Thursday, July 25, 2013
Growin' Like a Weed: 8 Months
Likes: Saying Dadadadada, PUPPY, or really ANYTHING SOFT! haha she also really likes pets, anytime we are at a friends house with cats or dogs she starts giggling and wants to pet them or chase after them. Brooke is starting to like the TV and playing independently with toys. She also likes to sit at her high chair and feed herself. She really likes drinking water from our cups :)
Dislikes: Once again, this is tough because there's not much Brooke doesn't like! She's an amazing baby! But, if I had to choose I would say, she doesn't like getting her diaper changed all of the times (she's a wiggle worm and doesn't want to lay still.) Ahhh okay, from day 1 she doesn't like to get her clothes changed! hahaha thankfully I'm not one of those mom's who actually cares what her child looks like/wears because Brooke wears two outfits a day, the clothes we put her in in the morning, and pajamas at night. Child has a FIT when we try to put on or take off a shirt!
Sleeping: Brooke is GREAT at sleeping now! Okay, she still fusses for a few minutes most time when we put her down for her naps/bed, but she sleeps 11 hours at night consistently and 2, 1.5 naps during the day! The only time her sleep schedule gets off is when we travel in the car. She won't nap any longer than 45 minutes in the car. She also sleeps with a tiny travel pillow now... I know... bad mom, haha but she LOVES soft things and can roll/move well so she ends up off of it most of the time.
Eating: Three meals a day and nursing every 3 hours! No more biting, LIFE IS GOOD! Brooke really prefers to feed herself rather than us spoon feeding her... it's great! We love enjoying meal time together! We always keep puffs/yogurt bites handy for her to snack on if we're eating our meals at separate times. Child will eat ANYTHING though! We've yet to find anything she doesn't like!
Playing: Brooke loves to play! Anything from sitting outside and waving to cars to singing the wheels on the bus keeps her engaged and entertained. She really likes throwing toys out of her carseat now and likes "talking/singing". She's not quite crawling yet but can scoot anywhere she needs to go! She likes to bounce up and down and ride in the shopping cart. Our happy girl is great at playing with her older cousins and peers, too!