Olivia’s Eight Month Update

Well, one thing is for sure, this little nugget has spunk! Olivia is go-go-go and doesn’t sit still for too long. She’s still a happy little thing and we love every second we get to spend with her.

OMA Eight Months

Feeding

Sometimes I feel like all she does is eat. She wakes up to nurse, then has a small portion of fruit or veggie with a little bit of cereal. At daycare, she has three six ounce bottles plus one meal of fruit and veggies. Back home, she nurses again, has dinner (usually fruit, veggie and meat) and nurses again before bed. Eat, eat, eat. It’s her favorite. She’s also a huge fan of puffs and it’s the cutest thing ever to watch her grab them with her little fingers and get them to her mouth. She’s getting better by the day and has shown a preference to her right hand. We’re still working with water in the sippy cup. Sometimes she’s good, sometimes she had no idea what’s going on.

Still pumping three times a day at work and once in the middle of the night. This last one is what helps me keep up with her feeding needs.

OMA at table

Sleep

We’ve been dealing with a bit of separation anxiety over here. Some nights she’ll sleep the whole time in her crib, with a break in there where she wakes up and we need to get her back to bed. Other nights, mostly when I’m too exhausted to function, I just bring her to bed because I know she’ll fall asleep without a problem. She’s had a few days when we’ve had to change her overflowing diapers, which mostly means were reaching the end of this size. Thankfully, most of the midnight feedings are done with, except when she’s having a particularly fuzzy or active day.

As far as naptime goes, she’s still on two longer naps during the day and then a couple of short snoozes to and from daycare.

Looks whos standing

Awake Time

If it was up to her, she would be walking already. She’s got the crawl down, and has moved on to concentrating on her balance. She pulls up to standing with ease now and hardly totters when doing so. She just starting testing letting go of her hands and balancing. She also like to stand, then turn around and throw her weight at me. Experimenting with new ways to move around is her jam.

OMA Standing

She loves to put everything she encounters in her mouth, books, jewelry, toys, grass, my face, you name it. Still, no signs of teething.

toys on deck

She loves playtime, specially if were right there with her making her smile. She’s showing more interest in books, but still prefers items that make noise. She also never spends more than a few seconds on an item, switching from toy to toy and over again. Plus, her favorite jungle gym is us.

ryan the jungle gym

Randoms

She met some of her great aunts this month for the first time.

She pulls on her ears when tired or sleepy.

Ear pulling OMA

She had a couple of accidents trying to swallow a puzzle piece (she spit/puked it out herself) and a leaf (at daycare and she puked it out on top of a kid, oh my!). She’s good though, just a reminder that we need to keep an eye on her at all times.

We also had a visit from Titita this month!

Titita and OMA

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love her with all my heart and truly cherish every second I get to spend with her.

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