Where has the time gone? I can’t believe that you are already 8 months old!(Technically on Monday…but at least I’m early this month and not late!) You are seriously the happiest baby I have ever known. Every day your daddy and I talk about how happy you are. Of course this makes US happy!
You are still wearing size 3 diapers (our favorite brand is the Huggies Little Movers) and you are wearing 9 months clothes. I don’t know the the exact on how much you weigh but I bet it’s at least 20 lbs. (2 months ago-at 6 months- you were 17 lbs.)
You love to eat. We love making your baby food. So far we have made you squash, carrots, green beans, peas, pears, apples, and bananas. You love fruit more than veggies but you are still such a good eater. I have been giving you Baby Mum Mum crackers lately and you love them and usually end up making a mess with them.
We have also been putting strawberries and blueberries in this little food net thingy. (I have no idea what it’s official name is.) You LOVE strawberries. You are still having bottles and according to the grocery bill you are still consuming formula like CRAZY! How weird it is to think that in just four short months you will be able to have cows milk. It still blows my mind how quickly this time has gone.
You are rolling EVERYWHERE. You are not crawling yet but you might as well be because I look up one minute and you are not even close to where I put you. You can sit up but end up leaning forward quite a bit. We are working on that. :) You also LOVE to stand up. So we do a lot of standing. You love all your toys and are content to lay and play for a while. Your favorite toy is this blue mushy toy that has different colored balls on the ends. It’s weird and I think GG might have gotten it for Tryp at some point so I disinfected it (with some Basic G) and gave it to you. You love it!
And something else you LOVE…baths. Audrey, I can’t think of many things that you don’t love but you do enjoy bath time with daddy. We got you some new bath toys in your Valentine’s Day bag and you love to chew on them during bath. I look forward to the day when you can sit in the bath tub.
The most recent thing that has happened…you are now sleeping in your crib! Yes, you spent 7.5 months sleeping in between mommy and daddy. One Saturday night, mommy and daddy went on a date (Market Place Grill and Wal Mart to do grocery shopping) and your Nana Joyce put you to bed in your crib instead of our bed. You didn’t fight it, you didn’t cry, and I was so worried that you would. I just KNEW that switching you from our bed to your crib was going to be a long nightmare but it wasn’t. You transitioned so well and now you sleep in your crib for naps and bedtime. Sometimes we talk about how we miss snuggling you in our bed but it’s really for the best that you are in a crib. It’s safer and we can all get some good restful sleep. :)
We love watching you grow Audrey. We look forward to seeing you accomplish new milestones. I’m already looking forward to adding another baby to our family (in a few years) because of what a sweet blessing you have been. We love you so very much.
Mommy, Daddy, and Tryper