Hello Sweet Cheer: February 2017


Titus Matthew | 8 months

A G E: 8 months old...where has the time gone?! Mama can't handle it!

W E I G H T: I haven't checked recently but I'll get an updated weight next month at his 9 month doctor appointment!

L E N G T H: Same ^^

S I Z E: He is still in size 3 diapers, but I just bought a package of 4's so we'll transition to those this week! He wears mostly 9-12M all dependent upon brand and fit but we still have a handful of 6 month things that fit great!

E Y E S & H A I R: Dark brown!

S L E E P I N G: His bedtime routine is the same, it's been working great since he was about 3 months old. We've pushed the time back just slightly but the routine has been the same for months! Now, everything starts around 7pm. We give him a bath, lotion up, jammies, comb hair and read a book. Then he has his last feeding (a bottle of formula). He falls asleep on his own by about 7:30/7:45pm. He sleeps all night until anywhere between 7:30am and 9am. I nurse him when he wakes up and then we start our day!

He naps twice a day. His morning nap is usually around 11am and he sleeps 45 minutes to an hour. Then his afternoon nap is around 2/3pm and he sleeps anywhere between an hour and 2 1/2 hours.

E A T I N G: I'm still nursing about 3 times a day. He eats when he wakes up in the morning and that's his longest feeding from me for the entire day. Otherwise, I nurse him twice more throughout the day, always right before he goes down for a nap. Then he gets formula before bed, which is consistently an 8 ounce bottle. As far as solids, Titus eats anything now! I feed him Stage 3 baby food and anything off of our plates! He loves all food! Now that he has FIVE teeth, he does really well chewing up just about anything. He tried a cheerio and a cheezit for the first time this month!

M I L E S T O N E S:
-Rolls all around
-Sleeps on his tummy
-Scoots backwards and in circles on the floor
-Went to his very first concert! (Sam Hunt at the rodeo in San Antonio)
-Loves peek-a-boo
-Still unsure about strangers
-Plays independently really well
-Still notices when someone leaves the room. If he's playing and he sees me (or daddy) walk away, he fusses.
-Got THREE new teeth, for a total of FIVE! He had the bottom two already, but now he has three on top!
-LOVES to clap!
-Talks in his crib a lot, babbling tons these days
-Went in the swing at the park for the first time
-When he's playing on the floor he rocks some and picks his bum up off the floor! He's not crawling (thankfully, I'm not ready for all that chaos) but he's starting to head that direction!

O U T I N G S: Titus went to the zoo for the first time with his bestie, Addison. He loved the monkeys! And went to his first rodeo and concert!

F A V  T O Y S/A C T I V I T I E S: Bouncing in his jumper, playing with mama and daddy, being outdoors, playing with Addison (he laughs and giggles and squeals every time she's around), strolling around the park/mall/stores/etc.

W O R D S/S O U N D S: Lots and lots of sounds! Giggles, high pitched squeals, screams... He now says Mama, Dada, whispers sounds and babbles all the time!

N I C K N A M E S: Titus boy, Love bug, Titus Almightus, Sweet boy, Tighter, Tighter Almighter, Buckysmith, Buckwheat Smith, Silly goosey bug

F U N N Y  M O M E N T S: I was bathing him last night and we were having a crazy game of peek-a-boo! He was laughing and screaming and basically ended up slap happy... it was hilarious!

Here are some photos from the last month!

Titus and his bestie! (These were taken by my friend, Ashley)

These are some pictures from our Zoo day with Ashley and Addison! 
(The cute photos were taken by Ashley)

Ryan and I can hardly believe how fast our sweet baby is growing up. His 1st birthday feels like it's just around the corner!

xoxo || mere