Eight Months

Dear Lucy,
I was thinking the other day how in just four short months we will be celebrating your first birthday. I still can’t believe how fast it’s coming up, and I don’t know where the time has gone.

You have changed SO much in just a month. You stand all.the.time. now. No matter where we put you, we know you’ll pull yourself up to your feet in a matter of minutes. And, you are a crawling machine! You are SO fast, and you just take off. You keep us on our toes!

Also at 8 months, you had your first swimming lessons! You LOVED it. You are defintely going to be a little fish. In fact, you already are. You amazed your teacher with your kicking, and when I dunked during the first class, you didn’t mind at all.

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You said your first word this month — Dada! You also say “Baba”. I’m really working hard with you to say “Mama”. I know it will come soon, seeing as how I’m your favorite parent and all. 🙂 And, you have TWO teeth! You’re not too happy about this. I know they’re pretty painful, but it’s so cute seeing two little toofers in your mouth when you smile.

We had a lot of fun this month. We’ve been doing a lot more with our play group, which you love. You also experienced your first “Night at the Museum” at Tellus. You had a blast!

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Other stats at 8 months:

  • You wear 6 month and 6-9 month clothing. You mainly wear 6-9 month in onesies. You’re still in 6 month shirts, pants and dresses.
  • We think you weigh somewhere between 16 and 17 pounds. I’m so excited to find out your actual weight in a few months.
  • You’re not a big fan of juice. We were told we could start giving you a little bit, but you don’t care for it yet. Maybe we’ll try another flavor.
  • You are starting to like Gerber puffs more and more. You still make faces when you eat them, but you keep opening your mouth for more.
  • We love you more than we can ever say. You are just so much fun and such a joy (yes, even with your teething!). I cannot imagine our lives without you.

    Love,
    Mommy

    First Word

    Lucy’s said her first word. Much to Joe’s delight and my dismay, it was “Dada”.

    Dada 1 from Cady Schulman on Vimeo.

    I love that cute little voice!

    Lucy said “Dada” for the first time on Saturday night. We were leaving Tellus after “Night at the Museum”, and when after Joe walked us to my car and headed back to his, Lucy said, “Dada! Dada!” It was the cutest thing ever.

    And, I’m not really bummed that her first word wasn’t “Mama”. I’m pretty sure her first sentence will be “I love Mommy more than Daddy!” 😉

    Lucy now has two teeth! I’m pretty excited, but she? Not so much. She would much rather have NO teeth!

    I’m always looking for cute little office furniture accessories. I don’t have an office at work, but I do have a cubicle, and I like to make it really cute and have it bring out my personality a bit more. My cube is plastered with pictures of my ridiculously adorable little girl because I am a photo junkie. I love personalizing my little bit of space.

    I was surprised the other day when I saw displays for Halloween out in the stores. Then, I realized it’s already August, and Halloween is just about two months away. I expect I’ll start seeing vampire costumes hitting the shelves any day now. I really need to start thinking of a costume for Lucy. It’s her first Halloween, so I want her costume to be awesome!

    I have never been a huge fan of cigars. I like the way they smell, but I am totally against smoking anything, whether it be cigars or cigarettes. I kind of wish I had thought to buy a pack of those pink bubblegum cigars for when Lucy was born. That would have been so much fun and and great way to celebrate her birth.