This sweet little thing has grown SO MUCH in the last two months! Things have been so hectic around here with my debate schedule and all of the kids doctors appointments, that I never had a chance to post anything for her 7th month, so I'm combining things this month.
Elizabeth has come a long way in terms of food! She is a much better eater these days. After we figured out that rice cereal was a definite no-no, we moved onto green veggies and oatmeal. At first she literally gagged EVERY SINGLE TIME she had the first spoonful, but now she is a total pro! She has been eating green beans, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes. With Grey I always bought the little jars of organic baby food, but Aunt Morgen got me started with some homemade veggies, so I have been making Elizabeth's veggies! I don't know why I was so intimidated by that before, but it really is so easy! Thanks Morgen! As of last week (Spring Break! Yay!), Elizabeth is eating veggies and oatmeal at both lunch and dinner!
|Riding in the grocery cart like a big girl!|
One of the biggest changes between 7 and 8 months is that she now has 2 teeth! If you look in the picture below, they are front and center on the bottom, and goodness gracious the drool from these two teeth is intense! Ha! She is constantly chomping down on her toys and pacifiers, and sometimes me...ouch!
|Big bro playing while waiting for E's appt|
|Waiting at the doctor's office|
This month (the 8th month) we finally went to have Elizabeth's cranial ultrasound, so we got her latest stats. She is weighing in at 15.6 lbs (15%), and she is 25 inches tall (4%), and her head is 18 inches (98%). Speaking of her ultrasound, I got the phone call just last night that we are in the clear as far as problems go related to her big ol' noggin! They said that she does not have hydrocephalus (thank The Lord), or anything else that may indicate a problem, but we are going to check again at 9 months just to make sure everything is still okay. At the appointment with the pediatric neurologist (which I later learned was a COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY APPOINTMENT...ugh) the doctor measured both Greyson's head and mine. Apparently, we all have big noggins! Haha! Lots of room for all the extra large brains, right?
|Grey is such a good big brother. He loves on Elizabeth ALL THE TIME!|
These two are becoming such good buddies lately! Greyson's favorite thing is to make Elizabeth laugh. He loves when she's rolling around on the floor to play. Their favorite game to play together is peek a boo. Grey covers her up in a blanket and then rips it off (exactly like it sounds...yikes!) and she screams with giggles. This is why she doesn't get to spend too much time on the floor with him (can you blame me?!), but when she does they love it!
Elizabeth has also become quite the talker this month. I swear she knows what we are talking about and responds to us with all kinds of "ga-gas" and "AAAHHHs" and "da-dahs." Lord help us if she's as talkative as Greyson! The only moment of silence that Jared and I get is usually around 8 pm when they are both asleep!
|Greyson is obsessed with Elizabeth's sunglasses and wants her to wear them all the time.|
|Can't quite reach, but that's okay because Grey LOVES pushing her around the house!|
|They wore each other out!|
|This photo from St. Patrick's Day CRACKS ME UP!|