8 month old baby William

I’m not going to lie: William’s seventh month was not his finest.  I welcomed (yesterday) his eight month birthday with open arms!  Don’t get me wrong now; I still love him more every day and am completely astonished by how quickly he’s growing and his ability to constantly learn new things.  I’ll explain the details in the post.  But first, William’s first school photo:

first school picture 8months

It’s no SCP, but it’s still ridiculously adorable!

Doesn’t he look so old? So big? Like such a little boy?! Where’s my baby?!

Height & Weight: William weighed in at 18 pounds 9 ounces last weekend!  Not sure about his height; he’s definitely getting longer!

Eating: Oh boy.  Check out my post from yesterday on William not tolerating food so well lately.  That explains everything on the eating front.  Let’s just say that nursing is still going extremely well and that’s the most important part regarding William’s nutrition!

Sleeping (naps): On average, William takes three naps while I’m away at work though the times and length varies. (still the same)

Sleeping (at night): These last two nights, William has gone down to sleep around 6:30 pm and has slept so much better than the previous two weeks!  Before, I was trying to get him to sleep between 7 – 8; it was usually closer to eight.  So now I’m wondering if he was overly tired before.  He’s still not sleeping through the night, but the last couple of nights he’s only had two or three wake ups!  I know that sounds like a lot, but before he was having like five to six, no joke.

8months smile

Clothing: 9 and 12 month clothing!  Growing every day!

New this month: William is thisclose to crawling!  He’s been getting up on all fours lately!  He can scoot backwards and usually just rolls to get something.  I know he’s going to be on the move so soon though!  William is cutting a top tooth which I think is part of the reason his sleep was affected the past couple of weeks.  I’ll be relieved when it finally breaks through, and I think he will be, too!

William likes: Nursing!  William’s always liked nursing (well, after the first three weeks anyway), and now he seems to like it more than ever since it agrees with him so well (compared to vegetables and fruits).  I’ve been bathing William in the bathtub (not the sink anymore since he’s too big), and he seems to love bath time.  He plays with his rubber ducky and tries to grab the water coming out of the faucet.  William also loves music. At school, his teachers always write me a note when they visit a music class because he loves it so much.  I try to take him to different musical events for babies/kids around town.  William likes discovering new toys.  He gets so focused on what something can do.

William dislikes: Fruits, vegetables, being tired, and cutting his top tooth.

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Told ya! Still the happiest baby ever! 😉

What’s to come this month? When did you or your baby start crawling?

18 thoughts on “8 month old baby William

  1. He is such a little cutie!
    Random question… What diapers work best for William?
    My little guy seems to pee out of his diaper at least every other day. He is almost 16lbs and wearing size 3.

    • i’m not diaper loyal. i buy a lot of target brand because his school changes him like every hour lol i will say, if price didn’t make a difference, i’d probably buy pampers all the time.

  2. I don’t remember when my kids started crawling but Braiden didn’t walk until after a year and Scarlet was right before a year.
    Thanks for the advice about rolling the blankets up beside him! He slept for 3 hours in his crib last night. Then he was up for two hrs because his belly hurt but it’s a start!

  3. Awwwww happy 8 months to cutie William!!! He is just adorable. I’m so glad to hear that he’s waking up less for the most part! The sleep expert book that I read helped me recognize that L was overly tired and that’s why she kept waking up so much at night. It doesn’t make sense intuitively, but oh how true that is!

    Darling baby!!! <3

  4. Emma just turned 8 months on Monday, she’s been crawling for about a month now, but she’s SO fast now, it’s insane! She is also waking up about 2, sometimes 3 times at night, but like William, she was up 5-6 times last month, so it’s a HUGE improvement!!! Her newest skill this week is pulling up to stand on everything, my baby is no longer a baby 🙁
    Feeding is hit and miss, definitely prefers her bottle to practically anything else, just remember that until 12 months, breastmilk or formula is all that’s needed and food is just for fun.

  5. What a cutie! Lochlyn is 9 months old and she is really close to crawling. She has been getting up in all fours for awhile now so I am thinking she will figure it out soon

    I am impressed that William still takes 3 naps. Lochlyn has only taken 2 since she was around 5 or 6 months old.

    I hope you get the eating thing sorted out soon!

  6. I love reading your baby updates! I have a four-month-old baby boy. He’s been waking up 5 to 6 times a night for the last month… Basically every two hours. I’m hoping it’s a phase!!! Love him with all my heart but this mama is exhausted!

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