Today my little girl is eight months old! I’m proud to say she has reached some incredible milestones in the past few weeks.
First on the list is crawling.
Although she's been able to get around by wiggling on her belly, she was not able to crawl before. She has a hilarious way of doing it too. It's not the typical on hands and knees crawl. Instead she puts one foot on the ground, moves it forward and then drags the other foot like she's an injured animal. Her first official crawl date was July 29th.
I may be giving her too much credit in this department but a few times she has let go of our hands when she’s standing and balanced herself quite well. It only lasts a few seconds but I am impressed. Once she gets her balance down I am confident she’ll start walking.
I’ve literally thought month after month that she was teething. This time I’m positive she definitely maybe possibly is. Really though, we can feel a tooth under her gums about to break through. She's also had a runny nose, no fever though and been insanely cranky on a few days.
I said last months how I thought I was going to have the worlds pickiest eater, but she has really warmed up to her baby food. She's tried a lot of different fruit and veggie mush. So far she really likes sweet potatoes. She also has had some real solid foods, like apples, peaches, bananas, prunes, a pickle and and I'm pretty sure she swallowed a tiny piece of paper she was tearing apart before I could pull it out of her mouth. Makes me look like a great mom, I know.
We're still waking up a few times a night to eat. She doesn't have a set bedtime, though she usually goes to bed around nine. What's kinda weird is that it doesn't matter what time she falls asleep, she still wakes up in the morning at the same time.She can fall asleep at eight thirty or eleven thirty and she's up and ready to go at the same time each morning.
Other than that she still loves holding our hands and practice walking. She has a little walker and trucks around my in laws house like nobody’s business. She absolutely hates sitting and if there’s anything to pull herself up on then she does it the second you put her on the ground. She wears me out a lot and things can get stressful, but she's so worth it.
Happy eight months Natalie. You are such a sweet little babe.
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