September 19, 2014

Claire Olivia Week by Week: 8 Months

 photo 8months-1_zpse7c1391b.jpgDear Claire, 

Today you turned 8 months old.  You have learned so much this past month!  You are officially a full blown crawler and you do it all day long.  You started real crawling about 3 weeks ago and left the army crawling in the dust.  You love exploring the house and getting into everything.  You are fascinated with the dog food & water bowls and you try to crawl to them any chance you get.  You pull yourself up on everything so you are standing.  You pull yourself up and stand next to the entertainment center, couch, dog crate, and you have started pulling yourself up so your standing in your crib.  I think it's time we lower your mattress in the crib so you can't crawl out ;).   photo 8months-2_zps3dd007b4.jpg  photo 8months-3_zpsf8a0c174.jpgYou are eating solids a lot better, but you definitely like real food better than baby food.  You are not a big fan of purees but you will eat table food cut up in small pieces really well.  Your favorite foods right now include yogurt, spaghetti, cut up green beans, grapes, string cheese, and little pieces of bread.   photo 8months-4_zps085dc1e8.jpg photo 8months-7_zps85192858.jpgYou love to clap and play patty cake.  You squeal and get excited when you see other kids and babies.  You've started trying to copy some of the things I do and you always shake your head back and forth and smile when I shake my head at you and say "no, no, no."  You've started to like when I read you books and you'll actually sit really still and look at the pages for a few minutes.  When you get bored you try to grab the pages and eat them, but at least you're making progress ;).     photo 8months-8_zps34d89f89.jpgYou are a great sleeper still.  You go to bed between 7 & 8 pm and sleep until about 6 am.  You also take 3 naps a day, 2 long ones and one short one in the evening.  You love to play with Rory and you giggle all the time when she licks you or nuzzles you.  It's so fun to watch.  You've also started getting really excited when your dad gets home.  You smile really big and crawl to him as fast as you can.   photo 8months-6_zps7c8978b9.jpg
You are super mellow and easy going.  You really are just a sweetheart.  You love to cuddle and you smile and giggle at me when I sing your bedtime song.  Even though it's a little bittersweet, I love watching you grow and learn.  I can't wait to see what you'll learn this month, and especially what you'll have learned by the time you are a year old in a few more months!

I love you too much,

Mom      

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