Saturday, September 8, 2012

8 months

In the midst of our incredibly chaotic life right now, my baby girl turned 8 months old!  Her little personality comes out more each month.  She is full of giggles and smiles and high pitched screams (though we try not to encourage those).  And a little drama.  I'm not sure where that comes from...
She is experiencing full on separation anxiety.  She's always had this (she is such a mamma's girl), but it's getting to where I often cannot leave the room - or even set her down - without her getting upset with me.  She loves her daddy, but if she's tired, mommy is all she wants.   She still nurses about every 3-4 hours during the day and once or twice at night.   I decided it wasn't worth trying to wean her from night nursing quite yet with all the changes taking place.  As soon as we settle into our new home, I hope to get into better sleeping habits.  Is that too hopeful? :)
She loves drinking water out of a straw.  If she gets full, she'll start sucking the water up the straw and spitting it out just so she doesn't have to stop.   She usually eats real food (pureed fruits and veggies) twice a day.  This girl loves to eat.  And those little pouches of pureed food are the best.
We are on the verge of crawling.  I'm hoping she'll refrain until we get into our new house and get it all baby proofed.  But she can scoot like nobody's business and has started to pull up onto her knees.  But no hands and knees crawling just yet.
Maddie is such a joyful little girl.   She has been such a trooper as our world is turning upside down and her routine is completely out of whack.  Hopefully at 9 months we will be unpacking our new house and a sense of normalcy will return.  I hope.

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