Lizzy: 8 months

Lizzy turned 8 months 10 days ago! I feel like writing 6 months update just few days ago. Perception of time changes so much when you have a little one.

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She has grown so much these two months. So many developmental changes happened. First, she started to sit but fall in in front of her, then at 7 months (almost the exact day) she started to sit unassisted. Then she started moving forward with her hands, and at 8 months and few days she’s fully crawling. It’s so fun to observe going her through these progresses.

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She continues to be an angel baby. So happy all the time!

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she loves playing with Sofia. When Sofia plays with her, she laughs all the time. And when Sofia is at home, her eyes will follow her around.

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Eating: she’s so much better eating compared to Sofia. Now her eating schedule follows as this:

Breakfast at 7:30am: 1/2 cup homemade puree, 1/2-1 cup of whole milk yogurt, and 4-6 oz. of breast milk in a bottle). I stopped nursing her at 6am because she started to sleep until later and few times I had to wake her up. So now I just pump before my run (9-12 oz.) and let grandma feed her later.

Lunch at 12pm: 1/2 cup homemade puree + 4-5 oz. milk

Snack between 3-4pm: 1/2 cup homemade puree (optional) + 3-4oz. milk

Dinner at 6:30pm: homemade puree if she didn’t have for snack + nursing before bed (7-7:30pm)

Although she might get distracted when eating/nursing, she usually eats well. Favorite food other than milk: anything with fruit, and YOGURT, big time!

I’ve been making 2-3 types of puree for her in batches. usually I mix fruit with vegetables and add baby oatmeal for thicker consistency.ย Fruits include applesauce, pear and banana. Vegetables include zucchini, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, potato, green pea, pumpkin. I introduced egg yolk to her, she eats it but not a big fan.

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She also sleeps very well. Night sleep from 7:30pm to 7:30am. she might not be asleep at all time but usually goes back to sleep without much fuss. During the day, she’ll take 1 or 2 long naps of 2+ hours, and one short one if any from 5-6pm. The good thing about Lizzy is that even if she’s not sleeping or she wakes up from her nap, she’s happily playing in her crib alone for a long time. She’d play with her socks, recently sitting up and look outside the crib, or just moving around and playing with her leg. Only few occasions she’d wake up crying to get attention.

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During the day, she plays with different toys, basically putting anything reachable to her mouth.

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love love this chubby face! I want to eat her! ๐Ÿ˜€

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she looks so much like Tony and she also got Tony’s easy going personality. For instance, if she’s playing with something, except it’s something that she really likes, she wouldn’t fuss if we take it out.

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crawling EVERYWHERE. Last week Tony and I were preparing dinner, and suddenly couldn’t see Lizzy. She went to the back of the couch, exploring new territories. ๐Ÿ™‚

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She likes:

  • playing with Sofia
  • being hold
  • putting everything in her mouth
  • going out
  • bouncing around in our laps

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loving you my little angel, please stop growing so fast, I haven’t had enough of babyhood with you yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Nursing is going really well. Despite travels, my milk supply is still strong thanks to diligent pumping sessions everywhere (airplane, airport, bathrooms!). I’m still producing 4-5 oz. more than she consumes, but hesitant to drop a pumping session as of yet. Maybe next month when our freezer can’t fit anymore milk! ๐Ÿ™‚


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