Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Graham is Eight Months Old!!!

We kicked off Graham's eighth month with sleep training :(  To be honest, I don't mind too much getting up to feed him.  He is so sweet and snuggly, and I love that nursing soothes him so much.  But, i intellectually know he does not need to eat that much, or at all, at night!  Now, he's eating TWO tubs of food with 1/2 cup of cereal for dinner AND then nursing before bed!  He definitely does not need to eat at 9 or 10, so that is the first feeding we cut out.  Sometimes he will sleep all the way until 3, other times just until 1 or 2.  But, that is 6 hours which is "sleeping through the night," so I will feed him then.  He goes to bed between 6:30 and 7 and then is up around 6 or 6:30.  That is a bit frustrating, but I know there's not much to do about it now, and eventually he will sleep later!
Graham LOVES people!  He has the cutest reactions to people paying attention to him.  He especially loves attention from Jackson and Jackson's friends :)  He is really happy...except for the typical 4:30-bedtime time frame :(  It's not too bad though: dinner, bath, and bed. It goes pretty quickly!  He has turned into quite a good napper!  He's pretty flexible if we are out and about catnapping in the stroller or car, and he doesn't get too cranky or anything if they aren't very long.  If we are at home, he is still in the awake-for-an-hour-and-a-half-and-then-asleep-for-an-hour-and-a-half routine. 
Graham is still eating up anything we give him!  He has a tub of fruit mixed with some oatmeal in the morning and then two tubs with some oatmeal in the evening.
We had several babysitters this month and that was rather hit or miss :(  Graham seems to give anyone laying him down other than me a hard time.  I'm assuming that is related to wanting to nurse before bed instead of having a bottle.  We are continuing to leave him with other people, so hopefully we won't have horrible separation issues like we did with Jackson...
I'm writing this pretty late (this is a backdated post), so it's hard to believe I will be writing Graham's NINE MONTH update soon...

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