Tuesday, August 16, 2011

8 Months

Here we are at 8 months already. I can't believe how big you're getting. This time last year we were just finding out that you were a little girl-and now here you are turning our world upside down!!

This Month
*You weigh 17lbs
*You eat 4 bottles a day and we try to get you to eat solids 3 times a day
*You are in a size 2 disposable diaper be we are still going strong on cloth
*You are still able to wear some 3 month onesies and pants, but are typically in size 3-6 month clothes
*You sleep from around 7:30pm to 6:30am when you have a bottle and go back to sleep until 8:00 or so
*You take two naps a day around 10:00 and 3:00 and sleep for 1.5-2 hours

In July we went on vacation to Gull Lake and we had such a great time! It was a big week for you!

 You played at the Splash Pad, you mastered the art of feeding yourself puffs, you played with your cousins, spent time with your Aunts and Uncles, and even stayed in the nursery at least once a day! You did so great! You loved all the attention and being around other people. When we got home you were bored since it was just me and you!

You have two adorable little teeth, and have just recently discovered that you can stick out your tongue. You like to curl it and make raspberries-which is making eating solids very difficult.
You pull yourself up on everything like a champ and are trying to figure out how to bend over without falling down. You walk around the coffee table and the couch and can move back and forth between the two. I think you will start trying to stand on your own this month!

 You are learning to use your sippy and love to feed yourself. I think we are going to have to start giving you more finger foods this month because you are losing interest in the purees.
You love to play and your new favorite toy is definitely your sock. You will pass it back and forth between your hands and then shove it all in your mouth! You like to stand next to, not in, your jumper and you like to play with your walker.

You are such a sweet girl. We are really beginning to see your personality show this month. You don't feel pressured to do anything you don't want to do. You are very observant. You like to take in your surroundings and take a little bit to warm up to other people.
We love you so much Ellebelle.

1 comment:

the workaholic momma said...

Happy 8 months, Ellie!!! What a big month for her...shes going to be walking in no time;) I love all of the pics and her monthly update!!!