This is a few days late, but we were in Seattle with no internet for the weekend.
On Saturday our little babe turned 8 months old!
She was weighed and measured about 3 weeks ago. The current stats are:
Weight: 20 lbs 3 oz
Length: 30.75" long
-Claire got her first and second tooth this month! Both front bottom teeth are still making their way all the way up but they are sharp and painful none the less. We had a few restless nights of sleep and some crankiness during the day but other than that, these first two haven't been too bad.
-We started feeding Claire more finger food this month and she LOVES puffs. We also started letting her feed herself with the spoon. This is a very messy process, but I suppose it's all part of the learning stage. We usually start with two spoons. I dip one in some food and give it to her to eat while I load the other one up. This cuts down on the freak out when I take the spoon away from her. She's a bit of a drama queen like that ;)
-Wearing size 3 (soon to move up to 4) diapers, and 9-12 month clothing. Sometime when we're in a pinch we use our 18 month tunics as dresses!
-Claire took her first trip to Seattle this month too. The long car ride was a bit rough for her, but she was such a trooper through all the driving and weird sleep schedules.
-Like I said last month, Claire loves to stand. She can usually pull herself up on our fingers with a little assistance but this month she discovered that her bottom dresser drawer is the perfect height to pull herself up on. It still usually take 10 tries before she's successful but she's loving her new skill. Here is the video of the first time:
This month has also brought on a lot of new sounds. Claire has discovered how to make "mama" "dada" and "baba" sounds, as well as her new favorite: blowing raspberries. I've found her multiple times in her crib (while she's supposed to be sleeping) blowing raspberries into her sheet. Silly little babe.
-Claire is still so close to crawling and every once in a while gets one little scoot forward but mostly still just scoots backwards.