Amelia: 8 Months

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Dear Amelia,

I may not be timely on the monthly blog posts, but at least they’re getting done. Given that you turned nine months a few days ago, I thought it might be nice to catalog your eighth month.

It seems that you’ve decided that you finally like it here. Your demeanor is more happy, you’re more playful and a little less clingy. You love watching the world around you from our laps or arms — and lately, you’ve been wanting to join in on whatever is happening.

With that, you’re becoming a little more laid back, a little more flexible. You’re getting used to our crazy life with our weekends away and play dates during the week.

Speaking of weekends away, we did a bit of traveling this month — first to Evansville for the 4th of July and then to Chicago. It was your first trip to a city that holds a special place in our hearts, and though it didn’t blow you away, you tolerated it pretty well.

We love you so much, sweet girl. Snuggling with you is just the very best — can you always stay that way? We’re looking forward to the next month!

Love always,

Mom and Dad

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Weight: 16 lbs
Height: 27 in
Clothing size: 6 – 9 month clothes

Amelia Likes: Sitting in the exercauser or swing, listening to Mommy’s music (especially Sara Groves), sucking/chewing on baby carrots and looking at herself in the mirror.
Amelia Dislikes: Eating “real” food and getting her diaper changed before nap/bed.

Firsts: Swimming in the lake, visit to Chicago and 4th of July.

Diapers: Still doing medium cloth diapers at home and size 3 disposables.

Sleep: Amelia is still a great little sleeper! She goes to bed around 7:30 pm and wakes up at around 6:30 or 7 am. She still takes three naps a day. Her first two naps last for about two hours, and the final nap is anywhere from 45 minute to an hour long.

Feed: Amelia nurses four times a day and now takes baby food three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). She is gradually eating more and more baby food, but it still takes about 48 hours for her to finish one 3.5 oz packet. We’ve tried to introduce real solid foods, but she has a really bad gag reflux. We’re working on puffs and yogurt melts as well as drinking from a sippy cup.

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