So remember how forever ago I had written about how someday soon Hailey will be sitting? We have finally hit that someday soon! Ok, she's not entirely sitting yet, but she's close enough that I can pretty much just say she is sitting! I remember thinking upon Halloween as soon as Hailey was born and that she would be 8 months old by then (wow!) and would be sitting and be so big! Well, we're getting there! Happy Eight Months, Hailey, and congratulations on accomplishing your first of the major holidays to come this season!
Weight: We had to take her in for a rash about 3 weeks ago, I'd say. The verdict...13 pounds. Come on, Hailey! Let's get this show on the road! We've only got 4 months left until you're a year old and we want to at least get past 15!
Diapers: So that means that her diapers are still struggling. Well, not to mention she has the TINIEST butt ever! I kid you not. I dare you to find a smaller butt. We're in transition between 1 and 2 right now, depending on the brand, really. Luvs 2 fit better than Parent's Choice 2, and I never buy Pampers or Huggies because they are too expensive. But she can still just as easily keep wearing her 1's in any brand except Luvs (they just run small, I've realized). I think I started buying 2's just hoping that she will some day get bigger. I'm sick of buying a small pack of 1's again thinking that soon she'll be in 2's. I wasted a lot of money on small packs when I could have just been buying big boxes, but then again, they hardly sell big boxes of 1's for the cheaper brands (except I realized, a little late, online), and each time I thought of buying a big box of 1's, I thought that maybe, just maybe, she'll grow out of them before we'd be able to finish that box. Am I rambling? Yes. But there you go. That is my dilemma with diapers.
I'd also like to mention, though, that 1-50pack cheap diapers + 1-50pack cheap diapers = 100 and less expensive still than buying Pampers or Huggies for only 94 diapers. The end.
Sitting: I've been hoping and praying and praying and hoping that she would be sitting all on her own by this time! And I don't mean hanging out on her hips. I mean full on sitting on her bum without any help of her arms. She's getting there, she really is! She can do it with a little help from us. We just have to show her what to do and hopefully she'll pick up quickly. And she really has been picking up quickly.
Standing: She can hold herself up if we gently support her or let her hold onto the couch or the back of the church pew. She also has started pulling herself up onto her knees. She's been getting into her toy box more because she can actually reach up and look into it. Also, she loooooves playing with her carseat because now she can climb up into it and play with the buckles.
Talking: She sure can jabber! I've definitely heard "mama" and "dada" in there. The "mama" more so only because she just absolutely loves to cry as soon as she sees me and immediately starts making her way toward me and says "Ma" or "mama" while doing so. She also loves to sing and just makes all sorts of noises.
Eating: She's well into eating solids. I can definitely say that she much prefers to chew things than the thin, soupy, baby food that comes pureed in a jar. Lately, I've been feeding her thick cereal to help her eat her baby food better, but then that's been really constipating her. I'm slowly trying to get her to eat her baby food plain now. But yes, she'd much rather have a chunk in her mouth that she can just mash up and down. She can pick up big pieces, like cereal or yogurt drops, and she can put them in her mouth. She loves to feed herself. I tried to let her eat pear pieces, but they were too slippery for her to hold. Alas, her fiber will still come from the soupy spoon, but we're working on it!
We're also still on formula, of course. I've been getting Parent's Choice Advantage (which is the same as Similac Advance Shield) but the other day I decided to get the Premium/Enfamil one. She takes them either way, but I did notice that the formula itself is less sticky. Other than that, I think I still prefer the Advantage. And she'll take actual Similac brand, but it gives her a rash around her mouth.
Clothing Size: We are just barely getting into 6-9, but once again, only depending on the brand. Her jammies, actually, are about into the 9 months, but that is because she is so long! She is by no means fat enough to fill them out, but length-wise, it's about all we can do, really. Although, I am kind of hoping she doesn't grow out too soon because the pants that I have for her right now are all so cute!
Teeth: She has two!! Two little-bitty bottom ones! And boy has she been cranky. Scott's mom says her top gums have been swollen. Oh boy. We cannot put this little girl down without the world ending. But I'm not going to lie when I say I sure do love the cuddles!
I love my little girl!