Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Month Eight

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Dear Liliana,

  You have been with us for well over half a year, and you are rapidly approaching your first birthday!  You grow by leaps and bounds every single day.  Watching you live and learn and grow is amazing.  I am so lucky to have you in my life.

  This first year is very bittersweet.  I've experienced just how fast my babies have grown, and your first year seems to be passing by even faster. 

  I've learned to truly savor the moments, and not rush the milestones.  I now know that my tiny, sweet newborns turn into walking, talking bundles of energy in the blink of an eye. I am living in the moment with you, and enjoying every stage.  I am savoring your (mostly) gummy smile, the way you pick up your food with your fist and shove it in your mouth, and the ingenious ways you get around.  Soon enough, you will reach the next milestone and move on to a new stage in your life. 

  Lily, you are such a joy.  You can bring a smile to the face of anybody that meets you.  You charm with your happiness and sweetness. You melt my heart and make me love you even more every single day.

  I can't imagine our lives without you in it.  You complete us, and bring so much more happiness into our world.  I look forward to being greeted by your smile in the morning, and that smile keeps me going, even when times are rough. 

  I love you so much, my sweet baby girl.  Happy 8 months!

Love, Mama

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MILESTONES:  Last month, you started pulling up to your knees and scooting around more. 

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TOOTH COUNT: The day before you turned 8 months old, you got tooth #3.  The day you turned 8 months old, tooth #4 popped through!  You are way behind your siblings in the teething department.  That's okay, though, because I love your gummy smile!

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COMFORTS:  You still suck your thumb, and you love to play with hair while you nurse (yours or mine)!

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FIRSTS:  First trip to the zoo, and your first St. Patrick's Day!

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HEALTH:  You got another ear infection, unfortunately, but it cleared up quickly!

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EATING: You eat two solid meals per day.  One in the AM, one in the PM.  4 cubes at each feeding, usually along with a yogurt.  You are eating tiny pieces of real food as well.  Puffs, shredded cheese, pieces of bread, pieces of meat, noodles, cabbage, soup with tiny noodles, and yogurt melts.  You are only nursing a few times throughout the day, just before your naps.


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SLEEPING:  You are sleeping great.  You go to bed anywhere between 6:30-7:30 PM, and you wake up anywhere from 7 AM-9 AM.  You are able to put yourself to sleep (you've always been a pro at that!), and you take 2-3 naps per day. 

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SOUNDS:  Lots of babbling!  You say "Baba" a lot!



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FAVORITE TOYS:  Sophie the Giraffe, play kitchen, books, Fisher Price Laugh & Learn birdbath, and a knot rattle on your car seat.

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LIKES:  Eating, snuggling with your loved ones, moving your hands constantly like you're playing the piano,playing on the floor with your toys, taking baths, and laughing at your brother and sister.

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DISLIKES:  Having your hands held and your face wiped!

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NICKNAMES:  Lily, Lilybug, Bugs, Bugaboo, The Little One (Dylan)

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STATS:  19 lbs and 29 inches of pure deliciousness.

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PERSONALITY:
  You are such a happy, content baby.  Our family and friends are very surprised when they hear you cry.  You flash your big grin at anybody that looks at you or talks to you.  You laugh and smile a lot!  You go with the flow, and adapt well to any situation.  We hear so many comments about how good you are! You are so curious about everything.  You take in the world with your huge, blue eyes. Best of all, you are sweet and cuddly.  When we pick you up, you smile sweetly, close your eyes, and lean your forehead against our lips. You are a blessing!

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17 comments:

  1. Great pics! Love this Lily. ♥

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  2. Adorable! And I love that Dylan nicknamed her The Little One. Soooo sweet!

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  3. Happy 8 months, Lily! Such sweet pictures.

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  4. She is such a little doll. I love the pictures. And I'm so jealous at what a good sleeper she is for you!

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  5. I love gummy smiles too! She's a an absolute doll. Happy 8 months Lily!

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  6. She is just so adorable!! Great pics!

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  7. Adorable pics! She is such a sweetie! Can't believe she is already 8 months.

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  8. So cute! I love getting to read your letter to them.

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  9. What a sweetie! I love the pics of her sucking her thumb:)

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  10. Beautiful baby, beautiful pictures! Happy 8 months Lily!

    PS..I had no idea Fisher Price made a toy bird bath, they have seriously thought of everything!

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  11. happy 8 mo sweet baby girl!!!

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  12. Those eyes, Stefanie! They are so captivating. Happy 8 months, Lily Boo :)

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