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M is now 8 months old.  He is army crawling around the room.  He doesn’t venture far from where you place him on the floor.  Yet, that is.  He will get up on his hands and knees.

He takes two naps a day.

When exploring something new (like a toy or food), he will test it with his right hand pointer finger.

M still is not very keen on food.  He still has breastmilk every two hours during the day and once at night.

Overall, M is a very happy baby.  He is full of smiles and makes noises all day long.  M loves watching his brothers play.  E likes to play with M, which M absolutely loves.

8 Months Old on March 26, 2017 (Sorry, I’m a bit behind.)


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At 7 Months Old, M is now not only rolling around, but he is also pushing himself forward with his feet.

He has started eating solids.  He wasn’t very keen at the start of eating solids.  He still doesn’t eat heaps and sometimes isn’t interested.  He has tried a variety of foods so far.  He enjoys meat and nectarines.  He hasn’t enjoyed vegetables that are cold.  He can only manage to be in his highchair for a max of 5-10 minutes before he gets fussy.  M really likes to drink water though.

M still has breastmilk every two hours during the day.  He will let you know if he wants it by making this cute “I’m hungry whine” that he only makes when he wants breastmilk.  When we are playing on the floor when it is close to having a feed, he will roll over to me make his breastmilk whine and start grabbing at my shirt where my breasts are.  At night, I’ve cut out his 3am feed.  That leaves only one feed sometime between 10pm and 11pm.

His favorite toy is the maraca. M has started playing hide and seek.  He will roll into me and hide his face under my arm.  When I say “where’s M?”  He immediately jerks his head back, smiles, and giggles.

All of a sudden, M blabs away all day long.  M is loud too!  He will wake around 6:30am and after a feed I place him back in his bed and he will just talk and talk and talk.

M is not ticklish at all!  What’s up with that?!?!

His body is still covered in eczema.

He takes about three naps a day.  They vary in length from 40 minutes to 2 hours.  If he doesn’t have his power nap around 4:30pm, M is in bed for the night by 6pm.

M loves to watch his brothers play around him.

He is currently wearing sizes 6 months, and 6-9 months clothes.

7 Months on February 26, 2017

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M is now 6 months old!

M definitely has Jeff’s eye color just like E.  M’s hair is still the longest at the top in the back.  So it looks like he is doing an older man’s comb over.  The color of his hair is a very light blonde and sometimes a hint of red catches your eyes.

So far I would describe M’s personality as extroverted.  He smiles a lot, both at strangers and friends.

Unfortunately, M’s body eczema puts him into a bad mood and he just cries and scratches himself.  As a result of his itchy skin, he does this really cute back scratch wiggle on the floor.

M is currently wearing 3-6 month clothes and 6 month clothes.  The summer has been a bit odd weather-wise, but on the few hot days I feel bad for M because I have no choice but to put him in long sleeves and pants.  Otherwise he will destroy his skin and make himself bleed.

M is taking 3-4 naps a day.  Sometimes he will surprise me and take 2.5 hour nap!!!!!

M is still breastfeeding and has it about every 2 hours.  We introduced solids this week.  Jeff and I decided to do the same method of Baby Led Weaning to introduce food to M that we used with our other boys.  His first food he tried was carrots.  M is very interested in food, but he doesn’t seem to like fruit or veggies.  Although, he really enjoys beef.


6 Months old on January 26, 2017



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At 5 months old, M has met one of his Grandpas.

He can almost roll from his back to his belly.  He just gets caught up on his arm.  M enjoys laying on his back and looking behind him to watch his brothers play.  He also prefers being in a sitting position and in a standing position.

M will reach out and grab toys when you hold them up to him.  He also enjoys putting toys into his mouth.

M still breastfeeds every 2ish hours during the day.  At night, he has two feeds.  Over the last week, his sleeping skills at night has reduced a bit.  Hopefully, this won’t last long.  During the day he takes about four naps when he is tired.

M likes his head being rubbed.

Overall, M is a happy and chatty baby.  He gives heaps of smiles.  He has eczema.  This past week I’ve started a gluten free diet to see if that is a trigger.  Time will tell.


5 Months old on Boxing Day

Here is E when he was 5 months old and here is C when he was 5 months old.


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M is now 4 months old.

He will rotate around in a circle while laying on his back.  Also while laying on his back, he likes to look behind him to see what his brothers are up to.  M rolls from his belly to his back.

M takes about 4 naps a day.  On average he wakes twice in the night for a feed.

He has breastmilk about every 2-3 hours.

M laughs, talks, and gives smiles a lot.

He enjoys sucking on his hand and can hold onto toys.


4 months on November 26, 2016

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At 3 months old, M loves watching his brothers play around him.  He rotates around in a circle when laying on the floor.  He has rolled twice now.

He gives smiles freely.

M is a wee talker.

M has developed full body eczema.  His cradle cap still exits and is persistent not to go away.

He loves when I sing and do his body motions to the “Wheels on the Bus” song. For the “The wheels on the bus go round and round” I move his legs in a circle.  C always sees this and informs me that I’m doing it incorrectly and that I need to roll M’s arms around.

M’s belly button looks normal now.  When the cord fell off a single blood vessel remained.  That is now dried up and disappeared.

M is drooling a lot.

M’s sleep pattern has changed especially at night time.  Before 13 weeks of age he would typically wake up once or twice for a feed.  Now he is waking multiple times in the night.


3 Months old on October 26, 2016

Here is E at 3 months old.

Here is C at 3 months old.

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M is now two months old.

At two months, he likes to suck on his hands.  He can also rub his eyes.

He sometimes scoots around on his back in his bed at night.

He is still only drinking breastmilk.  He currently has it every 2.5-3 hours.

Most nights M only wakes up twice for a feed.  He is going to bed at night around 6pm.

M coos and smiles a lot!  He also does a facial expression that he does after smiling where it looks like he is trying not to smile.  It’s extremely cute.


Cheeky smile at 2 months old on September 26, 2016

Here is E at 2 months.

Here is C at 2 months.


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