Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Yes, people... before the 13th of October rolls around, I should do Cohen's 8 month update! I know this.. and I've known it for the last two weeks.. But alas... here it is.

better late than never. right?

So, again, I wasn't home for the Tonka picture.. But Hector did a gr8 job this time! No pj's!

8 Months Old!

He's fascinated with wheels! So, he turns the Tonka truck over and spins the wheels. Very cute, in my opinion. 

checking out those wheels!

that sweet baby face.. melts my heart.

Literally spinning the wheel. (Parks and Rec, anyone?)

baby boy, full of admiration for his Daddy. 

Sleeping: I don't think Cohen will ever sleep all night. He was doing pretty good.. But now he's waking up multiple times a night. :( He takes two naps still. Those are nice. And sometimes at night, he wakes up around 5 am wanting a bottle. We live in an apartment, people. So, we can't let him cry like that at 5 am. So, we give in and give him a bottle. Because 5 am is entirely too early to be awake, if I'm not working. 

Eating: LOTS of yummy things! :) He has about (4) 8 oz bottles of formula a day. And two meals, usually brunch time and dinner. I won't list things here, as you can read all about it here, here or here!

Activity: ACTIVE!!! 1 day after his 7 month birthday, he started crawling! Yes.. he's mobile! He mostly does this army crawl maneuver.. kind of on his elbows? Like he's having to go under a bunch of low beams or something? It's cute. And toys.. he likes them. But he also likes the tv remote, our iPhones, the laptop, or things hanging on the kitchen cart. It's alright... until you're trying to blog, and someone pops off the "L" key.  o_O

Speech: Babbling all the time. "bah bah bah," "bla bla bla," "da da da," "mmmmmmm"

Teeth: None, but teething! I just know he's teething... He is chewing on his fingers a lot (and everything in his path) and drooling all over the place and being just plain cranky. We're using an amber teething necklace for Cohen, to try and ease his discomfort.

Amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin. So as it warms with the body’s natural temperature, amber releases its healing oils (these oils contain succinic acid )which are easily absorbed into the skin and then into the bloodstream. Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.

Most people say, "But can he get it in his mouth?" They're not for him to chew!! It's a topical comfort!

So far, I honestly believe it has helped cut down on crankiness. Lately, he's been fussy, but I think that he's about to cut a tooth. Surely. :)

He looks darn cute in it, huh?

We're just loving this phase! He gives kisses too! Big, open mouthed, slobbery kisses. We say, "Can mama have a kissie? Kissie for mama!" and he'll lean in and land a big wet one on my cheek. I just love it! We love you, Cohen Alexander! You make our lives so fun and rich. 

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