Sunday, July 7, 2013

Month 8

Happy 8-month birthday!

At 8 months old, you love sitting and playing. 
You haven't started crawling yet, but you are starting to reach more and more, 
so I think you'll be moving before too long!

It's been a little too humid and rainy in the evenings, 
for walks around the neighborhood,
so our nightly routine has changed ever so slightly,
with walks happening less and less.

Once we are home,
you get a serving of veggies followed by fruit,
then it's bath time,
we read a book or two,
you nurse,
and then gradually fall asleep.

Some nights we can just lay you down in the crib,
and you'll soothe yourself to sleep with your puppy Violet.
But usually we still take turns walking you around the house
in a swaying motion, lulling you to sleep.
As soon as you hit the crib though, you immediately flip to your side.
And before the night's over, you are sleeping on your stomach.
It worried me at first, like any new experience,
but I trust that if you can get there on your own,
then you can get out of it on your own as well!

Food: You nurse first thing in the morning
then a bottle of breastmilk + 2 formula bottles (6 oz ea) at daycare...
as well as a meal of fruit,
and then one meal in the evenings, usually veggies followed by fruit.
You have started eating more pureed meat and pastas as well... turkey and chicken.
And you've tried yogurt, but didn't really care for it.
I just gave you Mum Mums for the first time,
and you devoured it. I worried all night about you.
You were fine. Growing up, I guess!

Sleep: You are sleeping through the night... typically from 8:30pm to 6:30am (thank you).
The pacifier still occasionally falls out, but it's not as bothersome as it once was.

Clothing size: You are wearing 9-month clothes,
as well as 6-12 month clothes (Old Navy).
You could probably stand to move up to 12-month soon.

Toys: This section really hasn't changed...
The farm animals, plastic keys, Sophie the Giraffe, and Your Pal Violet are all faves,
but you do love the nesting stacking bowls, as well as the Baby Einstein caterpillar balls.

Thanks Adam & Amanda!

 Baby Einstein comes through for us quite a bit,
with the exersaucer and dvds, and other toys.

New tricks include:
this funny arm-rolling thing,
stretching/reaching to grab any and every thing,
and lots of squealing.

Book of the Month:  Your latest book club book is Good Night, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathmann

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