Ian-mo08 Ian-mo07Can you believe it….today Ian is 8 months old. He’s been having doc appointments every two months since he was born, but not this month. He doesn’t have another well checkup until the first week of December, so you’re all going to have to wait to see where he is at concerning height and weight. I can tell you this for a fact….he is heavy and he is filling his 9 month jeans a little too well now. I’m actually starting to think that I need to re-evaluate him wearing a size 9mo. It’s cold out, Ian doesn’t need his pants riding up his legs when he’s being held or just in general.

Anyway, on to more important matters. Ian conquered crawling this month. He was crawling a little when he was 7 months along, but it was more of a commando crawl with a sometimes tummy in the air crawl. Now he’s trying to get as much off the ground and still move as fast as he can. Now that he can zoom around the apartment, he already has his sights set on walking. Over the last week or so, Ian has been making a point of pulling himself up and standing at every opportunity. We haven’t caught him at it, but he also seems to be moving while standing. There are times when he’s standing at one end of the couch and the next he’s right there next to you, still standing. It’s almost as if he walked along the couch. No proof that’s what he’s doing, but it does seem like it. Jesse thinks Ian will be walking by Christmas. God help us if he is, or heaven forbid, he starts sooner.

Ian’s first teeth popped through over Labor Day weekend, but now you can definitely tell they are there. You can even see them…if we could get him to sit still long enough, maybe we’ll post a picture of his teeth. Yes, I am saying teeth. His front bottom two are the ones that came through. Now that the teeth are more predominant in his mouth, he is definitely biting. He likes to chew on things and it’s not always a good thing when he tries it on mama or daddy. To make it even more interesting, Ian has started teething again. At least we think he has. He was doing really well for about a week, sleeping for most of the night, only getting up once and even then not for long; then all of a sudden, it’s three times a night screaming for no reason, can’t get any decent naps in because he wakes up screaming….etc etc. He isn’t drooling like he was the first time, so we didn’t automatically think he was teething. However, we gave him a couple of the Hyland Teething Tablets and he slept the rest of the night. So Ian is teething again. We’ll see what pops through soon (I hope).

We finally did Ian’s baby pictures. Most people take them when the kid is younger (closer to 3 months), but we had a certain photographer in mind and we waited until she had the time. Make sure you check them out, they are so adorable.

It’s October…that means Halloween. Yes we dressed Ian up for his first Halloween. He has even gone trick or treating already. We have to thank Trish for making Ian’s costume, he was Pippin from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Ian was so stinkin’ cute in this outfit, I think I’m going to try and save it for next year too. Jesse was happy with it as well and he liked how it turned out. Ian got his loot when he went trick or treating at Jesse’s work. Ian picked out which candy he wanted us to eat for him, which meant we ended up with some interesting choices. Ian had a blast though.

I think that’s all for this month. I’ll have more info next month for sure….we’re going into the holiday season after all.