Sullivan Gray: 8 Months

Where has my baby gone? No, seriously. He is SO big and getting more grown up by the second. Now that he army crawls its a game changer. We are officially in the awkward stage where he wants to be free and move but he shimmies on his belly across the floor so I’m not going to just put him on the ground while we are out and about. Also teething, teething and sleep training. This month has been rough and maybe that’s why I’m almost 10 days late with this post. Oops. Anyway, here’s a little update on life with my 8 month old little buddy.

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Tooth, there it is!

Guys, stop, I know my jokes are awesome. Really though, Sully cut his first tooth and the second one is right about to pop through. While he looks a-freaking-dorable with that tiny tooth, teething is rough. I was not prepared because, you guessed it, Elouise never had any teething symptoms. So here I am trying my best to do everything to comfort this sweet boy. Not to mention mentally prepare for the slew of teeth that are to come. I have found that having a variety of teething toys to circulate through is what keeps my little buddy happy. Thanks to Dr. Brown’s for sponsoring this post.

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Sullivan Gray: 7 Months

It feels like an eternity since I wrote the last monthly update on the little dude. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. He’s cuter than ever with the sweetest little personality, and if you watch my Instagram stories you know that I’m not exaggerating. He is pure sunshine and joy, until he’s hungry or tired and then he needs his mama. I feel like month 7 is when they really start changing and becoming super independent and after this you basically blink and they are a toddler.

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Our Favorite Sleep Sack + Giveaway

Sleep has become quite the luxury over here since this little dude has entered our family. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but when your first kid sleeps through the night from day one, even having to wake up once a night is a big adjustment. Well, with Sullivan we have tried all sorts of tricks to try and coax him in to sleeping through night (although now I know that some kids sleep through the night until they are toddlers, gasp!). Swaddling was doing pretty well for us, but our boy is a mover and a shaker, so at 5 months we had to take him out of the swaddle since he was starting to roll. After some trial and error we have found what works best for us with the Nested Bean Zen Sack and I’m giving you the chance to win one for yourself! Read until the end to find out how. Thank you to Nested Bean for sponsoring this post.

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Embracing the Big Sister Role

It’s no secret that my kiddos are not far apart in age, which means that Elouise had barely entered toddler-hood when a baby came into our family. Since she was so little it was difficult to really, truly prepare her for the new addition in a way that she could rationally process ahead of time. Sure, if you asked her where brother was she would point to my belly but I’m sure she had no clue that she was about to lose out on mama and daddy’s constant undivided attention. That meant that the transitional process when brother came home from the hospital required extra time and a whole lot of grace. Luckily she never expressed any disappointment or frustration with Sullivan being around, in fact mostly she was unaware or indifferent. Still, we had to get creative to help her feel involved. One of my favorite ways to help her embrace her big sister role is letting her help with feeding Sully his Dr. Browns bottles.

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