I think this has been my favorite month so far. Baby J just hit 8 months! I’m also linking up with Brittany for Munchkin Meals.
She is now on the move but not officially crawling yet (thankfully! Life will be busy soon.) She’s scoots around while sitting but is constantly getting on all fours and back up again. She wants to crawl but hasn’t put all the pieces together yet. It won’t be long!
She and her sister imitate each others sounds which she LOVES. She also “said” her first two words this month- “dada” and “uh-oh”… I put “said” in quotes because she can imitate these sounds but I’m not entirely convinced she knows what she’s saying yet. However, she does use “uh-oh” at the right time (when she drops something) so I think she has put that together.
Either way, it’s unbelievably adorable.
Last month, she was eating just a Tbsp or so at a time but in this last week she has moved up to eating 3 times a day. We give her food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’s gotten really good at the pincer grasp so most things she can now feed herself (which she LOVES and takes very seriously.)
Typical foods include egg yolk and banana at breakfast, avocado and sweet potato at lunch, and salmon or lentils with green beans or peas at dinner. She nurses 4-5 times a day as well.
Some recent combos:
We have now adjusted to a two nap schedule. It’s nice having more predictability to our day. She naps around 9:30 or 10 for about two hours, and again at 2pm for anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Bedtime is still 7pm and most nights she sleeps through until 7am. However, the last two weeks we’ve had our fair share of rough nights when she was sick and having trouble breathing. She often finished the night sleeping in her carseat to be upright- whatever works, right? But I think we’ve finally turned a corner.
You all know I was juggling too much the last few weeks (that crazy lack of sleep was NOT helping!) but I feel much better this week. I’m now tapering for Boston and honestly thrilled about it. I’m ready to cut back the distance running this summer and have fun with running again. I’m looking forward to more track workouts, too, which were missing this winter.
As for the whole body after baby question, I’m still at about 5 pounds off my pre-baby weight. This seems to be what my body does while breastfeeding. I’d like to feel completely back to normal but it’s not too far off. I’m still hoping to hit one year with her and then I have a few trips this summer that will make it most convenient if she is officially weaned!
Do you have a favorite baby age?
How often do you mix up your workout routine?