Tuesday, February 1, 2011

8 Months and Clinic Visit

Lillian turned 8 months old on Sunday! That seems so old to me. Here's a bit about what she is doing at 8 months:

-She's pushing herself up on her belly and scooting backwards and around in a circle. I'm not sure if she is going to crawl or just go straight to cruising. I try to give her at least 20 minutes of tummy time every day.

-She stands holding onto something and I can tell she is dying to move, but she doesn't yet get the concept of picking up her feet.

-She sits really well and loves to sit and play with her toys.

-She also loves the excersaucer, jumperoo, and activity table.

-She has advanced fine motor skills and can pick up a small object with the tips of her thumb and forefinger. She's been banging objects together for over a month, and she recently started throwing things, (not just dropping, but actually raising them and chucking them onto the sofa/bed), picking them up, throwing them back down, picking them up, and repeat. She actually started using the touchscreen on our ipod touch today and Greg and I were in shock.

-She loves to babble and can say "mamama," "dadada," "lalala," and "bababa." Right now she is obsessed with "dadada." Sometimes she jumbles it all together and it sounds like she is "talking." It is soooo cute. I freaking LOVE babbling!

-She is not a big eater. We introduced solids at 5-1/2 months and it took about a month before she would eat more than a teaspoon of anything. I've been cycling through all of the fruits, veggies, and cereals, and so far she only really eats Happy Bellies rice cereal, bananas, Mum Mums, and Gerber Puffs. I've tried things pureed and finger-food style. She'll take a few bites and then be done with it.

-She is sooo smiley and social. I love how easy it is to make her smile. And she loves other people. When we go out in public, I put her in a carrier facing-outward and she just kicks like crazy. Everyone tells me how cute she is ;) It's so fun. We also started Gymboree and she loves it. She slaps the floor and yells "ahhhhhh!" at the other babies :) (She always slaps things when she is happy - Greg and I call it "slappa slappa.")

-She usually sleeps 8:00-6:00ish and takes 1 to 1-1/2 hour naps at 9:30 and 2:00ish.

-She has one bottom tooth.

There's the run-down on Lillian. Here's a quick synopsis of my clinic visit:

-My FEV1 is holding steady at 112%

-My culture showed Staph at the last clinic visit (in November). This is a change from previous visits - I hadn't cultured anything in years.

-My doctor wanted to try Symbicort to see if it helps with the nighttime wheezing I've experienced. (I'm also supposed to get a endoscopy of my upper GI tract to see if reflux may be causing the wheezing, I just need to schedule it with my gastro).

-He was a little annoyed that I had lost weight, but I'm exactly where I was pre-baby (which means I still haven't lost the IF weight). I did try to lose enough weight to fit into my clothes, but I also lost a little more just because Lillian isn't eating much solid food and nurses all the time. I am always starving and eating like a freaking pig.

That's about it for now! I'm just excited I blogged twice in one week!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Hi Welcome back! Loved hearing the updates on Lillian- can't believe she is 8 months. We need some pictures!

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