coax him back to sleep but it was very, very hard as all he wanted to do was practice his standing, jumping, and walking. He is much better now as he can stand up and sit back down with no problem. Now if he wakes up in the middle of the night he will just sit up, play with his seahorse for awhile and then fall back asleep. Sleep, as I understand from other experienced parents, is an ongoing battle.
Another ‘battle’ we’ve had recently is in the bath. Jude figured out how much fun it is to splash. After a bath both Luke and I and our kitchen floor would be soaked.
We also got outside and tried out the new baby bike seat: