When I left off last time, Blair was super close to sitting up....and I think she actually started sitting up unassisted a week after that update! In the past two months, she's learned so much and she's fully on the move now. She started crawling a day after turning 8 months old and hasn't looked back! As if crawling wasn't enough, she's also pulling up to standing without zero effort and she's started letting go of things and standing on her own for a few seconds. I think we'll have a walker before my next update! ;)
We started swim lessons and she loves the water! There are only two more sessions to go, and then we'll keep practicing at our neighborhood pool all summer. I'm so glad she loves the water - because we usually spend a lot of time at the beach and the pool!
Blair loves eating solid foods and we've tried a variety of different purees. The only thing she still refuses to eat are peas...she hates them! Some of her favorites are sweet potatoes, mango, apricot, avocado, strawberries, pears and greek yogurt. We also started giving her organic yogurt melts and she loves them! We've done a few meat purees, and she eats them...but neither one of us really love the idea of them! Pureed turkey looks and smells unpleasant ;) She's still only eating solids a few times a day, and prefers breastmilk...pretty much anytime. :)
She's done a great job of putting herself to sleep in her crib - and she's still in the Magic Sleepsuit for now because it definitely helps her sleep! She goes through phases of sleeping through the night and waking up at 3am other times. There's no rhyme or reason but we're used to it by now ;)
Blair's 8-month stats:
Wearing mostly 9-month clothing; she can still wear some 6-month outfits, with the exception of footed pajamas (way too short!)
- Sophie the Giraffe
- Her Wubbanub
- Rolling over when we try to change her diaper...
- Sweet potatoes
- Greek yogurt
- Paige...poor dog!
- Starbucks cups...she doesn't have a chance :)
- Feeding herself yogurt melts
- Throwing her toys on the ground...and waiting for us to pick them up
- Being tickled...her giggling is everything.
- Diaper changes
- Being still
- Waiting for us to prep her food
- When I leave the room (she has serious stranger danger these days!)
- Not getting her way...it's already starting :)
- Teething...and she still hasn't actually cut a tooth yet!
It constantly amazes me how much she changes in such a short amount of time, but it's so fun to reach new milestones! She's such a sweetheart, but I know we'll have our hands full over the next few months as she starts walking! As always, I can't wait to watch her learn new things :)