Two thirds of the year done, oh my! In the past month our girl has gone from taking her first crawl to zooming around the house, even climbing her first stair or two, has gotten her third cold, prefers snuggles to actual sleep, yields a cheesy smile more often than she should, pulls herself up to standing anytime she can, has gotten way more into eating solids (minus the dreaded peas), currently hates getting her diaper or clothing changed, finds the vacuum and washing machine fascinating, is delighted when she hears Raphi music, shrieks when excited, still loves her walks, adores her friend Lottie (and all babies young and old in general), loves to swim, would play with a soda can all day long, loves swing sets, enjoys real silverware in the form of spoons, has begun giving great big hugs and sometimes will rest her head on my shoulder (love!), enjoys going for a run with her parents but only when they are moving fast enough, thinks its now funny to remove her bow, also enjoys removing her own and other’s socks, prefers a plastic bag to most toys, likes live music, has been saying “mama” even though we don’t think she knows what that means, and has now been on 14 different planes and in 6 states.
She keeps getting more and more fun as the days and months progress. She has so much personality that as the days come and go the more her personality comes out exposed. She’s definitely got a mischievous side but still is fun-loving and kind-hearted. There are some things that haven’t changed though; she still cries every single morning when I head out the door until I am out of sight, she still likes to be in the kitchen, she still likes to be on the move, particularly outside and on a walk, and she still loves her bath time. We are pretty officially now done with 6M sizes and moving on up to the 9M sizes. I feel like each transition into sizing in clothes is a huge milestone. She definitely hit a growth spurt last week and was drinking with a vengeance but slowed down again this week. Regardless, of the day or week though she still somehow manages to get so many compliments and reactions from so many strangers that still baffles me.
We love our little 8-month old…