8 Months!

I think I skipped a 7 month update… oops, sorry guys, life was a bit out of control there for a bit.  I’m slowly but surely getting a grip on my life and getting things put back into order.  I’ll write a whole blog post about that, but we have a different topic today… Taylor! I can’t believe my little nugget is over 8 months old!! (technically she was 8 months last week… but again… just getting life back together, so I’m late… again.)
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I think I probably say this every time, but this is SUCH a fun age! She is laughing and smiling all the time, just on the cusp of crawling across the room, and interested in everything.  She recognizes the people she has spent time with and LOVES both myself and my husband, squealing every time she sees us.

(ps… photographing with the blocks is harder now that she can pick the blocks up and turn them over!) 8 Months old | www.amusingmj.com

We like to play a game with her: Which one do you want? The toy… or whatever is not the toy.  And she picks the Not-a-toy EVERY time.  Lay 2-3 things in front of her… one thing that is not a toy, like cell phone, wipes, marker, calculator, tupperware, etc, and then one to two toys.  She picks something other than her toy every.single.time, without fail.   She is almost always happy, although she is definitely going through a stage of separation anxiety where she cries whenever I leave the room (or walk behind a tall piece of furniture).

She has 3, almost 4 teeth, and has a cute little toothy grin she gives you all the time.  She can scoot a bit, roll over multiple times, and go from laying to sitting to laying down again. I feel like any day now she will just start crawling across the room.  She loves food, and eats almost everything we give her (except for blueberries… she HATES blueberries).  She loves to try to drink out of a glass, but ends up mostly spilling it all down her front.   8 Months old | www.amusingmj.com

She has been at a school that is not my favorite right now, but starts at a better one next week, so I’m excited for her to get back to her permanent routine too!

She has started sleeping well again, which was a struggle during the move and transition.  And she graduated out of her Magic Sleep suit, so she sleeps just in her pajamas and typically on her stomach with her little bum in the air, which is pretty cute.

She also got to watch her dad graduate which was pretty fun! 8 Months old | www.amusingmj.com

And we added Georgia to her list of states visited, since she accompanied me to a work conference.  But its not a bad gig… she got a stuffed dinosaur out of the deal. So that makes 8 states she has visited: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, and the District of Columbia (and if you count a stopover in Chicago O’Hare-9).  She is one well traveled little girl!
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She celebrated her first Valentine’s day, which is a fun tradition in my family.  So we went over to Nanny and Papa’s house, exchanged home made valentines cards and had coffee cake.
8 Months old | www.amusingmj.com

We are trying to soak up every minute of this age because it is going by SO FAST!




  1. Emily Webster says:

    She is absolutely gorgeous, as is that family photo of you at graduation. I am so proud of your toughness!


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