Our little firecracker turned 8 months old last weekend! This month has been big for our sweet girl – you starting sitting up on your own (finally – haha!) and also got your first 2 teeth (bottom centers). You love to grab everything in sight – TV remote controls, sister’s toys, mom’s necklace (had to take a trip to the jewelry repair shop this week!), and basically anything and everything. You are still cuddly and sweet as can be, and love watching your sister and being held. You are a little snuggler, for sure!
Stats: no well check this month, but girl, you are growing!! If I had to guess, I think you weigh around 20 lbs.
Wearing: mostly size 9 month clothes, but will probably be transitioning soon into 12 months. Size 3 diapers.
Eating/Sleeping: Eating 6-8 ounces of milk every 3 hours. Usually your first and last bottles of the day are a little less. You don’t love baby foods or table foods much – trying to introduce you to new ones weekly, and consistently, to get your interest going! Your sister was the same way, so I’m trying not to worry. Usually going to sleep around 8-8:30 p.m. and up between 5:30-6:30 a.m. Sometimes you will wake up in the middle of the night, but usually a quick snuggle or pacifier will get you back to sleep quickly. Naps are a little all over the place – you tend to nap better when you are cat napping in someone’s arms, or in a bouncer or rock n’ play (we need to break this habit!!). When we lay you down in your crib, the naps just don’t last as long.
Nicknames: Brina, Bri, Bri Bri, Bri to the Bri Bri
You are quickly finding your voice to hold your own in our family dynamic, little peanut. You love to shout our a pronounced Da-Da-Da, and will produce the biggest crinkle nosed smile when we all turn and smile/laugh at you. You love crinkly toys that you can chew on, teething rings, plastic key toys, and recently, light up toys with music. You are absolutely in awe of Corinne, and will watch parts of her favorite movies/cartoons right along with her (current favorites are Trolls, Moana, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, and Lion Guard). You still love your jumper seat, and are doing a little better with independent play (although in mom or dad’s arms are where you are happiest). I just love watching you grow!
8 month photo dump