8 Months….how did this happen? Blakesley is getting SO big with an even bigger personality that continues to shine through in all of our daily lives. She is legit funny and has special, little bonds with every member of our family.
Blakesley is army crawling! She still rolls a lot, but has figured out and mastered the army crawl. I wish she would learn to just lift her belly off the ground and regular crawl, but for the time being it is super cute.
If we are home or have time, Blakesley will eat three meals a day. She has been doing oatmeal for breakfast, sometimes with fruit, and then usually whatever we are eating for lunch and sometimes baby food for dinner. It really just depends, but she now looks forward to eating! She nurses 4-5 times a day.
Blakesley likes to go to bed early, between 5:30-6:00 pm if we can make it happen. Lately, she has been waking up at 3:30 every night, pooping! Marcus is always so sweet and changes her diaper and rocks her to try to get her back down. If we are lucky, she will go back down until around 5:00 when I feed her, and then she always falls back asleep until 7:30-8:00 AM. I am hoping she will cut out the pooping at 3:30 AM! Sometimes I just nurse her if we can’t get her to calm back down. I am always shocked she falls back asleep after her 5:00 AM feeding. And, she is taking 2 naps a day in her crib if we are home. AM and PM. She takes a pacifier to go to sleep and likes to have her light up crib dog toy on that sings songs. She always sleeps in a sleep sack for bedtime and naps.
Blakesley is really catching on to baby sign language. I have seen her do “milk” and “bird.” However, she understands and we always sign to her: eat, more, all done, bath, ball, Mama, Dada. I would say bird and milk are her favorites! She shakes her head a lot back and forth and loves to get silly with Cora and Sonoma. She makes funny spitting noises and coughing noises quite often. I can tell if shes hungry when she makes these crazy grunts! Sonoma and Cora can always make her get really fired up or giggly.
Blakesley HATES being on her changing table on her back. She immediately flips to her tummy and doesn’t want to sit still! It is quite the struggle. You really have to watch her! She loves to take baths!
|Trying a lemon!|