8 months old! I feel like this is the point where I should be getting teary about my baby being 2/3 of a year old, but you know what? I’m just happy. I’m enjoying every age and stage as it comes. Instead of rushing to get to the next milestone, I’m heeding the advice I’ve received and just enjoying Hailey, as she is at this very moment.
What’s she been up to this past month? Well…
She bounces to songs. I think she’s going to like to dance.
She nurses 4 times a day.
She is an adventurous eater and usually eats 2 meals a day. She will eat anything we put in front of her, though she has her preferences (likes: peas, broccoli and black beans. will tolerate: avocado and eggs). Her pincer grip has gotten really good and she can pick up peas with ease.
She still enjoys books and walks. Relaxing in her swing will keep her happy for long stretches of time. She likes to bounce in her jumparoo while I blog.
No teeth yet, though I can see two under the surface on the bottom. I don’t think it will be too long.
She likes to bang these together and slap the top of surfaces, which is making eating out more and more of an adventure.
She goes to bed at 7:00 and sleeps until 7:00. She takes 2 naps. Usually 9:00-10:30 and 2:00-3:00 or 3:30.
We no longer use the noise machine. We just turn the sleep sheep onto rain and after 40 minutes, it shuts off. The transition was surprisingly seamless.
She is tolerating tummy time better and better. She pushes up on her arms and can wiggle backwards and in circles.
She doesn’t pull herself up, but can stand while holding onto the couch.
She prefers sitting and has learned how to scoot her butt and move. She mostly goes backwards.
She is as expressive as ever. Funny faces are a daily occurrence. As are babbles and saying dadadada. She likes to whisper, especially to herself when she thinks we’re not around.
She will sometimes shreik, then look around to see who heard, then laugh at herself.
She loves to shake her head no whenever we nod our head yes. Uh-oh
She is finishing up the last of her size 2 diapers and will be in 3s by the weekend. She wears 9 month, 12 month and 6-12 month clothes.
She gives kisses now. Open mouthed slobbers on the cheek. Nothing so gross has ever felt so sweet.
She loves Koda.
Her giggles still melt me. And her dad.
Hailey is such a joy. I look forward to sneaking into her room every morning and peaking my head over the crib. The moment she sees me and smiles makes my whole day.
How I got blessed with such a happy girl is beyond me, but I’m so grateful.
Happy 8 months, little monkey!