You are eight months old today (October 6, 2015)!
You didn't have a doctor appointment this month so no updated stats, but our trusty home scale says that you weigh about 21 pounds.
You have light brown hair and blue-grey eyes.
You are wearing the last of your size three diapers during the day and size four at night. Your clothes are twelve and eighteen months, depending on the brand.
You continue to nurse on demand - every three to four hours during the day. You have no interest in bottles or sippy cups, but we will be using them more frequently this month (maybe).
You eat two meals a day - lunch and dinner. If breakfast time wasn't so hectic, you would be eating solids then too. You feed yourself, and get frustrated if one of us tries to help you. You also get frustrated when your mouth is full and you still want to eat more (but that usually only happens with apples). So far you like every food you have tried with the exception of paw paws - we didn't really care for them either. New this month was an extensive number of fruits and vegetables. We gave you strawberries, eggs, and peanut butter this month as well. You also had your first taste of dog food.
Although I will probably regret typing this, night time sleep has shown a huge improvement this month. You have been waking up around 3 and 6. You take a short morning nap and two longer naps throughout the day. You are still pretty flexible and don't get thrown off too much if you miss one of your naps if we are out.
You mastered the stretch this month. You can sit and extend your arms further than I thought possible. You can go from a sitting position to on your belly, and then to all fours. You haven't moved forward yet, but you can scoot backwards and in a circle like a champ. We have discovered that dog food and Sophia's toys are great motivators. You are so close to crawling and pulling up on things. Rolling over still isn't your favorite thing. You have also entered the fun stage of trying to stand whenever I try to sit you down on the carpet.
You are very vocal and love to chat and sing. We have great long babbling conversations. I love how observant you are. You live up to the name Baby Sunshine and everyone remarks how happy and easy going you are.
Sophia absolutely adores you. She looks for you first thing in the morning and loves to play with you (on her terms, of course). Her favorite thing to do this month is to squish your cheeks, and you are so tolerant when she does it throughout the day.
Baby Sunshine, we can't imagine our lives without you. Thank you for being such a fun and easy going addition to our family. We love you right up to the moon and back!
Read about Sophia's eighth month here.
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