Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sloane Marie | Eight months

PS. I swear I will get back into normal blogging again sometime soon, but it has been a busy season and I can't right now. I have not abandoned the blog. I love this space and I will be back. 

What's new?
She is eating at least once a day, but most days its twice. She has started eating pieces of food that she can put in her mouth herself which she is enjoying.
She is on the move! Still crawling in her own way, but she crawled from our fireplace, across the living room, dining room and into the kitchen last night.
Celebrated her first Halloween as a Unicorn and went trick or treating for the first time.
Celebrated her first Thanksgiving, but was pretty sick with a cold that included a nasty cough that scared both her parents. That was a rough few days.
Visited her dad at work for the first time.

I don't want to forget The way she shakes her head all the time. How happy she gets when I get her out of her crib, especially in the morning. Her look of determination when she wants something. The way her crawl looks more like a worm, it is efficient though. The way her little hand is always moving though I am not sure she knows she is doing it. She is so proud of herself when she can get across the room to me and it is the best form of entertainment. The way she scrunches up her face when she gets mad. Loves baby story time, especially the tick-tock song. Her little shriek when she gets really happy. How tickle-ish she is underneath her chin. The way her little feet kick when she is laying on her back.

Weight: 14 pounds, 14 ounces. (10th percentile)  At Birth: 5 pounds 6 ounces. 

Height: We didn't check this month, but we will next month. At Birth: 18.5 inches

Hair: Light Brown

Eyes: Still holding blue!

Clothes: She has outgrown her 3-6 month pants officially and is wearing mostly 6-9 or 6-12 month clothes. We still have some 3-6 month tops in the mix because I can't let them go just yet.

Diapers: Still loving cloth and I have made her diapers a little bigger by changing the rise of the diaper.

Nicknames: Homegirl, Princess, Beautiful, Sloane Baby, Tiny Human

Likes:
-Her musical piano
-Sleeping in her own crib
-Shaking her head
-New toys or adventure
-Feeding herself

Dislikes:
-Sun in her eyes (she gets sooo mad)
-The Nosefrida
-When the bottle of milk is empty
-Getting in her carseat
-Her snow suit
-Being thrown in the air

Eat: Solids are still going really well! She loves all the fruit we have given her and most of the veggies. Green veggies are not her jam, but carrots and beets are delicious. I have also been giving her more table food to practice eating and it has been going well for the most part. She makes a giant mess while eating and probably doesn't actually eat much, but its good practice and she loves it. She has been fighting purees a little more mostly because she is ms. independent and would rather feed herself. Nursing is still going great and she usually eats when she wakes up. We are still supplementing with a bottle of milk right before bed and she gets so excited when she sees the bottle. She knows and she loves it.

Sleep: Her sleeping has been so much better these days. Last month was so rough and I was frustrated, but I think it was a result of the not eating enough. Now that I have fixed that problem things have been much smoother. She is still eating once a night most night, but since she is still tiny I'm not too worried about it. She lets me sleep until almost 9 most days so I can't complain. There have been a few nights even that she has not woke at all so I am very grateful for the new sleep routine.

Schedule 
8:30-9:00 am Awake for the day. She usually eats right away, then she gets her diaper changed and gets dressed.
9:30 am We head downstairs and I try to remember to feed her some table food in the morning.
11:00 am Nap time. She usually gets tired about 2 hours after waking up. Lately this nap has been shorter, an hour to an hour and a half normally.
12:30 pm She is awake and usually eats right away. This is usually when we go run errands like grocery shopping or whatever else we need to accomplish that day.
2:30/3:00 pm I can usually get her to stay awake a little longer during this time so I try to feed her before she goes down for a nap.
3:00 pm Nap time. She will usually take a 2 hour nap, sometimes longer.
5:00 pm She usually wakes up around this time and if she wakes up late enough she doesn't need a third nap. It depends on the day, but more often these days she has been taking only two naps.
6:00 pm Dad's home! We usually have dinner right away and she eats solids while we eat. After dinner we have family play time before we start her bedtime routine.
7:15 pm I usually start to feed her at this time and then she gets her extra bottle of milk. Then we go upstairs and get jammies and are usually in bed by 8pm.
She will sometime wake up once at night for a feeding between 3 and 5, but goes back to sleep immediately.

Photo Dump:
^^She got weird hives last month that I am still not sure where they came from.^^
^^Cutest unicorn ever!^^
^^First time trick-or-treating.^^
^^She loves library storytime!^^
^^(Left) We gave her frozen pineapple in a mesh teether and she loved it!^^
^^Making lots of yummy baby food.^^
^^Visiting dad at work!^^
^^Picking out a Christmas Tree.^^


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