|8 months old|
13 lbs 26 in
(didn't even bother to put a headband on since they look funny with her hair now)
So on a better note, Lyra will be crawling before I know it. She has been a pro at rolling for the last few months, slowly building more upper body strength that will help her get to sitting herself up and crawling. She can finally sit up without support but she is still a little shaky and eventually takes a nose dive forward which she hates. She does sit up well enough to finally sit in a high chair at a restaurant...yay...makes it so much easier!
I feel like she is such a big girl when I give her snacks! We keep it simple for now because she still doesn't have any teeth so we use baby snacks such as yogurt melts and crackers and sometimes I'll give her a few pieces of whatever I'm eating if I think she can handle it. I'm going to start giving her Pediasure and higher calorie solid foods in order to continue to get more calories in her.
So here are a few other things going on...
*Enjoys being outside
*Not fond of her stroller. She will sit in it for a little bit, then wants to be out
*Already can throw fits by arching her back and/or screaming loudly...ugh!
*Is very vocal, especially when she is tired
*Finally outgrew newborn clothes and is wearing all 0-3 month clothes. Most are still baggy on her.
*Hair is continuing to grow in a dirty blonde color.
*Eyes continue to change color to a hazel color, I think
*EVERYTHING goes into her mouth
*Sleeping in her crib, in her nursery
*Still working on sleeping through the night
*Takes 8oz of formula and we still feed on demand
*Her feet are finally able to touch the floor while sitting in her walker...yay! lol
*We are working on her nap schedule, but it's different every day depending on what we are doing.
*Prefers to be held and wants constant entertainment...it's exhausting!
*Super drama queen...fuss and cries A LOT...about EVERYTHING!
I'm hoping that as she gets older, she will be better at entertaining herself for longer periods. I figure once she is more mobile and can play with her toys better then she might enjoy playing more. I wish she had more babies her age to play with, I think that would be better for her too. It's always just her and I and anyone else we are around usually has kids that are much older or much bigger than her.
Only 4 more months till her 1st birthday and I'll be planning the big day before I know it! As much as I love her being younger, I am also looking forward to more independence as the months go on. I know...she's going to be "miss independent" and not need me to help her at some point, but I was raised to be independent myself and I strongly encourage independence in others as well...even my own daughter, so I'm ok with it. No matter how independent she thinks she is, she will always need her Mom!