It's been a whole 8 months since this cutie joined our family.
Oh how I love her! She is still the sweetest, happiest little thing & it's impossible to be in a bad mood around her. This month, she:
- had her first trip to Disneyland, San Diego, & Sea World. She was a champ on the long car rides. (Lots of Mum Mums did the trick!)
-Let's skip to the important news: She says, "mama." Well, more like "Mamamamama", but I'll take it. She can also say, "Dadadadada" & "Babababa" but not as much as Mama. I nearly die each time.
-She waves a lot now. She kind of flails her arm up & down. It's precious.
-She is starting to eat tiny bites of non-pureed food. She gobbles it all up!
-Speaking of eating, she still nurses 5 or 6 times a day. She's so quick now, it usually only takes about 5 minutes. Besides that she has breakfast, lunch, & dinner, & sometimes a few snacks.
-She crawls big girl style 100% of the time now. No more army crawling. If I don't have my eye constantly on her I'll find her halfway up the stairs! I seriously need to get some baby gates going before I lose my mind.
-When she sees food, or sees something she wants to chew on, she sticks her little tongue out like a dog & goes and gets it! It's hilarious.
-When she's really hungry & wants to nurse, she tries to take off my shirt - even if we're at the store. Girl knows what she wants, when she wants! Also - she thinks nursing covers are evil. The only thing I can do to keep covered now is tie a Aden+Anais blanket around my neck.
-Loves playing with her big sister so, so much. The past couple months they have really started playing together. It pulls at my heart strings so much - Kate thinks Aubrey is just the funniest, most amazing person ever. I agree!
-She "dances" to music. She especially loves this one little chicken toy of Aubrey's that sings The Chicken Dance song & will bounce up & down to it & giggle the whole time.
-Got two new teeth! It sure was a tough couple weeks of teething, but she is sporting two cute new pearly whites now. (No biting yet, fingers crossed!)
It sickens me that I was perusing Pinterest for birthday party ideas the other day. I remember with Aubrey I would get so emotional each passing month, but now that I know how awesome babies are after they turn into toddlers it makes the passing months sting a little less. I still am trying to soak up that sweet tiny body with lots of snuggles, cheek gobbles, & a bazillion games of peekaboo. This stage is PURE heaven.