8 Months

8 Months

Height:  At the last visit she was 25.5 inches. I’m not sure that she has grown much since then. Her next height check will be in April.

Weight: She was 14lbs 11 oz at the last visit. I’m guessing she is between 15 and 16 lbs.

Eat: She is eating 6-7 oz every 3-4 hours with 2 feedings of baby food a day. I gave her one of the pouched foods and now she won’t let me feed her! She wants to feed herself! She has also mastered teething wafers and puffs which is fun. It just clicked one day and away she went!

Play: She is crawling all over the place! One minute she’s in the living room the next she’s halfway down the hall or in the kitchen sitting at the back door looking at the dog. She still likes all the same toys as before and she has started flipping through her books on her own. Some days she will let me read a whole story, some days we just get through a couple of pages at a time. She likes her rocking horse now too. The first time I put her on it she cried when it moved but after that she really likes it! She dances to music, claps her hands, and waves at us!

Sleep: Sleep…..some nights are good, most involve many wake ups. Naps are still around 45 minutes. Some days I can get an hour and a half for at least 1 nap but generally she sleeps for 45 minutes. She goes to bed around 9 or 9:30. She fusses around 11, 1, and 4. If I can give her the paci and she goes right to sleep then we are good. If I get in there and she is awake I’m in trouble. Sometimes I can rock her back to sleep and lay her down and it’s no big deal. Sometimes she does not want to go back to sleep. Those times she ends up in bed with me and usually goes right to sleep. It’s a work in progress.

This month she seems to be turning into a big girl. She wants to stand and walk along everything. She is crawling all over the place. She is eating great! She waves, claps, dances, and talks all the time. She has moved up to size 3 diapers and her 3-6 month jeans finally fit. The rest of her pants are 6-9 or 6-12 but in jeans she is rocking the 3-6. We have moved to a big girl bath. No more baby bathtub. She loved bath time before but now she really loves it. More water to splash and I think she likes sliding all over the place haha! We also experienced our first bout of sickness. The evil stomach bug. Poor girl threw up several times. Thankfully I was at my mom’s house and had lots of help! It only lasted 24 hours and we survived!

And a bonus picture because I love this one.

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