Wednesday, January 23, 2013

8 Months Old

My baby is eight months old!  Here are all three kids at 8 months....
She sort of looks like a mix of the two right?

Weight: 17.5lbs

sits, rolls, worm/crawls around, says dada and baba
{People always ask if I'm going to pierce her ears..nope!  Not until she's in school at least!}
Likes pureed foods but you can sneak chunks into her applesauce.  Has tried salmon, egg, couscous, banana, squash, pear, rice cereal, mum mums.  She likes her applesauce and rice cereal the best.

Breastfeeds 5-7 times per day.  Only in her room.  In the dark.  So inconvenient.  Just started considering giving her formula during the day.  I don't think I will but the major convenience of breastfeeding is that it's always with you.  However, if we are out, I need to remember to bring a bottle of breastmilk with me.  I don't have enough to pump now so I need to use my stash in the freezer which is quickly dwindling....

{Totally Kai's fake cry face!!}

Um, ya.  She was sick for a bit but now is healthy so she should be sleeping better.  I feed her at 10/11pm and then USUALLY she just gets up once (around 3am) and then is up for the day by 6:30am (thank you boys for waking her!! Boooooooo).   I'm tired.
{Always sucking on her lips and drooling but I see no teeth yet}
Loves being in the action, seeing what's going on (hence no breastfeeding anywhere), relaxed, easy going, happy.  Loves her brothers.  Kai gets the best giggles out of her.

The Ergo (yes, I can get her to sleep in it if need be when we are out!!!), playing with drawstrings, people, being outside, her brothers, being held, rolling around, playing with cups and spoons, putting everything in her mouth.

Sometimes I think back to what life was like with just the two boys and how easy it was at the ages of 5 and 3.  Sometimes I wonder how life would be different if we never had kids.  Oh my goodness, two adults working full time?!  So much money and free time for fun on the weekends and trips and all that.   We would be hiking and running and camping and travelling and eating out and.....maybe sick of each other?  I have no idea what it would be like.  I'm happy where we are and I love my little family. I feel like we are complete.  

 It's not easy.  It's not always fun.  It's tiring.  

I look forward to sleeping more than 5 hours a night.  I think 8 months is as long as I can function on an inappropriate amount of sleep.

I don't mean to make this sound ungrateful.  I am thankful for what I have and wouldn't change it.  Well, maybe a free nanny that came twice a week to play with the kids and clean my house and make dinner.   I guess also, being so exhausted, it makes their growing up a little less hard because growing up means I will get more sleep soon!!!

Nya, `Cutie', Pya, Maya...we love you so much.  You bring our family so much joy.  You are the whipped cream of our family:)  I loved whipped cream .  The real stuff.  To me, that's better than `Icing on the Cake'. Yum. You make it all a whole lot better.


  1. Wow 8 months!
    I was thinking how much of a mix she is between the two boys and then I read your comment. She is so sweet! I love the pouty expression under the personality heading. So cute!

  2. Definately a mix of them at that age. She is a cute little thing. One day we will sleep again :) I am glad you got your whipped cream :)

  3. When my kids were little, I always had a little nap in the afternoon - that helped me get through the rest of my day. Actually, if truth be told, I still usually have a little rest every afternoon after lunch. At my age there are other reasons why you have a lack of sleep: hot flashes, snoring, sleep apnea, heart palpitations, anything at all on your mind...

  4. jack looks so much like kai! Shes a beauty lou!

  5. Whoa, whoa, whoa...two sisters commented on this post. What's up? Did someone ask you guys to be more encouraging to me? :)

  6. i think nya looks like koen, either way she cant go wrong because shes adorable

  7. Three sisters commented now?! What's up? Why all the Louise Love today? Jackie? Jackie? Where are you?