Baby Girl is EIGHT months already! I just re-read last month's update and all I can say is "WOW"! So much has changed, where do I even begin? I'm just a tad late on this update so I'm going to try to keep this specific to the eighth month. Look at this big girl!
Ella's crawling all over the place and she's FAST! It seems like the more mobile she gets, the happier she is! In addition to zipping around the apartment, she also started pulling herself up on anything and everything that she can. This includes toys, chairs, and her favorite - the couch.
Her hair has lost that "fluff factor" and since it's getting a little longer it's much flatter. She definitely isn't quite ready for clips...but I had to try. Maybe in another month or two!?
She's such a good eater. Right now we have her eating solids twice a day, and she gets about 4 bottles a day. Some new foods she has tried are, peaches, plums, mangoes, blueberries, and turkey. She snacks on her "puffies" and she's getting really good at picking them up and feeding herself. Miss Independent is very proud!
She's taking baths in the tub like a big girl now, getting her to stay seated is not easy. I know they sell bath seats, but I'm pretty sure that would be a waste of money! You can not keep this kid confined anymore...she just wants to be free!
We've been hearing a whole lot of "Ma-Ma" and finally there are some "Da-Da's" in there! I love hearing her talk to herself in her crib. The variety of sounds that come out of this kids mouth crack us up. True story, it's the sweetest sound!
At this point we get about two naps out of her. The first nap is usually anywhere between 1-2 hours, the second one is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. We keep a pretty steady bedtime routine. If we stray from the usual every so often it doesn't seem to make a big difference. She's great about settling down and getting cozy after dinner. It's one of my favorite times because I get the most snuggles in! We put her down for the night around 8, and she sleeps until we wake her up at 6 on weekdays or until about 7:30 on the weekends. There are no complaints in the sleep department by any means!
She likes jumping in her jumparoo, playing with her vanity, and taking all of her eggs out of her Easter basket. I love the fact that she is able to sit and play so nicely. She also LOVES watching the puppets on Baby Einstein videos, and she goes crazy over the intro to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
This lovable little girl continues to amaze us every single day! She is growing WAY too quickly! I'm afraid that if I blink I'll miss something amazing! I just love her so much!