Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Monday, November 25, 2013

Eight Months

How is it possible that my baby is already eight months old??  She's learning and growing and changing on a daily basis.  She weighs over 16 lbs and wears size 3 diapers.  She is wearing her 6-9 month clothes, and is starting to wear her 12 month clothes.  Adelie smiles often with her 4 teeth.  She nurses 4 times/day, eats 2 meals, takes 2 naps, and has recently started sleeping for 11-12 hours at night.

Pretty happy about being 8 months old

Likes:  Adelie remains happy and easy to please.  She still loves baths, people, music, and her big sister.  She likes toys, but prefers things like shoes, paper, DVD cases, fruit snack wrappers, keys, remotes, empty water bottles, and spoons.  Favorite toys generally include anything new or different or anything that Staley is playing with.  Adelie enjoys looking at herself in the mirror and playing peek-a-boo.  She likes looking at books with her favorite remaining 'Baby Talk.'  Favorite foods include Puffs, sweet potatoes, and fruit.

Not sure why, but Adelie LOVES shoes.

Dislikes:  Adelie is demonstrating more of an attitude about things she dislikes.  She still fusses when she is hungry or tired.  She will also get upset when she is bored, left alone, or a preferred object is taken away.  She is not a big fan of green veggies.

Skills:  Adelie is still my active little gal.  She crawls quickly, pulls to stand, and is beginning to cruise along furniture.  She is starting to take steps while walking behind a push toy.  She bangs toys together, plays 'so big', and signs 'more.'  She can hold her own cup to drink and is starting to finger feed (although drinking involves a lot of spilling and finger feeding involves a lot of dropping Puffs or getting them stuck in her hand.)  Adelie is making lots of sounds, primarily consonant sounds like 'm', 'b', and 'd'.  She has stopped growling, but now likes to make a clicking sound with her tongue and blow raspberries.  She is starting to understand more and more.  She seems to understand words like cat and sissy, bang and splash, eat and drink.  Her smile and her laugh are constant, making all our days brighter.

So big!

Adelie at 8 months old

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