I am in serious denial that our baby is 8 months old already! When people see her and ask how old she is, I seriously start to say four months. Where in the world did the time go??
Charley's little personality is just coming out in full force! She is a fun, fierce little girl that has a magnetic smile that just draws you in! She is busy and into everything and we are just falling more and more in love with her!
-crawls everywhere (and is fast!), chases the big kids, pulls up on everything, and cruises on anything in reach. She LOVES to climb and on more than occasion I have found her on TOP of the end table! Needless to say, she is on the go!
-puts everything in her mouth! Everything!
-is so snuggly! I didn't think one could be more snuggly than Jay, but this girl is! She snuggles while I hold her, snuggles the pets, crawls over and climbs on me and snuggles- she is just the sweetest!
-is sleeping better for the moment! Thank goodness!
-takes two solid naps a day- around 10 for about 45 minutes and again around 130. That one is usually around 1.5 hours. If its shorter then she usually snags a cat nap around 5.
-still has no teeth
-still wears size 3 diapers and is just about out of 6 month clothes
-hates diaper change time and tries to flip over from the second you start. Commence wrestling matches!
-is way better in the car! And actually falls asleep in the car (and transfers into her bed or stroller really well- knock on wood!)
-does well going to the church nursery or gym nursery which is such a 180 from Jay!
-nurses 3-4 times a day, has a bottle of formula the other 3-4 times (total of 7 milk feedings a day) and eats most table foods with us at meal times. She seems to be a GREAT eater like Jay was! She's kind of over baby food at the moment and LOVES to snack on Mum Mums and yogurt melts.
-says mama and waves bye bye. She is just starting to say buh-buh when she waves! She says pa-pa when she pats things (her Bible, the kitty)
-LOVES to play peekaboo! Does it with anything she thinks she can "hide" behind (diapers, blankies, clothes, shower curtain)
-Does "so big"!
-loves loves her pets and family but her big brother is her favorite ever!
-loves people and isn't shy at all! If you talk to her, she will flash that million dollar smile!
-is so content to just be! This is so different than her brother who needed constant stimulation from toys, people, etc. she can just sit on your lap (or in the highchair or carseat) and just look around and babble to herself
-loves to be on the go. Gets VERY stir crazy if she is stuck in one place for too long! She and her daddy share this trait!
-loves to be outside! She crawls to the doors and windows first thing everyday. This is definitely her happy place! She doesn't care about crawling on the mulch, grass, concrete- as long as she's out she is happy!
Charley Kate, we just fall more in love with you every single day. You are one of the greatest blessings and I can't begin to imagine our lives without you!!