Eight Months

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

She:

>Is such a chunker. I havent weighed her recently, but I think she must be close to her fattest point. She drinks as much breastmilk as ever, plus baby food twice a day.

>Hasnt crawled yet, but I can no longer consider her immobile. She covers a lot of ground on the floor by pushing up, rocking, and pivoting!

>Is easy to make smile, and lately has been laughing more. Over the weekend I laughed with her for probably thirty seconds straight, and it was pretty much the best thing ever.

>Still goes to bed easily and sleeps well. Every night I nurse her to sleep in the dark and lay her down in the crib. Then when Im ready for bed David picks her up, puts his hand on the back of her head, and brings her in to me.

>Clearly recognizes people she knows especially me and David, but also her grandparents. She looks us in the eye and smiles.

>Loves to stick her tongue out and blow raspberries. Sometimes she blows them on me. One day shes going to give me a baby hickey.

>Will pull out any bow or clip that I try to put in her hair within minutes, and immediately put it in her mouth. She has even learned how to take out her ponytails, so I have to send her to daycare with crazy, untamed hair now.

I:

>Am still really struggling with the no coffee thing. Im to the point where I no longer have a perpetual headache, but overall Im less energetic and happy than I was before. Basically, I think Im a better person with coffee, and I will be drinking it again for sure after Lent is over.

>Have had some random emotional moments over the past month. Sometimes I even cry again when dropping Meredith off at daycare. Probably its the no coffee thing. (Im blaming everything on that right now.)

>Am starting to feel really guilty about the fact that I never cook. Its sad that I cant remember the last time I did. I mean, Meredith wont be eating baby food forever; at some point Im going to have to provide regular nutrients for her that dont come from a breast, and Im really stressed out about it.

>Am in denial about babyproofing. I wont do it until I have to. Until then, I think Ill just watch her and move stuff out of the way.

>Got my hair cut a week ago just a trim and some long sideswept bangs and Im already ready for a bigger change. Im going to chop it off, I just need to pick a style.

>Decided to put the money Ive been saving each month for a computer toward clothes and home decor instead. I realized that my personal style is sorely lacking since I wear scrubs all the time, and our house is barely even half finished. I need it to be my happy place.

>Really wish I could work part-time. But I cant. So I try not to think about it. I just want more time with this little girl:

Tumbles happen when youre learning to crawl.

The video below is a great example of what Meredith is like right now. She makes me so, so happy.

For reference:

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Shelved in Monthly Meredith, Motherhood.

Comments on Eight Months

  1. From Tabaitha:

    She truly is adorable! I love her eyes and that smile melts a girls heart!
    Tabaitha recently posted..Happy 3rd Birthday Taylor!

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  2. From Ashley:

    OH MY WORD. She is so, so cute. One of the top cutest babies on the internet, for SURE. Hehe.

    Gabe and I loved watching this video!
    Ashley recently posted..Get It.

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  3. From lauren:

    i need to hold her RIGHTNOW. or saturday. saturday works too.

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  4. From Holly:

    Meredith has the most beautiful eyes, and I LOVE her hair :) Topher got a kick out of the video he loves other babies! We never did much baby proofing we got the plug-in covers and corner rounders for the coffee table and thats it. We just lose our voices saying No all the time
    Holly recently posted..We’ve Turned to the Dark Side …

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  5. From Becky:

    What a precious child! You and David are so blessed, and a wonderful parents. She is preparing for a big and rapid growth spurt.
    Love and hugs to yall!

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  6. From Becca:

    Blake watched the Meredith video with me and was jumping up and down in my lap the whole time. I think he was in love!

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