Leo - Month 8

Weight: 16lbs 9oz (12%) and  27" (21%) 
Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: You can fit into some 6mth outfits, but you have ripped a few in the toes, so I think its time to upgrade to the bigger size. All new clothes are size 9mths+ and I think you'll be in size 4 diapers when its time to order new diapers.
Sleep:  Overall, I really can't complain. This month you've dropped a nap and you take (most of the time) a solid morning nap and a solid afternoon nap. We put you down right before 7pm and you wake up between 6-6:30am.
up at 6:30...with a 8oz bottle
6:30-8:30am play
8:00am breakfast -yogurt, oatmeal, smoothie, banana....
8:30-10:30am nap
10:30am - 8oz bottle
10:45-2pm play
1:00 pm lunch - prunes, carrots, sweet potato....
2:15-4:30pm nap
4:30pm bottle 6oz
6:00pm dinner - red pepper, avocado, black beans...
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed

Health:  You are in perfect health and we are so thankful for that. The only curve ball I've had to deal with this month is your dang skin! I should have stock in all lotion companies! We've played trial and error for the past month and nothing has totally fixed the situation. **We are having some luck with Eucerin Baby lotion for your body and Cetaphil Eczema for your face. We do know for sure that any jelly product (aquaphor, vaseline, etc.) is not your friend!

Crying: You either whine or scream, but you don't really "cry". You've been a little more whiney this month than usual, but you've cut two teeth on the bottom and are working on your two top teeth, so I think that's whats to blame. I've never needed to give you Tylenol before this month, but we've had to do it a few times when I felt like you were in pain.

Feeding:  On your 7 month birthday (4/24/16), we had our last nursing session. It was harder for me than it was for you, and I miss breastfeeding, but there are a lot of perks with that chapter being closed too. Mama has a lot more freedom now.
This month you have really started to love food and that has been so fun! You're getting three "meals" a day, and we're having fun finding out what foods you like (carrots, smoothies, prunes, and red peppers) and which you don't (beets, broccoli, butternut squash).
We're doing a mixture of purees and BLW and it's going really well. You haven't figured out how to use your sippy cup, but you drink from my water bottle like a champ. 
Likes: You love swimming and you have gotten SO good at it this month. We went every single week (a few times with your cousin Nolan), and last time with Dad. You swam for him so well, he was so proud of you! You put your whole face in, kick your feet, and have absolutely zero fear! 

You also mastered the jump this month and are pretty obsessed with your bouncer that hangs from the doorway.
Dislikes: You don't like to wait for your bottle - so putting on a bib is not the most fun activity for anyone. You do not like putting lotion on either - especially on your face, and you really don't like if we walk away from you!
Milestones:  You are scooting around town. You aren't up on your knees, but you can do a full 360 to grab toys or get a better view in the mirror. My guess is that you will start to crawl this month. 
One thing that has truly been a heart melting milestone is having you reach up to us when you want us to pick you up. It's pretty dang adorable. 
Places You’ve Gone: We were in California all month

Visitors: You met your newest cousin Carter this month. She was born on April 26th and the two of you are almost exactly 7 months apart. We've spent a lot of time with her and I think you'll be very excited to have a built in best friend as she gets older and older.

Postpartum: I'm happy to report that not much changed once I had my last nursing session with you. I've had friends have hormonal drops after nursing, but overall, I weaned really slowly and felt ok.

Roscoe: You guys are the cutest thing in the world together and its a sight to see. He's a great, great dog/brother to you.

Leo - we fall more and more in love with you every second. 


  1. What do you put in Leo's smoothies? I'm going to have to try those! So glad you didn't have the crazy hormones like I did when I stopped breastfeeding. They didnt last long but I was a mess! Leo is too cute in the jumperoo on snapchat! He loves that thing!

  2. So glad that you are finding what works and doesn't on Leo's skin. That is also great news that weening went well! He is so adorable!