Friday, December 6, 2013

{Miss Maylin} 8 Months Old

 And just like that, another month has gone by. As I sit here and reflect on the past month, I'm filled with memories of spontaneous afternoon trips, Thanksgiving with family, park visits, new discoveries, and many, many laughs. I realize I'm a week late with this post, but oh well. I was late posting last month, too, so this may be a trend! I admit, it's pretty hard to get this mobile 8 month old to stay in the same spot for pictures. But that just makes it all the more fun, right? Here's what's been happening this month.

At 8 months old, Maylin::

~ grabs my shoulders or neck while I'm carrying her. I wondered when the "hanging on" would start! Also, she gives pressure around my waist with her legs.
~ pinches the skin on my neck and chest for comfort while nursing, falling asleep, or when upset. This is a very painful habit she's picked up, which I am desperately trying to break.
~ still loves her Green Ring, also now called "Greenie" {see all pictures as evidence}
~ traveled to Hot Springs, AR for a spontaneous afternoon trip.
~ LOVES meal time. She cries when I say "last bite" at the end of the meal.
~ eats meat. I put it off for a couple months, but she now eats {and loves} deer meat and organic chicken.
~ eats table food, such as spaghetti, baked potatoes, french fries, grilled veggies, etc.
~ has eaten two dairy products: yogurt and cheese.
~ tried raspberries and raisins, they were both a hit!
~ is now self-feeding certain foods, such as raisins, small chunks of chicken or fruit, and cheese.
~ eats solids 3 times a day with us.

 ~ makes the sound "mmmmma mmmmmmma" when upset or wants to be picked up by me. I wouldn't say that she's talking yet, but she definitely relates that sound to me.
~ reaches for me when she wants to be picked up.
~ is becoming much more mobile, has crawled a few paces on a couple of occasions, nothing consistent yet. She tends to scoot on her belly when she really wants to get somewhere.
~ nurses 3-5 times a day, depending on nap schedule and solid meal schedule.
~ wears diapers size 2.
~ wears onesies size 3 months, 3-6 months, 6 months.
~ wears leggings and pants size 6 months and 9 months.
~ wears footie pajamas size 6 months and 9 months {girl has long legs}.
~ wears dresses size 3 months and 6 months
~ naps 2-3 times a day
~ consistently sleeps 6:45 PM to 7:30 AM {yes!}
~ weighs about 12 1/2- 13 lbs.

Maylin, you are our ray of sunshine, and our love for you is limitless. Happy 8 months, sister.


  1. She is so beautiful!! And when did she get so tall???

    1. Overnight! Suddenly all her 6 month leggings leave a huge gap between her socks and the hem! But her torso is still short enough to fit in 3 month onesies. What am I going to do with this child?

  2. Mia pinches me too! I have little bruises all over my chest! So glad she's sleeping we'll at night!!

    1. My chest stays red and I've resorted to wearing scarves at all times to prevent her pinches!