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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Eight-month update


Sammy turns eight-months old today; using highly scientific methods (i.e. making him sit on the bathroom scale and then laying him on top of an extended tape measure), I determined that Sammy now weighs a little over 21 pounds and is roughly 29" in length.  This explains why his feet are practically hanging over the edge of his infant carrier these days, as the max length it can carry is 30".  It's a good thing I ordered his big-boy car seats the other day, though I can't say I'm looking forward to installing the suckers.

Sammy now has two teeth, which he uses to gnaw on anything within his grasp, such as my fingers, his fingers, the cat (that did not go over well), the legs of the coffee table, my camera strap, spoons, etc.  I decided to give his new teeth a work out and gave him some grapes yesterday:


Sammy isn't crawling yet, but I think he'll definitely be mobile within the next month.  He's trying to get onto his knees and will twist one leg behind him and rock while trying to reach for toys slightly out of his reach.  He's also become really good at rolling and managed to creep and roll across the living room floor yesterday while I watched and laughed.

More and more of his personality is emerging by the day; Sammy does get frustrated easily but the nice thing is that he's also easily distracted so he doesn't remain frustrated for long.  He's still very easy-going and happy; say a few nice things to him and you're pretty much guaranteed a grin, which makes him a big hit with cashiers and random strangers we see when we're out and about.

8 comments:

Maeve's Momma said...

8 months is when Maeve started to crawl - I'm sure he'll get there soon! I used contraband (kleenex) to motivate her at the time! He looks great, very bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

Sarah Halstead said...

So cute. Getting so big.

Jen said...

AHHH! Your video is so cute. It made me giggle. Sammy is only a month older than my baby girl. So crazy to see the difference one month brings. I actually just posted about her 7 month milestones...
Your little man is adorable! I love his chunky red cheeks.
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Tara said...

He is just too cute!

Karin said...

I just posted Amy's 8 months update and then went to check on Sammy. They are really very similar in what they can do... I wish your little cutie could teach Amy some things about sleeping. Happy 8th months birthday little man! x

ohboy said...

Aww happy 8 months Sammy!!

Melissa said...

Dear lord he's cute. Those eyes!!

kitten said...

What a cute video! Happy 8 months Sammy!

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