Isaiah turned eight months old yesterday! And he is officially weaned from breastfeeding as of Sunday night! It's bittersweet......I was ready after waking up multiple times a night for the past eight months but it's sad to think I'll never nurse another baby again (unless God decides otherwise. But if it's up to me, then definitely NOT!) I cried a little Sunday night but then Monday morning, I felt such relief. I really wanted to make it until he was nine months old but I just couldn't keep up the pace of multiple nighttime feedings anymore. We're both happier for it I think :)
Isaiah, at eight months old, little man you:
-weigh about 17 pounds as best as we can tell but we're not for sure
-are getting so long. I think you'll be tall like your daddy!
-are taking about 20-24 ounces of soy formula a day. I'm trying to bump that up so you'll sleep actually all the way through the night but you like to nibble on small amounts. I switched you to soy because you were just too unhappy and seemed too uncomfortable at night. Now you only wake up about once a night instead of 5-6 times a night.
-eat about 2-3 meals of baby food a day. I'm still making some baby food but with using "nap time" to help Carter with his homework, I am finding I have a lot less time to make baby food. You don't seem to mind :)
-love, love, LOVE the jumper! You could spend all day in there if we let you. You look like a little frog so much of the time because your little chubby legs bounce, then dangle, then bounce again. It's so much fun to watch you!
-are also so content to just sit on the floor and play. You love just about every toy and you love when I sing to you. You love peek-a-boo and love being read to but you try to chew up the books.
-are such an easy, laid back baby. You are almost always happy and only get upset when you are tired, hungry, or need to fill your diaper :)
-still take two naps a day....usually one catnap in the morning and then a long nap at home in the afternoon. You go to sleep so easily as long as you have your "magic" blanket.
-wear a size 3 diaper and 6-9 months clothes although those clothes are rapidly getting too little!
-made your debut in the park swing a couple of weeks ago. It's so nice to actually be able to play with you at the park instead of just leaving you in the stroller. And you love it! I love this picture of you once you realized I was behind you. It melts my heart.
You are such a blessing and a joy to have around. We love you more and more with each passing day. You light up our world and are very thankful for the healthy, happy, wonderful little guy that you are. Happy eight month birthday Isaiah!