Tuesday, October 5, 2010
8-months Old! October 3, 2010
Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's time to write another monthly Lila update post! Where, oh where did September go?!?!?
Anyways, our little stinker is doing great and learning new things each and everyday! She conquered two big milestones this past month, crawling and the appearance of her first tooth. She is also able to stand up while holding onto things all by herself. She is getting so big and her personality is definitely shining through (as well as her cute little dimples!).
What's going on in your world, Lila:
*You weigh 18 1/2 pounds and I'm guessing your around 26 inches long...sorry, you're way too wiggly to get an accurate measurement!
*The mosquitoes here in Texas love you and leave their mark on your cheeks, legs, arms, and feet quite often :-(
*You are eating three big meals a day that consist of a lot of pureed baby food mixed with rice cereal or oatmeal. You LOVE your baby food! You drink breastmilk in between, about 4-6 ounces at a time (usually 3-4 times a day); although starting at the end of this month, only formula for you...it's time little lady!
*You love your snacks, especially Gerber puffs and dried fruits and are getting a little better at feeding yourself, although you'd much rather me do the work for you.
*Your pincer grasp is coming along, but we're still working on it.
*You LOVE playing and chewing on water bottles...and Chevy's bone...and pretty much anything that is NOT a baby toy!
*You are wonderful at entertaining yourself and will sit or crawl or roll around for hours playing with everything in your way.
*You are starting to crawl and you are getting really fast! You're curious about everything, and I've already had to move picture frames and my cute little seashell decorations from your reach!
*You love to stand up by yourself, and you do a pretty good job of holding onto things to help you for a long while.
*You have the best time playing peek-a-boo. You don't even need anyone to play with, just give you a burp cloth and you will go to town playing some peek-a-boo! It's so cute how you get so excited when you cover your face and kick like crazy.
*You love Chevy (as always), but you are starting to smile whenever you see him after being away from him for a while. He loves your smiles too...and your face after you've eaten!
*You are sleeping 11-12 hours every night! Hallelujah!!! We put you down between 7:45 and 9pm and you will sleep until around 7:30-8am. I can always tell when you wake up because you turn your music box on and gives me a sweet little musical wake up call.
*You still take 2 naps a day, but how long they are depends on where we are and what we are doing that day. Luckily, you are pretty flexible and don't need a strict nap schedule. We are usually out and about in the mornings so you sneak in a nap whenever you fall asleep. In the afternoons, you will sleep from about 2-3:30 until about 4:30-6 depending on when you fell asleep.
*Speaking of naps, your favorite place to fall asleep is your jumperoo. You love to rock yourself back and forth in it until you crash. It never gets old to find you asleep in there sitting straight up! So cute!
*You got your first tooth this past month, on September 11th, and your second one popped through on September 30th. You get a runny nose each time and look so pitiful! We are starting to be able to see your first tooth from far away now, no more gummy grin.
*You are starting to say more "words." "Dada" has been your favorite word for quite some time now, but you are currently saying "mama," "nana," as well as something that sounds VERY close to "Lila." Good thing your name isn't very long...although you're so smart, you'd probably be able to say it whatever it was :-)
*You've made some friends in Texas and love hanging out with your friend, Karsyn. You like to hold each other's hands and grab at each other's pretty bows.
*You love your music class and smile every time someone sings the "Welcome" song.
*You got to go on four more airplanes this month, and you enjoy meeting all of the people sitting around you. You're especially happy if you can climb all over the seat next to me or play on the floor of the plane.
*You went to your first major league baseball game this month...although you weren't cheering for the Braves, you cheered for the Astros.
Your dad and I love watching you grow and learn new things about the world around you. You are such a social butterfly and have such a fun personality. We love you baby Lila!