Emmeline – Eight Months

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Eight months… which means we are 2/3 of the way through this first year. Crazy, crazy, crazy.

That happy baby stuff from last month? Yeah, that didn’t last long. We are currently going through a funk. Lots of crying, no sleeping… it feels like newborn Emmeline all over again.

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Emma is crawling like a mad woman. She still sometimes does the dragging leg crawl but mostly does this weird thing that kind of looks like a tabletop or gorilla crawl (google it, it’s adorable). No new milestones this month. Just kind of getting stronger every day. She loves standing up on things and holding one arm out like she’s riding a mechanical bull.

 

It was a huge month for growing. I wanted to post about her GI appointment progress but let’s be real, I’m not putting a lot of eggs in that basket so I’ll just cover it here. In the month or so since her last GI appointment, she’s gone from 11 lbs, 12 oz to 14 lbs, 8 oz. That’s incredible. The numbers we were concerned about have almost totally normalized so the doctor is not as worried about it. We are going to have one more check back in another month and hopefully if that’s good, we won’t have to go back.

She isn’t really saying words and we’re still waiting on teeth. It’s hard not to want to compare her and Palmer on everything. Palmer was saying a few words at this point, but she was just barely crawling. Maybe Emmeline is just more active? We’ll see. I have to say, the crawling provides me with a little bit of a break. She loves to explore and follow Palmer around. I feel like she’s much less dependent on me now that she’s able to get around on her own. I do have to watch her because she is trying to be a big kid and she’s still a tiny baby. As I type this, she is trying to climb into Palmer’s Cozy Coupe. Not going to happen girlfriend.

Monthly Update

Weight: 14 lbs, 8 oz (dr appt measurement on 4/10)

Length: 27″ (dr appt measurement on 4/10)

Diaper Size: 2

Clothing Size: Mostly 6 month clothes. She can still wear a lot of 3 month or 3/6 month clothes so we are getting a lot of use out of everything. I started boxing things up and felt super sad. What if I never get to clothe another baby in these adorable outfits?! Sadness.

Health: Good! Reflux has not been an issue and she’s gaining. I think we are going through Leap 6 (Wonder Weeks) so that has been causing us some frustration.

Sleep: We were doing well with only a wake up around 4am but this leap is wrecking our sleep routine. She has been napping in the swing in the living room, and waking 2-3x a night. So. Much. Fun…. not.

Diet: Feedings seem to be increasing. We are back up to 6-7 times a day with 3 solid meals. Trying new things all the time. This month we introduced blueberries, puffs, summer squash, zucchini, and pears. She wasn’t a huge fan of pears.

Baby Gear Love:

Loves: Eating stickers, pulling mama’s hair, eating solids, anything Palmer has in her hand

Dislikes: Choking on stickers, hitting her head when she climbs under chairs or the coffee table, and Leap 6

Milestones: Nothing new this month… just trying new foods!

Looking forward to: What’s a mom have to do to hear a little word??!! Oh and teeth?

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