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.


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!


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.


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    Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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    1. tree says:

      She’s beautiful and what a lovely post! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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