Emerson is 8 Months!

1.24.2012

Baby,
It is so very hard for Mommy to believe that you are 8 months old! We have so much fun together that our days just fly by. I feel like you are going to be a teenager in the blink of an eye. This month has been filled with lots of firsts. You have, just like always, taken everything in stride. You are such a sweet baby and it is impossible to have a bad day with you in my life. You make me smile all day long and you give me a joy that I never knew was possible. You, sweet girl, are the child that made me a Mommy and that has changed me for the better in so many ways. I love everything about you and I thank God for allowing me to have the most important job in the world. I have finally found my place and it is with you in my arms. You are going to do amazing things baby girl and I’ll be right beside you every step of the way.
Love,
Mommy
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8 Month Stats:
Weight: 18 lbs (according to our home scale) 50th Percentile
Height: 27 inches (my measurement)- 45th Percentile
We will get official stats next month when you go in for your 9 month checkup.
This month:
It has been, by far, your biggest month for growth- both physically and developmentally. You can do so many new things and you have gained such great control of your little body. You are still wearing Size 2 diapers but we are on your last pack and will be moving you up to Size 3 soon. You wear 3-6 and 6-9 month clothes. You nurse every 3-4 hours and eat 3 meals a day. You, just like your Momma, love to eat! You have tried so many new things including chicken, turkey, yogurt, and mango. You have almost mastered the pincer grasp and you love Gerber puffs. You have also learned how to drink out of a straw and love to have water from your sippy cup after you eat.
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You finally got your first tooth! It’s on the bottom right and it so cute! The one on the left is working on breaking through so you will not let me open your mouth to take a picture. You did great with teething and only had one night where you didn’t sleep well. Other than that you were your happy little self.
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You celebrated your first Christmas and had so much fun opening your presents and eating the wrapping paper.
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You also got your first swing and you love going high like the big kids.
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Your Mimi and Pa came to visit and we took you to so many new places. There were some days that we were gone almost all day long and you were THE best baby. You are so laid back and easygoing and it made sightseeing super easy.
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You are still crawling on your belly but you get up on your hands and knees all the time. You rock back and forth like you are going to crawl and then you flop right back down. You have also recently started going what I like to call baby yoga. Your favorite move is the downward dog.
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You are starting to take a few steps when we hold your hands and let you stand. You also love to bounce up and down.
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You have become so observant (and maybe a little nosy) and love to watch what is going on around you and you will stare at people when we are out. You have also really taken an interest in your toys this month. Your favorite toys are your frog teether, your little lantern, and your musical turtle. You still love playing with things you are not supposed to- remotes, cords, and cell phones are your all-time favorites. You love your musical table that Santa brought you and will stand and play for quite a while. You can pull yourself up on it with a little bit of help.
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You have started talking so much. You can say these sounds: da, ba, fa, ma. You do put them together into what sounds like mama and dada but you don’t associate them with anything yet. You also love to blow raspberries!
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You are a Daddy’s girl and your whole face lights up when he comes into the room. There is no one that can make you laugh like your Daddy can. After your first feeding in the morning you always roll over to see if Daddy is awake. You will shimmy your way over to him and put your hand on his face.
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You will wave hi and bye now- but only when you want to. You are also starting to recognize several signs. You definitely know milk, eat, and water.
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In case you can’t tell by now little one, let me tell you one more time. I love you to the moon and back and I am so, so proud to be your Momma!
Happy 8 months beautiful girl!
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Meredith said...

she's adorable!

Life in Dawleywood said...

Happy 8 months Miss E! I don't know why, but the 8 month mark was HARD for me! I couldn't believe my baby was that old.

Michelle said...

She is just gorgeous! And I don't know why, but she looks older this month - more mature or something?

Kelly said...

Sounds like E and M are doing most of the same things right now. Such a fun age!

Natalie said...

I can't believe she is 8 months! I think I say that to you every month :) It's hard for me to read your posts and believe that Callyn will be doing those things in FOUR months...no way! Crazy how much they change every month, every day really! Just a random side note but Callyn is also 27 inches, ha! My baby is a giant :) I love that picture of her drinking out of the straw-that is one of those things that makes them seem SO big! When did you start baby signing? Do you think it is a must-do? We were wondering if we should read up on it and give it a go here soon!

Rebekah said...

She's getting so big! I love the pictures of her in the tutu.

J and A said...

Ah she is just so cute. I LOVE all her bows!!! :)

wallacefamilyblog said...

such adorable pictures! I just love the tutu picture

Kate @ Daffodils said...

aw, she is getting so big! She and Bennett could get into some trouble together :)

Joeylee said...

Happy 8 Months Miss Emerson!
She just gets cuter and cuter.

-Lauren said...

Happy 8 months sweet girl. I love reading all of her monthly updates..it gets me excited to see what my boy will be doing in a month or 2!

BlessedMama said...

Happy 8 months pretty girl! Time is flying by and it will continue -My baby is potty training :( Cherish every moment, which I know you already do :o) I seriously love the bows!

Lauren said...

Adorable! I love her swing and I now know what I'm getting Alex for his first birthday! I'm so jealous of all of her bows and cute clothes!

Mallorie said...

I LOVE that last picture..beautiful!!! And your letter was so sweet and made me tear up. Emma Claire is only 3 months but I'm having such a hard time with how fast time is going by already!!!

Beth Ann said...

precious!

Michelle said...

Happy 8 Months Emerson! What a sweet post!!

ajs {of MN} said...

happy 8 months emerson! she is getting so big, i LOVE that baby yoga- downward dog, tooooo cute and funnY! :)

mom said...

She is precious. I love all of the pictures. We love you.

Lyndsey said...

Happy 8 Months, Emerson!

Her tutu pictures are so adorable, and she looks like such a big girl drinking from her straw! Liam does the same downward dog pose too! It makes me laugh every time!

Natalie said...

Happy 8 Months Emerson! She is so adorable in that tutu!

The Jeffcoats said...

Happy 8 month b'day Emerson! I can't believe she is 8 months old already! I love all of her adorable pics! I cannot wait for our girls to get together!

Just the Two of US said...

oh tammy, she is the cutest thing ever, and hip! all her clothes are adorable!

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