Leighton :: Eight Months Old

E I G H T months old. This little girl continues to amaze me. She is crawling, pulling up, saying "dada", waving "hi" and attempting to clap her hands. Crazy how so much can change in 4 short weeks.

EAT | Homegirl loves to eat. Seriously. She eats more than Gracyn at any given meal. I'm talking a whole banana plus a piece of toast for breakfast. Her new favorites include eggs and cheerios. She will also get four 6 (sometimes 7) ounce bottles of formula throughout the day as well. She's been known to steal snacks from big sister and will grab at any utensil within arm's reach. We also tried out a sippy cup the other day and she didn't even blink an eye. She had no problem using it and drinking some water if we're there to help her out. LL has 6 teeth (4 on bottom, 2 on top) and two others up top seem to be coming in as well.

PLAY | She's gone mobile! Officially crawling all over the place. She also started pulling herself up on things last week. She's constantly trying to get to the couch or recliner so she can stand. I wouldn't be surprised if she's walking by 10 months like her sissy. And that's only two months away. Holy smokes...

We need to re-babyproof the house since everything we had in place for Gracyn (mainly bumpers around the fireplace and coffee table) has been torn off in pieces to be used as microphones during jam band. Thanks, G! Babies are drawn to sharp corners and concrete surfaces so we should probably get on that ASAP.

SLEEP | For the most part, things are still going smoothly in the sleep department. Holla! We're still recovering from her first 6 months of life but we have no complaints these days. Most days, she's taking two decent naps - morning and afternoon - and is ready for bed by 6:30 or 7pm. By the time we get done eating supper and get cleaned up, I'd say she's in bed asleep by 7:15 most nights. Our nightly routine consists of bath (or just a good scrub via a washcloth), jammies, oils, bottle, bed.

After her bottle we go upstairs, turn on the sound machine, insert pacifier and lay her down. She sleeps with a little lovie and it seems to signal "bed time" to her - as soon as she has it in her hands, she will lay her head on your shoulder and start to fall asleep. It's ah-mazing. Nine times out of ten, she'll fall asleep on her own. In the event that she bumps her head or gets jammed into the corner of her crib, we might need to go up and help her out but other than that, she's good. Teething is a different story, of course - we've had a few nights where she just seems restless and has woken up a few times here and there. A little tylenol and extra snuggles seem to help.

Happy 8 Months, baby girl. You and your blue eyes get me every time.


  1. I'm right along with you in finding it hard to believe she's eight months old - already! What a joy and a happy little babe too. I love how she adores her sister, watching G's every move! Big sigh of love ....

  2. She looks so long and lean!! And tell me what you use to baby proof the fire place?? My LK is so drawn to ours and it is making me a nervous wreck.