Wednesday, March 27, 2013

8 months

Tessa Grace, at 8 months, you are:

*around 20 lbs--you are ROCKIN those thunder thighs, sister!

*27 inches long (pants are impossible to find for you....doesn't it seem like all moms say that? so who's in charge of making baby pants? if nobody can find pants to fit infants, somebody's not doing something right!)

*in size 3 diapers. We recently switched to the off brand rather than Huggies because you leaked through Huggies like crazy. It worked for about 2 weeks and you had NO leaks...but you got your first horrible diaper rash. :( So sad. We switched back to Huggies and your rash disappeared. You sure have a high maintenance hiney. Why can't my kids ever tolerate generic brands?

*in 9-12 months clothes and some very small running 18 month stuff. I'm ready for summer cause you got some super cute dresses waiting to be worn!

*crawling!! Like crazy! You're very fast now and we sometimes forget that you're mobile. I'll remember and start looking for you and find you in another room happily entertaining yourself. Does that make me a bad mom? :)

*pulling up on everything. You've already had several bumps and crashes because you haven't quite figured out that if something is on wheels or not very sturdy, you can't pull up on it. But you cry a really dramatic, red faced, full fledged cry for 30 seconds and then get over it. And you think you're pretty hot stuff when you successfully stand up!

*eating a 6 oz bottle in the morning, 1 jar of baby food in afternoon, 1or 2 6 oz bottles in the afternoon, 1/2 jar of baby food at night and 1 5 oz bottle at night. your favorite baby foods are mangos and mixed vegatables. You don't seem to be a huge fan of anything with berries in it.

*eating a few "human foods" as we call them :) You've had mashed potatoes, really smushed up mac and cheese and those little cereal puffs. You aren't a huge fan of the puffs. You get frustrated with trying to get them in your mouth and then gum them like an old lady with no teeth. But you LOVE mashed potatoes!!
*growing your 4th tooth. You already have 3 poking through and I just know you're working on another one. You have your 2 bottom middle teeth and 1 of your incisors on the right side. Looks pretty silly :)

*following your brother EVERYWHERE. It's so funny because he'll run past you and you crawl as fast as your little legs will carry you. Then he runs the other way and you turn yourself around and start following him again. But you just aren't quite fast enough to keep up! Soon enough, little girl. Soon enough.


 *obsessed with the curtains in the kitchen. Which kinda works out, cause you usually play in them while we're cooking dinner. But we'll hear you just squealing away and when we look over, all we can see is your little feet sticking out :)


*finally starting to love on Daddy more! You've been such a momma's girl for so long and now you can be left with dad without crying and crying and CRYING until mom gets back. You guys are starting to have a lot of fun together. And don't tell him, but you've got him wrapped around your little finger :)

Tessa Grace, you are hilariously dramatic. It's so fun to watch your facial expressions and I think you're going to wear your heart on your sleeve. You are cute and fast and funny and sweet and entertaining. You keep us so, SO busy! I cannot believe how quickly time is passing and that in a few short months you're going to be ONE. Not possible. I can't wait to see your little personality develop even more! I love you, sweet girl!

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