Friday, June 25, 2010

Kr8zY eIgHtS!!!

I had to take Collin to the doctor yesterday so a few days early…

TOTALLY CAN NOT believe that Collin is EIGHT MONTHS OLD! He’s so much closer to being a year old than being a newborn baby, it’s so sad :( He’s such a mover and a shaker, it’s ridiculous. I call him my little speed racer. I turn my head for a minute and he’s off and crawling. Little booger gets into everything now, it’s annoyingly adorable. Keeping him contained in the living room, is impossible anymore. He has figured out how to get by any makeshift barrier I seem to concoct. So lets see, what else has Collin been up to this month:

  • Weights 18 lbs 10 oz. and was too squirmy to get a length reading (the nurse said he was shorter this month than last, soooo….)


  • It’s like he practically skipped the 9 month clothes stage. (9 months fit him fine, but it just doesn’t make sense to by the clothes when he’s not going to be in them very long, sooo…)He’s gone from 6 months to 12 or 18 month clothes. Talk about a growth spurt!
  • Is quite the wiggle worm. It’s a battle to change his diaper or his clothes. 9 times out of 10 he ends up crawling away with a bare butt in the air. And because I think it’s just too darn cute, I let him do it :)
  • Eats three meals a day


  • Still nurses 7-8 times a day
  • He’s feeding himself all the time. He has to have something to feed himself at every meal. It could be anything, a banana, a pickle, toast, crackers, biter biscuits, green beans, lima beans,  cheerios, puffs (FINALLY!), anything he can get his hands on, will eventually make it to his mouth.


  • Gets up at the butt crack of dawn! For a while it was 7:00 or 7:30, for the last few weeks it’s been 6:30 on the dot.
  • Because he gets up so stinkin’ early, he is down for a nap at about 9 now, and is only sleeping for about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Takes a second nap, completely against his will. Around 2:00 for an other hour (two on a good day)
  • Still will play in his crib with his stuffed animals for 15 or 20 minutes
  • Would rather crawl to his exersaucer and play around it, than in it.
  • Is a little motor-mouth, he talks constantly

And the big important stuff:

  • Took him to the doctor because he had a runny nose and watery eyes for four days. Then started coughing. Come to find out he has his first ear infection, and it is a double ear infection :( He’s still pretty happy for the most part. Has a little less of an appetite, and can me a little whiny and clingy, but overall a good little boy



  • When Devin gets home he gets excited and crawls to him saying “dadadadada”
  • Had his Church Dedication


  • Went swimming for the first time (this little boy LOVES LOVES LOVES the pool!) He sticks his face straight into the water and pulls it back up like “whoa! What was that!?!”


  • GOT HIS FIRST TOOTH! This has been a long time coming. For the last two weeks or so he’s been a DROOLING MACHINE! We have to keep a bib on him constantly because he gets so wet from all the drool. (Still trying to get a picture! Little booger always sticks his tongue out when I try to get a picture!)
  • Has figured out how to climb the stairs! He’s been pulling himself up for months. Then he was trying to kick his leg up, but couldn’t quite make it. Well, last week I noticed he had gotten his foot into one of the little cubbies in the entertainment center. Then the following Friday some friends were over and I actually watched him climb up the first stair as I was telling a girl about the foot in the entertainment center. Needless to say, it’s time for a gate at the bottom of the stairs now.
  • Is cruising! He pulls himself up on one side of the couch or entertainment center and cruises to the other end. Everyone keeps telling me he’s going to be an early walker. We’ll see!
  • Stands up by himself! For a while he would just let go of something and after a few seconds plop to his bottom. He’s figure out now that he can stand up almost from a crawling position. His hands are on the floor, he straightens his legs so his butt is in the air, and every so carefully yet wobbly stands up! Not for the longest time but will do it. We can stand up and he’ll stay too. It’s just one more thing that makes me realize how big he is getting.

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  • Said adios to his carrier car seat and is livin’ the life in a new convertible car seat :)



And as always I’ll leave you with some just-too-cute-pictures :)


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