Eight Months Old
My Appearance: I am now weighing 18 pounds 2 ounces and am at 26.75 inches long. My head is growing and although my headbands are a little loose I can now wear them. My hair is getting long on the top of my head but the sides and back are still short or bald. My eyes are now a very light blue. I love to smile but I don’t have any teeth yet. I am getting so long. I still look very thick and have some rolls but mostly on my arms and legs, my belly is round but not to big.
Milestones: This month I started sleeping on my belly all night long. Mommy even lays me down on my belly so I don’t have to wake myself up to roll over. I also started eating real food this month. I have eaten sweet potatoes, carrots, avocado, and bananas, and I think sweet potatoes and avocado are my favorites so far. I have gotten very good at using my voice. I like to grunt a lot and very loud, it makes my whole family laugh. I have moved into size 3 diapers and am wearing 6-9 month clothes right now. I think I am now considered a mobile baby. When I am on the floor I can’t crawl but I can roll, turn, and scoot almost anywhere I want to go. I usually end up by the toy box or under the coffee table, sometimes I bump my head and I don’t like that at all.
Daily Routine: Not much has changed in my daily routine. I am still trying to figure out if I want 2 or 3 naps a day, I eat the same amount. I have been staying up longer in between my first and second nap. I do a lot more playing and moving and I am very interested in my brother.
Special Events: This month I got to do some fun things for the first time. I went swimming for the first time when G-ma was here. I had fun and although it wasn’t to hot I enjoyed being in the water. I went to the MAPS museum with my family and then went to a carnival, maybe next time I will get to ride some rides. I got to celebrate my first 4th of July and watched fireworks for the 2nd time.