Tuesday, March 22, 2016

reid: eight months

this beautiful little baby is eight months old and
she is truly the sweetest little thing ever.
ever. ever.
we do not have a doctor appointment until next
month so i have no clue how big she is,
but she wears 6-9 month clothing and size 3 diapers.
the sides of her hair is getting long and i mostly just
tuck it behind her ears. 
i'm hoping her back starts to grow too or
it might be a loooong time before she's sporting a ponytail.
she is sitting up on her own quite nicely.
i still like to have something behind her in case
she falls back but i trust her enough to sit and play for a bit.
she will also flip and flop all over the place and can
push herself backwards, but
so far, no forward movement.
i also remember with brette taking off the couch cushions
to let her practice standing up to play.
i'm going to try that out on reid in the next month too.
hopefully crawling is on the horizon.
but what she's really into right now is screaming.
the highest pitch, loudest scream i've ever heard.
it pairs nicely with a two year old trying to do the same.
(send earplugs)
sleeping has gotten SO MUCH BETTER.
with the time change, she now
goes down between 8:00-8:30 and has
been sleeping until about 5:30.
i nurse her, put her back down and she'll sleep to about 7:30.
every once in awhile she'll still wake up around 11:00 or 12:00
but i just give her pacifier and she goes right off.
napping however is another story.
normally, i get one long nap a day.
nine times out of ten its in the morning.
then she'll take two other shorter naps.
one early afternoon and the other early evening.
i can only hope that one day,
she can just cut it down to two long naps
and then my life would be so much better.
i put reid down three times and brette down once, so
i feel like a lot of my day is centered around naps and
it kind of sucks.
i've also started giving her a blanket.
its one of those breathable aden & anais ones that
i can wrap her up in but she can bust out of easily.
i'm still nursing her to sleep which i know i need to stop,
but its just so easy and she's not the best eater, so
i like to take advantage of some quiet time.
i guess i'll need to find a new plan soon.
like i was saying, not the greatest eater.
if there is anything going on in the room, then
she has to know what it is.
she spends most of her time looking around and hardly
anytime actually eating.
so, most feeding are right before she sleeps.
i nurse her at 6:00am,
5:00 pm and
she also gets fed twice a day.
we're still on baby foods.
i know at this age brette already had several teeth
and we had moved past baby foods and would
let her pick up and eat table food.
reid is just no there.
i have done it some, but
with no teeth there are very limited things i feel
comfortable giving her.
she hates laying down and
has to be sitting up to play.
she also can get upset when brette takes her toys
(which is quite often).
however, they play so well together.
its really sweet to watch.
reid just laughs and smiles at brette all the time.
i try to keep brette from being too rough and
i can only imagine how mush worse its going to be once
reid starts walking.
i'm kind of nervous for it.
i just don't want a constantly injured baby.
(i  m i g h t  be a helicopter mom)
she went to her first parade.
she celebrated her first st. patrick's day.
she took her first ride on the lawn mower.
she had her first bites of meat. (mushy chicken salad and loved it)
and that's it.
our little eight month old.

mr. bear was in brette's room and since brette was napping
we used tator hog as a stand-in.
miss reid loves her puppies.
 (and they both love ronnie - - just look at that smile)
i feel like spring has sprung which means
summer is right around the corner and all
too soon we won't be counting her age by months but by years.
make it stop.

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