Another delayed post but late is better than not at all… It was another month of sick babies but we handled the last round of ear infections very well and unfortunately Bode was the one that got hit the hardest. The antibiotics helped and since then everyone’s been healthy. Let’s just hope that we don’t get any more ear infections this season or we will be meeting with the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist for both kiddos.
We are still nursing and I keep thinking I want to do a special blog post summarizing my ups and downs of breastfeeding. It’s been very challenging but I’m so glad I have stuck it out and made it this far. I plan to stop around 1 year and I can’t even imagine how my life is going to change once we do stop. Ally loves to feed herself so I have to get more and more creative on what I feed her. We still haven’t introduced meats yet, and I plan to soon but things have been so hectic.
Sleep has been good but she has been getting up around 330am 2-3 mornings/week just chatting in her bed and then eventually going back to sleep. This is okay since I don’t have to wake up to be wit her but it kind of throws me off, especially when I have to go to work 5 out of the 7 days a week. Her naps are great at daycare but on the weekend she has been fighting them so I have to make sure we really tire her out before she will go down to sleep. Probably mostly due to her excitement for all the new things shes been learning and experiencing, I can only imagine walking is going to happen sometime soon.
Ally had her first Valentine’s Day and I bought each of my love bugs a V-day gift including some sweet treats.
We also had our first park visit and first swing experience. She loved the swing which was a pleasant surprise because Bode has never liked the swing.
Diaper size – size 3
Clothing size –6-12 month clothes
Nicknames – Al, Ally, Ally-Boo-Boo
8-Month Hair color – brown
8-Month eye color –blue
8-Month Weight – TBD
8-Month Height – TBD
What’s up with Bode?
Bode is really eager to learn right now. We are going over his letters a lot more consistently and he is practicing writing his name at school so hopefully by the end of the year he will successfully be able to write his name on his own and recognize all the letters in the alphabet. However, I’m not too concerned since we have 2 more years till kindergarten (1 year of pre-K and another year after that for T-K which is transitional Kindergarten since he has an October birthday).