Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lottie: {Eight Months}

Lottie –

You are eight months old today! There is just no way it is possible for you to be this close to being a 1 year old. I just want to bottle you up!

According to our measurements at home, you are 18 lbs, 5 oz and 27 inches long.

Size 6 Month, 6-9 Month, and 9 Month clothes are what you are wearing. Some of the 6 Month clothes are too short, and you wear 9 Month pjs almost exclusively. You wear size 3 diapers, as well as special overnight diapers to keep you from having leaks at night. You can wear size 1 shoes, but you don't really like anything on your feet.

You are eating 5 bottles, and 3 meals a day. You drink Similac formula, with a little mix of Similac AR to help with spit up. We're trying to slowly wean you off the AR, but you have enough spit up that we can't completely stop it yet. You prefer your bottles to solid foods. You don't always eat much solid for breakfast or lunch, but dinner is usually a win! You really like Vegetable Beef, and you like most of the chicken dinners we've bought. You tried some puffs and Mum-Mums, but don't seem overly impressed. Aside from texture, there does not seem to be a food you dislike the taste of.

We've been really fortunate that you have not gotten sick very often! Your appetite has been down a bit lately, but no fever or anything. You got a bit cranky when you were getting your teeth, but you've been a healthy baby! We still need to be vigilant about germs because the flu is making it's second go round this season. I think we can do it!

You sleep from about 8:30 pm to 7 or 7:30 am. You take 1-2 cat naps during the day, and one longer nap around 2 pm. I'm going to start trying to put you in your crib for your longer nap because you'll be too big for the swing soon enough. Overall, you're a good sleeper, and we appreciate it, baby girl!

Bath time is ok. You don't necessarily love it, but you don't mind it either. You know a bottle comes after you're dressed, so that may be the reason you're ok with it ;)

You have two teeth! The bottom two are officially out :) You act like you're working on your top ones, but nothing is happening just yet. You chew on anything you can get your hands on. Still no pacifiers for you.

You are officially a crawler! You can roll to both sides, scoot backwards, and army crawl to get where you want to go. Once you figured it out, there was no stopping you! You are quite the wiggle worm, and we have to watch you carefully so you don't get into trouble. Also, your older siblings have a tendency to not pay attention to where they're going. Even the dog has narrowly missed stepping on you! We'll try and keep you as safe as we can, little Lottie! You can sit up well, and you're trying to use your muscles to sit up on your own. That'll be next, I'm sure!

We are constantly complimented about calm, beautiful, and sweet you are! You are very serious, but you will give the sweetest smiles when you want to :) You don't laugh often, but it's the best sound when you do! Sometimes you do this Frankenstein-style laugh where you're just grunting happily at daddy or mommy. It's pretty cute :) You adore your siblings, and really love to hold your daddy's face when he give you kisses. You like mama's hair in your mouth at all times! You get really chatting every so often, and it's adorable.

Things you love: the jumperoo (if you're in the mood), being tickled, food (especially your bottle), watching brother make silly faces, chewing on everything, getting attention from sissy, perfecting your crawl, blankets on your face, being with people (especially mommy and daddy), your sound machine giraffe, your special song mommy sings with your name, and being held. You don't enjoy: being hungry, being tired, being in a chair or swing when you want to be held instead, and loud barking.

We learned this month that you will be getting a sister for your birthday! We're not exactly sure just how close your birthdays will be, but you will be within a few days. Even though we all thought it was a boy, I think you're going to LOVE having a sister so close in age to you! Just remember, we won't love or cherish you any less once Lexie is here :)

Charlotte Eliza May, we just love everything about you! You light up our days, and we are having so much fun learning more about who you are! We can't wait to see what the next month will bring :) Love you, Vanilla Bean Latte!

And now a few outtakes:
{I got some good smiles this month!}

{Sitting up like a big girl}

{What a face! HAHAHA}

{With her bear}

{What a sweetie pie}

{Two hams in one picture...}

{Something tells me this will not be the last picture of these two looking like this! HAHAHA}

{Sweet kisses}

And a few comparisons :)
{Months 1-3}
{Months 4-6}
{Months 7 & 8}

{Left: Jillian 8/2012 Middle: David 8/2014 Right: Lottie 4/2017}

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