At 8 months, Heidi is often found on her hands and knees, rocking front and back, experimenting with drawing one knee forward, one hand forward, rock rock rock, face plant on the ground, CRY... It's been WEEKS since she's mastered getting into the crawl position and though she certainly has gone forward a few times, she doesn't understand how it works. It's a frustrating life for her!
She checks in at 18.1 pounds! Wow! That's a lot of sweetness. She's wearing 6-9 month clothing and growing steadily.
Her favorite foods are any fruits, followed up by veggies (as long as they're super purred... so she pretty much refuses to eat my homemade foods), and the newest addition, HAM! However, she really doesn't like cereal, but I keep trying and mixing it with fruit so that she gets some iron. I'm using a lot of store bought baby food, something I only used when I traveled with Hazel. I really really hope that she doesn't develop some bad food habits, like only eating processed foods.
The other trademark move of 8-months is her CLAW! I trim her nails almost daily because she is a grabber/scratcher/kneader. Seriously, some days my neck looks like I lost a fight with a cat. Given the chance, she grabs my lip, neck or chest and rapid-fire-clasps. Suffice to say, I've learned to feed her while pinning one of her hands under my arm and holding the other hand.
Another bad habit that she's started... well with her dad's encouragement (ahem): About an hour after bedtime (8:30pm-ish), she awakes and cries until we (he) retrieves her and allows her to snuggle on his chest until his bedtime (midnight-ish). Her snuggles are life's greatest joy and her babyness is so fleeting. However, some nights... I
Wow, guess what kind of day I had at home with 3 two-year-olds and 2 eight-month-olds? Time to back away from the computer... very slowly...
Another sneak peek:
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