This has been a busy month between getting settled back into life after our travels and setting up some sort of routine/normalcy back at “home.” We’ve been making lots of little friends between our mamas groups and our gym, music and sign language classes. I’m sure it sounds like a lot of classes for a little one but really, it’s mostly just a fun time for T and I to hang out together outside of the house or the park.
It is clear to both Daddy-O and I that Little Miss T is becoming more like a little girl and less like a baby. She’s definitely on her way to toddlerhood. T’s personality is coming through more and more with each new skill or something new that she finds interesting or amusing. It’s so much fun watching T explore all around her, seeing her try her luck at sitting while playing or trying to stand (with the assistance of her parents). It also helps that T knows her name now, too. She’s turning left and right and all around to see who’s calling her. T’s laugh has also become a more distinct belly laugh and we all love making her giggle. I could listen to her laugh all day, it’s so sweet. I think separation anxiety is starting to set in but it’s not so extreme- just yet. I’m sure it will only get worse with time. Despite wanting to be with her Mama, T has enjoyed having her Auntie from NYC around for the rest of the summer. She makes T laugh something wicked and T is completely enthralled by her. Sister is a whiz with kids- they LOVE her and so it’s no exception that T has completely fallen for her, too. They’re good pals and I love watching T laugh at her silly auntie. Grammy and Auntie bought T her first swing for the backyard and T loves it. It just puts her to sleep every time… heaven.
I’ve been busy cooking up some yummy fruit and veggie purees. So far T has liked everything I’ve made except she wasn’t that thrilled about carrots. She still ate them for a few days but I could tell they weren’t her favorite. I really enjoy making her food and I’m looking forward to the farmer’s markets starting up, again, so I can buy her organic food, locally.
Here are Tegan’s 8 month highlights:
- 6 month 3 days old, adjusted age
- Weight: Unknown
- Height: Unknown
- Sitting up on her own, all by herself
- Able to play while sitting
- Still taking her vitamins and probiotics
- Been hanging out with her Auntie and is having a blast
- Hitting the pool and working on her kicking
- Started to take an interest in the Puppy
- Made friends
- Been perfecting her belly laugh
- Learned her name
- Listening to Paul Simon and Friends
- Rolling all over the place to get around
- Waking up to smiling at her mama (this is the BEST!)
- Watching other children play and trying to interact with them
- Naps, still
- Going to bed
- Blankets, still.