Brookelyn turned 8 months old last Wednesday and I can't believe how fast this last month went. She is becoming a real chatter box and experimenting with all different sounds. She is saying yeah, yeah yeah, over and over. She also loves ba ba, dada, and has started going mmmmm. She also started waving this month and when she waves she tries to say hi and she only says the h sounds so it seems she is whispering. It is so cute! She is a very fast crawler now and is cruising like crazy around the coffee table, couch, chairs, and whatever else she can walk along. She can stand by herself for about 20 seconds and every time we practice she always looks up at me and starts laughing. She is getting into everything and I spend most of my time watching her, making sure she doesn’t put anything in her mouth. Her fine motor skills are very good and she can pick up the littlest object now.
Brooke still has no teeth, but she has become a master of gum mashing. She can put about 5 of those Happy Puffs in her mouth and chew them up just fine. We also started giving her chopped up banana and she has done very well with that. She is eating three meals a day, if I remember to give her food and nurses 4-5 times a day. She is still sleeping through the night until about 4:30 or 5:30. If she wakes at 4:30 I can nurse and she will go back to sleep until 6:30, but if she wakes at 5:30 she has a hard time going back to sleep. I think she is too rested to sleep, but she is not alive enough to play. We spend the first hour cuddling on the couch and then all of sudden she is ready to play.
I started school a couple of weeks ago and I am embarking on week 3 of my class. I am really enjoying it and more than anything can’t wait to be done with the program. Kyle's brother,
Brooke is a lot of fun and we are enjoying every minute of parenthood. She makes us laugh all the time and has a huge personality. I know there are so many more fun and new things that she has done, but that is all I can recall right now.
My camera died suddenly a last week so I don't have any new pictures, but I got my new camera in the mail today and can't wait to take pictures of Miss Brookelyn with it.
One more thing, last month I got to hold a newborn baby and I must say it brought on a little baby fever! :)
Brookelyn waving and saying hi to the camera