8 Month Update

I can’t believe how long it’s been since updating you all on Colton! I last blogged about his 6 month update. Since then we have moved to Tennessee and he is now nearly 9 months old! It’s so hard to believe how much has changed in just 3 months.

I like to start with his appearance. He is looking more and more like a little boy and less like my infant!

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His hair is growing in strawberry blonde and he still has his big blue eyes like his daddy. Some days I look at him and he looks like a miniature version of my husband. His complexion has cleared up completely since he’s begun outgrowing his allergy and he has spent more time in the sun soaking up some Vitamin D. 

He is smiling all the time when he’s not in a bad mood from teething. He has a mouth full of teeth already. He has 7 and is working on the 8th (possibly more). I wasn’t expecting so many teeth at once. I know it has to hurt too and I feel so bad for him. 

He is wearing so many different sizes of clothing. Just the other day he wore his Roll Tide onesie that was a 3-6 month. Today he wore a 12 month shirt with 9 month pants. He wears everything in between. 

I’m starting to see his personality emerge and it’s the most amazing thing in the world. Since moving to Tennessee we have been spending a lot of time with Colt’s Pop and Nana (his great-grandparents). They live on a lake in the mountains and Colton gets to ride around on their golf cart and swim in the lake. Every time his Pop walks with him to the door he gets this big grin on his face because he knows they’re going for a ride on the golf cart. His hands start shaking out of pure excitement. 

He’s a ball of energy. He is constantly moving, playing, investigating and now…CRAWLING! Everything he touches he uses his pointer finger to inspect it. He looks like a little scientist the way he tries to figure everything out. You’d think with him moving nonstop he would have to refuel and nap all the time. Nope! He naps twice a day with each nap lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on how he’s feeling. 

I am still breastfeeding on demand and I’m proud of myself for keeping it up. I don’t get tired of it though. Every time I think of him weaning I start to tear up. I’m willing to go as long as he’s willing and needing it. We have introduced solids on a regular basis now. After nursing first thing in the morning, he plays and then has oatmeal with fresh pureed fruit for breakfast. After nursing him to sleep for his morning nap he wakes up, plays and then I give him finger foods (green beans, peas, soft fruits, pasta, etc.). Most of it ends up being dropped on the floor for the dogs but he’s learning so that’s important. I’ll give him some pureed fruits and veggies for lunch and he eats that right up. More nursing for his afternoon nap and finally purees and finger foods for dinner. 

Since he started crawling, his diaper changes are an absolute terror! The second his diaper is off he has flipped over (even if I use the strap on his changing pad) and ready to crawl off the edge. I’m finding that changing him on my lap is the easiest. He hates to get dressed or changed at all lately. I suppose he’s spending too much time in one spot? I try distracting him with toys but he doesn’t fall for it. 

Colton will be 9 months old in 10 days. I have my moments of, “I’m losing my baby,” but for the most part I am excited about what is to come. I am soaking up every single second of being able to stay at home with him and looking forward to the milestones to come. I love my son to the moon and back and I would do anything for him. I’m so grateful that God has chosen me to mother this beautiful soul.

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