8 Months!

DSC_0059For their 8-month birthday, Henry, Jack, and Sophie got a new play area. Who needs a dining nook anyway?


They also got some new toys:


Henry holding court while Jack and Sophie look on.


Rockin’ out in the “Step ‘N Play.”


Sophie and Jack exploring their new play mat in their new play area.




Height: 25 inches

Weight: 14 lbs, 14.1 oz

Head Circumference: 46 cm

Clothing Size: Believe it or not, but he’s still squeezing into his 3-month  clothes and wearing 0-3 months in pants (he comes by those short legs naturally)! We are making the move to 3-6 month clothes slowly…sometimes simply because the smaller onesies’ neck holes won’t fit over his adorable head!

Milestones Reached: rolling, rolling, rolling. Every which way. He is reaching for things and grabbing, moving towards things with a purpose and pulling things in to play with.

This little man is all over the place! He treats his crib like a playpen, rolling all around and bumping into the edges like a pinball. He loves his exersaucer and his crinkly book. We’re working on sharing.


Preferred Sleeping Position: On his belly, rump in the air, pressed up against the edge of his crib where is brother sleeps.

Favorite Past Time: Eating. I pity the man or woman who pulls the bottle out of his mouth to burp him. And when that woman is me, I do it really quickly.

Feeding: This hungry monkey will eat until you force him to stop. And then he will cry. And then he will spit up. Until it’s time to feed again. 7.5 oz of milk seems to be his magic number right now. And he will eat ANY solid food we put in front of his face. Or in front of his brother or sister’s face. Last week he got fancy and had chicken, quinoa, vegetable soup (Thanks, Anna!) and slurped it all up!




Height: 22.8 inches

Weight: 13 lbs, 1 oz

Head Circumference: 40 cm

Clothing Size: This little lady is still rocking her 0-3 month clothes.

Milestones Reached: Pivoting 360 degrees on her belly.

Sophie is everywhere. Twirling around in circles, rolling over and over. Don’t turn away, because she’ll likely roll out the door. Case in point:



I’m still not sure how she got there.

She is on the verge of crawling and eager to sit, so stay tuned!

Favorite past time? Posing for the camera.

She also loves to read!


I swear this wasn’t posed.




Height: 24 inches

Weight: 14 lbs, 1 oz

Head Circumference: 44 cm

Clothing Size: Same as his silly brother. 0-3 month pants for those short legs, 3 months for his growing belly, and 3-6 months for his big, beautiful head.

Milestones Reached: Rolling, reaching, toes in his mouth! He loves to chew those toes!


Love this happy, snuggly, mellow little man! He loves to sit in my lap to read, and when the witching hour strikes, Jack can often be counted on to keep his cool.

Preferred Sleeping Position: Also on his belly, pressed up against the edge where HIS brother sleeps. Except when Henry’s screaming. Then Jack migrates to the other side of the crib to keep his distance. Can’t say I blame him!

Favorite Past Time: Playing in his exersaucer.

Feeding: Jack can throw it back with the best of us.

 IMG_1823 We’re pretty sure that’s not how the handles are supposed to be used. He’s also a big fan of the big-boy chair and his spoon!


Other things we did this month

Received Synagis shots:


Played Hide-and-Seek


Reunited with our friend David from the NICU!

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Of course Sophie immediately tried to snatch his toys. Way to make friends, Soph!


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Worked on our Physical Therapy


 Wore our pom-pom hats (that of course we have nearly outgrown before even wearing)!

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Had our first taste of peas:


Sophie’s face pretty much sums it up.

And because I can’t resist, and I’m too tired to properly edit, more photos from the month. Enjoy!


Sophie: “Save me from these silly boys!”



5 thoughts on “8 Months!

  1. I also want to say thank you for all the time you put into the blog and I really enjoy reading it and seeing your little ones and the progress they are making every month, love from their great aunt (that sounds way too ancient a title for me).

  2. I still LOVE reading this blog! They are all so happy and adorable! They are getting so big and have the best expressions!

  3. I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas. I know it will be truly magical. I can’t believe how big Henry, Jack and Sophie are getting! And they are so cute! Enjoy every minute (and please post some pictures when you can!).

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