[Why oh why did I think this was a good idea? Oh yea. Because when I started this she was a baby-blob who didn't move. Now? She doesn't care to sit still for two seconds to fulfill my ridiculous picture habits. Le sigh. Such is life. More outtakes at the end.]
What a busy little girl you are at 8 months old. We love it. I think this past month has been been one for the books. You're such a happy kid. I think most moms feel like they have to say that about their baby, but you really are. I thank God everyday that you don't cry or whine almost at all. It makes my life so much simpler, and keeps us all sorts of happy around here.
So, with that said--you're so pleasant to be around, it's true--but you still do not sleep through the night. Nope. Not even close. I often feel like since you're so easy during the day, I shouldn't really complain about the night wakings. You can't win in every department, right? :)
You got pretty sick this month. You had an ear infection, fever, and a nasty cold that lingered for a few weeks. This also really affected the sleep arena and has been a battle ever since.
You are on the go, kid. You get wherever you want. You are capable of "real" crawling, but you'd rather army crawl. I'm pretty sure you think you're faster that way, and maybe a teeny, tiny bit stubborn, too. You like to get up on all four's, rock back and forth, and can go back into sitting position on your own now, too. You've also started to pull up on things, and hold on with one hand. Life's about to get way more complicated around here, I predict.
This month, you have mastered clapping. In fact, one day you started clapping out of the blue (well, after mommy & daddy tried teaching you but to no avail) in the shoe aisle of Babies R us. Your little fists were mainly closed but you were doing a somewhat clapping-type thing.
I thought maybe it was a little blip--maybe, an accident? But that was not the case. The next morning you woke up and deemed yourself the clapping queen. You, quite literally, clap ALL.the.TIME now. I wish I was kidding. But? We totally caught you clapping at 3am the other morning. You've also mastered doing it with your hands wide open and they make a little smacking noise now, too. You already love music, so adding the clapping was only natural, it seemed. :)
Alright. So, some stats.
Two weeks ago at your doctors appointment, with all your clothes and diaper on you weighed 18lbs 6oz, and I have no idea your height but we'll find out next month.
You have tiny feet. Size 2's are still too big on you, but that's what we're putting you in.
You must be petite--because you can still fit in 3-6 month clothes, including most of your jeans and onesies. However, 6 month clothing fits you best. Theres are a few pieces of clothing that are 6-9 months that fit pretty well. Basically? You're a wide-range in clothes, m'dear.
You're *so* into your solids. Not really the baby food solids....but table foods. You are loving trying new things. You liked ritz crackers, chicken, noodles, oatmeal, yogurt, and all flavors of puffs. You'll eat some baby food, but not in large amounts. You will sit happily in your highchair for long periods of time feeding yourself bits and pieces of food. It's really fun now that you can feed yourself--but the mess is a whole 'nother story.
You have NO teeth. None. Nada.
I swore that a tooth would be breaking through here soon, and especially with the way you've been sleeping. But, nothing yet.
Overall, sweet love--you're a joy. A happy, charming, and witty little girl that your daddy and I can't get enough of. We love you so very much.
You rock our socks off. Or yours. You hate socks.
[Outtakes from the "monthly photo" shoot. Total. Utter. FAIL.]
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How you looked this month: