Now that we have month 7 under our belts and we’re diving into month 8, I feel like we’re just so much closer to Mckenna’s 1st birthday. I can’t even begin to tell you how fast this year has gone by. Things are about 100 times busier with two children than they were with one child and that doesn’t slow things down any around here.
With Month 7 came LOTS of sitting-up all on her own. I love this age! (I know, I know, I say that about every age and stage!) I love that I can just plop her down on her blanket in the middle of the living room surrounded by toys and she just figures out how to keep herself busy. It makes it so much easier to go and get the dishes done or get dinner made when I get home from work. Alea also loves that she’s more playful and loves to get down on the floor with her and encourage her to roll around the living room.
That’s another thing she’s gotten so much better at. She’s never been much of a roller. She learned how to roll from front-to-back and from back-to-front, but after that she was never very interested in using her rolling to get mobile. That all has completely changed this month for sure. It makes me a little nervous and I’m starting to assess our surroundings a little more carefully to see how we need to baby proof. The crawling days are very much on the horizon now!
Mckenna also cut her 4th tooth!
Along with lots of milestones, little Miss Mckenna slowly but surely decided sleeping at night was a bit overrated. I became quite lazy and started bringing her into bed with me and if she woke-up, which she did all too frequently, I would just lay on my side and nurse her back to sleep. That started a horrible habit and really neither of us where getting the rest that we needed and I wasn’t getting me “me time” at night, either. We have since sleep-trained but that’s going to be a whole other post in and of itself! (Spoiler: We’re finally getting some decent sleep around here!)
Those snuggles were so, so nice while they lasted, though… 🙂
Mckenna still says “dada” non-stop and still hasn’t learned how to say “mama.” I’m convinced that she’ll learn at the most perfect and most sweet time, though and it’ll totally trump the fact that she said “dada” first. That’s what I keep telling myself anyways! We started some solid foods like canned fruits, canned veggies, and even some yogurt. She tried her first pickle and it was a total hit! That’s my girl! Peek-a-boo and clapping are her favorite little tricks to show off and boy does she do them well! Next, we’re working on waving!
Month 9 will bring us on a trip to South Carolina that we’re either driving or flying on for the first time with an infant. If we’re flying, it’ll just be Mckenna and I and if we’re driving it’ll be the four of us and a 19hr+ car ride. Lord help us either way because both sound like a heck of a lot of work! Stay tuned because there’s bound to be some crazy adventures headed our way that I’ll probably overshare as usual!
Bring it on months 9 and 10!
(But feel free to slow time down a little, please!)