Sunday, June 8, 2014

9 months

Copeland turns 9 months old in two days and I know I won't post then so I'm going to go ahead and do it now.  This month Copeland:

  • got his first tooth!  I really can't tell if teething was a problem or not because he was sick so much before it popped through but I think a second one is coming in and he isn't really fussy.
  • claps his hands all the time and is more coordinated about it than last month.
  • can go from crawling to sitting to crawling seamlessly.  He also can pull up to his knees.
  • knows where to find all his toys and will actively crawl to them to pull them off the shelf/out of the basket.
  • can use his thumbs to pinch things.  He can now pluck his donuts (from his graduated donut stack) off one at a time instead of just dumping the entire stack over.
  • went on his second airplane ride!  We got to go to Kansas City and visit with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Such a special time and he was such a great traveller again!
  • can drink from a straw (thanks Aunt Leslie!) and eat from chopsticks.
  • eats solids four times a day and breastmilk 5-6 times.
  • wears 9 month clothes and size 3 shoes.
Also this month Copeland's diaper pail broke.  I think we overstuffed it and kept trying to jam it closed.  This wouldn't be newsworthy except for the fact that I spent at least 30 minutes researching "best diaper pails" and after watching about 20 minutes of diaper pail comparison videos Ryan informed me that we were at the extreme outer limits of coolness.  Oh well.  So a large part of my life revolves around diapers.  I wouldn't change it for anything.  We love Copeland more than words could ever express.

8 months?!?!?!?!

Since Copeland will turn 9 months old in two days I figured I better post about him turning 8 months old last month!

It seemed like he changed SO much between 7 months and 8 months.  He:
  • said "Mama".  Yay!!!
  • started clapping his hands.
  • started raising his arms to be picked up (melt my heart).
  • found his boy parts.  This is especially helpful when changing his diapers.  As if it wasn't already fun enough with his 8 flailing arms and 8 kicking legs.
  • ate all kinds of foods and liked everything except chicken and avocados.  Both elicited immediate vomit.
  • scoots/marine crawls all across rooms.  His favorite things to scoot toward are the bathroom scale so he can bang on it and make it click, door stops so he can make them go "booiiinggg" and rip them off the wall, and air vents so he can bang on them loudly.  Why do we even have toys for him?
  • loves his new bath toys!  We got him some that strain water and PauPau got him some that squirt.  He has always loved bath time and now even more so!  (His school told us he is the only one that loves splash time and all the pictures prove it with his big, cheesy grin).
  • discovered that he likes sucking on his tongue
  • had nasty sicknesses for almost the entire month.  The first part of the month he had a respiratory virus and then he got hand, foot, and mouth disease.  He's had a breathing treatment, inhaler, and lots of Tylenol/Motrin.
  • loves to make motor boat sounds ALL the time.  It's hilarious to watch his little lips.
  • with some effort he can push himself back up to sitting from crawling
  • wears 9 month clothes and size 2 shoes
It was amazing watching all the changes this little guy went through in such a short time.  We love him more than we could ever express!
Sucking his tongue here
Sick but still happy

Sick and not happy

Cool dude

Unrelated but an example of Ryan's and my texts to one another