Monday, October 23, 2017

Georgia June - 8 Months

Our smiling babe is 8 months old today!   How this is even possible I do not know but here she is sitting up unassisted like a champ, eating tons of "real food", babbling like crazy, clapping her hands together, and just all around looking more and more like a big girl and less like a baby.

Every day it seems like she learns or does something new.  She's making all kinds of sounds, ba ba ba, da da da, etc. lots of raspberry blowing, grunting, and more.  She's a true source of entertainment and always has us laughing.  Seeing her little mind turning and her eyes watching in wonderment at everything is a truly amazing thing.  She likes to soak in everything in her surroundings.  Sometimes this causes other challenges like taking naps because there's just too much going on in her world to take time to sleep.  

Speaking of sleep, she's not the great sleeper she once was.  She's been nursing 3x a night sometimes, up fussing here and there, and very rarely sleeps anywhere but our bed anymore.  I am about 99% sure she'd be better off in her crib, I think we would both get more sleep,  however mama still isn't ready for her to be in a different room yet.  

We've been breastfeeding for 8 months now which is really amazing.  I know that this journey is going to be coming to an end in about 4 more months, but I am so glad that I've been able to provide this nourishment for her.  It does have it's frustraing moments, like when we have to go to a wedding and she isn't coming with, so I have to pump 2 or 3 times.  It's hard but definitely worth it in my book.  

She is also eating just about everything that we do (minus the oreos and potato chips of course) and the girl seriously loves food.  If she got anything from me, it is her appetite.  Everything from pancakes, eggs, and toast to avocado, pizza, french fries, raviolis, chili, and more.  We know that food before one is just for fun, but boy are we (and she) having fun with it.  She loves it all!  We still do purees as well too, squash with cinnamon and butter, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, etc. and lots of unsweetened applesauce, but she really is loving participating when we eat, in fact if she is not participating with us, she gets mad.

She still has no teeth!  I'm guessing she is around 16.5-17 pounds now.  She just had her first half of her flu shot and she did feel a little under the weather the following day but she didn't even cry when they gave it to her.  She goes back for the second half in the middle of November and then will have a 9 month check up after Thanksgiving.  

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I am SOOOOO looking forward to the holidays with our girl!  I've got some gifts in mind I hope to be able to get her & I can't wait to take her to cut down the tree.  We are officially putting up the tree in the basement this year because we have a lot more room down there and I am so excited for it.  I know she won't remember any of it but it is going to be so fun watching her.  She will be just 10 months at Christmas time.  A few weeks after Christmas we leave to go to Punta Cana so we had to take her to get a passport a couple weeks ago.  She of course, smiled for her photo.  My parents and brother are coming so we will have lots of help and babysitters with us so we can hopefully enjoy some adult time & maybe a dinner to celebrate 10 years together.  

We have so much to look forward to in the coming months, up next is Halloween and I'm so excited for our costumes this year!  

4 comments:

  1. So amazing that shes already 8 months old! How cool!

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  2. Look how big your little lady is! How exciting it is to watch them grow <3

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  3. She's so cute!!!! I love her little outfit! Congrats on the 8 months of breastfeeding! Sending you lots of sleepy thoughts and maybe she will give you a nice long stretch of sleep here soon. ;)

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