Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Growing Up

Baby A is getting so big so fast. I can't believe in just a few short days she will be 8 months. It is so hard to believe that 8 months ago I gave birth to our beautiful daughter. Really, it's hard to believe.

She is doing all kinds of exciting new things. She has started to pull up on just about everything possible and occasionally walking along things that she can grab and hold on too. She holds on to almost everything with everything she has. She has a tight little grip for a little bitty thing. She is so impressed with her standing skills that every time she stands, she jumps, squeals, and giggles. And this happens so darn much. She stands in the bath tub, which scares the living day lights out of me, but I feel that I can't force her to sit because she sees it as progressing and doing something amazing. But of course she is still a baby, so I just watch her closely and hold her if she is in the bath tub.

Speaking of bath tub, she still loves water. Now she drinks from a sippy cup and she has so much coordination. She grabs it and puts it straight to her mouth. She has been doing this for a while now.

She doesn't have much teeth, though. Which I am 100% ok with. We can see 6, but they have been lingering around for a while. Waiting to see when they will actually break through. I'm not in any hurry for that though.

We are still nursing, and it has been an amazing experience. I am still unsure of when I will start the weaning process, but I feel like she is already starting to do it on her own. She only nurses 3-5 times during the day, and it is generally closer to 3 than 5. But at night she still wakes to nurse. This is something we are working on breaking because she use to sleep through the night, but for some reason she wants the comfort. I am ok with it for now, but at some point, it will need to stop.

She takes two naps during the day, around 11am and 4pm. She will nap from about 1 hour to 2.5 hours depending on what is going on, if we are home, and things of that nature.

She eats solids now, of course. She eats them 3-4 times a day and she's a piglet. She has a fruit with oatmeal in the mornings and a meat, veggie, and starch for lunch and dinner. Occasionally she will have a snack between lunch and dinner, which will be a fruit or vegetable depending on her mood and mine. She does very well with eating and understands the spoon is to feed. She knows exactly what to do with a spoon, but doesn't have the coordination to feed herself of course.

Things have been great for the last few months, even through our traveling. Mommyhood is a great experience and will continue to be - I am sure.


  1. Sounds amazing! Must be a great feeling knowing you created a life and seeing her grow up right before your eyes and things you teach her that she picks up on!

  2. How Sweet!

    That is so beautiful that you have been able to nurse for so long! What a precious blessing :D


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