Thursday, December 1, 2016

Brooklyn {Eight Months}

What a little ham. This little ball of happiness just smiles and smiles. I cannot say it enough, she seriously is the happiest, easiest baby. If I was guaranteed all my babies would be like her, I would have 25 of them......but, I won't. I honestly just don't want her to get any bigger. I love her so much at this stage!!!

Length, Weight, Percentiles: Still don't know the answer to this one. 9 Month check up is next month!

First Halloween!

Features: Little miss still has her two bottom teeth. I can feel a third, top tooth trying to pop through. We also have been experiencing a little crankiness, rosy cheeks, runny nose, and messy diapers-so I KNOW she is teething. Slllllooooowwwwllllyyy growing some hair on top of that little bald head of hers. Don't worry, I put alot of bows on her so everyone knows she a little girl. Brooklyn is so long. She has legs for days, just like her Aunt Brittany! She looks almost identical to Bennett at this age too.

Closer look at those little teeth (after eating some baby food)

Sleep: Getting better and more consistent! She has been sleeping through the night, most nights.....she has off nights here and there but for the most part sleeps from 7:30pm-7am. She naps most days 2 times a day, morning and afternoon. Occasionally she will fall asleep in the car on the way home from daycare and it will be a short evening catnap.

Diet: She is eating more and more baby food. She loves eating baby food. I try to feed her more, but it is so hard to remember (ahhh second child probs). No table food yet, she can't get those little fingers to grab. We have been trying some baby puffs with her lately and she enjoys eating those. She is getting better with eye/hand coordination to get them into her mouth. Still eating 5-6 ounces of formula every 3-4 hours.

She is trying SO hard to crawl, just can't figure it out......yet!

Clothes and Diapering: 6 and 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. No changes here!

First Thanksgiving at Grandma Sara's

Social: Such a ham. She loves smiling and the attention. She has been imitating sounds more often lately. Josh will "cough" and she will "cough" back. She babbles and loves to "talk." She loves when you sing to her, dance with her, or make silly noises.

Her and Bennett are just too much for my heart to handle. She adores him and he is such a big help with her (although we really have to reiterate "gentle!" with him). She will watch every move he makes and she is so tough with him, although I would prefer him be a little easier on her. He can smother her, lay on her, roll over her, etc and it will barely phase her (again, second child probs). She rarely gets overwhelmed with him, which is shocking to me because I am almost ALWAYS overwhelmed by him!

She is comforted by being held and almost always wants to be held now (or at least up high so she can see what is going on!). I have to be careful not to be seen by her at times. She has become quite attached to both Josh and I, especially when she is around new people. Developed a little bit of stranger danger, but I think it is mostly when she is tired.

Some new things Brookie is doing: rocking on her hands and knees, launching herself forward (can't quite get those hands to move to crawl yet), pushing herself backwards, she is just about pulling herself up to sitting position from laying down, rolling back and forth across the room to get to something (crawl, girl, just crawl!)

Santa Train to the North Pole!!!

Likes: Songs, Eating Baby food, Patty Cake, New Toys, Bennett's toys (much to his dismay), Sucking her thumb

Dislikes: Bath time, being constipated (I mean, do you blame her?), when she is tired and wants to go to sleep, getting dressed after a bath, having a dirty diaper, being left to sit (when she wants to be held.

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