Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eight Sweet Months

Today you are eight months old, our sweet baby girl!  This month has probably been full of firsts for you. You took your first long road trip to Colorado for Christmas, and did amazing!  You only fussed a few times for being in the car seat that long (18+ hours!), we were so proud of you (and thankful!).  In Colorado you LOVED spending time with your cousins.  They would sit and play with you and make you laugh for hours on end.  It was so much fun watching you laugh and play with them.  You got a jumparoo for Christmas and you love jumping in it, only you are a little bit too short to reach the floor on your own!  Daddy had to build you a box to stand on so you could reach for now.  You also love to play bucking bronco with Daddy - where Daddy will put you on his knee and bounce you up and down.  When he stops, you rock back and forth trying to get him to go again - it's very cute!  You have started so many new foods this month...chicken, avocado, pineapple, prunes, strawberries, blueberries, and macaroni and cheese.  You have also started eating puffs, and just a few days ago you started feeding them to yourself.  We also added breakfast to your solid meals of the day, so you have three solid meals and three or four bottles a day.  You have started getting up at 3:00 or 4:00am wanting to eat again, only you won't nurse anymore - you only want a bottle.  Mommy has mixed emotions about this...she loves spending that quiet time with you, but she's pretty tired! :-)  Some of your biggest firsts this month were in your motor development.  You started rolling all over the place.  One day you rolled right out the bathroom door while Mommy was in the shower, so we have to make sure to shut doors and block you into spaces when you roam.  You are also starting to think about pulling up.  You haven't quite done it fully, but you like to grab on to the edge of the bathtub and pull yourself about and inch or two off the ground.  You have also started babbling like crazy!  For a while, all you would do was squeal and sort of groan at different pitches.  Now you have started moving your mouth and making "ba ba" and "na na" sounds.  Mommy is hoping this turns into "mama" soon! :-)  You have also started doing some really cute things with your mouth.  Sometimes you will just move your jaw up and down - you mostly do this when you are hungry, so we have started teaching you some sign language.  Right now we are just working on "hungry" and "more".  It's so much fun to watch you catch on to things.  You started breathing out of your nose this month, too.  You wrinkle your nose up and breathe out forcefully repeatedly, then laugh.  We aren't quite sure where you learned this from or what you are trying to do, but it's cute so we don't complain!  You are such a curious little girl.  You get distracted very easily when things are going on around you, and you can win just about any staring contest.  You are so much fun to have in our lives, we love watching you grow and explore!

1 comment:

  1. Too bad we don't also get to watch you grow and explore in person... :-(

    Requesting more video so we can get little glimpses!!

    Love you, E!

    From your future mother-in-law :-)