Emily Ann- I can't believe you are 8 months old!! You are a blast! You make everything and everyday fun. From your high pitched squeals to your sweet giggles, your daddy and I can't get enough of you. We love you so much sweet girl!
Firsts: wedding, bike ride, over night sleep over with Grandpa and Grandma, first time in Tuscaloosa (though we didn't go on campus... I couldn't expose you to that yet...), your first Easter
Milestones: You can pull up on your own from the sitting position, you can scoot... though very awkwardly, you can eat puffs when I feed them to you, you consistantly say ma ma ma, even when you are happy (though you have stopped say mama and dada recently), you can clap and wave
Measurements: About 19 lbs., 28 inches long , size 3 diapers, 9 month clothes
Like Mommy: You have started wrinkling your nose when you are feeling different emotions- both happy and unhappy- it's much cuter on you :)
Like Daddy: You both go to sleep as soon as you hit the bed.
Food: You eat 6-7 oz. of baby food fruit and 4 oz. of formula when you wake up in the morning. You take 8 oz. of formula at lunchtime. For dinner, you eat 8 oz. of a veggies. You take between 8 oz. of formula right before you go to bed. This month, you also started eating the puffs snacks, but haven't figured out how to get them into your mouth on your own. You moved to level 2.5 and 3 baby foods.
Sleep: You sleep from 8:30PM- 9:00 to 8:15 AM every night. You usually fall straight to sleep when we lay you down. When we are at home, you take a 45 min to hour morning nap. In the afternoons, you usually sleep between 2 and 3 hours.
Challenges: For about two weeks you cried every time I left the room, but that has gotten so much better!
Our Days: You wake up at about 8:15 each morning and talk in your bed until about 8:30. You play and snack on puffs between 8:30 and 9:00, then have breakfast. After you eat, we usually cuddle and you play before we run errands or you lay down for a nap. You eat again between 12:30 to 1:00. You usually get sleepy pretty quickly after you eat, so you lay down for your afternoon nap between 1:30 and 2:30. You sleep until about 4:45. At 4:45 you eat baby food, then spend some time with Daddy. You play with your toys after "dinner" and cuddle with Mommy and Daddy. You take a bath every other night, sometimes with Mommy and sometimes on your own. We feed you at about 8:30 and you go to bed at 8:45.
Mommy's Favorite: Watching you pull up- you were so excited that I couldn't help but get excited!!
Daddy's Favorite: When you clap and play
Nicknames: EA, Doodlebug, Squirt, Baby girl
Lunch in Tuscaloosa with our new friend Janie
First bike ride- the after shot.
Family picture from your first wedding