Saturday, July 14, 2012

8 months!

Reese, you're 8 months old today!  Can you believe it?  I know I hardly can!

So what is my 8 month old gal up to?  Well, you're an eating champ, pounding down 4,  7oz bottles of breast milk per day.   You eat at 7am, 11am, 3pm & 7pm.  You eat solids twice a day & we're planning on upping you to three times per day.

Crazily enough, you've only been sleeping in your crib for the past month.  We had been putting you to sleep in your bassinet for so long since it kept you elevated with your constant congestion.  Finally we decided that you'd be sleeping in that thing at two years old at this rate, so we bit the bullet & put you in your crib.  

So, you went from being swaddled in a bassinet to unswaddled in a crib in one night & you did absolutely great.  You LOVE being in your crib & are likely cursing us for not transitioning you sooner.  You are a complete stomach sleeper & stay this way most of the night.

You sleep from around 7:30pm until around 7:15am.  What a good girl!!  Speaking of good girls, you actually slept till 8:30 this morning!  That tells me that if we didn't have to get you out of bed at 7am for school, you'd probably fall back to sleep most mornings since when you wake up, you just lay in bed & jabber.  You take 2-3 naps per day.

You're not crawling yet but you are surely mobile, rolling & scooting all over the floor.  You're not as content to hop around in your jumper as you had been & have become a bit more high maintenance.  Little, Princess.  But, I guess that's just you being much more aware of your surroundings & knowing you love the company of others more than hopping by yourself.

You're still lazy about holding your bottle, even though you can, so we hold you & feed you your milk.  Since you're in daycare & it feels like we barely get to see you, we're completely fine with it.

You still have no chompers yet, but we're always feeling like you're teething & teeth are coming any day.  We've been thinking that for about two or so months now.  Your brother got teeth quickly so we're not used to seeing a gummy 8 month old smile!

You still adore our pets & love to pet them pull their hair out & laugh hysterically whenever you can.  We're working on teaching you to be more gentle.  Speaking of adore, your brother cracks you up!  I swear, Cam could just look at you & you're in hysterics. 

What else, what else?  Oh, you unexpectedly got a case of hives this week.  We still have no idea why but the doctor said it could be anything, including your body reacting to a virus.  Poor girl.

You're still our bald little baby, but you are getting more & more hair which is very blond.  You wore a shirt to school yesterday that said, I'm having a no hair day and it was very true. 

You wear size 6-9 month clothes but can fit into 12 month sizes.  You're in a size 3 diaper & size 1 shoes (but rarely ever wear shoes).

Reese, you're such a happy, smiley little girl & you bring so much joy into our lives!  We're all enjoying the heck out of you & adore watching you grow & change right before our eyes.  Happy 8 months, my little joy baby!

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  1. Love that little girl! 8 months?! WoW!

  2. She's a DOLL! I like to look back at Tay at the age Reese was, and it turns out that she was eating exactly what Reese is. Same amounts and times! Ahhh... 7, 11, 3, and 7. I will never forget those times ;)