07 March 2009

Crawling and Standing: 8 month update

Here is our little ham slip sliding all over the wood floors.
Snuggling with Papa.
Getting squeezed by Mama.
Crawling all over the place, watch out! Here he is heading for his favorite no-no - the fireplace!
And of course his newest favorite activity: standing!

Maddox turned 8 months old this week, time just flies. He is officially crawling now on all fours. He can go pretty good when he wants to, but doesn't go very far yet - maybe 6 feet or so. He could probably go further, but hasn't figured that out yet and I am fine with him staying within a small space. He loves to pull himself to standing so much, usually he just crawls to the couch or the chaise and pulls himself up. He also likes to pull himself up on Mama or Papa too. He can stand there for quite a while and play too, but he does start to get tired and then loses his balance and falls down and goes boom. I have to surround him with pillows so he has a soft landing when he topples over. We find him more often than not standing in his crib too - he wakes up in the morning or after a nap and we can hear him chuckling and cooing to himself - he is pretty good at occupying himself. So, we go in there and he is standing up trying to reach something on the nightstand nearby. What a smart boy! Last night, he woke up at 11:45pm and Rudy went in there and he was standing up in his sleepsack wailing! What a little silly boy - go back to sleep!! 

He is eating three meals a day now and is getting more and more formula each day. My milk supply has really dwindled and I have stopped pumping during the day in preparation for going to my new client on Monday. I am now working 5 days a week at JP Morgan Chase and don't want to take time to pump anymore and the days of working at home every week are probably coming to an end. I am going to try to keep bf-ing in the morning and before bedtime if possible though. We'll see how it goes. We went and bought formula finally last night at Costco, wow, that is a really big expense! We have been using up all the samples we had. :-D BF-ing has been such a blessing and it is free!! I am really sad to stop, but all good things must come to an end I suppose. He seems perfectly happy drinking his bottles of Similac, so I guess I will cope ok. 

1 comment:

Peter & Mary Berlin said...

Our little Maddox is certainly growing up. He is so adorable. It won't be long before he will be roaming around the whole house. He little personality is realling starting to show. Mamie loves you Maddox. XXOO