My Sweet M -
I can't believe you are 8 months old now! You have been with us almost three months now and we are even more smitten with you than before if that is even possible.
You have grown so much in the past 11 weeks we have had you. You just got your first tooth and second tooth last week; I think maybe you will let me get them on camera soon. Right now, you stick your tongue out every time I go to look at them. You pull up, crawl, clap and your favorite word is da-da. Your current other “words” are by by, ba ba, and other babbling. You say da-da all day long, even when Da-da is nowhere in sight. I think one of your favorite things to do is to bounce, just like Christopher I am calling you Tigger a lot. You could probably spend hours bouncing in the jumper and you go crazy in it bouncing and twirling. Some of your other favorite things are pulling up, crawling, watching C who I can imagine you think is the coolest dude in your world, watching the dogs and pulling Calvin’s hair. You grab our fingers and pull yourself up and get so tickled with yourself when you do it. Of course, you will really pull up on anything and seem to be standing a lot. Daddy called me up to your room the first time he found you standing in your crib. Good thing the Social Worker said to lower the crib, I think she helped us to avert a fall.
You didn’t really eat yet when we got you; you loved your bottles and still do. But now, you eat everything. I think Sweet Potatoes are your favorites. But, really you love the puffs and cheerios we give you and have mastered the pincer grasp. Calvin and Cuppy are so happy you have started to eat finger food and they stake a claim under your high chair and are so attentive while you eat. Calvin was smart and remembered what it was like to have a baby and he has been under your high chair from Day 1. He has realized persistence pays off. Cuppy only recently realized why he was doing that.
Your most recent stats are 19 pounds 2 ounces and 28 inches long. You were 16 pounds 4 ounces at your 6 month well-check so you have gained 3 pounds in almost 3 months. You seem longer, too. Your feet are still so small and dainty. You wear 0-6 month Robeez but you are in Size 12 months clothes, mostly.
C is still responsible for your heartiest belly laughs and I love to watch him make you laugh. He is always concerned about your happiness and does not like it when you cry. If you start fussing, he runs over and sticks your pacifier in your mouth and says “Maya don’t cry, bluebirds are signing in the sky”. He made up that rhyme himself. You laugh when we kiss you and when we play peek-a-boo. Poor Cuppy is subjected to playing peek-a-boo with you when I bring her in and out of your sight.
Love ya, “Mommy”