Baby Development at 8 Months Old: Charlie’s Monthly Update
Mr. Chunk is growing so fast with another month passing us by. I’ve been a bit slow typing this one up since the previous 7-month update, but it’s been a pretty busy month!
Charlie is still fitting in his 6-9 month clothes & still having lots of material hanging from the end of his babygrow legs! We had the fact that he is quite short confirmed by the hospital consultant who measured him – he is in the 25th centile for his height. Same as me! He is still putting plenty of weight on though!
Still no teeth… Still fluffy hair… I don’t think he has changed much this month! Still a cutie though 😀
Well, the crawling was inevitable after all the rocking & practising he was doing. I found him doing it in his sleep at one point! So yes, he can officially crawl now. Not very elegantly & he prefers to commando crawl, but it is definitely crawling! Also, much to my horror, he is now able to pull himself up on objects so I am regularly finding him standing against sofas, chairs & tables… He thinks it’s hilarious.
Likes & Dislikes
Jumping… standing… jumping…. standing… repeat. If he could do this all day he would be seriously happy! He has also discovered swings. After a trip to the park, he has decided that swings are pretty awesome & would probably sit in one for hours if I let him. In terms of dislikes, he seriously hates muesli. I have no idea why. He literally will eat anything apart from muesli?!
I am really starting to see his curiosity come through now. He wants to see, touch & taste EVERYTHING. It’s a lovely age, but hard work as most of the things he wants are not even close to being baby safe.
Charlie does love his food. He is still enjoying 3 meals a day with bottles of milk in between. He has branched out into brioche for breakfast (he would only eat porridge previously!) & still enjoys having the same evening meals as Sophie. His favourite food at the moment is yoghurt – if I try & give Sophie a yoghurt before he has finished his dinner, he screams & refuses to eat any more until he has had one too!
Sleeping is going OK at the moment. He still has his 2 naps, his morning one usually lasting a bit longer than his afternoon one. He still wakes in the night for his milk, but we are trying to leave him to wake up naturally for it rather than dream feeding him at a certain time. He actually went to 3.30am without milk the other night, so you never know we may be on our way to sleeping through!
What We Have Been Up To
We had the all clear from the consultant re. the seizures he had last month. This was a HUGE relief & we have officially been discharged. This month has been a bit of a strange one as Sophie started preschool so we don’t see her as much now. Charlie really misses her & is so much happier when she gets home. Our routine has been massively shifted but we are getting used to it slowly. In terms of days out, we have visited various National Trust properties & enjoyed some lovely walks. Sophie has started swimming classes & we have made plentiful trips to soft play (yippee) & the park.
Gosh, they are just too cute together. The older he gets, the sweeter they become with each other. The new normal in our house now is, when they both wake up, Charlie cries out. Sophie then goes into his room, gets in his cot & plays with him until I get up. This may sound wonderful, but of course, they wake me up with all the noise. Therefore I don’t actually get a lie in however I do get 10 minutes more peace in bed! Charlie starting to crawl has made Sophie much more interested in him & she will get appropriate toys out for him & show him how to use them. He couldn’t ask for a better big sister.
So that’s it for Charlie’s baby development at 8 months update. Look out for our 9-month update in a few weeks time!
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