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Thursday, November 25, 2010

8 Months

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Paislee Marie, you are 8 months old today! You weigh 19.3 lbs, and you are 27.5 inches long. You are still wearing mostly 9 month clothes, most 12 months are too LONG! You are still in size 3 diapers.

Girl, you have been on the MOVE this month! You have gone from rolling, rolling, rolling to crawling! You started crawling on November 23rd, and now you are all over the place! The biggest surprise this month was you pulling yourself up to standing. You just decided you would do it one day, and surprised us! You are also STUBBORN as a mule. Where did you get that from?? You aren't eating solids very well anymore, and I'm starting to get a little concerned. I don't know if this is okay or not? I sit you down for lunch and dinner and at least TRY to get you to eat baby food, diced peaches, mandarin oranges--anything! You just don't care for it. Your naps have dwindled down to 2-3 times a day, 30 minutes a piece. Lucky me! This means a very fussy baby come bedtime. You fight sleep too, so bad! When I finally do get you to sleep at night, you usually sleep about 12 hours, so that's nice! You still wake up in the middle of the night to eat, but since you are sleeping with us (ahem), it's no big deal. You do have to get in your crib soon though. I am praying that the Lord will give me strength to do that. You have started getting very mad when we take things away from you. I know that is a normal milestone and a good sign of development, but it's hard not to worry that you are going to be very hard to get along with. I pray every day that you will be a sweet girl, and a very caring and selfless one too! What more could a mama ask for? 

You talk a lot too! You say "ma-ma" "da-da" and "bye-bye". You also growl back at me when I growl at you. You are going to have such a personality! You have also started dancing and clapping your hands, which is my FAVORITE! I can't get enough of it! You dance most of the time when you hear music and you clap randomly and when I say "yayyyyyyy!!!!". 

This month has been a tough month. For whatever reason you have been super cranky. At first I hoped it was teething just so you would have an excuse but you have shown NO signs of teething. I haven't been able to leave your side without you crying and you want to be held a lot. You have also developed a little attitude! When can we start the disciplining? If we don't start soon, I think we might have a little problem! ha! We still love you baby girl!

XoXo,
Ashley

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