Simon @ 8 Months

posted by Andrea | 11/4/2014

8months old

Simon is 8 months old today — and he’s changed so much since last month.

8mo

8 months old

For starters, he is now standing up and pulling himself up on EVERYTHING – which means he’s also falling a bunch.

He’s a great sport though and rarely cries unless he really gets hurt (like falling from the 3rd step).

standing

Also, he’s teething. 

After two weeks of a runny nose, horrible diaper rash, and over-all crabbiness, ONE measly little tooth popped up a couple weeks ago.

See that tiny tooth in there!

I was hoping 3 or 4 teeth would pop through all at once, but just ONE.

Oh, and for the record, one of those Amber Teething Necklaces just arrived last week. Here’s hoping it alleviates some of the pain associated with the next tooth!

.

On a happier note, he’s eating food!

This is uncharted waters for me now — but we’re having fun mixing different foods and seeing what he likes (which so far is oatmeal, bananas, sweet potatoes, and carrots). He’s also starting to feed himself those little Gerber Puffs that dissolve! I realize this is most likely completely normal — but compared to Nora not eating anything, I feel like Simon is just amazing!

He’s a messy eater (which I suppose is normal) so bath time usually follows a big messy meal. Bath time is in the sink these days since our blow-up bath tub popped about a month ago.

He really loves bath time — but he’s almost as messy with his bath-time splashing as he is with his food!

.

Aside from the teething and all the falling, Simon is usually SO happy — all you have to do is look at him and he gives you a big cheesy grin.

Currently, his favorite activities are clapping, crawling, bouncing, strolling, and “talking” (it sounds like he says “mamamama” but I know that’s just wishful thinking).

And if you want to hear him giggle, just get him in the same room with Nora. If she’s not pestering him or shoving him (both of which she does regularly) she can really get him going!

She loves “her baby” and assumes that every little girl also has a baby.

Happy 8 months, Simon!

8 months

3Shares

Filed under: FamilyChildren

Leave a comment

18 comments

  1. April

    11/06/2014

    He is beautiful. Makes me miss my baby boy (who is almost 16 now).

    [Reply]

  2. Kathy

    11/05/2014

    So glad you are finding the second time around so much easier with the food and sleeping, that first baby is a shock to the system until your routines and confidence is up with the second. They are very enjoyable and cute. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

    [Reply]

  3. ShellyL

    11/05/2014

    He’s so sweet! I love watching his progress. Of course, I like the baby stage the best. It’s my favorite! I love your statement, “Nora loves her baby and assumes every little girl has a baby.” So sweet. She’s a good big sister. Thanks for sharing your family with us. 🙂

    [Reply]

  4. Jennifer R.

    11/04/2014

    Simon is such a cutie! We started using an amber teething necklace when our son was 9 months old because unfortunately he isn’t the best teether and I don’t like giving him Advil constantly. We still have to use Advil sometimes but it really helps with the fussiness and his drooling completely stops when he wears it. When we take it off he drools like a Saint Bernard. Hope the necklace helps Simon!

    [Reply]

  5. Sandy K

    11/04/2014

    What a smile!

    [Reply]

  6. Emily

    11/04/2014

    Forgot to mention, we have used the amber teething necklace and really like it. In fact, my 6 month old is wearing one right now. Hope it helps Simon!

    [Reply]

  7. Emily

    11/04/2014

    What a cutie!! I love these updates on your little guy. Sounds like he has such a fun personality. He reminds me so much of my two year old when he was this age. Climbing everything, figuring out how to get around. I am so happy for you that he is enjoying his food. My little guy was the same way, making a huge mess when he eats, but it helped him to figure out how to do it on his own quicker. Happy eight months Simon! Enjoy this fun age!!

    [Reply]

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Emily — he is pretty chill so I’m hoping he has Dave’s super “go-with-the-flow” personality!!

    [Reply]

  8. Paulette

    11/04/2014

    He is beyond PRECIOUS!!

    [Reply]

  9. Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving

    11/04/2014

    Oh my goodness! Now he’s two-thirds of the way to one! 🙂 Nathan just got his first tooth on Wednesday but his second one followed on Saturday. The food thing is fun. Nathan likes whatever I put in front of him, but his newest favorite is hard boiled egg yolk. Love seeing Simon grow!

    [Reply]

  10. Siobhan

    11/04/2014

    So adorable! Love the updates! My almost 9 month old has the same food preferences 🙂

    [Reply]

  11. lydia @ Five4FiveMeals

    11/04/2014

    Oh my! What a little prince. He is just too sweet.
    Here is a little bathtub tip: We had those blow up tubs and they kept deflating and we looked into the prince lion heart tub, but it was $40. SO I took a clear plastic TOTES tub and put little frog anti slip stickers on the bottom. Viola! It’s big enough for my almost 3-year-old and my almost 18-month-old.

    [Reply]

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks for the tip — do you just put the tote in your shower then? Or just leave it on the floor?

    [Reply]

    lydia @ Five4FiveMeals Reply:

    We put it in the shower. (Well it’s a tub that my kids refuse to sit in without the tote!) It is very easy to fill and then dump.

    [Reply]

    Andrea Reply:

    ok, that’s what I kind of figured. I have a feeling the plastic tubs you’re referring to would not fit in a shower — which is why we haven’t gone that route yet 🙂 We’ll hopefully get started on our next bathroom renovation this winter or spring and have an actual bathtub by summer!

    [Reply]

  12. Lisa K.

    11/04/2014

    OMG, those eyes and those eyelashes!! He is just too cute.

    [Reply]

  13. Tammy @ SkipperClan

    11/04/2014

    AH-Dor-ABLE!

    [Reply]

    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Tammy 🙂

    [Reply]