35/52 // 8 Months

Our little pumpkin is eight months old today! 
She's still the happiest, funniest little babe we know!

Praise to the Lord, she has added regular napping back into this picture - she takes about a two and half hour nap most afternoons in addition to her regular 11 hours of sleep at night. What a great kid! We continue to be so thankful that she is a good sleeper and that she loves her sleep because we as her parents love our sleep too! 

She's still only eating two meals a day of baby food. She likes it but she'd definitely rather be nursing. We've found the best way to get her to eat, is to give her solid foods. She likes chicken and turkey and loves squash soup. I just need to get better about giving her the solids more often. 

Belle always has been and my guess is that she always be a mover. Now that she's perfected her crawl - she's all over the house. She goes back and forth between rooms all day, loving her new found freedom. She also pulls up on anything and everything - including walls (I have yet to understand how this is possible, but she does it). We're pretty sure she's going to be an early walker because she's taking steps whenever she's standing.... yikes. In less scary news, she's also playing around with the ways she sits - she likes to position herself next to a wall or object and lean up against it and laugh to herself about it. 
It's the cutest, funniest thing.

Speaking of funny... she is just that. Her personality is coming out so much lately and she is just a ham. She loves cocking her head sideways and smiling at you when you're trying to get her attention. She also loves talking - oftentimes if she makes a noise and you mimic it back to her, she loves it and will continue making noises back and forth with you. Dadada is her favorite thing to say - we can't tell if she knows what she's saying, but regardless - it's her first word. :) She loves laughing, examining people's faces (she thinks moving eyebrows are funny), and swinging at the park.

We're so thankful for such a life loving, giggly girl! She's the best!


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