eK-3zmjBImBHOZjRJYEZVBw4ZWs Shaky Mommy: Growing Up Too Fast- Jaxon at 8 months

Monday, October 17, 2011

Growing Up Too Fast- Jaxon at 8 months

Jaxon is 8 months old today. Happy Birthday, sweet boy! He is growing up way too quickly. He's not only outgrowing all his clothes, but he is constantly doing new things. I am amazed by the things he can do. 

He wakes up each morning in a great mood. He is a very happy baby! After I say good morning to him and kiss on him a little, he usually looks over to Jason and grins and starts saying Dada. About 2 weeks ago, he woke up, looked over to Jason and said "Dada, I love you!" He has said Dada before and he's said "I love you" in reply to us saying "I love you" but he had not said it on his own like that! It was so very cute. He seems to be a very verbal baby and jabbering has become an everyday event for him.

He doesn't have any teeth, but I think that will change soon. He still nurses often. He eats baby food, but not very much, maybe about the equivalent of 1/2 - 2/3 of a jar each day. He is very interested in sampling our food and tasting baby foods, but it's very clear he eats for fun and taste, not for nutrition or because he's actually hungry. Because he's slightly anemic, he's taking multivitamin drops to increase his iron levels. The drops are disgusting and they constipate him. I am only giving them to him twice a week right now. I try to feed him iron rich foods like spinach, but since he won't each much baby food, I don't think it helps much, so we are stuck with the multivitamin.
Sampling frozen yogurt at Yogurt Mountain - he
LOVED the pumpkin pie flavor (so did I)!
He gives very sweet kisses when we ask. He tries to pull up on everything. We do not have a lot of safe surfaces in the house for him to pull up on, so we are constantly diverting him. I think if we left him to his own devices, he would be walking by now. I also think that he would have stitches at least twice!

He always turns his bibs around like this -
apparently, he thinks they are supposed to be capes!
Things he can say: Dada, mama, BB (his brother's nickname), I love you, bye-bye, baby. 

Things he loves: nursing, mango, bananas, kiwi, frozen yogurt, pizza crusts, french fries, Gerber snacks, the swing at the park, water (pool, bathtub, beach), rides in the stroller, being naked, naps with Mommy

Things he doesn't like: applesauce, hand dryers in bathrooms (they still upset him), getting out of the bathtub, long rides in the car, his multivitamin drops  

The face his brother taught him to make
He's growing so quickly. I've probably said this before, but I wish he would slow down! I'm just not ready for my little baby to be a toddler!

Jaxon is 8 months old today and I wish I could stop time for a little while. 


  1. What a cutie! I can't believe he's talking so much already, wow what a guy. :) Isaac says Mama but that's pretty much it, lol. I wonder sometimes if the pacifier really does keep kids from talking sooner... hmm...

    Oh, and Isaac loves water, too. :)

  2. YES they just grow up too fast! :)
    He is a sweet heart. Haha my daughter wakes up and talks to herself in her own way, but when she realizes that nobody is around her crib she gets a tad bit grumpy! But I love it when she says "HI" when we come to get her! she says I love you but I don't think it was at 8months! SHe is one year, and that is such an accomplishment for your little boy to say "Dada, I love you!"

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  3. Yes, they do grow up too fast.

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