Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Paige at 8 Months

Paige turned 8 months this past Saturday!

It was a big day in our family, because it also marked mine and Daniel's 5 year dating anniversary. 

Paige had a check up this past week, so we actually know her 8 month stats!

8 Month Stats:

Weight: 16 1/2 lbs or 7.5 kilos
Length: 68 cm or almost 27 inches
Size Diaper: Pampers Medium at night, BumGenius Onesize cloth diapers, and Fuzzibunz Mediums (the FB are still a bit big for her, but she outgrew the Small's almost 3 months ago)
Size Clothes: 6-9 months
Sleep: Paige wakes up about 7 in the morning. She naps from about 9-11, and 1:30-3ish. She's been taking a catnap from 5:15-5:45 the past few days. I thought she had given up the catnaps for good, but this past week she's been taking them. I'm kind of wondering if she had a growth spurt. She goes to bed about 7:15 and sleeps about 11-12 hours. 
Feedings: She nurses at 7, 11, 3, and 7. She gets solids after the 11 and 3 feeding. This past month she ate yogurt, cheese, black beans, rice, and broccoli for the first time. She is slowly working her way into finger foods. She is ADORABLE when she gums her little finger foods. We just stare at her and keep saying how precious she is. Something about that little mouth gumming a piece of cheese.....i just can't take the cuteness!

Paige is like me in one area.......we both hate bananas!!! So far it is the only food Paige will refuse to eat. I totally understand, I would rather eat ANYTHING but a banana.  She really likes yogurt...something she did not get from me or Daniel.

This 8 month photo shoot did not go so well. I cannot get that girl to sit still :) So most of my pictures turned out blurry.

Paige is still trying to learn how to crawl....she's been on the verge forever now. Today, she finally crawled a few different times. But I don't think it even occurs to her that she's doing it. 

She still loves to stand. Paige has learned how to pull up, and does it quite well! She loves to walk around holding our hands and has been able to stand all by herself for a good 10 seconds, several times. 

-Paige still loves strangers! She has become very aware if Mommy is not nearby though! 

- This past month has been one of the most difficult I feel. Everyone says that as babies get bigger, they get easier. But this month for some reason, was more of a struggle....for me at least. Paige had a runny nose for almost 10 days, refused her afternoon naps a few days in a row, and was fussier than normal. It definitely got to me. But I can tell these past few days, she is growing and learning so quickly, and I am loving it. The runny nose seems to be gone, and she is back to her normal self.

-We had to do some blood work today and I'm now convinced Paige is a superstar. We were waiting in line (at a local hospital) and the kid in front of her had his blood drawn (via finger stick) and cried hysterically. I was SO worried how Paige would do. She didn't even make a PEEP when she was stuck......and then smiled the whole time the guy was drawing the blood out. Everyone was talking about it.....she never cried or even got upset. Crazy!

(she's sad because we wouldn't let her suck her thumb!)

- Paige is babbling all the time now! She went from not making any sounds to non-stop chatter. She makes the funniest noises and seems to get a kick out of it. I have a feeling she will be a chatterbox when she figures out how to really talk!

-We've had several cool days here and I'm trying to be creative in how to keep Paige warm. The house is pretty cool (colder than it is outside). Which is another reason I'm late in getting this post up, because she was staying in her warm fuzzy pj's during the day to keep warm or wearing some mismatched clothes because they layered well. I've thought about getting her some slippers or something to keep her feet warm. She's been sleeping in a sleepsack the last several nights so she has an extra layer.  We might be turning on the heat a little early this year :)

That's our little pumpkin at 8 months!



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