Chloe, it's January 28, 2011 and you are eight months old today!
It's a new year and this is the year that you will turn 1. It's four months away but I'm already planning. We won't do anything big but it's going to be fun!
swinging at the park
still swinging at the park
You are finally on a schedule! Here's a quick synopsis:
6:30-7:30 - wake up (it varies) and drink 8oz.
8:30 - eat solids (oatmeal & fruit, a little egg yolk)
11:00 - drink 8oz. & nap until 12:30ish
1:00 - eat solids (rice & yellow veggie)
3:00 - drink 8oz. & nap until 4:30ish
5:30 - eat solids (rice & green veggie)
7:30 - bath, drink 8oz., story, bed
This varies a by 30 minutes to an hour but typically speaking, this is your day. Looks like all you do is eat and sleep (like Uncle Josh!).
please note the destruction in this photo
(clean) diapers in disarray, puzzle floor pulled off...
reading to yourself
You've tried some meat but I refuse to give you pureed meats. It just sounds disgusting. So instead we give you tiny pieces of shredded chicken or chopped egg yolk. You really dig picking up the food and putting it in your own mouth but it's MESSY. You're starting to try finger foods. I gave you some cucumber to hold and chew the other day. I just have to pay close attention that you don't bite off more than you can handle and choke.
You have FIVE teeth now and I'm sure the sixth isn't too far behind. You're going to have a mouth full of chompers by your first birthday.
Physical development wise this has been a big month for you. You learned how to sit up on your own. -----It totally freaked me out one early morning. You were fussing so I went to check on you. You were sitting up in your crib half asleep. You couldn't figure out how to lay back down. I wasn't expecting you to be sitting up and I jumped when I saw you.----- You also learned to crawl a few days ago! Now you're all over the place and you only want to play with things you shouldn't (dirty shoes, vacuum cleaner, space heater, fireplace screen, etc.) I'm exhausted. You'll be pulling yourself up soon, too. You can get to your knees and put one foot under yourself. We're just waiting on that second leg to get with the program.
You're personality is starting to be evident. You are very social. When we go to library time, you want to play and talk with the other babies. You are a rougher than the other babies. Maybe because you are bigger than most of them or maybe it's because you play with stuffed animals so much and you can't distinguish between another baby and your toys. I like to think it's because you'll be a sports girl. You're also an entertainer. You're already giving your daddy and I lots of laughs. You know when you're being funny and you'll try to do it again.