I feel like the difference from 7 months to 8 months is huge! My husband said, “she is finally getting fun!” I have found that men don’t have as much of an appreciation for the subtle joys of sleeping infants. They tend to be drawn to the more mobile giggling babies. Go figure.
Thumb suckers unite!
Milestones: You started clapping! It is ridiculously adorable. You involve your whole body in this new activity. Sometimes the sheer energy of your clap topples you over! You are also finally sitting up steadily. I thought this would never happen. You have been babbling and gurgling up a storm. If someone blows raspberries at you, you blow them back! My grandmother said I’m going to jinx it by saying this, but you started sleeping 12 hours again! Right after you started sleeping through at seven months, you had your ER trip, horrible fever, and started teething hardcore, and started waking once a night again. Pobresita! You also had your first little tooth break through the gum! This is my first experience breastfeeding a baby with teeth, and ouch! You haven’t started army crawling yet, but you can roll across the room in the blink of an eye. You also FINALLY started drinking out of a bottle! Cue the Alleluia Chorus.
Likes: Your sisters’ princess castle. You roll on over to it and love playing with all the buttons that make sounds and music. Breastfeeding AND your bottle. Sucking on your little thumb, sweet potatoes, being held by mama, Daddy being goofy and making you laugh, kisses, hugs from your sisters, grabbing anything within arm’s reach (including mama’s hair, ouch!)
Dislikes: Sitting in your car seat (especially if mama startles you by blindly reaching into your car seat to comfort you), strangers holding you, taking a bath without mama, being left alone in a room for any period of time (unless it is in your crib).
Keep praying for the little bird’s heart! We are hoping for a miracle and that no surgery is needed, but we are taking it one day at a time.
Wrenna, you are the best little baby. You bring us so much joy! Keep cracking that beautiful smile! We love you.