It's hard to believe that yesterday was Maddie's 8 month birthday. She has grown so much. Here are some 8-month facts about Maddie:
Favorite foods - anything! She is eating solids including crackers, cookies, veggies (carrots, peas, green beans), some meats (cubed ham, shredded turkey), pasta, fruits (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, bananas). She is also eating Stage 3 baby food and baby treats like puffs & yogurt melts.
Favorite toys - anything that she can shake that makes noise. She also loves to pound toys against other toys to make noise. And she LOVES LOVES LOVES her music table.
Favorite games - peek a boo, jumping or bouncing, swinging, making funny faces, playing with Daddy's guitar, tickling, splashing water in the bathtub, raspberry kisses.
She also loves to clap and give hugs. She is learning to kiss but its really just pressing her sloppy face against your face. She can clap and wave goodbye.
Things that are difficult with Maddie - washing her face... she knows right away when she sees a wipe coming and immediately turns her head and starts to fuss. Diaper changing - she is a big squirmer, constantly trying to roll over and crawl away.
Maddie is generally a super happy baby, always smiling and laughing. Never cries and gets along with everyone. Sleeps 10-12 hrs at night. Doesn't give us a problem with anything - not even when its time to take a nap, or get strapped into the car, or cleaning her ears. She has been a tremendous blessing and we can't imagine our lives without her.
Here's a video from tonight... she was eating yogurt melts after dinner. She burps, laughs and makes all kinds of fun noises. Enjoy!!