Our little baby girl is 8 months old today! She decided to take a bottle from me for the first time yesterday! That is very new so I had to post a picture of it! We took some other photos of her yesterday and today! She is doing so many new things it's hard to keep up! We had a doctors appt yesterday and they are happy with her height and head size. But still baffled as to why she is not gaining weight faster. However, they are happy she is still gaining. They said that since her height and head are in the 50% percentile she does not have any hormonal or genetic issues! So that is great news! They want to see her again in another month though. Just to make sure she keeps on track. The doctor said it was clear she was super active and knows who her mom and dad are! She said that is great and right where she should be developmentally! So we will go back in a month.
Here are her stats:
Weight: 13lbs, 11oz (gained 7oz)
New Skills: Rolling over both ways. Pushing up on her knees trying to crawl. Playing peek-a-boo with her soft books or blanket! Blowing with her tongue out making an "th" sound. Still blowing bubbles. Looks to find daddy when you say, "Where's Daddy?". Screaming (finding her voice)! Sleeping through the night or waking only once a night. Plays a game with daddy where he puts the pacifier in his mouth (backwards) and she takes it out of his mouth. Daddy loves that game!
Eating: I'm still breastfeeding after 8 months! I can't believe it! Jocelyn still loves it so we will continue until she doesn't! However she took almost a whole bottle from me yesterday in sections (not all at once). So she could be starting to ween! She breastfeeds 4-5 times a day. Then she gets 2-3 bottles at daycare of formula + breastmilk. She gets 2 jars of Great Earth Organic Baby Food almost everyday as well (1 for sure though). We do that in the mornings and at 4pm. She LOVES fruit of course. But will tolerate sweet potatoes, turkey, and oatmeal. Everyday we try a new thing! The doctor said to start some table foods like avocados, crushed bananas and tofu! Steve said no to the tofu though! Ha!
Size: She can still fit comfortably in size 3 months! 6 months are a little big but some work ok if the brand runs small. She can still wear newborn dresses too! Her shoe size is in between a newborn or 1. So mostly just get size 1 now! We got her the cutest jelly shoes ever in size 1 that are still a little big! She wear size 2 diapers! So her staying so small has saved on having to buy more clothes!
Her likes and dislikes are pretty much the same. I think the newest thing is that she protests now loudly if you take something away from her that she wanted to play with. But she doesn't like mom to be out of her site! However she seems to be more happy at daycare and doesn't cry when I drop her off now! Which of course is much better for me too!
She loves to drink from water bottles and any time I have one now she wants it! She immediately thinks you are getting it for her and always wants the first sip!
This is what happens when I try to take picture's now! Much more active!
YAY the fan is hitting me again! She loves wind or fans and things they are pretty funny!
So I was taking these picture's of Jocelyn and I when we caught daddy taking a cat nap! So did not realize he was actually IN the picture's too! SORRY HONEY! I think it's cute!!!
Happy 8 Months Jocelyn!