Friday, December 04, 2009

8 months!

Nicole is now eight months old! And she only let me take a couple of pictures before she ripped that bow right out of her hair.

As Nicole gets older, she is more and more fun to play with. I love it! I can't get enough of this little girl. I love her so much and I think she is just hilarious. It is so much fun to watch her do things for the first time because she is starting to become proud of her accomplishments.

Nicole's vocabulary includes: Mamma, Dadda, Nya Nya, and Baba. I realize that some of these are not words, but I am still proud. Once she learns to make a new sound, she goes with it and won't stop saying it. She is so stinking cute!

Nicole is still a little fatty lumpkins; she is wearing 12 month clothing now and has outgrown most of her 6-9. Not because she is exceptionally tall, but because she is a fatty. I like a nice fat, healthy baby.

We are attempting to get Nicole on the bottle, but she is resisting as much as she can. She doesn't like her solid baby foods very much (unless they are laced with pears), but she always wants whatever Matt and I are eating. But, when she tastes it, she no longer wants it. I might just end up nursing this baby the full year. I am excited for the time when my body is my own again.

Nicole is not yet crawling, but she does the "scoot" and sometimes the army crawl. Mostly, she likes to scoot around while sitting on her bum. I have been trying to find ways to prevent her from getting into things that she should not, but alas that she is smart and usually figures a way around my obstacles.

No teeth yet, surprisingly enough. We kept expecting teeth, but she hasn't acted like she is teething in over a month. Perhaps the teeth are going to hide for a while yet, we shall see.
I have discovered that Nicole is afraid of the dark. She has a night light in her room, so it took me a while to figure this out. She would always cry when we put her in the car at night time and I originally chocked it up to tiredness. But, when she is given a light in the back of the car, she stops crying. Hopefully, this is a temporary condition and she realizes that the back of the car is still safe in the dark.
Nicole's favorite past time is taking toys out of a box and watching Mommy put them back in. She can do this for twenty minutes straight (a long time for her attention to be kept). She is also watching the "Your Baby Can Read" videos and we are confident that she will be a scholar in no time at all. She actually really enjoys the video and we watch it twice a day. I will keep you posted on whether or not she is able to read.


Marie said...

What a cute little fatty. Sometimes she claps and waves too. You didn't tell them about that!

Jasmine said...

I can't believe how big she is getting! I'm glad you have a fatty, healthy little baby. It can be disconcerting from time to time if your baby is a little string bean like Alexis.

I need to come see you guys when we visit at Christmas and let Alexis and Nicole play!

Sarah said...

Yay! Little fatty scooter. You should just refuse her the breast. Then she'll learn.

Jenni Elyse said...

I can't believe she's already 8 months old. She's so cute!

Rebecca Susan said...

She's looking so grown-up. I love the scooting thing--one of my nieces did that and it is absolutely adorable. Fatty babies are the best! Nice and healthy!

Laura said...

That's my girl! It's a good thing to nurse her longer if she still wants to. It will help to keep her healthy during the flu season.