04 August 2012

Eight Months

Today my little girl is eight months old! I’m proud to say she has reached some incredible milestones in the past few weeks.

First on the list is crawling.

Although she's been able to get around by wiggling on her belly, she was not able to crawl before. She has a hilarious way of doing it too. It's not the typical on hands and knees crawl. Instead she puts one foot on the ground, moves it forward and then drags the other foot like she's an injured animal. Her first official crawl date was July 29th.

Standing.

I may be giving her too much credit in this department but a few times she has let go of our hands when she’s standing and balanced herself quite well. It only lasts a few seconds but I am impressed. Once she gets her balance down I am confident she’ll start walking.

Teething.

I’ve literally thought month after month that she was teething. This time I’m positive she definitely maybe possibly is. Really though, we can feel a tooth under her gums about to break through. She's also had a runny nose, no fever though and been insanely cranky on a few days.

Solids.

I said last months how I thought I was going to have the worlds pickiest eater, but she has really warmed up to her baby food. She's tried a lot of different fruit and veggie mush. So far she really likes sweet potatoes. She also has had some real solid foods, like apples, peaches, bananas, prunes, a pickle and and I'm pretty sure she swallowed a tiny piece of paper she was tearing apart before I could pull it out of her mouth. Makes me look like a great mom, I know.

Sleep

We're still waking up a few times a night to eat. She doesn't have a set bedtime, though she usually goes to bed around nine. What's kinda weird is that it doesn't matter what time she falls asleep, she still wakes up in the morning at the same time.She can fall asleep at eight thirty or eleven thirty and she's up and ready to go at the same time each morning.

Other than that she still loves holding our hands and practice walking. She has a little walker and trucks around my in laws house like nobody’s business. She absolutely hates sitting and if there’s anything to pull herself up on then she does it the second you put her on the ground. She wears me out a lot and things can get stressful, but she's so worth it.

Happy eight months Natalie. You are such a sweet little babe.

12 Thoughts :

The Røsviks August 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM  

Happy 8 months to your sweet Natalie! She is so precious!

Marjorie August 4, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

Crawling? Yay! Sounds like she is making great strides. Evie just got her first tooth, but her doctor said many babies don't get any till a year. That made me feel better.

Teenage Bride August 4, 2012 at 9:23 PM  

Is she cute or what!!!! Go baby go!

Ali August 4, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

Yay! Aghh, what a big girl. Hard to believe she's 8 months old! Soon she'll be talking and walking and then our lives will just be over, right? :) Have you guys been using baby orajel or anything like that for teething? P is having a rough time with teething lately... blahhh!

Sean Marie August 4, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

I've really wanted to use it on her on some occasions, but lately the internet has been circulating with terrible storied of babies having an allergic reaction to it and dying. It's very rare, and our doctor said we could use it up to four times a day, but of course the negative outweighs the benefit for me. I've given it to her before all the horrible things I've read, and obviously she was fine. Apparently they make an organic version without whatever ingredient is dangerous to babies but who knows what harm that version may cause that we don't yet know about. If she's having a horrible day then I'm willing to give her some Tylenol from time to time.

Holly August 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM  

Happy 8 months! She is adorable! :)

Melanie August 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM  

Ah Seany, I adore this photo... I adore that sweet little face! She is such a big little munchkin! Ahhh... I seceretly wish my jaxy was turning 8 months, I', planning his FOURTH Birthday, & it's just weird. I don't think you ever really realize how fast time flies, until your a mommy. Or your dying, but that's not fun to talk about. (is it bad that I'm going to add a "lol" now... Lol!)

P/S Girl, you take AWESOME photos... you should so link this up w/ FAF. (hint. hint)

xo

Jazz August 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM  

Oooh Natalie looks so pretty on that picture!
Her crawl sounds pretty awesome too.

Sarah and Derek August 6, 2012 at 9:16 AM  

A) ADORABLE dress.
B) ADORABLE girl.

That's all. :)

Nessa August 7, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

Chloe gets the teething runny nose too. At first I didn't know why it kept happening every now and then but yeah, teething. I would love to see Natalie's crawl. It sounds too funny.
That photo is so adorable I would print it off and give it out if it was my baby :p

Krista August 8, 2012 at 7:57 AM  

Love that cute little face, happy 8 months Natalie!

Megan August 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM  

happy 8 months Natalie!! Crawling? Wow! She is getting big so fast. Kinsley is NO WHERE near crawling...although I'm not really complaining, not yet atleast. ;)

She is just too adorable in that dress!