Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jeanette - 8 months old

My baby girl is growing up so fast!  Where has the time gone?!

Height: 31 inches or so, I could get a good measurement

Weight: About 17-18lbs, I put her on the baby scale the other night but she would not stop wiggling!

Clothes/Diapers:  Jeanette is still in a size 2 diaper and I don't see that changing anytime soon.  They actually fit her about perfect right now.  As far as clothes, she can still wear some 6 month onesies but is mostly wearing 9 month now since she's so long!  She can still wear a lot of her 6 month pants but I can tell they are getting too short.  I had to get her some more 9 month clothes since she didn't have many and I am still on the hunt for fall/winter coats.  She also is in need of shoes, but finding something that fits her tiny, skinny foot is next to impossible.  I found some slipper type shoes and hope to get them for her this weekend.

Sleep:  Naps have been a struggle over the last week, I imagine it's because she's had a bit of a cold and is cutting a tooth.  She still sleeps amazing at night though, from about 8pm to 7am and sometimes even later on the weekends.  I feel blessed to have a good sleeper, she must get it from her father!

Feedings:  Jeanette takes about 3 bottles a day now, around 6-7 ounces each.  She has a fruit with oatmeal around lunch time and a veggie around 7.  I think she's ready to have a morning snack as well and I may start that over the weekend.  She LOVES yogurt (we've been having the yobaby peach and pear) and loves all of the orange veggies.  She's very interested in watching Andrew and I eat and tries to reach out and grab the food.  I have been trying puffs with her but she can't quite get them into her mouth on her own yet.

Trying to eat the puffs

Worst Moment(s):  Jeanette had a bit of a cold over the weekend, she was a trooper even with coughing in the night.

Best Moment(s):  Watching her change is amazing!  She is also finally sitting up, she can't really put herself into a sitting position yet, but she loves to lay on her side and play.  It's funny because a lot of people in my family lay like that on the floor so it must be genetic!  Hearing her start to babble more was one of my favorite things this month!

Development:  Jeanette cut her first tooth!  One of her bottom teeth has come through and it's super adorable, though sharp!  She was such a trooper when it came through.  She's also "crawling" or more like pulling and dragging herself across the floor.  She gets up on all fours and crawls for real for a second and then falls over.  She's a lot better at sitting up now and when I hold her up, she can stand pretty well.  She also claps her hands and says mama, dada, and baba.  She's learning to put food into her mouth (we've been practicing with puffs)

Sitting up like a big girl! 


Jeanette Likes:  Eating, chasing the cat and dog, playing in the dogs water bowl (I've moved it now I don't know how many times but she keeps finding it), baths, clapping, sitting in the cart at the store (this is a new one), being outside and watching the trees blow in the wind, going to visit family and being chased by mommy and daddy around the house.


Sitting in daddy's high chair at Grandma and Grandpa's House


Another one of her new favorite things is looking out the front door.  She especially likes it when Bessie is outside so she can watch her in the yard. She laughs so hard when she comes to the door and barks.  

Jeanette Dislikes: Since we have been trying veggies/fruits there has not been much that she disliked, until the night we tried green beans!  She wanted nothing to do with eating those!

Playing with mommy's feet.

Riding in the cart for the first time at Target!  

Laying on her side, so also loves to bang the
sippy cup on the floor and make a bunch of noise.

I cannot believe that Jeanette is 8 months old already and how much she has changed!!!!!



2 comments:

Nikki said...

She is so cute and growing up so fast. Her first tooth - how fun!

Krysten Quiles said...

Oh she's so cute!