We are loving this stage, though. As much as I lament the rapid disappearance of my little floppy newborn, I love love love how interactive she is now.
She’s [mobile] which is scary enough as it is. The baby gates are out, and she’s an army crawling fiend. I honestly don’t think she’s going to traditionally crawl. She pushes with her toes and pulls with her arms; she rolls; she sits up and swivels on her butt. She’s figured out her own version of mobility and it suits her just fine.
And she’s [fast]
Her babbles are becoming more….composed? I guess that’s the right word. She thinks about it before she babbles. Then she babbles. Then she looks at you for a response. Then she grins when you respond.
It’s amazing watching her figure this out. She’s [learning] right before my eyes.
during her eight month shoot
she did [this]
RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
Yes, I shrieked for Stephen who, bless his heart, was curled up in the fetal position sick in bed.
Yes, he came.
And saw it.
In the solid food arena, she likes to gnaw on bananas but spits out the pieces. If I mash it up with a fork, she eats it right up. Texture isn’t something she’s fond of, yet. Purees, however, she eats with great gusto. Her current favorites are roasted sweet potatoes with a bit of coconut milk and roasted sweet potato with pears and cinnamon. I really enjoy making her food. We have an amazing farmer’s market here that’s open year-round, so I know I’m getting quality produce for her. In the coming weeks I’m going to start giving her more stuff with texture and things to gnaw on like bananas, apple slices, chicken, etc. It’s exciting to watch her explore food and know that her palate is being developed towards healthy, wholesome food.
So much happening with this little monster…..eh, angel….
Eight Months, y’all
Headband from my sister-in-law’s friend’s brand new Etsy shop, Sweet Madelynne!