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you’re 8 months old, baby Linc

You are such a happy baby, and you laugh so much.  I am so excited for our relationship to grow more and more as you get older.  I think you are going to be just like your daddy, and I couldn’t be happier about that.  I love you so much Lincoln, and I thank God every day that he has let me be your mama for the best 8 months of my life.

- from mama’s letter to you

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What you weigh – 12 lbs. 11 oz.

What you eat
  – Still nursing the same amount!  Also started solids this month!  We’ve tried bananas, apples, plums, pears, green beans, brown rice, peas, barley, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, avocado.   Your favorites are sweet potatoes and avocado with a little apple mixed in.  Your least favorites are peas and green beans.  I keep trying to get you to eat them because I want you to like greens so much.  Hopefully you’ll start liking them more soon.  Right now we are only doing one meal a day around lunchtime.  You are such a little gentleman when you eat.  You rarely try to grab the spoon or put your hands in your face or anything.  You are super easy to feed most days.  I’m so excited for when you start wanting to feed yourself, but for now we’re just taking it nice and easy.

How you sleep –You go to sleep at about 8 or 8:30 at night and aside from us pulling you out of bed for your dreamfeed, you sleep until about 7 or 7:30.  Naps are great these days.  You take your first one around 9, your second one around 12:30 and your third one around 3:30.  They’re usually around an hour and a half, give or take 30 minutes.  You’ll sleep swaddled or unswaddled, which comes in handy when I need to wash your swaddle!

What you wear – 3-6 month clothes!

Diaper – BumGenius Freetime with one row of snaps left open in the middle

Favorite activities –Eating, standing up (with assistance), reaching for things, taking your bath, cuddling with mama or daddy, bathtime, sitting up, being tickled, reading books, laughing, singing “if you’re happy and you know it”, playing in your exersaucer

Least favorite activities – being laid down on your changing table when you’re hungry, waiting to eat, having your face cleaned.  That’s pretty much it!  You are a happy little babyJ

Big moments in your eighth month of life – started solids, started using your sippy cup (although you really just play with it still), started babbling (mamama)

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