Emily is 8 months old! She wears 9 month clothing, a size 4 diaper (since I wasn’t sure if we could make it through a big box of 3’s) and still just has two teeth (even though I was sure I saw one coming in on top a few weeks ago!)
She is busy, busy, busy, and so happy to be mobile. She still army crawls most of the time, though she can do all fours, and she’s standing up on everything. She still won’t sit! The other day I got her to sit for about 10 minutes. I put a bucket of toys in front of her and backed away without her noticing. As soon as she saw I was no longer touching her, she put her hand on the ground. Since she doesn’t like to sit, she still hates the grocery cart, though she is doing a little better in a restaurant high chair.
She and Kylie are great buddies, and they really do play together. Emily looks for Kylie when she’s still sleeping.
Grammy and Papa visited this month and it took Emily a little longer to warm up to them, but she eventually did.
She is way better in the church nursery than Kylie was at this age. She drinks her bottle, they are often able to get her to sleep a little, and they don’t say anything good or bad about her, which I think means she’s does just OK. Her comfort objects are her Aden and Anais blankets, though any thin fabric will do in a pinch. She only chews on her finger when she is tired and has a blanket.
She likes finger foods and we are done with purees. She’ll eat a lot of rice cereal, bananas, and sweet potatoes, and will never turn down a Cheerio.
We have a really great schedule, finally! I’m sure that eating more solids has helped. She has been dropping her third nap this month, so evenings are rough.
6:30-7:30 wake up, 8oz bottle
8:00 breakfast with Kylie
8:30 45min nap (this might be later if we’re not leaving the house, but most days we run an errand or go to an activity for Kylie after this nap)
10:30-11 6oz bottle
1:00ish nap (both of them at the same time! whoo!)
2:30-3 wake up, 6oz bottle
6:30 8oz bottle
She is LOUD whether she is mad or happy, and often finds herself hilarious. She laughs and smiles easily, especially at Kylie, and kicks her legs when she’s happy. She started clapping this month and is so proud!
She is full of mischief, but I’m so glad she’s entertaining herself more. I am always pulling something out of her mouth that we didn’t know she could reach. But her favorite thing is probably to crawl off to Kylie’s room to play with her toys. Kylie’s come a long way with sharing, and we have very few problems with that. They are really really sweet together!