claire - eight months old!

Claire at eight months - August 24, 2012  

Weight/Height: We don't have another doctor's appointment til next month, but from my scientific weighing on our bathroom scale, she weighs 16.2 lbs. (Update: 16 lbs 2 oz as of Sept. 5)

Clothes: Daddy said to stop putting her in the 3 month clothes, so I guess that means we're in 6 months now! But, I think jammies must just run small or shrink b/c it won't be too long until she's in 9 month jammies. To be fair, some 3 month and a lot of 3-6 month things still fit (especially dresses), but onesies and rompers are a struggle now and have been packed up.

Eating Habits
: Claire has pretty much dropped the sixth bottle, unless her feeding times get out of whack and she needs a little bit before bed to tide her over. But usually she has a 6 oz bottle first thing in the morning (7ish) and 4 6-7 oz bottles during the day (9-10 am, 12-1 pm, 3-4 pm and 7-8 pm). She is definitely on board with the solid foods now and has had squash, zucchini, carrots (not a huge fan), peas, avocados, bananas, rice cereal, oatmeal, applesauce, peaches, sweet potatoes, corn and pears. She also tried her first "Puffs" this month and although she was confused at first, she's come to enjoy those as well (especially in her high chair while we eat dinner).

: I love this kid. I may not have another one b/c this one sleeps so well. Kidding. But really. She sleeps from 8-8:30 pm til 6:30 -7:30 am. Sometimes she wakes up around 5:45-6am (I think she hears our alarms), but can go back to sleep with her paci and some music from her seahorse. I should add here that we finally stopped using the Woombie to swaddle her. Seems like everyone I know "broke" the swaddle much earlier, but I never saw reason to when she liked it so much. I made a comment to Bob about it, and he decided that since she was rolling over that that was the night. And it was. I was nervous about it, but, like she always does, baby girl did just fine. She now sleeps in a sleep sack.

Eye Color: Hazleish

Biggest accomplishment: Little-big girl can sit up! I love it! She sits up for long periods of time til she gets a little top heavy and down she goes.
How We Spend Our Day: Pretty much the same... I think I'll remove this category next month. Unless something crazy happens, our days are going to remain basically the same.

  • Toys
  • The song "If you're happy and  you know it..."
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - Mickey is on TV! Seriously, the first time we put it on, she squealed and looked at us like, "Are you seeing what I'm seeing?!" 

  • Being left alone (to be fair, we're not leaving her alone, we're just, oh I don't know, using the bathroom or preparing dinner
  • Getting a diaper change
Favorite Moments: So many good moments this month- Claire went to her first baby shower (that wasn't for her!) and celebrated Cousin Will, finally was able to meet Aunt Mary and her other cousins, and spent time with both sets of grandparents. But above all, my favorite moments have been at night, when Bob and I play with her on the floor before she goes to bed. It's so fun to watch her discover all her toys and hear the pure joy in her laugh.

Doctor's Orders: No doctor's visits for us this month!