8 months

Adelaide starting crawling right around 7 months and has quickly become quite the fast little crawler, which of course has led her to the next goal of trying to pull up, which she hasn't quite gotten the hang of yet. Her personality is coming out more and more and we've learned she does NOT like when you take something from her and will often cry very hard when you do. Her favorite toys are still the remote & now that she's mobile, cords. She also enjoys my water bottle and pretty much anything that's not a toy. Her sleep schedule has still been a bit of a mess this month, but on average she goes down around 9:30 and sleeps until 7, sometimes waking around 1 & 4, sometimes not. I need to knock on wood, but today is the 4th consecutive night she has slept all the way through, so we're hoping that was just a phase and it's over for now. She still takes a morning & afternoon nap, and on most days an evening nap too. I still nurse her in the morning then she drinks (2) 6oz bottles while I'm at work, then I nurse her 2-3 times in the evening. She gets a little homemade rice, oatmeal or millet cereal with an icecube size portion of fruit for breakfast and then a vegetable for lunch. We stopped giving her solids for dinner for now - perhaps we're being superstitious, but as soon as we reduced her bottles from 7 to 6 oz and stopped giving her dinner she slept through the night again - is it possible she was too full? No idea! I absolutely love how she gingerly plays with my earrings or necklace while I nurse her. It is my favorite time with her, watching her staring up at me, then getting to hold her as she drifts off to sleep, so incredibly sweet. We've introduced more solids to her this month - cucumber, ground oatmeal, ground rice, ground millet, asparagus, mangoes, peaches, cantelope, hummus - so far she hasn't met too many foods she hasn't liked! She has a little side rat tail on the left side of her head that is clearly an inch or two longer than the rest of her hair, but we just can't get ourselves to cut it especially when it curls (which happens often in the heat wave we've been enduring!) She loves being outside, and thankfully the weather is finally cooperating and she gets to spend most days outside at Zia's. She is getting some color from the sun and her little feet are already tan! She is becoming more vocal and makes these screechy sounds, which has led to me calling her a pterodactyl. She is trying to jabber and she gets a huge smile across her face when we repeat her when she says 'dis'. Her top two teeth are coming in, a bit cockeyed with a space between them, which makes them all the more adorable. She has grown pretty attached to me lately and will sometimes get upset when I walk away from her. I love that she will crawl after me, sit by my feet and look up at me to pick her up, how can I resist that? She has also started reaching out to you if she wants to be held. She still loves bath time and I'm looking forward to getting to take her to the pool this summer. She is getting to be such a big girl and I cannot believe how quickly the time is going!


Anonymous said...

Beautifully written Mommy!!! The pictures are one of a kind. I love her so much!!!


kristen said...

How can she be 8 months already? She is ADORABLE! What a sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

Maggi says "She is soooo cute & I love her so much. I
wish I could just hug her and kiss her right now."

Emma Clare says "I love Adelaide soooo much I want her to live with us!" :)