We've settled into a very nice schedule these days.
Samuel wakes up around 6:30-7 a.m. He eats oatmeal, 3.5 oz of fruit (blueberries, peaches, pears, hawaiian delight, apple sauce) and about 4 oz. of formula. Now that we are feeding him in his highchair there is very little spit up. We then take the dog for a walk, because by 8:30-9 a.m. it is already too hot to be outside. From 7-9 Samuel is awake and plays in his saucer, or on his play matt. Then at 9 a.m. he usually goes down for a 2 hour nap (unless we're out doing errands and then he sleeps in the car). About 11:00-11:30 we have lunch, usually 3 oz of a vegetable (green beans, corn, peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash) and 3 oz of a meat (ham and pineapple, pasta medley, chicken and apples), plus another 2-4 oz bottle of formula. Then it's time for play or errands. Today we went to the pool. Around 1:30-2:00 he goes down for another 2 hour nap. Then at 4:30-5 we have dinner (usually what's left-over from lunch) and then take a bath. Now it's time for evening play. At 7:00 we have our last 4 oz. bottle of formula (He gets very excited when he sees his bottle.) and by 8:00 p.m. we are down for the night.
Samuel is really one HAPPY LITTLE MAN! He only cries when he's got an upset tummy, isn't pleased with my food choices (not wild about turkey or peas), or is tired. He's very active, although he still isn't crawling, but he'll lie on his back and push himself backward with this heals. On his belly, he can raise up high, but then he sticks his legs out like Super Man or he'll spin himself around in a circle. Dangling things over his head make him squeal and kick his legs. He also likes his saucer. He smiles with his entire face, eyes and all. Watching the animals (1 dog and 3 cats) is a fun activity too. He loves to be tickled and tossed in the air.
There still aren't any teeth showing, but Samuel loves to chew on everything. His hair is thicker and longer, just like Dad's. As it gets longer it's starting to curl a little. Samuel's skin is darkening some too. He's thinned out a little in the middle, as he's gotten longer, but his cheeks, arms and legs are still chunky.
I can't believe he'll be 8 months old in 2 weeks. WOW! The time has really gone by fast. We are absolutely in love with him!