Friday, February 28, 2014

Oscar Says Hi

Oscar wanted to say something real quick...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Oscar is 8 Months Old

Seriously, could these months come any faster or more furious?? At dinner the other night, Chris articulated what I've been feeling. Oscar's milestones happen and rather than us waiting with baited breath for these crowning achievements, they happen and we look at each other and say, "How long has he been doing that???"  It's really mind blowing.  I know what you're thinking, "Aren't you worried you're missing his firsts?" The answer is no. The first time we see things is a first for us :)

Let's get on with an update:

Eating: This guy = champ eater for certain. They tell us at school that he cries if anyone is eating and he's not. Jealous, much?  We've tried pretty much every pureed combo including some meats (seriously, is there anything more disgusting than pureed chicken?). He does really well with chunks of food, so now we're in the "what can he try now?" phase. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little hesitant about strawberries and eggs given Walt's peanut allergy, but I'd rather know - so those are on the list.

Sleeping: We've plateaued to a predictable sleep schedule (holy smokes, I never thought I'd admit that). I know there are moms and dads out there rolling their eyes, because their kids are older and still don't sleep good. Look, my only experience was Walt who slept 12 hours at night starting at 8 weeks old and rarely woke up in the middle of the night (and CERTAINLY never wanted to be held and soothed back to sleep).  Oscar naps around 9-ish and 1-ish depending on the day.

Teeth: Much like big brother, Oscar is a tooth-making factory. Walt had roughly 284 teeth by the time he was 12 months old. Oscar's got four teeth (two top, two bottom) and drools like a maniac so I know there are more coming.

Likes/Dislikes/etc:  As you probably saw, we definitely have a mover.  He's crawling like a champ on all fours. He tentatively started this right before 8 months and now there is no stopping him. As a matter of fact, not long (like, one day) after he figured out crawling, he thought, "why stop there?", and began pulling up on everything. Mostly he likes to pull up on things that are really unstable and totally dangerous.

Oh, did I mention that Oscar is working on his wave? He sometimes waves hi and bye, but REALLY loves to wave at the TV when Dora the Explorer is on.

Oscar has gotten really giggly.  Chris and I joke that he's sort of a little caveman. He has a very primitive grunt and giggle that he does to let know he's enjoying something (usually the company of Walt). Speaking of Walt, Oscar squeals and belly laughs at absolutely anything Walt does. It's a sweet bro-mance that warms my heart.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Oscar's a Crawler

There's not much to say about this except, "wow".  I can't say this is a complete surprise. Oscar has been army crawling his way all over the place and gets up on all fours, but doesn't go anywhere. On a rare occasion he'll attempt to crawl forward, but the attempt dies after one knee moves. On Tuesday, after we picked the boys up from school, we were all just playing like we normally do. I just looked over at Oscar and he was crawling away. Like he's been doing it his whole life.  I love these little mobile milestones. Here is the Stinks for your to see: