Wednesday, April 15, 2009

8 Month Update

I didn't yet write an 8 month update for Vi. It was the same time as Easter and frankly, things have been very hectic around here as usual.

Vi is doing well. She is extremely happy and smiley. She talks and tries to 'tell us' something frequently. She had her first wave last weekend and loves to eat. She eats 1 -4 oz veg, 2- 4 oz fruit, 1 -4oz mixed fruit/veg, and 3 T cereal in the a.m. and p.m. along with a reduced amount of formula. I got her to take a sippy cup with formula this week and drink an oz or so, mostly for practice.

Sleep has been fairly okay. Last week she had an awesome stretch of sleeping 9-6:30 with no night wakeups. The last three nights have been the 3:30 a.m. wakeups for the bottle to gulp down. No more a.m. nap and p.m. nap. Usually just a 2-3 hour nap starting anytime from 11 to 1.

I need to buy her a new carseat because her current one is 22 lbs and 30 inches limit and her length is around 29 inches and her weight around 17 lbs.

I remain concerned regarding her physical development. She can sit up unassisted well, (except in strollers or shopping carts where she slumps over for some reason) and is scooting around backwards while on her tummy. She is trying desperately to raise her tummy off the floor and get her knees under here placing her on all fours. Success is occurring more often. She is not rolling over much - you see some kids her age rolling all over the floor - nor pulling up at all. Standing heavily supported lasts only a few seconds or so. The physical therapist is scheduled to come on Wednesday for an evaluation.

I cannot believe my baby is 8 months old.

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