Eight. Months. Old. EIGHT! What an exciting, happy, exhausting, and FUN eight months we’ve had with you Harper! You are so so loved, and always will be! We are loving each new stage with you sweet girl.
We are in limbo-land between 2 and 3 naps right now. For the most part, you are good with 2 naps, but if your first nap is cut short or you wake up too early in the morning, we usually have to squeeze a third one in there or else you are falling apart by dinner time! You usually go to bed around 7:30pm and typically have one wake up/night still (although you occasionally will make it all the way through to morning, you also occasionally wake up 2 or 3 times still; some day you’ll get the hang of this whole sleeping through the night thing!). You wake up around 7:30/8a and nap around 10 and 2:30 for usually 1-2 hours each.
We finally let you start sitting at the table (which you’ve been ready for for awhile) when we go out to eat and you are loving it! You prefer table food (bananas, blueberries, avocados, green beans, puffs, cheese and chicken are some of your favorites) but you still like the fruit and veggie puree packets, too. This month you really mastered the “pincher grasp” and love to feed yourself anything you can get your hands on!
You are still rolling everywhere, and even though you like to sit and play, you often just lean to the side so you can get on your tummy to start rolling around and get wherever you want to go. You are oh-so-close to crawling and I find you all the time up on your hands and knees rocking back and forth, but it usually ends in a giant lunge forward and a face-plant into the ground. One of these days I just know I’m going to turn around and you’ll be in the other room crawling away!
You have mastered waving this month and it’s just about the cutest thing ever to see you wave to daddy when he gets home from work, or waving to Hadley when she walks by where you’re playing! You love to grab faces, are starting to get the hang of giving kisses and you smile with every ounce of your body!
Still no teeth yet! Hopefully you’ll start popping them out soon because I think we’re all ready to see some of the fruits of your labor! You have a tiny little dimple on your right cheek when you smile (which mirrors your sister’s on her left cheek), light brown/dark blonde fluffy baby chick hair, big, dark blue eyes and the most adorable little baby rolls!
No official doctor’s appointment this month, so here are our guesses at your stats:
- Height: 29 1/4 inches
- Weight: 22 1/2 lbs
- Diapers: size 4
- Clothes: 9-12mo/12-18month
We can’t wait to take you to the Texas State Fair for your first time this month, and we’re looking forward to finally getting to introduce you to your great grandma when she comes to visit in a few weeks! We love you to the moon and back Harper Kate – never forget that!