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Monday, March 12, 2012

8 months

Last Tuesday, my sweet Lyla Rae was 8 months old. Since we have been in Georgia for my sister's wedding, I am just now getting to update on all of her accomplishments this month.

Lyla is definitely developing more of her personality. She is super social and loves getting attention. She hardly ever cries unless she is hungry or tired. Girl has to have her naps-she takes 2 naps a day and still manages to sleep through the night....most nights:)

She is moving more-still not crawling though. It's amazing how far she can get just by scooting or rolling. She loves to move. In fact, it's getting harder to hold her now, because she squirms so much and tries to get down. It makes me a little sad to think that those days of holding her are almost over, but it excites me to think that she is growing and learning.

Lyla is trying new foods every week. This month, we have added yogurt, squash, carrots, and pears to the list. We have discovered that she is no longer a fan of carrots unless we mash them up with some peas-even then, we get the sour face from her. At 8 months, she has 2 jars of baby food 3 times a day and 4 bottles a day.

We have also started letting her use a sippy cup for water. She will hold it, but is still learning that in order to drink, she has to tip it up. We have bought her one with a handle that helps this process a little more. She does better with that one for now.

Lyla is talking more and more. Of course, most of it is just baby babble. It is seriously the sweetest sound to hear her talking. Sometimes, I just lay in bed a little longer before getting her up, just so I can hear what she has to say. She is officially saying "Dada" and "Baba"-no clue what "Baba" is, but she says that A LOT! 

I guess everyone thinks that their child is smart, and I am no different. I think Lyla is super smart. I have noticed that she has really started watching people and will imitate what they do. She is very curious too, so she is always trying to touch things and move things. Oh and, she is also working on clapping. I swear, she's a genius! 

Lyla still does not have any teeth, but is still constantly chomping on those hands. She is in size 2 diapers and 6 month clothes. At her last doctor's visit, she weighed 15 lbs. She is now in the 10th percentile for her weight and height. She is a small girl, but is growing proportionately. 

Has it really been 8 months? Lyla, we love you. You are one beautiful little girl. Happy 8 months!

ps. we had a hard time taking 8 month pictures because she wouldn't stay are a few that made the cut. The one above was seriously the BEST we could do. 

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