Wednesday, June 15, 2011

8 Months

Wow - here we are again, another month gone by.  My little baby is maturing into a little girl faster than I can say STOP!  But we are also entering the months of fun - crawling, self-feeding, pulling up and eventually walking.  The 8 - 12 month mark is so exciting for all of these reasons and more.

Mattie Jane's favorite activity is eating.  She sucks down her bottles like it's her job and demands solid foods at least three times a day.  She has an obsession with Puffs and loves to sample food from our plates as well.  Mashed potatoes, pudding and mac n cheese get an A+ so far.  She is extremely independent as far as feeding goes.  She likes to guide the spoon to her mouth and simply refuses to be fed a bottle.  She must be the one to hold it - or else!

She is not crawling, but appears as though she'll be taking off any day now.  Instead she is "soldier crawling" - just dragging her legs behind her.  She is trying to pull up on things low to the ground such as some of Evan's larger toys and our window sills.  She had her first little accident - the window sill won.

Her personality is funny and sweet.  She has a smile that is contagious and a hearty laugh that cracks us up.  Mattie Jane is truly a sweetheart - just as a baby girl should be.


Score said...

eight months already! I can't believe it.

Laura M said...

I can't wait to hear Avery laugh, I'm sure I'll cry :)