Eats: Still on Target Gentle and going strong! So.much.cheaper. And we still have a stash of breastmilk in the freezer, thinking she might actually make it to like 11 months with some breastmilk mixed in there. She is still a big fan of cereal, gobbles it down like its candy. And we are loving all kinds of baby food, which is awesome. Mizzle has been having a blast trying out all the new baby foods with her. I think BeechNut has had some changes since Jack was a baby, because their jars are different and they have a bunch of new flavors like papaya/mango/kiwi, broccoli/carrot/strawberry that I don't remember from Jack. I also think that Mizzle is desperate to have a kid that eats anything and everything like he does, and not a child that has her mother's palate. She is working on holding her bottle, does pretty well with this at daycare, but for the most part we hold it at home. She will grab it and stick it in her mouth, but then she lets us finish for her.
Sleeps: Usually up once per night. I know she can sleep through the night, because she occasionally will if she is super tired after daycare. She will sleep until about 6:15 if that is the case, otherwise, she is usually up around 3-4 for a bottle and then right back down. Sometimes if I am ridiculously tired (well, always) I will just feed her and put her back down awake, she protests loudly for a few minutes and then goes back to sleep. She is still on a good nap schedule at home, usually around 9 am and then again around 1 pm. Bedtime is still 7-7:30pm.
Likes: Her favorite toy currently is this Infantino Circus toy which was actually Jack's. She LOVES it. She slams down on those levers and buttons, flips the toy over, tries to eat it, kicks it, pushes it...she's just obsessed. And once again, keeping with her trend of being the opposite of her brother, she is also a huge fan of her little baby toys like the rattles, crinkley toys, etc. Jack was done with those after a few months, but she is still going strong and I love it :) Her favorite food is currently apples, we can mix apples into anything and she will eat it. Still obsessed with her brother, he is able to make her laugh pretty much all the time, she smiles and squeals whenever she sees him.
Dislikes: Being left alone for anything longer than 0.25 seconds. Especially when she knows I'm home. I'm not allowed to be out of her sight, or else all hell will break loose. We are definitely attached at the hip most days. Although peek-a-boo is a fun game, I'd like her to develop object permanance so that I can at least go to the bathroom or get a drink without screaming. She also hates getting her nose wiped or boogers sucked out. But oh well on that one, because we're going to keep doing it anyway.
Milestones: Moved up to the Convertible carseat! No more baby bucket seat :( I'm sad and happy at the same time. I'm happy to not lug that heavy ass thing around, but I'm also sad that this is just another move away from being an infant. She is much more tolerant of the carseat now, and its easier for Jack to reach her, and I think she can see him better. I actually caught them holding hands in the car the other day, I tried to get a picture but I wasn't fast enough. We are sitting up rock solid now a days, no more need for the Boppy behind her. And, even thought it was 10 days after she turned 8 months old, she got her first tooth! Bottom center left :)
Someday you'll understand when you are a mommy and have 2 kids...but I was totally overwhelmed this month and didn't get to write you a proper letter. I'll make it up to you next month, I promise :)
So much love,