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Eight Months Old!

2011 August 29
by Becky

Top right photo by Lauren Gramlich

Ethan is eight months old today!

I think the pictures speak for themselves, but here is a little bit of what he’s up to:

  • He must weigh close to 18 lbs.
  • He has two teeth! They aren’t all the way in yet, but it definitely hurts when he chomps on your finger
  • He loves to sleep on his side, but is also rolling over to his tummy in his crib at night.
  • He eats solid foods three times a day. Applesauce has been surpassed by yogurt as his favorite food.
I love that it looks like he’s wiping yogurt off his face with his bib
  • He loves to pound surfaces with both hands.
  • He loves to ‘pet’ animals and plants. His pet is more of a grab, squeeze, and pull. It results in shredded leaves and hair.
  • He sits up in the bath tub so he can splash and play with toys. We help him balance—it can be slippery.
  • He loves to put blankets (especially Mr. Monkey) over his face, then wiggle around. Weird.
  • He sucks his thumb when he’s tired…it is so cute.
  • He hates tummy time a little less. He can even play with a toy while on his tummy, but only for about a minute.
Looking super cute in his jeans.
  • He is obsessed with his sippy cups. We’re not sure if he’s thirsty or just wants to chew on them.
  • He now drools more then he spits up. It’s a lot less smelly!
  • He is becoming more vocal. He ‘shouts’ for more (solid) food between bites…it’s hilarious.

Flying with Dad during a walk on the Potomac River, a few blocks from our house.
(That’s the Washington Monument between the trees and Ethan)

6 Responses
  1. August 29, 2011

    I love the yelling for more food! It makes me laugh every time, like woah, buddy, hold on! Brendan was saying how I shoveled the food into Otis’ mouth and I was like watch, if I don’t, look what he does!

    Hope to see you guys in October, and we might just have Otis with us :)

  2. Sandy Schon permalink
    August 29, 2011


    He does look super cute in his jeans!! Love him in anything.

  3. August 29, 2011

    Oh my gosh, he is just precious! love his surprised face :)

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  4. August 29, 2011

    So cute…I can’t believe he’s already 8 months and I haven’t met him yet…hopefully we can fix this in November!!

  5. Linda Johnson permalink
    August 30, 2011

    He is too cute….8 months and just precious as can be…I cannot wait to see him at Thanksgiving.

    I too love the jeans and his guitar shirt…Ethan’s a little rocker baby…

  6. September 1, 2011

    Love the look on his face in the sippy cup picture :)

    Lorelai does the blanket-on-face-and-wiggle thing too. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s her way of telling me she wants to play, because when I say, “Where’s Lorelai?” she pulls it off her face and grins this huge goofy grin at me, then covers her face again. That may not be why Ethan does it, but know he’s not the only kid with that weird habit!

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