Every time I start to share a baby update with you, I’m amazed at how quickly it goes! Yes, time goes by quickly with our 6 year-old son too, but it feels like everything with Jordan is happening even faster! She’s gotten mobile very quickly and is already on her way to walking! I hear about these babies walking at 9 months, but I’m not sure we’ll be there that fast. My husband bets it’ll be by Christmas. We’ll see!
Today, I’m sharing all about the 8 month progress, and to keep this post from becoming a novel, I’ll share how I transitioned Jordan from breastmilk to formula and started her on solid foods in another post. She’s drinking 4 (5-6 oz) bottles a day and eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Of course, we had to take her to her very first pumpkin patch recently. She’s still very attached to Mom, Dad, and Grandma but also likes to engage with other people, as long as they don’t hold her for too long!
She started pulling up to standing at 6 months, and now she’s letting go and standing on her own. I saw her ‘cruising’ the coffee table last week!
She’s completely in love with her big brother and he adores her right back. It’s fun to watch them playing together and to see how excited she gets when he’s giving her attention. He says he can’t wait until they go to school together and he will “always watch out for her and hold her hand.” #passthetissues!
At home, she’s into everything! She especially likes to find shoes and chew on them, so I have to really keep those picked up.
Baby Tunic & Leggings
She’s got so many adorable clothes (lots of hand-me-downs from friends) and new things I got her for Fall. She’s going to be Snow White for her first Halloween. Getting her dressed or changing her diaper is the biggest challenge because she hates to lay down and always flips right over.
But, dang! She’s just so darn cute!!
I’m sure the holidays will be even sweeter this year with her a part of our family. I’m already working on a Christmas project I can’t wait to show you next Monday!
She recently moved from the baby bathtub to the big bath and loves it. She’s always trying to pull the plug though. We are thisclose to finishing the decor touches in her bathroom, so I’ll be sharing that with you soon too!
Dad is getting his groove too, thank God! 😉 He still says he “really hits his stride” about age 2. #only16monthstogo! 😉
It would be easier to keep Jordan home with me while the boys did sports and such, but I like us to stay together as a family as much as possible. Sometimes, Jordan needs to nap and we miss something, but not too often.
She got the butterfly rattle as a gift at my baby shower and it’s one of her favorite toys lately. Makes a great gift for a baby if you need one!
I’ve already got a post in the works about switching her to formula and solid foods and how I’m preparing those homemade, so let me know what questions you have about that so I can incorporate it into the post. You can read Jordan’s 6-month
baby routines here.