Monday, November 2, 2015

8 Months Old!

Flora is eight months old!
This girl is just the sweetest.  Her smile really does light up the whole room and she generally smiles all the time.  She has been learning a lot of new things and is always so proud of herself when she gets something new figured out.  She knows how to clap now and gets really excited when she can clap along with other people.
Her first word came out at the beginning of the month. I am happy to announce that it was "mama".  I taught her to say it, but I didn't think she really knew what it meant at first.  She now occasionally yells it when she wants me to come to her so she has definitely made the association by now.  Jeremy has been working on dad with her.  She has definitely made the "da" sound a few times, but we are still perfecting it.  I have also gotten her to say "hi" a few times while waving.
She walks along the furniture in the living room with ease now, but is always holding on.  I didn't think she was capable of standing on her own yet, but Jeremy got her to do it on Halloween and yelled at me across the room to see her.  I caught a split second of it before she sat down.
Flora is constantly grabbing everything and is obsessed with her sibling's water bottles.  She will go to extreme lengths to obtain them and is unfortunately really good at drinking from them so I have to keep an eye on that situation.  I have no idea why she thinks she is so thirsty.
We are going strong with nursing and she still eats like three times a night.  She sleeps really great in between feedings though.  I transitioned her to the crib last week which means she starts out there and ends up sleeping in our room by around 1:00 am.  That's still progress, I guess.  I really don't mind sleeping with her.  I will miss it when that stage is behind us.
See how much she has grown!
-Kira

8 comments:

  1. She is seriously so stinking cute! She sure looks like a happy baby!

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  2. She's beautiful! What a great smile!

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  3. That really is such an open, infectious smile she has! How weird that she has an obsession with drinking from the water bottle - is all that smiling making her so thirsty lol

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  4. She looks so much like Jeremy to me. What a sweet girl!

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  5. Aw, what a great smile! She looks like she has such a joyful personality. Thanks for sharing, Kira. :)

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  7. She is just darling!!! Love all your monthly pictures. :)

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