8 Months with Sarah Catherine!

Saturday was Sarah Catherine's eight month birthday! For some reason, this month seemed like a big one.
SC is starting to seem so much more independent. She isn't crawling yet, but is getting close. She can stand pretty well if we help her with her balance and seems to be pretty strong.  She holds her own bottle  and just generally is more mobile when there is something that catches her eye. We lowered the crib, but really can't delay all of the other baby proofing any longer!
Likes: She is still obsessed with putting everything she can in her mouth, and particularly likes the teething necklaces that I wear and Sophie the Giraffe.  She also loves the "indestructible" books that she can chew on.  We only have one, but it has definitely been well used. She also loves pool time and that has made her enjoy bath time more.  She continues to enjoy looking at herself in the mirror, and she is fascinated by running water.
Dislikes:  She takes a little while to warm up to strangers, but she does pretty well when family members hold her.  She wasn't a real fan of the nanny while the husband and I had our evening event, but she did okay.
Feedings:  It took me long enough, but I figured out that SC has a milk allergy.  I had cut out milk from my diet awhile ago, but we also switched formulas. She still has a little eczema on her legs, but it has definitely gotten better.  We have also been doing more with solids, and she has been trying out different fruits and veggies.  We are still a little slow, but she eats bananas, apples, peas, sweet potatoes, green beans, oatmeal, carrots, and pears.  She weighed in at 17.2 pounds a few weeks ago, so she is coming right along!
Sounds: She has started to say the "mmm" sound and also says "mama" when she is upset.  She doesn't know what the word means yet, but I am so thankful and excited that she is making some sounds!  We have also had lots more giggles, and SC seems to think it is absolutely hilarious when I kiss her belly or I make a stuffed animal "hop".
This month has been such a happy one and SC has been such a good little traveler on the different trips to visit grandma and grandpa and our big excursion to NYC!


Elle Sees said...

She's so cute! Baby laughs are the best!!

MWH said...

Her thighs! So adorably and chubby!

saw said...

Such cute pictures of SC!!!! Hope you guys have a fun weekend!

Annie said...

OMG she is so adorable!

violinista said...

Cute! My daughter just had cleft palate surgery so i was glad to discover your blog and know we're not the only ones!