Monday, November 19, 2012

Mom: Baby Stats at Eight Months

I know, we get a huge F in blogging, especially me. Things have just been really crazy and hectic since September.  We are currently going through our first cold, which was preceded by the TOOTH THAT WOULD NOT ERUPT, but finally did.  But we have also had some wonderful things happening to.  I don't want to complain too much because we have so much to be thankful for.  It is so hard for me to believe that sweet Susan Louise is already 8 months old!  Time has flown by.  Nine months of pregnancy creeped by, but now that she is here, time is going by too fast!  Below are all of the stats.

Weight:  Not sure, we think somewhere around 23 lbs.
Height:  Not sure, we think somewhere between 28 and 29 inches
Next appointment:  12/20 at 9 months and we will get all of her official numbers
Teeth:  FOUR (lower central incisors, upper central incisors aka her two front teeth)
New Foods:  carrots, asparagus (she loved it but made her a little gassy so we will bring it back later), cottage cheese.  Two servings at breakfast, two at lunch and three at dinner.  These are baby bullet servings, so one serving is about 2 oz. of food.  Next week we are trying white potato and watermelon!
Bottle:  4 times a day, about 6 or 7 oz per bottle.  We have started introducing the sippy cup, but she still has to work on tilt.  We are starting with Nuby but I have been researching other sippy cups.  One mom saw me looking in the aisle the other day and she said "Good luck.  We still haven't found a good one."  Her daughter looked about 2.  Ahh, new challenges! You know I will take suggestions.
Clothing12 months
Diaper Size:  4
Sleeping:  10 to 11 hours at night, two 1.5 hour naps during the day.  This is her sleep on the weekends, so basically 13 to 14 hours a day.  Still working on our daycare naps, although they are getting longer.
Favorite Toys:  Stacking cups, Herman, Sophie, Spring Roller, Fisher Price balls
Likes:  Crawling; pulling up; Itsy Bitsy Spider; Peek a boo; tickles; clapping; rolling the ball back and forth with us; watching us play with Oscar.
Dislikes:  She still gets bored and we have to shift gears once she lets us know that she is bored.  She HATES the snot sucker.  For my pregnant friends, keep the one they give you in the hospital, and try to snag a few extras.  We managed to snag three and they are pretty handy to have on every floor of the house and in the diaper bag.
Milestones:  On Monday, Oct. 29, she crawled over to our ottoman and pulled herself up.  She is such a little champ.  She hasn't had any trouble figure out how to get down once she pulls up.  She either gracefully turns to the side and gets back on her knees to a crawl position or just lets go and falls on her cushy bottom.  A few days later, she started clapping her hands.  Now she pulls up all the time and loves to clap.  She is babbling more, but more like "mumumu" and " a few "gugugu" or "gagaga."  No real discernible "mama" or "dada" yet but when we say it to her, she smiles so big like it is the best thing she has ever heard.  Her favorite sounds to make are "oh" and "ah."  It is adorable.

Eight months old and battling her first cold.  She is such a trooper!

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