Eight Months

On 12/1/2017, Owen & Brooks turned EIGHT Months old!

We are...

  • Owen weighs ~15ish (last appt was at 6 months)
  • Brooks weighs ~15ish 


  • Weddings! Our Auntie Stacy and Spencer got married on 11/11 and we got to meet lots of extended family
  • The activity boards daddy made us! They are so fun!
  • Plane rides to visit Grandma and other family and friends in Cincinnati
  • Thanksgiving / holidays in general
  • Making a mess during food time – baby led weaning (BLW) is no joke in the cleanup department. We love strawberries, banana, turkey, avocado, green beans, etc.
  • Going on walks with Scout and watching her run in the grassy area
  • Swimming lessons – we’re almost ready to go under!

We don't like: 

  • Being cold – brrr – our hands and feet get coldie on our walks sometimes. Time to get some gloves mommy!
  • Napping – sometimes we aren’t good at it
  • Getting our nails trimmed
  • Cold milk (Owen) – O has to have room temperature milk

Our Differences: 

  • It's amazing - we're growing more similar but also more different everyday.
  • Owen still likes to be on the move and can officially crawl. He is also starting to pull himself up onto things.
  • Brooks is completely content sitting and watching things but he is starting to get annoyed when his brother climbs on him.
  • Brooks still has blue eyes. Owen’s are greenish – hazel.
  • Brooks loves music and likes food more than his brother.
  • Brooks doesn’t nap as well as his brother. Owen can sleep through anything!

We are:

  • Wearing 6 month clothes (starting to do 6-9 months) and are still in size 2 diapers. We also have started on overnight diapers since we can sometimes sleep for upwards of 11 hours!

We can: 

  • Crawl / scoot
    • Owen started officially at the end of November.
  • Giggle loudly
  • 'Talk' outloud
  • Sign basic commands
  • Clap

What happened this month: 

  • Stacy & Spencer got married 11/11.
  • We went to our first Friendsgiving party at the Mardeuz’s on 11/18.
  • Owen crawled / scooted for the first time on 11/19.
  • We had a family photoshoot for Christmas card pictures on 11/19.
  • We flew to Cincinnati (for the second time) on 11/22 to celebrate Thanksgiving with Mom’s family and friends. We got to see Liza & Bill, Jorie & Cassie, Emily and then the Becker family as well as Grandpa Ry, Grandma Di and Uncle John! #lucky

Photos: some of our firsts from month eight!