Our little Miss Ellie is 8 months old! And boy oh boy, is her personality shining through. She is usually a pretty happy baby, always squealing, shrieking, and laughing. And man, she is determined! She doesn’t like us to help her with anything, unless it’s helping her run around the house. Still no talking yet, just babbles, but she moves like a champ. Everyday she practices standing up on her own. She can do it for a few seconds, until she plops down on her bum. She loves to grab onto the couch, then make her way along to the entertainment center, the toy box, the wall, whatever is nearby. We’ve always joked that she won’t be satisfied until she is running. Then we’re really in for it ;)
We got out the baby pool last week and boy oh boy, she loved it! She’s our little sunshine baby! She would have stayed out there all day long if I had let her. Too bad we had to have nap time! Of course after nap we headed back out. She ended up naked, sorry neighbors! That girl can’t stand wearing clothes. :)
Ellie likes to climb off her mattress head first, then pop right up and continues crawling. We usually keep her door closed while she sleeps. The other night Brian went in to get her, and she was standing up banging against the door. Sometimes we forget to close it, so when she wakes up hungry, she just crawls straight into our room. It’s hilarious! :) Last week she figured out how to climb up the stairs without falling backwards. She still tries to go down the two steps headfirst and it gives me a heart attack every time! Sometimes she will just wait until we come over, then grab our hands and walk right down the steps. She’s fearless! She hates to be strapped in. Hates it! Our walks usually end up with Ellie pushing the stroller while I hold her. I’ve pretty much given up the battle and just throw shoes on her and walk her around the neighborhood. Hurts my back but then there are no tantrums. (It’s like she’s 8 months going on 2 years! She has thrown some looooovely fits!)
E has no interest in jarred baby foods anymore. She would much rather eat whatever we’re eating. Her favorites as of late are yogurt, beans, and bananas. She is such a good little sleeper……in our bed. We are working on getting her to sleep through the night in her OWN bed, but it’s been a sloooow process. She crawls and stands up in her sleep (pretty sure she gets that from her father!), so she is always running into the wall. It’s nuts (but hilarious to watch on our baby monitor)! Her favorite toys are her dollar store fish, any type of cord (we have to keep them all hidden!), mom’s lipstick, receipts, books, and SHOES! Holy mackerel, she loves shoes.
I can’t believe that she’ll be one in just a few months. I say that every stage is my favorite, so this time is no exception. I love chasing this little wild thing around!