Olivia, you’re eight months old today! What have you been up to this last month?
You are wearing 6-9 month clothes and still in size 3 diapers. You’re eating three solid meals a day and getting better at finger feeding yourself. You can hold your bottle and are drinking from a sippy cup on your own.
You can get yourself into sitting. You love having the freedom to move around without any help. You spend your whole day just moving from place to place. You get very frustrated when you can move around and it’s very hard to get a good picture of you.
You are pulling yourself to stand. You are also cruising the couch and can move from the couch to the loveseat. You’re getting brave and sometimes will let go when you’re standing. It makes mommy very nervous. You’ve also learned that you can touch the TV, which makes daddy very nervous.
You’re crawling on your hands and knees. Sometimes if you’re in a hurry you'll crawl on your belly but typically you stay up on your knees.
You are finding your voice and you like it. You’re talking a lot and very loud. Sometimes daddy and I can't hear each other because you're so loud. You say mama and dada but not to us…yet.
You love to play peek-a-boo and are starting to initiate it. You also like to play footsies with mommy and drop toys from your highchair.
Your two bottom teeth are coming in at the same time, so you’re chewing on everything.
You don’t like to be rocked to sleep anymore. You have a lovie that you adore and refuse to sleep with anything else. You sleep 12 hours each night. Usually you wake up around 6:45 am and quietly play in your crib until we come get you at 7:00 am. Sometimes you’ll turn on your mobile for entertainment.
You weaned yourself off of the pacifier. Whenever we gave you one, you’d spit it out or throw it out of the crib. You’re becoming such a big independent girl.
You are testing your limits. When we tell you no you stop and smile at us. You can reach EVERYTHING and are very determined! You are not easily distracted.
Everyday your daddy and I talk about how lucky we are to be your parents. We can’t believe you’re already eight months old! We love you!