Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hattie: 8 months

October 25, 2013
Well the only thing sweeter than Hattie Girl, is that Griffin has nicked named her Sweet Pea.  And that she is....

 See that pursed lip look?  That's her little smirk and it's there all the time.  She must know something the rest of us don't, because she's always smirking.  Her smirk has turned into blowing burgers with her cheeks all puffed out.  While it is a completely acceptable baby behavior, I hope it doesn't last into her teenage years.

She happy and content 98% of the day.  She loves to sit amidst her toys, next to Griffy or with Mommy or Daddy.  She is an observer but she is becoming more of a player.  She loves to play with toys, try to reach for new ones, and everything goes in her mouth.  She's starting to slap toys together and even sometimes clap.  She waves her arms all over the place and is developing some more sounds.  "AHHHhhhhh,  "OOOOoooohhhh," and "Daaaadaadaa," are her three main ones.

She's still on a really good schedule.  7:30 wake up, nurse, breakfast (bananas and cereal), 10-11 nap, 11:30/12-lunch, 1:30-3/3:30 nap, 4-nurse, 6-dinner 7-bed.  She's super predictable and her only fussy time is from 6:30-7....mainly because she is so tired and just wants to go to bed.  The best way to use that time is to put her in the bath.  She loves it.  She flaps her arms and splashes up a storm.

She also eats up a storm.  She loves her food, and to be completely honest, so do I.  On more than one occasion, I've eaten some of her acorn squash before it made it to her plate:).  I think we're almost ready to start finger foods, but for now, we're sticking with puffs and pureed food.

Hattie is a Mamma's girl.  Especially when hungry or tired.  If she can see me, but isn't with me, she gets antsy.  She's perfectly fine with other caregivers if I'm not around, but when I'm in sight, she wants me.  I do think she's a Daddy's girl at heart.  Her entire face lights up when he gets home.  He can get her roaring with laughter within minutes of picking her up.  She loves to sit in the walker or the janey jumper, but still no movement....and I'm completely fine with that.  No teeth, also completely fine with that as it makes nursing much less of a threat:).

 Hattie is such a good sport.  She misses naps or naps on the fly most mornings because we are so busy keeping busy. And she is so happy to watch Griff play whatever it is he wants to play.  Her little baby hugs with her head buried in my shoulder, melt me and her little smile, smirk and scrunched nose look are starting to show glimpses of her personality. Hattie Girl, Sweet amaze me already with your lovingkindness and sweetness.

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