Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cecelia at 8 Months

8 months on March 18, 2017

Shortly after Cece's first tooth popped through, her second tooth came in too.  I'm thinking we'll be seeing those top 2 front teeth in the next month or so.  Cece still isn't really mobile yet; she can roll over in both directions but we think she's lazy and just prefers to sit up or lay down.  When she sits up, she starts rocking like she wants to scoot or something but she doesn't really even attempt to put her hands down in front of her.  Maybe it's a blessing in disguise that she isn't quite mobile yet because that means a lot more work for me if both girls are on the move!

Cece is happy about 80-90% of the time although she had a few rough patches when we were in Florida this past week.  I think it was a combination of being overly tired and new surroundings/people because she was the fussiest I've seen her in awhile for the first couple days (although she was soooo good on her first airplane trip) and then she was back to her normal happy self for the rest of the trip.  Everyone commented on how she smiles so easily at people.  We also noticed how much she enjoys being outside and especially if the wind is blowing.  She gets really excited and gets a big grin on her face.  She's starting to babble more (I've heard mama a few times), waves to everyone, and can sign "more" and "milk."

Weight: Probably around 16-17 lbs.

Length: No idea 

Clothes: Still wearing 6 month clothes with some 9 months clothes mixed in (specifically when we were in Florida because I had all of Lucy's old summer baby clothes which were 9 & 12 month sizes).  Also, Cece is still rocking the size 2 diaper and can wear size 2 shoes (again, Lucy's old shoes)

Eating: Tried yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese cubes, meatballs, pancakes and baby food puree flavors of prunes with apples, pumpkin, and apple strawberry banana this month. So far, she likes everything! She has become much better this month at picking up finger foods and feeding herself and finally figured out how to drink from a sippy cup too.   She is eating 3 meals/day and nursing or taking a bottle 3-4 other times during the day (first thing in the morning, before nap time--not always both naps though, and before bed).  Cece is exclusively on breast milk and should be until we switch to cow milk at 1 year because I have a decent freezer stash.  With that being said, I also officially stopped pumping just in this last week or so!  I'd been pumping every morning still when I got up to work out (a few hours before Cece is up) but I stopped when we went on vacation.  

Sleeping: Cece takes 2 naps/day with each one being anywhere from 1-2 hours.  She'll nap around 9:00 or 9:30 and then again around 2:00 PM.  She's down for bed in the evening around 7:15-7:30 PM and will sleep until 6:30-7:30 AM.

Likes: Playing with or chewing on the strings on hoodies or shoelaces, her pacifier, being outside with the wind blowing

Dislikes: When we don't give her more food, being tired

Milestones: 2nd tooth (Feb 23), first bath with Lucy in the big bath tub (March 12), first airplane trip (March 15), first time at the beach & pool (March 16), started using a sippy cup, started signing more and milk

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