Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Life With Nia: 8 Months Old

Serious here but usually she's smiling!

Oh boy, does Nia have a personality on her! Eight months is much more social than the previous months. We're not sure who taught her but she now waves goodbye and hi! Too too cute! Only issue when she wants to touch people on the subway (ewwww!). I have to admit I already have her first birthday on the brain. Nothing written down or purchased yet, but I'm sure I'll be pulling things together soon enough.

Here's the update:
  • Baby's Weight: Her appointment's next month but she still feels pretty light weight. I'm imagining 18-19lbs.
  • Baby's Height: Seems like she's really stretched out all of the sudden; I'm thinking 27."
  • What size of clothing does baby wear? 6-9 months is getting tighter in the length and I've started her on some 12 months clothing =(
  • Any milestones baby reached during the month:  
      • She can wave goodbye and hi
      • She's clearly crawling backwards now - very quickly!
      • Eating more solids such as Cheerios

  • Special outings baby had during the month: She went to her first playdate in Central Park. Here's a teaser pic (separate post to follow):

    • She also went to The Natural History Museum with a few other Destination Wedding Knotties and babies; we didn't do a full walk through but she was so interested in the few things we did see, especially the dinosaur skeletons in the lobby. She kept waving hi to them! I definitely need to plan a return trip.
    • What are your thoughts about the past month? She's less baby and more toddler to me already. I think this is because she's blossoming socially so quickly.
    • What was baby's routine? We're in a much better routine now with bedtime between 8-9p.m. and sometimes earlier; one or two 1-hr naps/day. She's eating when we eat and will wake up when we wake up (5a.m.). 
    • Reflect about the highlights of the month: First playdate; more social at storytime especially - she's singing along now and dancing! Not sure if it's a highlight but she had her first cookie thanks to Grandpa Agbai! We also traveled on Megabus to DC to visit my parents; she held up pretty well.
      • Did any big changes occur, such as baby started daycare, stopped nursing, slept through the night, etc... Just more solids.
      • What are baby's favorites - toy, food, person, etc... Sophie! {Read about it below.}