Sunday, February 8, 2015

Eight Months: A Letter

January 28, 2015

This letter is a little is just so busy!  You are busy too:)  You are growing, learning, and progressing so fast.  I just can't believe 2/3 of your first year of life is over!

You started this month off with a double ear infection:(  You weren't fussy or anything, I just took you to the doctor because your eyes were goopy...not red like pink eye, but goopy.  The doctor said both of your ears looked awful and it backed up into your eyes.  He gave us some medicine and you took it like a champ!  At that appointment you weighed 17 lbs 4 oz.

We then celebrated the New Year and reflected on this last year.  It was a busy one with you entering our lives, but we are so blessed.  We also looked forward to this year and all that you'd accomplish!  It'll be a good one:)  We had some friends over and you had fun with Graham and you loved showing him all your new toys:)

You really got good at sitting up this month and hardly ever fall over.  You also have started easily going from sitting to belly because you are getting really close to crawling.  You get up on all 4s and rock back and forth:)

You got your first tooth on the bottom this month and love to munch on all kinds of stuff...apples, puffs,  and bread.

We had to go back to the doctor 2 weeks after to check on your ears and finally had your "6 month" appointment.  It was a little late because Dr. Freed was gone over the holidays.  You still weighed 17 lbs 4 oz (45%) and you were 27 in long (77%).  He said you needed to start eating 3 meals a day plus a night bottle.  So, you eat 4 oz oatmeal and a tub of yogurt for breakfast at 6:45a, a Step 1 veggie and 6 oz bottle for lunch at 11:15-11:30a, a Step 2 veggie and Step 1 fruit and a 6 oz bottle for dinner at 5:15p and a 3-4 oz bottle before bed at 7:15p.  You are still taking 2 naps a day and sometimes a 30 minute catnap from 4:15-4:45p (but not always).

After your shots, you had a fever and were pretty sleepy for a few days.  You fell asleep on Mama and Daddy a few times and it was amazing!

You got a few new toys for Christmas and you love to play with them...your taggie, your vanity mirror, and your peek-a-boo bear.

You went to a few birthday parties this month, as well.  Your brother's party was fun and we got to see a lot of family at our house, your Aunt Cassie and Lucas' birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and Lucas' friend Campbell's.  You had a blast playing with the bags and tissue and talking to Campbell's sister, Jordan.

You wear all 6-9 month clothing now and some 6-12 months.  You are still in size 3 diapers and I think just maybe your size 1 shoes might be getting little small:)  You got some leg warmers for Christmas and those are my favorite on you.  I just love your chunky thighs!

You grab for everything now and put anything and everything in your mouth.  I know once you start crawling this will get even crazier!  Brother has been practicing keeping his toys off the floor.  You love my necklaces and earrings, you grab for our food from our plates, and you love when Aunt Cassie holds you because of her long hair.  You are still very quiet and don't talk much and it still takes a lot of work to get you to laugh out loud.  Daddy can do it pretty consistently and Lucas is getting good at it too.  Your favorite thing with Mama is giving kisses and I love it too:)  You lean over and open your mouth even when I don't ask for it!

This month I want to remember how hard you chomp with that little tooth in your mouth, how you want to roll over immediately when you get on your changing table and how crazy your hair looks in the morning when you wake up.

You are about to get mobile and it's about to get a lot more exciting around here!  You have the sweetest disposition and you just love to feel and explore.  We couldn't ask for a better baby:)

We just love you so much and are so proud of the little lady you are becoming:)

Mama and Daddy