Today Miss M is 8 months old! I wish we had some stats to share, but her next appointment is at 9 months (3 months from her last!). Gone are the days of weekly or even monthly appointments. That’s not to say we haven’t been every couple of weeks or so for ear infections and other sickness. At 8 months old, she still isn’t showing any interest in rolling over. She goes to bed at night on her back, and she’s still there in the morning when she wakes up, although most mornings her head is at the other end of the crib. We’re thinking she’s not being adventurous because she’s still wearing the sleep sack at night, so while she’s not swaddled, her legs aren’t really free. Hopefully the weather will trend warmer soon and we can get rid of the sleep sack. She babbles like crazy, and ba-ba-ba is her favorite. She’s been sleeping all night, and sleeps until about 7am these days – thank you daylight savings! She’s starting to “crawl” backwards, so we’re sure real crawling probably isn’t too far off, and we’re bracing ourselves for big change around here as our baby becomes mobile. As of a few days ago, she now has two teeth on the top, an addition to her two teeth on the bottom. She’s developing that demand cry more and more, and we’re doing our best to tell her she’ll be just fine sitting on her mat or bouncing in her bouncer while we attend to something else :)
On a side note, getting the monthly picture is getting more difficult now that she’s almost on the move. She’s reaching out for everything. If she sees the phone or the remote – watch out! So we’re including an outtake of this month’s photoshoot for your enjoyment.