Monday, April 9, 2012

Evelyn Grace, you are 8 months old!

Oh my little Evelyn. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by! You are already 8 months old. You change daily, it seems, and I can barely keep up with what you learn on a weekly basis.

Last week, you took your first cross-country trip. You flew with us to Michigan to meet all of your extended family. You were an absolute ANGEL on the airplane. You loved to look out, and smack, the window, smile and coo at people around you, and take tiger snoozes throughout the flight. When you would get restless, puffs and yogurt melts would quickly pacify you. Needless to say, Momma and Daddy spent a lot of time worrying for nothing! :) In Michigan, you were the STAR of the show. You were happy and content nearly 100% of the time. You showed off your adorable personality, giggles, and almost-crawling for everyone. I know they were sad to see you go, but we are oh-so-happy to be home.

Evelyn, the list of things you can do feels like a mile long. You can feed yourself with your long-established pincer grasp. You can wave hi and bye! You can "hide" to play hide and seek. You can find things when they are hidden, so you have officially understood object permanence. You are so very close to crawling, but can army crawl like its your job. You love to get into trouble--specifically, cat food trouble, by crawling across the floor directly to the cat bowl. Yes, we will be out and about getting some baby gates this week! You can pull yourself up in your crib and on me, but haven't on furniture yet.

You LOVE food. All food. Any food you can get your hands on. We are about to start work on a 3-meals-a-day plan that Momma is going to design. You love water, but prefer it from a cup or water bottle to your sippy. You still love to nurse, and I love that you do, too.

You still have no teeth, and very little hair. Although, your hair does seem to be getting darker! At your last dr appointment, you had your 3rd ear infection and weighed just over 18lbs. You are wearing 6-9 month clothing, but can still fit into your 3-6month onesies. I think you have your Momma's short torso!

You love everyone, especially your Daddy. You especially love animals. You laugh at everything, including a fake laugh that is just hilarious.

Evelyn, these past 8 months have been incredible. I cannot wait to see the amazing little girl you will become. We love you more than anything.