Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Carter Pavona Hundt: Month 8

The fact that I've been such a bad blogger is sad because some of precious little Carter's story is going to be missing.  Rather than try to back log things, I'm starting fresh and hoping to keep up much better in 2016 than I've been doing the last few months.

Carter is eight months old and bringing a ridiculous amount of joy into our family. 

What I Learned About Carter Pavona:
Carter does not want to be eight months old, he wants to be 2.5 like his brothers.  He wants to run like them, eat like them, play like them.  Because of this, he is not the typical eight month old that I became accustomed to with Nolan and Judah. 

Carter is crawling all over the place; he can easily crawl up stairs.  He has also been pulling himself up to stand on EV.ER.Y.THING.  His body can not quite catch up to his determination and so he definitely "humpy dumptys" a lot.  He is huge and his muscles cannot accommodate his chub when he tries to do things he shouldn't.  I would not be surprised if he walks soon. 

Just in this eighth month, he is finally getting the hang of eating solids.  During his seventh month, it was a struggle to get him to eat much of anything.  Just recently, he will eat most things now.  He is eating basically pureed type baby food with some puffs and Cheerios mixed in.  He still prefers breast milk over anything else and prefers to get nursed over any other way to get food. 

Carter is an erratic sleeper.  His sleep patterns are different every night.  His day routines are almost exactly the same each day: he goes down for this first nap between 10-11:00am depending on what time he wakes up in the morning.  Then his second nap happens between 2:30 and 3:00pm.  He is usually in bed around 9pm each night.  After that 9pm bedtime is a crap shoot.  Sometimes he wakes up at midnight to eat and then will sleep until 8:00am the next morning.  Sometimes he wakes up at 3 or 4am and will be up again at 7:00.  Usually he only wakes up once a night, which is great, but sometimes he will wake up twice.  I do not feel comfortable any night that I know what kind of sleep he's going to do. 

He has and can sleep all the way from 9pm until 8am, but I certainly cannot count or expect that right now at all. 

Good thing he's not a twin.... this non schedule thing at night time has been interesting for "my crazy" to get used to. 

When he's not being weird with his sleep and food and trying to injure himself daily with his acrobatics, he LOVES to laugh and smile and play with toys. He is so interactive and has been since he was born. Literally.  He is a lot more into toys than Nolan and Judah were.  If there are things to keep him busy, he will be content.  He's gotten five teeth in the last month, which has been painful certainly and resulted in him wanting to put everything he can in his mouth. 

Carter loves to read like his brothers do, but is picky about books right now.  If he doesn't like a book, he will cry and cry.  If he loves a book, he will smile and point and laugh.  His favorites right now are Dear Zoo, Little Hands Love, Goodnight Gorilla, Goodnight Moon, Giggle, and I see a Monster.

We love you so much #CarterPav


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