8 months and counting {Luke}

my little munchkin is 8 months old already and I am also aware that soon I won’t be doing monthly updates… what will I do with my time? ūüėČ

No pediatrician update so I have no clue where he is with his height and weight but he sure looks chunky to me as well as pretty long.

Firsts for this month:¬† in order of importance to me…

sleeping through the night 10 hours most days some it’s just 8 but hey no complaints here.

riding in the shopping cart like a big boy.

2 teeth in

had greek yogurt and loves it

passport photos done

Chris and I left Luke and Seth with grandma and auntie De’j for 3 days and took off to Vegas. (that’s more of a first for me)

Babycenter Milestone Chart:

Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
7 months Sits without support  YES
Drags objects toward herself  YES
Lunges forward  YES 

starts crawling
Jabbers or combines syllables  YES
Starts to experiencestranger anxiety

Waves goodbye YES -sometimes
Stands while holding onto something  YES for short periods of time
Bangs objects together YES
Begins to understandobject permanence
8 months Says “mama” or “dada” to parents (isn’t specific)¬†YES MAMA and BABA
Passes objects from hand to hand  YES -some
Stands while holding onto something YES
Points at objects
Searches for hidden objects
Pulls self to standing,cruises
Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp
Indicates wants with gestures
9 months Stands¬†while holding onto something –YES
Jabbers¬†or combines syllables ¬†–YES
Understands object permanence
Cruises while holding onto furniture
Drinks from a sippy cup
Eats with fingers
Bangs objects together –YES
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
10 months Waves goodbye
Picks things up with pincer grasp
Crawls well, with belly off the ground
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Indicates wants with gestures
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Puts objects into a container
11 months Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Understands “no”¬†and simple instructions
Puts objects into a container
Says one¬†word¬†besides “mama” or “dada”
Stoops from standing position
12 months Imitates¬†others’ activities
Indicates wants with gestures
Takes a few steps
Says one¬†word¬†besides “mama” or “dada”
Walks alone
Scribbles with a crayon
Says two¬†words¬†besides “mama” or “dada”

this little one is a sweetheart just as I know all little ones are, especially your own… ¬†his smile is so contagious and the way his big bro can make him laugh is something I just can’t get enough. I have a feeling that Luke is gonna make us laugh A LOT!!!

this photo is not the best just the most recent, taken in our family room with high ISO. I was messing around with my camera settings and Luke just happened to be my victim, his older brother was asleep.


here are some cute photos taken with a point and shoot on our deck a couple of days ago…

my sweet 8 month old baby… he loves attention like no other but he gives you the sweetest smile that just melts my heart and can make just about anyone else turn their frown upside down.

Luke and my two rascals…


Seth was eating chicken nuggets for about 3 seconds before Sunny our dog got to him and stole it right out of his hand. At first Seth was sad but then he thought that was so funny that the next chicken nugget he just handed over to Yoda. Luke was enjoying the show.

can you tell how much he has grown? ck this out from month one and two:





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