5.26.2011

Happy 8 months Mareto!

 I can hardly believe our sweet baby boy is 8 months old! He is growing so much every day and is such a delight to our hearts. Here's what he's up to these days...

  • Our chubby little guy weighs 23 lbs! Yes he has gained 10 lbs in the 3 1/2 months we've had him with us. We love smooching every little roll. :) We think he's going to grow up to be quite a big boy. 
  • Mareto still doesn't have a single tooth. We're wondering when his first one will decide to pop through, but it doesn't seem like it will be any time soon. 
  • He is sitting on his own like a champ, but if he tips over he can't get himself back up. He rolls front to back and back to front and can scoot backward a little, but no signs of crawling.
  • He loves it when we put our hands out for him to pull himself up to stand. He loves being on his feet. So far his will only pull himself up on us... not furniture. 
  • He says "dadadadada" allll the time. "baba" "ttt tttt" occasionally make an appearance too. He's getting to be quite chatty! :)
  • He's eating lots of pureed food at meal times now. His favorite by far is vegetables. 
  • He wakes up twice at night to be rocked back to sleep: usually once around midnight and then again between 3-4am. It's a big improvement from when he first came home so we're happy, but I am looking forward to him sleeping through the night for sure! :)
  • Mareto loves music! He will shake his head and bounce up and down when he hears it. It's really cute!

I could go on and on, but I'll stop now. :) He's growing so much every day and is such a delight!


13 comments:

Chelsie Denson said...

He is so cute! It's so good that he loves veggies! yay for 8 months!

Kim said...

He is seriously adorable!!

Mary Helen said...

Happy 8 months!! So handsome!

Amy said...

So wonderful to hear how well he is growing and thriving!! What a blessing! Happy 8th months old , sweet boy!

Rachel M. said...

That face is especially cute and kissable! :)

Blessings to you all,
Rachel

Kelly said...

Adorable little guy!! It's wonderful to see how he has blossomed since you got him!!

Desiree said...

so cute!

Penny said...

Oh my gosh, that little smile is infectious!!

Critty said...

Happy 8 months to Mareto! I love baby rolls...they are the sweetest. I love how he is growing and changing and becoming so at home with you and well...his home. It is a beautiful thing to see dear Lauren. :)

Alison said...

Happy 8 Months, cute Mareto!!!

carissa said...

he is the cutest chub-meister ever!!! chunky babies are the best; more to love! : )

btw, i like your blog schizophrenia. ; ) it always looks beautiful. i love the new name and look. you're good.

Jon y Amy said...

What a sweetie! My girls from ET didn't get teeth until they were 13 months old. I started to worry about 12 months and told my husband that maybe they were from a toothless family. :)

One day, they both popped through their canines, so we had a vampire look going on for about a month. :)

He is a doll.
Amy G.

BARBIE said...

I think he gets cuter with each picture you post. So amazing to see how far he's come.