Tuesday, March 20, 2007

8 Months Old-A few days late.

On the 17Th the boys turned 8 months old (6 months adjusted). They are getting so big. I don't have official weights for them until their 9 month visit to the doctor, but I would say Kolton weights about 18lbs maybe a little less and Karter 16.5 to 17lbs. Kolton has surpassed his brother in the weight once again. I do believe also that he is a least an inch taller than Karter. In the last month, well actually in the last week they have began to do all kinds of things. As you can see from the picture they can sit, Kolton better than Karter, but Karter is getting better everyday. Kolton can even lean over and get to his stomach without a big crash to the floor. Kolton is also mobile in the fact that he can roll and turn in a circle on his stomach. He is getting on his knees every now and then and rocking a little. I figure it won't be long before he crawls. He also has two teeth that are now very visible and very sharp. He sleeps through the night most of the time, if he gets up it's only once about 3-4am and he goes back to sleep. He is a good eater and eats fast and usually eats it all. This past week they have had allergies with a stuffy nose and have not been sleeping or eating as well.

Kotlon is a flirt and likes pretty ladies. When we do go out or when his Nannie and Papa visit he usually notices Nannie first and just smiles and stares. Look at those cute little teeth.

They have notice each other and I have heard them "talk" to one another on occasion. Kolton is not too nice sometimes. He steals his brothers binky from his mouth, even though he does not like to suck on a binky, however if his brother has it he wants it. I have seen them both pinch each others faces, however it's usually Kolton going for something Karter has. Karter has just recently began to fight back and try to take the toy or binky back.

Karter now talks all the time, he has such a sweet, quiet voice compared to Kolton's who is deeper and louder. He still whines a lot, but not as much as he used too. He is still working on his sitting but is getting the hang of it. He still does not have any teeth, but is drooling like crazy and I think his gums are swollen on the bottom. He loves his solids and breakfast is his favorite. We are still doing stage two foods. I don't think they are ready for lumps in their food yet it still kinds gag them. Karter is also my picky eater opposed to Kolton who will eat anything and loves his veggies. Karter likes the sweet things. He loves all fruits and will only eat the yellow veggies. He prefers meat and a fruit or meat mixed with a yellow veggie. If it is not one of the above he smiles and spits it out at you. At first I thought it was just him being silly but I have tried it numerous times and he does it every time. Karter said his first word about a week ago. He said Mama. He has said it several times since then. I forgot to mention that Kolton said his first word today. He said Dada. It's so cute when they talk. Karter also rolls around on the floor and is also starting to get on his knees a little. Just today I saw him turn in a circle on his stomach like Kolton does. Karter also loves, loves his binky and thankfully can put the thing in his mouth on his own now. This has resulted in fewer trips in the middle of the night to help him. We have a stash of three binkys, so in the night when he throws one behind the bed instead of crawling under it we just give him a new one. He is still getting up at least once a night most times twice, he eats both times then goes back to sleep. Karter also likes the ladies and smiles all them time. I do believe he is more of a mama's boy than Kolton and will cuddle with me in bed. Kolton has never really liked to do that, he a super busy boy.

They are both growing so much I see changes every day. I can't wait to see what the next month brings us. I'm so proud of my boys.


Carla said...

Brandi, they are growing so much and are changing so much.

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catspaw said...

Oh my gosh!! They are so beautiful. I can't believe they are already 8 months old. They are at the fun stage where they are learning faster and silly as ever. I miss you and them so much. They are not even going to know their Aunt Boo!! Even though I don't get to come and see them I love them with all my heart. Well ok I love you too!! Boo

Dara Lee said...

What a great entry! I'm always amazed at how incredibly different my boys are, right down to eating and talking. Isn't it great when they notice each other? My two sat at supper last night and laughed and grunted at each other for about 15 minutes. It was very entertaining.

Enjoy the semi-stationary time while it lasts. Mine are both crawling and never in the same direction.

I can't believe how big they are! What are you feeding them?

Eva said...

Oh boy oh boy are the adorable.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks for opening up comments so I can post! ;)


BelleLaDonna said...

They are getting so big!!! That is awesome that they said their first words and that they are doing so well! I can't wait to see them again. I will be home for kee's wedding so I will hopefully see you then.